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Kunga Hyolmo

Hyolmo has been working with Republica Online as junior correspondent since November 2019.

Fresh flash flood in Melamchi River sweeps away school and police station in Helambu

Published On: June 19, 2021 10:28 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, June 19: Fresh flash flood triggered by a heavy rainfall in Helambu Rural Municipality of Sindhupalchowk district has swept away a school and a police station building.

Commentary: This is not fair, Prime Minister Oli!

Published On: June 18, 2021 03:38 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

If you can hold a meeting in the middle of the night and recommend to the President to dissolve parliament, why can't you pay a visit to the flood- and landslide-hit areas and announce relief, extend support and give hope to people in despair? What is stopping you?

More than 50 people missing in Melamchi flood

Published On: June 16, 2021 10:00 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

MELAMCHI, June 16: More than 50 people are missing in a massive flood in the Melamchi River on Wednesday. A flood in western parts of Sindhupalchowk has caused a huge loss of life and property.

Here is what you can and cannot do from today

Published On: June 15, 2021 11:27 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, June 15: The district administration offices of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley - have extended the prohibitory orders enforced in the Valley to curb the further spread of COVID-19, relaxing some restrictions enforced earlier.

Motorable bridge connects the last village of Helambu with rest of the world

Published On: June 7, 2021 12:49 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, June 7: Melamchi Ghyang, a village located at the uppermost part of Helambu Rural Municipality in Sindhupalchok district, has finally got a permanent access to the road ways.

Save Nepal Global Alliance’s help to battle COVID-19 pandemic

Published On: June 6, 2021 05:33 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, June 6: Dozens of celebrities, national figures and Nepali nationals across the globe have come together to join hands with ‘Save Nepal Global Alliance’ to support Nepal to battle the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Why is the Vero Cell vaccine being administered to people of 60 to 64 age groups this time?

Published On: June 6, 2021 11:43 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

Earlier, the government had given a nod to emergency use of Vero Cell against COVID-19 to people aged between 18 to 59 years only.

SOS Nepal adopting 500 children whose parents died of COVID-19

Published On: June 4, 2021 12:43 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, June 4: As of Thursday, as many as 7,630 people have succumbed to COVID-19 in Nepal. Among them, many were parents. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only killed people but has orphaned thousands. Thousands of children have lost their parents and parental care.

Prohibitory orders must be eased but scientifically: Experts

Published On: June 2, 2021 12:41 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, June 2: The district administration offices (DAOs) in the Kathmandu Valley are preparing to ease the prohibitory orders enforced to curb the further spread of COVID-19. The DAOs are planning to ease the prohibitory orders to some extent as the number of new cases of COVID-19 is gradually declining not only in the valley but also across the country. However, epidemiologists fear the worst if the prohibitory orders are not eased scientifically.

He chose to risk his life to feed street animals and people when most people confined themselves to their homes

Published On: June 1, 2021 03:05 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

“I tested negative after 16 days of isolation and treatment. On day 17, I was on the road feeding dogs.”

Stand-up comedian Mishra holds govt, hospitals responsible for his dad’s tragic death

Published On: May 27, 2021 05:56 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

May 27: A day after his father’s demise, Aadarsh Mishra, a popular stand-up comedian from Jeetpur of Bara district, shared a video through his youtube channel. “Dad is no more and National Medical College in Birgunj and Narayani Sub-regional Hospital are responsible for it,” he says in the video. Shortly after he shared the video, it hit the headlines in the country. People began to share his story and post it on their social media walls supporting and condoling him.

How resource-poor Nepal is grappling with second wave of COVID-19

Published On: May 17, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

Just a year ago, on May 16, 2020, Nepal recorded its first COVID-19 death case and on Sunday, Nepal’s COVID-19 death cases surpassed the 5,000 mark.

Nepali doctors at AIIMS in India have not been paid for a year

Published On: May 9, 2021 11:58 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, May 9: 65 Nepali doctors, pursuing medical education at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), have been working to defeat the pandemic in India without receiving a single penny for more than a year.

Govt says ICU beds are available, but hospitals have a different story to tell

Published On: May 7, 2021 03:39 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

There are 754 ICU beds and 365 ventilators available in various hospitals across the country, according to the latest data from MoHP.

Digital delivery service: slow but steady growth

Published On: May 5, 2021 07:35 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

While other businesses struggled to thrive, online deliveries saw huge business opportunities this pandemic

Her community helped her summit Mt Everest, now she is paying back by hunting new trekking routes and promoting tourism in Helambu

Published On: February 28, 2021 03:18 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: It was a moment of pride and happiness for Kanchhi Dolma Hyolmo representing her community in her traditional Hyolmo dress at the top of the world, Mt Everest, at 8848.86 meters.

Uncertainty looms large among youths as pandemic cripples education sector

Published On: January 8, 2021 10:14 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Had it not been the COVID-19 pandemic, Kusum Panta, an undergraduate student at Golden Gate International College, would have already graduated with a Bachelor degree in Arts around this time. She would have then been following in the footsteps of her parents attending the long-awaited Public Service Commission (PSC) examinations.

What is the ideal isolation time period for COVID-19 patients?

Published On: December 20, 2020 09:00 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

What the trend is in Nepal and other countries.

144 COVID-19 related deaths in a week; doctors warn of gloomy winter

Published On: November 11, 2020 09:14 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

Nepal’s COVID-19 case tally is inching toward 200,000 as winter sets in; nearly half the total cases from Kathmandu

When should a COVID-19 patient staying in home isolation go to hospital?

Published On: November 9, 2020 12:00 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

One in every five people diagnosed with COVID-19 needs hospital care, says WHO