The government has now asked the people to manage the funeral rites of their family members who die of COVID-19 in home isolation. Amending the ‘Dead Body Management of COVID-19 Cases Guideline’ the government has expressed its inability to manage the funerals of the people dying of COVID-19 in home isolation. At a time when the hospitals are almost full with patients of the coronavirus and the ambulance and hearse operators are refusing to carry COVID-19 cases, the government’s new decision is likely to create additional troubles for the people. As per the new rule, the family members need to inform the local administration and the police if the infected individuals die at home. The funeral rites have to be carried out by maintaining physical distance while people aged above 60 years and children are barred from participating in the rituals.
A Nepal Police officer on duty has been found murdered near the Nepal-India border in Kailali district on Sunday morning. The dead body of Assistant Sub-inspector Govinda BK has been found in the Mohana River at Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan City-12. Ram Bahadur Sawad, the police constable on duty, is also missing. Both of them had left the temporary police station in Dhangadhi-12 on a motorcycle at 8:30 in the evening. The motorcycle has been found three kilometers away from the river. Both the police personnel were out of contact from 10 pm on Saturday. The preliminary police investigation shows that the officer might have been murdered in a clash with smugglers at the border region.
Nepal recorded 2,942 new cases, 2,326 recoveries, and 12 deaths linked to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP). At a virtual media briefing, spokesperson for the MoHP, Jageshwar Gautam said that 2,942 new cases of COVID-19 were detected through 12,875 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests conducted at various labs across the country in the past one day."With fresh cases linked with COVID-19 recorded in various parts of the country in the past one day, Nepal's coronavirus case tally has surged to 1, 32, 246," Gautam said. The Kathmandu Valley, which has been one of the hotspots of COVID-19 in recent months, reported 1,698 cases of coronavirus in the past one day.