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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: The use of masks and gloves has increased following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). However, the failure to ensure proper disposal of these safety apparels is likely to pose a serious health risk in urban areas.

Five more people succumb to COVID-19

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Although the government earlier announced to resume long-distance public transport and lift the suspension of domestic and international flights beginning next week, a sudden spike in the cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in various parts of the country including the Kathmandu Valley has forced the government to rethink its plan to go for a ‘loose-down”.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 6: Forty-three more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Birgunj, which has turned into a hotspot of this disease in recent days.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 4: Following the footsteps of Biratnagar Metropolitan City and Belaka Municipality, three more local bodies of Province 1 have imposed lockdown orders. The measure has been taken to step the community transmission of Coronavirus.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 4: Bhaktapur folks have flocked to the Bhaktapur Durbar Square Area to observe the Gaijatra festival ignoring the escalating fears of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Valley in recent days.

Three districts --Rautahat, Mahottari and Kailali--have more than 500 active cases each

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has urged the elderly above 60 years of age and children below 12 not to come out of their houses in view of the growing risk of novel coronavirus in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: As COVID-19 cases are increasing at an alarming rate in Province 2, the government has sent high-level health workers to fight the outbreak in the province.

MELBOURNE, Aug 2: Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria declared a state of disaster on Sunday and imposed a nightly curfew for the capital Melbourne as part of its harshest movement restrictions to date to contain a resurgent COVID-19.

Jaleshwar shut down for five days

August 1, 2020 13:20 pm

JALESHWAR, August 1: A five-day prohibitory order has been imposed in Jaleswar, the headquarters of Mahottari district, to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The drastic step was taken after community transmission of the deadly virus was reported.

WASHINGTON DC, July 30: One person in the United States died about every minute from COVID-19 on Wednesday as the national death toll surpassed 150,000, the highest in the world

KATHMANDU, July 27: The number of people arriving in Kathmandu in recent days has reported a sharp increase.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Although the government has decided to lift the nationwide lockdown enforced earlier to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) effective from Tuesday midnight, a number of businesses and services including hotels, restaurants, trekking, travel, and mountaineering are allowed to resume their operation only from July 30.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Nepal’s COVID-19 tally has reached 17,445.

WASHINGTON, July 12: President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus.

SURKHET, July 11: The only nomadic tribe in Nepal, Rautes, have been dragged into a deep crisis due to the nationwide lockdown which has been enforced since March 24 earlier this year in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.