KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Nepal witnessed 1,513 cases, 731 recoveries, and 10 fatalities linked to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) said on Tuesday afternoon.

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KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The Ministry of Health and Population on Sunday said that 1,573 new cases, 10 more fatalities and 885 recoveries linked to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded across the country in the past 24 hours.

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 27: The number of people dying of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has reached 63 in Province 1 after a man infected with coronavirus died in Biratnagar on Saturday night.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Nepal witnessed 1,313 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide coronavirus case tally to 70,614.

NEW DELHI, Sept 25: India has reported another 86,052 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a declining trend with recoveries exceeding daily infections this week.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Seventeen more fatalities, 1,497 new cases and 457 fresh recoveries linked to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in the past 24 hours, in Nepal, taking the country’s COVID-19 case tally to 69,301.

SURKHET, Sept 24: With 48 new infections of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus case tally in Karnali Province has climbed to 3,276.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Foreign direct investments (FDI) worth around Rs 5.50 billion has been pledged in tourism businesses of Nepal in the first two months of the current fiscal year. This positive development comes even as this sector is hit hard by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic effect.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred more Nepali businesses to start using internet, social media or digital platforms to seize business opportunities, in the wake of declining traditional sales, a survey said on Wednesday.

Politics and economics of pandemic

September 22, 2020 10:58 am

Difficult times bring out the best and worst in men and economy. Priorities are reassessed, objectives are redrawn and normal state of affairs is replaced by new normal. Years of hard work put into building and preserving the political and economic system stands on a slippery slope, ready to crumble.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Nepal’s coronavirus death toll climbed to 427 on Monday with 16 people dying of the viral disease in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Nepal has added another 1,325 cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 10 more fatalities linked to the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s total coronavirus case tally to 64,122, the Ministry of Health and Population said during its daily media briefing Sunday afternoon.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 18: Thirty-five more persons including a two-month old baby girl tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnali Province on Friday.

RAUTAHAT, Sept 15: Rautahat district witnessed 23 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.

POKHARA, Sept 13: With 75 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the past 24 hours, the COVID-19 case tally in Gandaki Province has soared to 2,903.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The government is preparing to give permission to operate additional flights from countries where regular international flights have resumed.

POKHARA, Sept 9: The coronavirus death toll in Gandaki Province has risen to 22 after a 64-year-old man died of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Tuesday.

POKHARA, Sept 8: Eleven new cases of coronavirus were detected in Gandaki Province, Pokhara-based Province Health Directorate said on Tuesday.

MUMBAI, Sept 8: India recorded its highest daily deaths from the coronavirus in more than a month on Tuesday, even as new infections slowed, data from the health ministry showed.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Tourism entrepreneurs have said that it will take at least another five years to revive Nepal’s tourism industry.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Five more Nepali nationals succumbed to novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the United Arab Emirates this week.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Lawmaker Prem Suwal has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The district administration offices (DAOs) of the Kathmandu Valley have decided to extend ongoing prohibitory order for one more week.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The government has formally resumed regular flights to and from Nepal after a hiatus of over five months. While a regular flight of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) left for Narita Tuesday midnight,  a Malindo Airlines flight from Malaysia landed at Tribhuvan International Airport on Wednesday.

Jumla reports 39 new cases of coronavirus

September 2, 2020 15:25 pm

JUMLA, Sept 2: At least 39 persons tested positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jumla, officials said on Wednesday.

NEW DELHI, Sept 1: Many Indian states eased lockdown restrictions on Tuesday, allowing more businesses and public areas to reopen to reduce economic pain caused by the coronavirus, even as the country’s new daily infections remain the highest in the world and its confirmed cases near 3.7 million.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Nepal on Sunday recorded the highest single-day fatalities attributed to COVID-19 with 14 deaths, taking the toll to 221.

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: More than two-thirds of Nepal's schoolchildren are deprived of distance learning during their school closures, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) stated in a report on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Nepal recorded 12 more coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) said on Friday afternoon.

POKHARA, Aug 28: The COVID-19 death toll in Gandaki Province reached 10 on Friday as a 52-year-old man from Pokhara Metropolitan City-16 succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease earlier this afternoon.

WASHINGTON, Aug 27: The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits hovered around 1 million last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was stalling as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on and financial aid from the government dries up.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali held a virtual meeting with State Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom Lord Ahmed on Thursday.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 27: The COVID-19 death toll in Banke district climbed to six with a 70-year-old woman dying of novel coronavirus disease in Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City-7 on Thursday afternoon.

LAHAN, Aug 26: Province 2 has reported 246 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the provincial COVID-19 tally to 9,427.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has said that 885 persons tested positive for coronavirus across the country in the past 24 hours.

BANKE, Aug 26: Banke district reported one more coronavirus-related death on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: The Himalaya Airlines is conducting four repatriation flights to bring stranded Nepalis home within this month.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) reported seven more coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the country's COVID-19 death count to 164.

SYDNEY, Aug 25: Australia surpassed 25,000 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, tipped over the milestone by the recent outbreak in Victoria state and prompting a warning from authorities about declining test numbers.

NEW DELHI, Aug 23: India’s coronavirus caseload topped 3 million on Sunday, with the country leading the world in new infections as the disease marched through impoverished rural areas in the north and the wealthier but older populations of the south.

Suture the wound, heal Nepal

August 23, 2020 10:56 am

Last Tuesday, the government of Nepal announced another round of lockdown—this time it's called prohibitory orders—to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

SEOUL, Aug 22: South Korea said on Saturday it held talks with China’s top diplomat over trade, denuclearisation and the coronavirus response, in the first visit by a high-level Beijing official since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted late last year.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 21: The District COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC) in Morang has decided to extend prohibitory orders for five days.

Expectations and reality

August 21, 2020 13:22 pm

The budget of this fiscal year was unveiled on May 28 amid the threats of Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, discussions have taken place in the parliament and the political circles regarding whether the budget has addressed the need to develop quality health care infrastructures, medicines and equipment and to expand the services of skilled doctors and health workers for the prevention, control and treatment of the disease. There was a significant increase in budget of the health sector but it was not up to the expectation and need of the time.

KANCHANPUR, Aug 20: The district administration office in Kanchanpur has decided to enforce a ten-day prohibitory order starting Friday midnight.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Nine more coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in various parts of the country in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Seventeen more traffic policemen at the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division in Kathmandu contracted novel coronavirus disease on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: With 641 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Nepal's COVID-19 tally has reached 26,660.

KATHMANDU, August 16: JICA Alumni Association Nepal (JAAN) in collaboration with Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) organized a virtual seminar on “Learning Elderly Care in Japan and Safety Measures for Aging People in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic” on Friday.