KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Nepal on Sunday reported the recovery of 400 COVID-19 patients taking the total number of recoveries in the country to 261,444. This accounts for 97.8 percent of the total confirmed cases --- 267,322--- since the first case was detected last year on January 23.
MEXICO CITY, Jan 16: The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday, crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real hope of vanquishing the outbreak, while in other, less-developed parts of the world, it seems a far-off dream.
NEW DELHI, Jan 16: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the “world’s largest” vaccination campaign on Saturday as the populous nation tries to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control starting with two locally-manufactured shots.
Theaters closed due to COVID-19 have reopened after about 10 months of rest. A total of eight of the closed theaters — Shilpee Theater, Jhorahat Theater, Arohan Gurukul, Pokhara Theater in Pokhara, Mandala Theater in Kathmandu, Theater Mall, Kaushi Theater and Shaili Theater — under the Theater Hub began reopening one after another from Thursday.
LONDON, Jan 13: Nearly half of staff working in intensive care units (ICU) in England in the COVID-19 pandemic have severe anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, with some reporting feeling they’d be better off dead, according to a study published on Wednesday.
The COVID-19 positivity rate between December 26, 2020 to January 4, 2021 stood at 13.91 percent in the country. Public health experts predict that there will be a rise in the number of cases with political protests erupting across the country.
LONDON, Jan 5: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered England into a new national lockdown to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases that threatens to overwhelm parts of the health system before a vaccine programme reaches a critical mass.
LONDON, Jan 2: Britain reactivated emergency hospitals built at the start of the pandemic and shut primary schools in London on Friday to counter the rapid spread of a much more infectious variant of the coronavirus.
NEW DELHI, Jan 1: India’s drug regulator is set to approve on Friday a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.
WASHINGTON, Jan 1: A more infections variant of COVID-19 that has swept through the United Kingdom has been identified in Florida, state health officials said on Thursday, marking the third known U.S. state to identify such a case.
Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” died Wednesday of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist said. She was 82.
GENEVA, Dec 30: The head of the World Health Organization, marking a year since the first cases of the novel coronavirus were reported by China, urged countries on Wednesday to ensure that vaccines are made available to people at risk everywhere, not just in rich nations.
LONDON, Dec 30: Regulators in Asia are weighing approval for COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer Inc with partner BioNTech SE, Moderna Inc and AstraZeneca Plc, but few nations expect to get significant supplies initially.
KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has directed all the COVID-19 designated hospitals and authorities concerned to keep record of current address of people visiting them to provide their swab samples for COVID-19 test.
DENVER, Dec 30: The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans.
KATHMANDU, December 29: COVID-19 is taking a serious toll on the earnings of an average Nepali and has heightened the risk of falling into the poverty trap, a national survey showed. It also showed that the government assistance and social security allowance to the affected has declined from August to October 2020.
As we approach the end of a very unusual year we take a look at the artists you've Googled the most in 2020. After a crazy year of COVID-19 enforced lockdowns this year's most searched for things on Google were likely to have been skewed somewhat by the abnormality of the circumstances. In entertainment there were a few obvious chart toppers but also a few wild cards. Let's take a look at who you searched for in 2020.
KOLKATA/AHMEDABAD, Dec 28: The Serum Institute of India, the local maker of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, said on Monday it expected the British and Indian governments to approve shots for emergency use within a few days.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: As many 2.5 percent of the total diagnosed patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nepal are yet to recover from the disease. This equals to 6,427 patients across the country who are receiving treatment for the flu-like disease either being isolated at their homes or at institutional isolation centers.
Of the 77 districts in the country, only Mugu and Rukum (West) have reported zero cases of the flu-like disease, according to the daily COVID-19 bulletin released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).