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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LONDON – In an April commentary about the wild gyrations in financial markets during the February-March phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, I noted that the behavior of equity markets had been as bewildering, complex, and fascinating as ever. Still, I suspected that a weird logic was at work, and argued that markets might continue to rally despite the collapse of the world economy. And so they have. Will that change?
It’s a wait and watch situation for educational sectors due to COVID-19 pandemic. Though the government has lifted lockdown effective from July 21, nine service fields are still closed where educational institutes are one among them.
WASHINGTON, July 31:The annual meeting of world leaders at the United Nations is going virtual this year for the first time in its 75-year history because of the COVID-19 pandemic — except for the likely personal appearance by President Donald Trump.
KATHMANDU, July 29: Advocate Ram Thakuri has filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court demanding that the government be ordered to ensure safe return of Nepalis who are stranded in various countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNITED STATES, July 29: A half-dozen U.S. states in the South and West reported one-day records for coronavirus deaths on Tuesday and cases in Texas passed the 400,000 mark as California health officials said Latinos made up more than half its cases.
SEOUL, South Korea, July 27: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited a national cemetery and handed out commemorative pistols to army officers, state media reported Monday, as he pushes to muster public support for efforts to contain a potential coronavirus outbreak.
If there has been one big change in two and half years since Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli took office, it is near complete reversal of public faith in him and his government. The expectation that his administration would do better than previous ones has died down completely. The hope that coming days will be better, governance will improve and the Prime Minister will change the way he is governing the country has been shattered.