ROME, March 9: Italian penitentiary police said Monday that six inmates protesting virus containment measures at a northern Italian lock-up have died after they broke into the infirmary and overdosed on methadone.

BERLIN, March 9: Germany on Monday reported 210 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the Robert Koch Institute said.

KATHMANDU, March 9: With coronavirus now spreading beyond China, the government on Monday has decided to temporarily suspend visa-on-arrival for the nationals of three more countries.

Two Nepalis tested positive for coronavirus in UAE

Published On: March 9, 2020 06:35 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, March 9: Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) of the United Arab Emirates confirmed fourteen new cases of coronavirus on Monday, including two Nepalis.

DUBAI, March 9: Iran has released approximately 70,000 prisoners because of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday, according to Mizan, the news site of the judiciary.

Minister Bhatta vows to curb black-marketing of goods

Published On: March 9, 2020 05:25 PM NPT By: Kamal Subedi

KATHMANDU, March 9: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Lekhraj Bhatta has claimed that import from the third countries has not been affected due to the spread of coronavirus outbreak.

POKHARA, March 9: In the previous years, tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara used to gather together for grand Holi celebration. Lakeside, the main tourist hub used to be vibrant with Holi colors.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Normally, people observe Holi, the festival of colors, with fanfare in the mountainous and hilly regions of the country.

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British PM to hold emergency meeting on coronavirus

Published On: March 9, 2020 02:13 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, March 9: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Monday chair an emergency meeting on coronavirus as the government mulls more stringent measures to tackle the outbreak.