KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The National Human Rights Commission has directed the government to immediately evacuate 185 Nepali nationals and students from Wuhan city of China's Hubei province, the epicenter of coronavirus epidemic.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Nepali students wishing to return from Wuhan – the Chinese city at the epicenter of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak — are frustrated and angry because of delays by the Nepal government in evacuating them. The students are on the verge of mental breakdowns. They are confined to their rooms and are desperately awaiting help from the authorities in Kathmandu.

Strengthen readiness

February 5, 2020 10:02 am

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV is a Public Health Emergency of international concern. The highest level of international solidarity and cooperation is needed to protect health and keep people safe. Since the novel coronavirus emerged late December, the number of cases reported globally has climbed. Human-to-human transmission has been reported in a number of countries. It is imperative that countries report and share information on suspected cases early, provide detailed reports on confirmed cases, and ensure all people receive the care they need in accordance with the rights and dignity that is due.

SHANGHAI, Jan 28: The United States warned against travel to China on Monday and Canada issued a more narrow travel warning as the death toll from the spreading coronavirus passed 100, with tens of millions stranded during the biggest holiday of the year and global markets rattled.