KATHMANDU, April 13: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has projected Nepal’s COVID-19 case tally to surpass the 600,000 mark with a daily rise of more than 11,000 by the upcoming three months.

Vaccine to be inoculated to people between 40 to 59 years of age and staffers of public vehicles

Health Ministry has asked all those receiving the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine from January 28 to February 22 to visit any of the 19 vaccine centers convenient to them to receive the second shot of the vaccine.

MoHP records 559 new cases including 13 new cases of fatality in the past 24 hours

BUTWAL, April 12: Three patients, who were receiving treatment for COVID-19 infection, died at COVID-19 designated hospital in Butwal on Monday.

Meeting likely to take various measures to contain second wave of COVID-19

KATHMANDU, April 12: Amid preparation of the government to take various measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, various stakeholders have asked the government not to take any decision to suspend physical classes in schools and colleges.

TOKYO, April 12: Japan began COVID-19 vaccinations for its sizable elderly population on Monday, with imported doses still in short supply and the pace unlikely to stop a fourth wave of infection.

303 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in past 24 hours; 1,558 new cases in past five days

NEW DELHI, April 11: New COVID-19 cases in India surged to a record of 152,879 on Sunday as the country battled a second wave of infections by pushing for faster vaccinations, with some states considering tougher restrictions to slow the spread of the virus.

BEIJING, April 11: In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to give them a boost.

INDIA, April 11: Coronavirus infections in the South Asia sub-region surpassed the grim milestone of 15 million on Saturday, a Reuters tally shows, led by India’s record daily infections and vaccine shortages.

NEW DELHI, April 10: India reported a record 145,384 new COVID-19 cases, health ministry data showed on Saturday, as the country grappled with a overwhelming second-wave of infections.

KATHMANDU, April 8: The country witnessed a total of 332 new cases of coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population. Altogether 4,006 RT-PCR tests were carried out in the past 24 hours.

The already existing challenges faced by the informal workers are now unambiguously exposed by the pandemic and further aggravated by sudden demands for COVID- 19 testing, quarantine measures, sanitizing equipment, medical visitations, healthy and immune boosting diet etc.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Keeping in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, the government has urged restaurants and other businesses to close their operation after 9 pm.

TOKYO, April 7: The Japanese metropolis of Osaka is to declare a medical emergency as new COVID-19 infections climb to all-time highs, the Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday.

LONDON, April 6: Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide crossed 3 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the latest global resurgence of COVID-19 infections is challenging vaccination efforts across the globe.

Dr Mallik says he will continue his protest unless he gets paid for his hard work in difficult times

KATHMANDU, April 6: In view of the rising coronavirus cases, the Delhi government has imposed night curfew from 10PM to 5AM with immediate effect, Indian media reports said on Tuesday.

NEW DELHI, April 6: India reported a record rise in COVID-19 infections on Monday, becoming the second country after the United States to post more than 100,000 new cases in a day, as politicians stage massive election rallies raising fears of further spreading the virus.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Minister for Health and Population, Hridayash Tripathi has warned that a new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country could reach its peak in June if necessary precautionary measures are not taken in advance.

BEIJING, April 5: China reported its biggest daily jump in new COVID-19 cases in more than two months, as a city on the border with Myanmar in southwestern Yunnan province accounted for all new local cases.

MUMBAI, April 4: India’s richest state, Maharashtra, announced stringent COVID-19 restrictions from Monday, after a rapid rise in infections now accounting for more than half the daily new cases in India.

KATHMANDU, April 4: As many as 56 Nepali people, who have returned home from various cities of neighboring India, have been antigen-tested and found positive for COVID-19 on Friday and Saturday.

The 53-year-old actor writes on Facebook saying, "I wish to inform everyone that, earlier this morning, I have tested positive for COVID-19. Following all the protocols, I have immediately isolated myself. I'm under home quarantine and have sought necessary medical care. I would sincerely request all those that have come in contact with me to get themselves tested and take care. Back in action very soon!"

MUMBAI, April 4: Delhi Capitals spinner Axar Patel has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the start of their Indian Premier League campaign next week, the team said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, April 3: The country reported a total of 128 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours. With this, the caseload of coronavirus in the country reached 277,768.

MUMBAI, April 3: India’s daily coronavirus infections hit another record on Saturday for the highest tally since September, while daily deaths reached a five-month high, a Reuters count based on data from the health ministry showed.

NEW DELHI, April 3: The chief minister of India’s Maharashtra state warned on Friday of a full lockdown to curb coronavirus infections if people did not limit their movement, as the country hit a six-month high for daily cases.

MYAGDI, April 1: The calendar of test production of the 42-MW Mystery Rivulet Hydropower Project constructed in Myagdi's Annapurna Rural Municipality-4, Narchyang has been affected as its employees were contracted with the coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has urged chief district officers (CDOs) across the country to restrict all kinds of mass gatherings in view of the rising cases of COVID-19.

GENEVA/ZURICH, March 31: Data was withheld from World Health Organization investigators who travelled to China to research the origins of the coronavirus epidemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday.

NEW DELHI, March 30: India reported the highest daily increase in coronavirus cases in five months on Monday, with the second wave of the disease driven by surging infections in the country’s richest state Maharastra.

BEIJING, March 29: A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press.

BENGALURU, March 29:  India has reported on Monday its worst single-day increase in COVID-19 cases since October, taking the tally to more than 12 million for the first time ever.

KATHMANDU, March 29: COVID-19 vaccines donated to Nepal by the Chinese government arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu on Monday.

MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, March 29: India’s richest state, Maharashtra, is considering imposing a strict lockdown this week after recording the highest one-day jump in coronavirus infections of any Indian state since last March, officials said on Sunday.

Nepal reports 89 new COVID-19 cases

March 28, 2021 19:10 pm

KATHMANDU, March 28: A total of 89 new cases of novel coronavirus disease were reported in the past 24 hours across the country through 2,101 RT-PCR tests, the Ministry of Health and Population stated. With this, the number of caseload in the country reached 276,839.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Three more Nepali nationals living in foreign countries died of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past one week, the Non-resident Nepali Association (NRNA) said on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Thousands of Bhutanese travelled to schools and public buildings for vaccination on Saturday as the Himalayan kingdom launched its biggest inoculation drive against COVID-19 with the AstraZeneca shots provided by neighbouring India.

KATHMANDU, March 27: As many as 800,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured in China are expected to arrive in Nepal by Sunday.

NEW DELHI, March 27: India's cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday morning, media reports said.

DOTI, March 27: All nine local governments in Doti, a district in the Sudur Paschim (Far-West) Province are on alert following the rising coronavirus cases in neighbouring India. The people who went to India for jobs have started returning home with the increasing infections rate there. It is said presently India is battling a second wave of the coronavirus.

DHANGADHI, March 26: A large number of people from the Sudurpaschim (far west) region have started returning back to their home abandoning work in India following a surge in coronavirus cases there.

KASKI, March 26: Machhapuchhre Rural Municipality in Kaski district has suspended its services for the next six days owing to the rising cases of COVID-19.

NEW DELHI, March 26: India has not imposed a ban on coronavirus vaccine exports and New Delhi will continue to supply vaccines in a phased manner, a government source told Reuters on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 25: The government has directed the educational institutions to abide by the COVID-19 protocols amid fears of a second wave of the viral infection in Nepal.

BANKE, March 25: The District Administration Office, Banke has stopped Nepali people from crossing the Nepal-India transits due to increasing Covid-19 infection in India.

KATHMANDU, March 24: Nepal on Wednesday confirmed as many as 145 more cases of COVID-19. This has taken Nepal’s COVID-19 caseload to 276,389 since the Himalayan nation first reported the viral disease on January 23 last year.