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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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: 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.
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.
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.