Lea Seydoux's Cannes Film Festival plans have reportedly been stalled by a positive Covid-19 test. Seydoux, who has four films premiering at this year's event, was expected to be a big part of the festivities next week, but a representative for the actress has confirmed she is at the end of a recovery cycle

KATHMANDU, May 23: The country has recorded a total of 7,914 new cases of COVID-19 infection in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Nepal confirmed the highest single-day count of coronavirus cases on Thursday. According to the health ministry, 9,070 more people were found to have caught the virus in the past 24 hours. It accounts for 42.90 percent of the 21,142 tests carried out during the period.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Cremations of those who succumbed to COVID are being carried out in an open ground on the bank of Bagmati River at Pashupati crematorium area for lack of adequate space as the number of people dying of COVID-19 complication sees a sharp spike in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The National Examination Board (NEB) is conducting the board examination of grade 12 students from Tuesday amid the heightened risk of coronavirus infection. The exams will end on December 1.

Jumla to build a separate COVID Hospital

November 23, 2020 14:15 pm

JUMLA, Nov 23: The District Disaster Management Committee, Jumla, has decided to build a well-equipped hospital in the district for the treatment of COVID-19.

The Kathmandu Valley alone has more than half of the active cases of COVID-19 across the country

LONDON, Nov 1: Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered England back into a national lockdown after the United Kingdom passed the milestone of one million COVID-19 cases and a second wave of infections threatened to overwhelm the health service.

CHITWAN, Oct 28: The Regional Blood Transfusion Centre Bharatpur has been supplying the blood plasma collected from people who have recovered from COVID-19 infection to the other districts. Centre's chief Ramesh Kanta Poudel said they are sending the plasma collected in the district to other districts to meet the growing demand in those districts.

DHANGADHI, Oct 22: Social Development Minister of Sudur Paschim Province, Krishna Raj Subedi has said that the provincial government would continue the free of cost treatment services to coronavirus patients.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Dashain, one of the biggest festivals celebrated in Nepal has already made its entry. Were it not corona time, people in the cities would be returning to their home districts to observe the festival with much fanfare. However, the story this year is entirely different.

RPP Chairman Thapa catches COVID-19

October 15, 2020 20:12 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), Kamal Thapa has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokharel has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: The education ministers from all member states of SAARC have convened virtually to share their respective experiences on COVID-19 effects on education in the SAARC region.

WASHINGTON, Oct 5: President Donald Trump could be discharged from the hospital where he is being treated for COVID-19 as soon as Monday, according to his doctors, although his condition remains unclear and outside experts warn that his case may be severe.

Republica Morning Brief: Oct 2

October 2, 2020 06:00 am

The government has appointed Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi as the chief secretary.

KANCHANPUR, Sept 29: The Kanchanpur office of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has seized the documents of Patan Municipality Office in Baitadi district.

120 Days of Lockdown

September 18, 2020 16:00 pm

Republica's photographers chronicled the lives of people across the country during the first nationwide lockdown. These photos capture the struggles, hardships and the pain of the people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted to document these challenging times in our nation's history.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The government has decided to resume issuing labor permits for Nepali workers going abroad for employment.

There are at least 71 active COVID-19 cases among traffic police personnel in Valley

The CDOs likely to issue extension of ongoing prohibitory order by this evening

SEOUL, Aug 24: South Korea’s capital on Monday ordered the wearing of masks in both indoor and outdoor public places for the first time, as it battles a surge in coronavirus cases centred in the densely populated metropolitan area.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: The three districts of the Kathmandu Valley have reported as many as 166 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Jharana Gurung is an ophthalmology student who is not yet a frontline professional to handle the COVID-19 cases. She will soon be joining on the frontlines of our battle against the virus, and she is nervous. She says she cannot even imagine wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), and handling patients in a chaotic situation.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 17: One more person succumbed to novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Morang district on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: A COVID-19 patient died at Patan Hospital on Monday.

Over 40 flights to be operated to evacuate Nepali nationals stranded in various labor destinations

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The Ministry of Health and Population has recorded as many as 98  more cases of the novel coronavirus disease in the Kathmandu Valley in the last 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has urged its members to support containment measures and other health protocols introduced by all three tiers of the government to combat COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Bishal Bazaar area in Kathmandu has been sealed off for a week starting Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Three districts in the Kathmandu Valley have reported as many as 127 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 13: Province 1 has reported the highest single-day spike as 115 more people were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Nabin Ghimire has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

International border to be closed till September 16

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: As many as 29 Nepal Army (NA) personnel were found infected by novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, August 11: A newborn baby delivered by a COVID-19 patient has died at Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital. A 28-year-old woman, who is a resident of Chaurjahari Municipality in Western Rukum, was admitted to Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital (NMCTH), Kohalpur for delivery. She gave birth to a son at the hospital on Saturday.

LONDON, Aug 11: The number of people in work in Britain fell by 220,000 in the three months to June, the most since 2009, as the coronavirus crisis hammered the number of self-employed, Office for National Statistics said.

NRB asks banks to make arrangement to allow employees to work from home

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: While stating that the current leadership entrusted to oversee the response measures of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was ineffective, the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has urged the government to provide the responsibility to oversee the management of COVID-19 to a new leadership.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: The Department of Immigration (DoI) has closed the visa services from Monday after one of its staffers tested positive for COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Kathmandu Valley has reported 44 new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 9 : The rapidly-spreading novel coronavirus has not only cost the lives of the infected people in Birgunj but the chaotic situation has fallen hard on other patients as well. We now know that like the rest of the country, Birgunj was woefully ill-prepared to deal with the pandemic. Families of the victims have decried massive delays in medical response, hassles of PCR tests and the lack of proper counseling. A case in point, Chalitra Mahato, 64, died of coronavirus-like symptoms at the gate of a hospital on Thursday. Though his report a day before had come negative for the virus, the family has questioned the authenticity of the report.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: The COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC) has decided to recommend to the government not to immediately resume aviation services and long-distance public transport as announced earlier. The government on July 21 had decided to resume these services from August 17.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: As many as 92 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-190 were recorded in the Kathmandu Valley in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The coronavirus test report of Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has come negative.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The earnings of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) saw a sharp decline of 43 percent in the last fiscal year 2019/20.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The Kathmandu Valley has reported 62 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: With a sharp increase in the cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Kathmandu Valley in recent days, the District Administration Office, Kathmandu, decided to seal off Pyukha, New Road and Mahaboudha areas.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Three districts in the Kathmandu Valley have reported 106 new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: The government is subsidizing 50 percent of the premium charge to families purchasing insurance policies against COVID-19. However, the individuals wishing to be insured against the pandemic have to fulfill the stringent conditions maintained by the Corona Insurance Standard 2020 to receive the government subsidy.