KATHMANDU, March 29: A cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar, has taken various decisions ranging from extending lockdown period by one week to providing relief packages to affected ones.
KATHMANDU, March 25: Hours after the second coronavirus case confirmed in Kathmandu on March 23, the government said that the entire country would be under complete shutdown from the early next morning. Amid coronavirus outbreak fears, the government imposed the week-long lockdown to prevent people from stepping out of their homes and risking contagion.
KATHMANDU, March 23: Due to grappling fear of outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nepal, people are found to have terrorized either in the lack of proper knowledge or psychological issues. Most of them either child, young or old; educated or illiterate seem to need to have proper psychosocial support and consolation in this situation of fear and confusion.
KATHMANDU, March 22: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has urged India for collaboration in controlling mobility along Nepal-India border as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
KATHMANDU, March 13: Government is preparing for the suspension of visa issue to the willing visitors from those European and Middle East countries which have been affected by the global pandemic of coronavirus.
KATHMANDU, March 10: At a time when the Nepali market is witnessing an acute shortage of face masks, President of Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) Dr Rajesh Kaji Shrestha on Tuesday said that the private sector will produce 15 thousand face masks a day.
KATHMANDU, March 1: Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Agni Prasad Sapkota on Monday drew the attention of the government regarding its decision to levy Rs 5 additional tax on petroleum products.