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Kunga Hyolmo

Hyolmo has been working with Republica Online as junior correspondent since November 2019.
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12 things to keep you busy during the lockdown

Published On: March 26, 2020 05:50 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 26: The government has urged one and all to stay home throughout the week-long lockdown. The job holders are strongly advised not to go to the office and work from their respective homes.  Now, people are trying to maintain social distancing putting themselves in self-isolation as advised by various international agencies including WHO.  It is tedious for everyone to stay home 24\7 without doing something.

Nepali Congress to contribute Rs 5 million to govt's COVID-19 fund

Published On: March 24, 2020 06:35 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 24: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress has decided to contribute Rs 5 million to a fund established by the government to prevent and contain the deadly coronavirus.

Let's stay home

Published On: March 24, 2020 04:25 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

Nepal is on a weeklong nationwide lockdown from today. The second confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported. People are panicking. Groceries are getting emptied. Government agencies, health workers and security bodies are working to tackle this deadly novel virus. All the government and private offices are closed except those who run essential services.

FM Gyawali holds video conference with Nepali envoys to take stock of situation of Nepali people in Middle East and African countries

Published On: March 23, 2020 11:45 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 23: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Kumar Gyawali took the account of Nepalese migrant workers in the Middle East and African countries with the Nepali ambassadors of respective countries through a video conference amid the global coronavirus outbreak today.

Chitwan bans entry of public vehicles

Published On: March 23, 2020 07:10 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 23; Chitwan has restricted entry of any public vehicles from other districts as a precautionary measure against coronavirus outbreak.

Committee formed to give suggestions on Guthi management in Kathmandu Valley

Published On: March 23, 2020 07:00 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 23: Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives, and Poverty Alleviation has formed a committee to give suggestions to the ministry regarding the management of Guthis (trusts) across Kathmandu Valley.

Foreign Ministers of Nepal and Pakistan hold telephone conversation on occasion of diplomatic ties establishment

Published On: March 22, 2020 07:35 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 22: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and his Pakistani counterpart Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephone conversation this afternoon.

FNJ urges media houses to allow reporters work from their homes owing to possible outbreak of COVID-19

Published On: March 21, 2020 10:10 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 21: Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) today urged the media houses to allow media persons work from their homes.

PADT suspends special worship at Pashupatinath temple

Published On: March 21, 2020 03:55 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 21: Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has suspended the special worship at Pashupatinath temple owing to a possible outbreak of novel coronavirus in Nepal.

House of Representatives suspended till March 26 owing to coronavirus outbreak fears

Published On: March 20, 2020 07:15 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 20: A meeting of the business advisory committee of the House of Representatives has decided to suspend the lower house till March 26 due to the coronavirus outbreak fears.

Manakamana Cable Car suspends its service owing to possible spread of COVID-19

Published On: March 19, 2020 07:30 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 19: Manakamana Cable Car service will remain shut from March 21 to April  12 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Transportation entrepreneurs urge govt to set up health desks in bus parks

Published On: March 18, 2020 10:30 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 18: Transport entrepreneurs have urged the government to set up health desks in public places and bus parks across the country.

About 33% of Nepal's urban population still do not have access to handwashing with soap and water : UNICEF

Published On: March 18, 2020 07:15 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 18: At a time when people around the world are being strongly advised by the international agencies to maintain adequate hand hygiene owing to the coronavirus outbreak, about 33 percent of the urban population or around 3 in 10 people in Nepal still do not have access to handwashing with soap and water, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.

Amid fears, Nepal Army makes preparations to fight novel coronavirus ( with photos)

Published On: March 18, 2020 07:10 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 18: Amid coronavirus outbreak fears, Nepal Army said on Wednesday that it has made preparations to fight the COVID-19.

There is no point in postponing SEE examination

Published On: March 17, 2020 10:55 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 17: Government is all set hold Secondary Education Examination (SEE) on the scheduled date amid the conavirus outbreak fears.

PM Oli discharged from hospital

Published On: March 13, 2020 07:03 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 13: Prime Minister K.P Sharma Oli has been discharged from TU Teaching Hospital this evening after ten days of his kidney transplant.

IPL 2020 suspended till 15th April amid COVID-19 outbreak fear

Published On: March 13, 2020 04:00 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 13: The 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has been suspended till 15th April 2020, as a precautionary measure against the ongoing Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19).

Is Nepal well-prepared to fight against COVID-19?

Published On: March 11, 2020 06:50 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

Although, the COVID-19 was originated in the Wuhan city of our neighboring China, it has not spread to our country so far. We are lucky in this sense. Southern neighbor India recently has reported about the outbreak of COVID-19 and the number of people being infected is rising. So, there is no doubt that today or tomorrow we will soon witness the same condition in our country. Are we really prepared ?

Holi celebrations affected across the country due to coronavirus outbreak fears

Published On: March 9, 2020 04:00 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

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

There won't be shortage of fuel, food stuffs in country, says Minister Bhatta

Published On: March 6, 2020 07:00 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 6: Minister for Industries, Commerce and Supplies Lekhraj Bhatta said on Friday that there won’t be shortage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for one month in the country.