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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ?