KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Nepal’s coronavirus case tally has neared 90,000 after the confirmation of 2,440 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the country in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Population said on Monday.

Google launches coronavirus website in the United States

Published On: March 21, 2020 01:05 PM NPT By: Reuters

CALIFORNIA, March 21: - Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Saturday it launched a United States-focused website with information about coronavirus guidance and testing, as the country works on slowing the spread of the highly contagious virus.

ATTARIYA, March 21: Sudur Paschim provincial government has urged the Nepali citizens not to visit India at least for a week when the spread of a global pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19) accelerates.

ITAHARI, March 21: The Province 1 government has decided to set up a 50-bed hospital along with 10-bed ventilator facility in partnership with Nepal Army and Armed Police Force and Nepal Police. The hospital will be established in the building of erstwhile National Trading Limited within a week. The facility is being established to address potential outburst of COVID-19.

ROME, March 20: The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has leapt by 627 to 4,032, officials said on Friday, an increase of 18.4% - by far the largest daily rise in absolute terms since the contagion emerged a month ago.

Prayer at mosque suspended until further notice

Published On: March 20, 2020 07:05 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, March 20: Prayer in a Kathmandu-based mosque has been postponed following the government’s announcement to avoid mass gatherings as an attempt to prevent the possible outbreak of pandemic of novel coronavirus.

KATHMADU, March 20: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is currently addressing the nation from his official residence Baluwatar.

COVID-19: Death toll in Spain climbs above 1,000

Published On: March 20, 2020 05:31 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SPAIN, March 20: The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 244,500 people and killed more than 10,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 86,000 people have recovered so far, mostly in China.

KATHMANDU, March 20: All the weekly newspapers being published from Kathmandu will cease their print edition owing to novel coronavirus outbreak fear.

COLOMBO/LUCKNOW, March 20: Mosques in Sri Lanka were shut indefinitely from Friday, and the island is set to impose a countrywide curfew over the weekend, as South Asian countries step up efforts to check the spread of COVID-19 cases.

California issues 'stay home' order; U.S. death toll hits 200

Published On: March 20, 2020 03:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON, March 20: California issued an unprecedented statewide “stay at home” order on Thursday for its 40 million residents and Washington warned Americans to return home or stay abroad indefinitely, as the number of coronavirus deaths in the country hit 200.