KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Nepal recorded 265 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday along with 357 recoveries and two deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
DANG, Dec 5: A COVID-19 Vaccination Program was launched at six local units in Dang district on Sunday. According to the district health office, Verocell vaccines will be administered to people above 18 years of age under the drive.
NEW YORK, Dec 4: The Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 likely acquired at least one of its mutations by picking up a snippet of genetic material from another virus - possibly one that causes the common cold - present in the same infected cells, according to researchers.
GANDAKI, Dec 3: Rs 50,000 will be provided as relief to the families of the patients in Bardaghat-Susta East of Nawalparasi who died of COVID-19 through the program of Health Directorate under the Ministry of Health and Population of Gandaki Province Government.
LONDON, Nov 28: Britain announced new measures on Saturday to try to slow the spread of the newly identified Omicron coronavirus variant and a top health official said there was a "reasonable chance" that vaccines could be less effective against it.
LONDON/BERLIN/AMSTERDAM, Nov 28: Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from southern Africa.
MELBOURNE, Nov 27: Australia imposed new restrictions on Saturday on people who have been to nine southern African countries, as the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 raises concerns about another wave of the pandemic.
KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Nepal recorded 213 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday along with 325 recoveries and three deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The government has issued an order to remove legal obstacles and facilitate procurement of more than six million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines directly from the US manufacturer.
KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal, Felicity Volk provided medical equipment worth Rs 4.2 million to the COVID-19 Unified Central Hospital at Bir Hospital under the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS).
BRUSSELS/PRAGUE, Nov 25: Coronavirus infections broke records in parts of Europe on Wednesday, with the continent once again the epicentre of a pandemic that has prompted new curbs on movement and seen health experts push to widen the use of booster vaccination shots.
BENGALURU, Nov 24: Bharat Biotech's vaccine was only 50% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in a high-risk population during a devastating second wave of infections in India this year, data gleaned from hospital workers showed.
KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The COVID-19 Crisis Management bill has been pending in parliament for about a month now. Since the COVID-19 Crisis Management Ordinance became inactive on September 15, there is no law regarding COVID-19.
NEW DELHI, Nov 24: An alarming fall in testing for COVID-19 threatens to undermine India's efforts to contain the pandemic, the federal health ministry said on Wednesday in a letter to state governments, as worries grew over fresh waves of infection abroad.
WASHINGTON, Nov 17: Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Tuesday to authorize its experimental pill for COVID-19, setting the stage for a likely launch this winter of a promising treatment that can be taken at home.
International students are returning to U.S. colleges in stronger numbers this year, but the rebound has yet to make up for last year’s historic declines as COVID-19 continues to disrupt academic exchange, according to a new survey.
KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The tourism sector that was among the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic was the largest recipient of the refinance facility in the first three months of the current fiscal year.
KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China has provided the Nepal Army with 10 units of ventilators, 100 units of oxygen concentrators, and 300,000 doses of Vero Cell vaccine. The medical supplies were handed over by Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi to Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff, General Prabhu Ram Sharma at a program organized at the Nepal Army Headquarters on Monday.
WASHINGTON, Nov 6: Pfizer Inc. said that its experimental antiviral pill for COVID-19 cut rates of hospitalization and death by nearly 90% in high-risk adults, as the drugmaker joined the race for an easy-to-use medication to treat the coronavirus.
KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Nepal recorded 183 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday along with 649 recoveries and two deaths, according to the latest information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Nepal has recorded over 814K cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020. With over 11,400 deaths from the deadly virus in a span of 23 months, people of all age groups have adapted to the new normal, following the virus outbreak.
KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Nepal recorded 287 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday along with 518 recoveries and two deaths, according to the latest information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
POKHARA, Nov 3: The tourism industry remains crippled by the effects of COVID-19 almost for the last two years. However, of late, the tourism sector which was hit hard by the pandemic has shown some progress, however small that might be. Nepal recorded the highest arrival of international tourists in October, following the surge of the pandemic in March 2020.
Nov 2: The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 5 million on Monday, less than two years into a crisis that has not only devastated poor countries but also humbled wealthy ones with first-rate health care systems.
AP, Oct 23: Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues, as the U.S. weighs beginning vaccinations in youngsters.
WASHINGTON, Oct 18: Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state and top military officer, died on Monday at the age of 84 due to complications from COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated, his family said in a statement on Facebook.
KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The coronavirus infection in Nepal has decreased by 60 percent, according to the Ministry of Health and Population. The ministry’s Spokesperson Dr Krishna Prasad Poudel said that the infection rate has decreased by 60 percent in a month.