KATHMANDU, March 10: After coronavirus broke out in Wuhan city of China in December last year, it has now spread to more than 115 countries infecting 126,519 persons and claiming the lives of 4,637 as of Thursday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Members of Parliament have suggested making the required preparation at places and institutions where many people assemble as a precaution against the possible infection of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

MoFAGA asks local levels to stop big gatherings

Published On: March 12, 2020 03:00 PM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, March 12: As a part of government's precautionary measures against coronavirus, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has asked all 753 local levels not to organise and engage in major gatherings including feasts and celebrations.

PERTH, Australia, March 12: Australia on Thursday put forward a $17.6 billion (US $11.4 billion) stimulus package meant to stave off a recession due to the impact of the virus outbreak on its economy.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Parliamentarians on Thursday urged the government to take stringent action against those involved in black marketing.

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, March 12: As the spread of the virus continues to slow, Hubei province announced on Thursday a further loosening of travel restrictions and will also allow some industries to resume production in two of its cities and two counties.

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus

Published On: March 12, 2020 07:24 AM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW YORK, March 12: Tom Hanks and his actress-singer wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus, the actor said in a statement Wednesday.

GENEVA/LONDON, March 12: The World Health Organization described the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic for the first time on Wednesday as Britain and Italy announced multi-billion-dollar war chests to fight the disease.

Govt urges public not to go after rumour but verify information

Published On: March 11, 2020 09:06 PM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, March 11: The government has urged one and all to not go after rumour but instead verify the information relating to COVID-19 with the Health Ministry.

DUBAI, March 11: Iran urged people to stay at home, avoid unnecessary journeys and spread no rumors about the coronavirus on Wednesday after the death toll from the virus rose to 354 in the Islamic Republic.