Caution Against Covid-19

December 27, 2022 08:00 am

COVID-19 cases in China have been rapidly increasing in various major cities in recent weeks as the virus sweeps through China largely unchecked. Nepal’s northern neighbor had been largely sheltered from the virus for much of the pandemic. But it is now reportedly experiencing “the world’s biggest surge in infections” after the hardline Covid-19 containment measures implemented in China earlier were loosened earlier this month following protests.

KATHMANDU, August 8: To help sustain and create jobs, improve services for people and protect small and medium sized enterprises, IFC committed about $2 billion in the South Asian region in the past fiscal year, ending June 2022, with a key focus on helping countries recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

MOSCOW, Aug 15: Russia has started manufacturing its new vaccine for COVID-19, the Interfax news agency reported on Saturday, citing the health ministry.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 15: The Madhyapur Thimi-based Nepal Korea Friendship Municipality Hospital  has suspended all its services except emergency from Saturday after some of its health workers and employees tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: All the players of Nepal’s National Football Team have tested negative for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

India adds 53,000 new cases

August 11, 2020 15:35 pm

NEW DELHI, Aug 11: India reported 53,601 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday as its total infections neared 2.3 million.

DHARAN, Aug 10: Nine individuals including four Indian Army men tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dharan on Monday.

KAPILVASTU, Aug 10: After detecting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in five of its employees on Sunday, Kapilvastu Hospital decided to suspend all its services except emergency services from Monday.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Aug 9: New Zealand on Sunday marked 100 days since it stamped out the spread of the coronavirus, a rare bright spot in a world that continues to be ravaged by the disease.

KAPILVASTU, Aug 6: The community level transmission of COVID-19 is feared in Kapilvastu after 25 fresh cases were detected on Thursday morning.

BRASILIA, Brazil, July 30: The fifth member of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s Cabinet has tested positive for the coronavirus.

MELBOURNE, July 26: Australia’s second-most populous state, Victoria, recorded 459 cases of the new coronavirus, the second-highest daily total and up from 357 cases the previous day, the state’s leader said on Sunday.

ATLANTA, July 22: The United States reported more than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, marking the first time since June 10 the nation has surpassed that grim milestone, as California closed in on passing New York in total infections.

BRASILIA, July 21: Two more Brazilian government ministers said on Monday they had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, underscoring a struggle to limit the world’s second-worst outbreak even among the political elite.

KATHMANDU, July 15: After almost four months of nationwide lockdown enforced by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19, a few public transportation companies have resumed transportation services in Kathmandu Valley.

GENEVA, July 13: The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours.

GENEVA, July 5: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality.

KATHMANDU, July 2: Manish Khadka decided to shut down his screen printing business that he had been running in Patan as he was not certain when he would be able to return home from Indonesia. He had left for Indonesia on March 6 for a short trip but was left stranded for more than three months due to abrupt suspension of international flights to and from Nepal.

Baitadi, June 24: Dashrathchand Municipality in Baitadi district has been sealed for a week after the municipality area witnessed a sharp increase in the cases of Covid-19.

KATHMANDU,  June 17: South Korean government has provided some 40,000 complete sets of RT-PCR test kits to Nepal to help conduct mass testing of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

KATHMANDU: Five new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been confirmed in the Kathmandu Valley, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.

KATHMANDU, June 6: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP)  confirmed the 13th COVID-19 death in Nepal on Saturday afternoon.

JUMLA, June 6: Two wards of Chandannath Municipality in Jumla district have been sealed as the number of COVID-19 patients increased in the municipality.

ITAHARI, June 5: Sixteen more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Sunsari district on Friday.

BHOJPUR, June 5: Five India-returnees in Bhojpur have tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Had it been a time when the world was not exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Sanjib Pathak would have been consulting students now– those willing to apply for foreign universities. But the 32-year-old consultant has now been spending time in his home in Naikap, reading books, but generally making the most out of his time practicing vegetable gardening.

KATHMANDU: A 22-year-old female died in a quarantine facility at Puchaudi Municipality-4 in Baitadi district, the local administration confirmed.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The government unveiled the Economic Survey of the current fiscal year 2019/20 on Tuesday, its assessment of the performance of the country's various economic and financial indicators. But, reading this report in the end of May will take you back to mid-March, and gives you a false sense that the country's economy has been doing fairly well.

GULMI, May 26: Two more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Gulmi district. With this, the total number of the people infected by this fatal disease has reached four in the district.

KATHMANDU: A coronavirus positive case at the Tokha-based Grande International Hospital confirmed Saturday morning is a staff, who used to bring swab samples to the Teku-based National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), confirmed a high-level police officer on condition of anonymity

BAITADI, May 23: As many as 378 Nepali citizens including four grieving family members stranded along the Nepal-India border in Baitadi have been allowed to enter the country on Friday. They have been rescued from Jhulaghat and Pithoragarh.

TOKYO, May 23: The coronavirus pandemic continued to drop in much of Asia on Saturday even as the outbreak surged in Latin America, as the world grappled with balancing the urge to restart economies with fears about health risks.

63 Nepalis die of COVID-19 in UK

May 16, 2020 16:21 pm

KATHMANDU, May 16: The number of Nepalis succumbing to COVID-19 has reached 63 in the United Kingdom till today.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Qatar Airways has announced 100,000 complimentary tickets for frontline healthcare workers battling COVID-19, marking the International Nurses Day 2020.

KATHMANDU, May 7: A Nepal Airlines charter flight is arriving in Kathmandu today, carrying medical supplies from Beijing.

MUMBAI, May 7: Hundreds of Indian police have tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days, raising alarm among an over-stretched force as it attempts to enforce the world’s largest lockdown to contain the pandemic.

LONDON, May 5: More than 32,000 people in the United Kingdom have died with suspected COVID-19, the highest official toll yet reported in Europe, according to data published on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Dabur Nepal has launched new ‘Dabur Instant Hand Sanitizer’ amid coronavirus outbreak.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Save the Children in Nepal has handed over 1743 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) and essential health commodities to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) to support the government of Nepal to curb the spread of COVID-19.

NEW DELHI, May 2: India has mandated that all public and private sector employees use a government-backed Bluetooth tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as New Delhi begins easing some of its lockdown measures in lower-risk areas.

KATHMANDU, April 29: Nepal Automobiles Dealers Association (NADA) has urged the government to ease lockdown measures imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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KATHMANDU, April 29: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has directed the banks and financial institutions to provide a two percent discount on the interest rate to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on borrowers.

SYDNEY, April 23: Australia will push for an international investigation into the coronavirus pandemic at next month’s annual meeting of the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), its prime minister said on Thursday.

NEW YORK, April 22: U.S. coronavirus deaths topped 45,000 on Tuesday doubling in a little over a week and rising by a near-record amount in a single day, according to a Reuters tally.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Two Nepal Airlines wide-body aircraft carrying medical supplies and equipment from Guangzhou, China landed at Tribhuvan International Airport Friday morning.

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD, April 13: India and Pakistan are planning to partially open up some parts of the economy, officials in the two countries said on Monday, as the costs of harsh lockdowns to limit the outbreak of the coronavirus mount across the region.

KATHMANDU, April 9: World Link, Nepal's leading internet service provider, has deployed teams in all its branch offices across the nation for field support for smooth internet service to its customers during the lockdown period.

KATHMANDU, April 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished for the speedy recovery of Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom.

WUHAN, China, April 8: The central Chinese city of Wuhan began allowing people to leave on Wednesday for the first time since it was locked down 76 days ago to contain the novel coronavirus, despite fears of a second wave of infection if such restrictions are eased too soon.