COVID-19 recovery tally goes past 100,000 while death tally jumps to 812

Fund expected to support up to 100 MSMEs to continue their businesses, retain up to 1,000 jobs

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Nepal on Wednesday reported 26 COVID-19-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities in a single day so far, taking the coronavirus death toll to 791.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) reported a record daily jump of 5,743 coronavirus infections on Wednesdeay, taking Nepal's COVID-19 case tally to 1, 44,872 as cases surged across the country.

BUTWAL, Oct 21: Rupandehi district recorded three more COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: The COVID-19 death rate and air pollution are found directly proportional to each other, which means higher the air pollution higher the death rate.

How Israel failed its Covid test

October 21, 2020 06:45 am

Israel is besieged not only by a deadly virus, but by identity politics, sectarian strife, and dishonest leadership. As the economic consequences of lockdown multiply, social and political tensions will only rise.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: As many as 3,093 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were confirmed in Nepal on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) reported.

The government asking the citizens to pay for the treatment of COVID-19 is against the constitution and the verdicts issued by the country’s top court.

BUTWAL, Oct 20: The number of people dying of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rupandehi district has soared to 51 after a 41-year-old woman from Butwal Sub-metropolitan City-11.

DHARAN, Oct 20: Two more coronavirus patients died at the COVID-19 Hospital under BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) in Dharan in the past 24 hours.

Failed leadership

October 20, 2020 09:25 am

This is how Oli-led government is failing the country and the people.

Let education continue

October 20, 2020 07:06 am

Government must ensure that no student will have to lose their academic year due to the pandemic. Every student should be able to continue with learning process.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Indira Pokhrel felt dizzy and had fever. A nurse at Sindhuli District Hospital, she also felt weak and had lost appetite. She thought those were the symptoms of COVID-19 and tested for the virus. The report came positive.

Post COVID-19, agriculture should be tailored to create more employment particularly more decent green jobs across the entire food production system.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has urged the government to be sensitive and save the public from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring free PCR tests and treatment to COVID-19 patients.

CDOs have the power to enforce prohibitory order in parts of the district or in the entire district with more than 500 active cases of COVID-19

Minister Nembang contracts COVID-19

October 19, 2020 18:29 pm

Nembang is the third minister in the Oli-led Cabinet to contract virus after tourism and education ministers

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Nepal on Monday witnessed as many as 3,790 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Citing COVID-19 infection among its staffers, PCS has postponed exams scheduled for October 31 onwards

DHARAN, Oct 19: Sunsari recorded four more deaths linked with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past one day.

POKHARA, Oct 19: The coronavirus-related death toll in Gandaki Province has risen to 51 as a 48-year-old woman from Baglung Municipality-13 succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Monday morning.

Experts say the government has decided to shred the constitution

Experts say the government has decided to shred the constitution

Little England’s big COVID problem

October 19, 2020 03:54 am

Whereas many of our European neighbors—notably Italy—are now performing far better in the fight against the virus, Britain more closely resembles the pandemic-stricken United States.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: The government has now asked the people to manage the funeral rites of their family members who die of COVID-19 in home isolation.

This is 57.71 percent of the total cases added across the country in the past 24 hours.

One dies of coronavirus in Nepalgunj

October 18, 2020 14:44 pm

BANKE, Oct 18: Banke has recorded yet another COVID-19 death.

POKHARA, Oct 18: Lakeside, the hub for businesses related to tourism in Pokhara, is yet to open, even while the main markets in the Mahendrapul, Chipledhunga, New Road, Sabhagriha Chowk and Prithvi Chowk areas are already open.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Most government offices, banks and other institutions have become the COVID-19 hotspots in recent times. The Supreme Court is no exception.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: The Ministry of Health and Population on Saturday confirmed over 3,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

COVID-19 related death tally at BPKIHS hits 61

BUTWAL, Oct 17: Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development of Lumbini Province,  Baijanath Chaudhary has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: The Kathmandu Valley has witnessed the highest number of COVID-19 infected people aged between 21 to 40 years old.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: The COVID-19 recovery tally of Province 2 has surpassed 12,000-mark.

The key to the productivity puzzle

October 17, 2020 06:08 am

The challenge for researchers and policymakers is to understand exactly what coordination is needed to increase productivity, and what actions can achieve this.

Republica Morning Brief: Oct 17

October 17, 2020 06:03 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: In case you missed them, here are the major news stories that Republica covered over the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: The government has issued permits to import, sales and distribution of Remdesivir, an anti-viral drug used in treating COVID-19, in Nepal.

Death tally soars to 700 in just five months since May 16

DHARAN, Oct 16: The District Administration Office (DAO), Sunsari, has enforced a six-day prohibitory order in the district starting Friday midnight to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Nepal on Friday reported as many as 4,392 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

POKHARA, Oct 16:  Ghandruk Village, a popular tourist destination in Kaski district in the western hills of Nepal, has announced to suspend all its tourism related activities to contain further spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

DHARAN, Oct 16: The hospitals are overwhelmed and cases are increasing every day; new patients are deprived of proper care in hospitals, losing their battle with the coronavirus.

Republica Morning Brief: Oct 16

October 16, 2020 06:00 am

In case you missed them, here are some of the important stories Republica covered on Thursday.

PHOTOS: Changa Chait !!!

October 15, 2020 21:00 pm

LALITPUR: Kite (Changa in Nepali) signals the arrival of Dashain, one of the biggest festivals observed in Nepal. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to stay indoors for a long time, flying kites has become the favorite activity to get over the stress.

LONDON, Oct 15: London, the world’s international financial capital, will enter a tighter COVID-19 lockdown from midnight on Friday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks to tackle a swiftly accelerating second coronavirus wave.

POKHARA: Oct 15: Pokhara Metropolitan City has suspended all its services except for the most essential ones after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

LALITPUR, Oct 15: A three-day-old baby from Konjyosom Rural Municipality in Lalitpur has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

LONDON, Oct 15: Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government will impose tougher COVID-19 restrictions on London from midnight on Friday, The Times reported.

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 15: Facebook and Twitter cast doubt on a New York Post story that made claims about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, taking proactive steps to restrict dissemination of the story in the hours after it was published on Wednesday.