GENEVA , July 8:The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people.

NEW DELHI, July 6: India has over-taken Russia with the world’s third-highest number of novel coronavirus cases, at nearly 700,000, according to the latest data, as the outbreak shows no sign of slowing.

Naxal-based Kathmandu Marriott Hotel has already lost Rs 150 million during the lockdown

SURKHET, July 4: The number of people recovering from coronavirus in Karnali Province has surpassed the number of infected in Karnali Province. On Friday alone, 51 infected including two women returned home after recovery.

GORKHA, July 4: A male patient, who was undergoing treatment at the Gorkha Hospital, has succumbed to novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, July 4: A total of 130 Nepali nations have succumbed to global pandemic of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the foreign land. According to the Non-Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA), those losing their life as a result of COVID-19 infection lived in 13 different countries.

WASHINGTON, July 4: Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months.

CHITWAN, July 1: Chitwan district has reported 25 new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday. The newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients include 19 males and six other females, according to Bharatpur Hospital.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Nepal has reported one more death due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) reported 593 more cases of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease on Friday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, June 25: A 50-year-old man, who died at the Lalipur-based Patan Hospital, has become the Kathmandu Valley’s second Covid-19 death case.

POKHARA, June 25: One more person has died of Covid-19 infection in Syangja.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has confirmed 629  more cases of novel coronavirus. With 519 males and 110 females testing positive for this viral infection in the last 24 hours, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has jumped to 10,728.

POKHARA, June 20: Seven different districts of Gandaki Province have reported 58 more cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease on Saturday morning.

GULMI, June 19: Gulmi district has reported a total of 106 cases of novel coronavirus as 46 new cases were confirmed earlier on Thursday.

GULMI, June 19: One person who was staying at home quarantine here in the district died on Thursday evening.

Speaking at the National Assembly on Thursday, PM Oli resorted to half truths and misleading statements on coronavirus. During the speech, he made a number of false claims about the coronavirus.

BHAKTAPUR, June 18: Three individuals including a police constable working at the Metropolitan Police Range, Bhaktapur, tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday in Bhaktapur district. The policeman is a permanent resident of Changunarayan Municipality in the district.

NEPALGUNJ, June 17: One more woman has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease after her death in Banke district.

KATHMANDU, June 17: COVID-19 has increased food insecurity by 8 percentage points, a national survey showed. A household-level survey conducted in April has shown that 23 percent of the households had inadequate food consumption, which is higher by 8 percentage points than the Annual Household Survey-(2016/17),  which states that 15 percent of households in Nepal consume inadequate diet.

KATHMANDU, June 16: The government on June 10 decided to relax the ongoing nationwide lockdown which was enforced on March 24. Private vehicles are allowed to operate on an odd-even basis while businesses and industrial activities have been allowed to resume effective from June 11.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Nepal has reported the recovery of 67 more COVID-19 patients in the last 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Nepal has reported 451 new cases of COVID-19 disease in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population. Of the newly diagnosed patients, 416 are males while 35 others are females.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Government offices are operating in two shifts from Monday in line with the Cabinet decision on June 10.  The offices will be run from 8 am to 1 pm in the first shift and from 1 pm to 6 pm in the second shift.

KATHMANDU, June 15: A woman, who was admitted to the isolation ward of the Kathmandu-based Teku Hospital, has tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.

KATHMANDU: The government has permitted private laboratories across the country to conduct COVID-19 testing.

KATHMANDU, June 14: A total of 61 persons who were earlier diagnosed with coronavirus have recovered and returned home in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and population. Of them, 55 are male patients while six are females.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Nepal has reported 425 more cases of novel coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours.  With this, the total number of COVID-19 infected patients has reached 5,760.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Nepal’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 5,335 as 273 new cases were diagnosed in the last 24-hours.

BIRGUNJ, June 12: The throat swab samples of two individuals who died in Birgunj recently tested positive for the COVID-19 on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Nepal has reported 448 new cases of COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of infected people has climbed to 5062.

KATHMANDU, June 12: It’s already been 81 days since the government enforced a nationwide lockdown on March 24 earlier this year in a bid to check coronavirus spread.

KAILALI, June 12: The Health Directorate of Sudur Paschim Province has formulated a new guideline for coronavirus test. The guideline stipulates that those who stayed in quarantine for 14 days and did not develop any symptom of coronavirus can return home.

While big corporations claim they have put in place adequate safety measures including PPE for their staff, many small businesses struggle to go beyond masks, sanitizers and ropes to combat coronavirus

KATHMANDU, June 11: A cabinet meeting held on Wednesday decided to change the modality of lockdown in an attempt to gradually resume economic activities.

KATHMANDU, June 11: As many as 299 Nepali women stranded in Kuwait were brought back to Nepal on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Amid mounting pressure from all the quarters, the government has decided to ease the ongoing nationwide lockdown that it enforced on March 24 to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

In the month of December 2019, a unique and mysterious disease outbreak in the Wuhan city of China caused respiratory illness. It has since then spread globally, resulting in the pandemic. COVID-19  is a highly contagious cause of coronavirus. The infected patients have reported mild to  severe acute respiratory syndrome. Common symptoms of the disease include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include fatigue, muscle pain, diarrhea, sore throat, loss of smell and abdominal pain. While a majority of the cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to severe health problems, causing severe viral pneumonia and multi-organ failure.

KATHMANDU, June 9: A group of youths including social activists and entrepreneurs staged a demonstration in front of the Prime Minister's Official Residence in Baluwatar on Tuesday afternoon with various demands.

BIRENDRANAGAR, June 9: Karnali Province reported the first case of novel coronavirus disease only on May 18 approximately four months after the first case had been reported in the country on January 24.

DHARAN, June 9: A total of 28 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan on Tuesday.

BENI, June 9: Gandaki Province has reported a total of 24 new cases of novel coronavirus disease on Tuesday morning.

GENEVA, June 9: New coronavirus cases had their biggest daily increase ever as the pandemic worsens globally and has yet to peak in central America, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, urging countries to press on with efforts to contains the virus.

IN PICS: 77th day of lockdown

June 8, 2020 14:31 pm

KATHMANDU, June 8: Nepal on Monday marked the 77th day of the nationwide lockdown order enforced on March 24 in a bid to curb the spread of novel coronavirus.

WELLINGTON, June 8: New Zealand has eliminated transmission of the coronavirus domestically and will lift all containment measures except for border controls, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, making it one of the first countries to do so.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Nepal has reported 213 new cases of novel coronavirus disease on Sunday. With this, the total number of confirmed cases in Nepal has reached 3448.

“Silent coronavirus” is widespread in Nepal. Almost all individuals infected with coronaviruses were found with no symptoms at all.

DANG, June 7: A total of 10 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the COVID-19 hospital set up in Belabhlundi, Dang on Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Gandaki Province has reported 38 new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease on Sunday morning.

As per the guideline, asymptomatic patients will be released from quarantine facilities without being tested