KATHMANDU, September 4: The Ministry of Health and Population has urged one and all to remain alert of scrub typhus which has symptoms similar to those of COVID-19. The ministry said quite a few cases of scrub typhus have been reported in the country in recent times.

Amid concerns raised from various quarters, the CCMC has decided to restrict cross-border movement of foreign nationals from all land entry points with India and those coming to Nepal via air route will also have to stay in quarantine for 14 days. The CCMC has also recommended enforcing lockdown if any urban district has already witnessed 500 cases of COVID-19 and hilly districts more than 200 cases.

Actor R Madhavan has announced that he tested negative for COVID 19 after quarantining at home for 14 days. The '3 Idiots' star had tested positive for COVID 19 on March 25, 2021, and was quarantined at home post it.

The vaccine will be administered to people above 55 years of age

Though the government had planned to vaccinate at least 430,000 frontline workers, only 184,857 people chose to get the shot

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Following a month of travel restrictions to and from the United Kingdom (UK) owing to the severe contagion of a new strain of the novel coronavirus, the government of Nepal has decided to lift the restriction, allowing passengers coming to Nepal from the European nation.

Almost 10,000 frontline workers got a shot of the vaccine on the first day of the campaign

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The government is launching a vaccination drive against COVID-19 from Wednesday, Jan 27.

Comedian D.L. Hughley announced he tested positive for COVID-19 after collapsing onstage during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Covid-19, the global health crisis, is also leaving its deep scars by creating social, economic and political crisis.

LONDON, April 12: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from a London hospital and will continue his recovery from COVID-19 at his country residence of Chequers, his office said on Sunday.

LONDON, April 12: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he owes his life to the staff of Britain’s state-run National Health Service, in his first comments since being released from intensive care for treatment for COVID-19.

Smells fishy

March 30, 2020 10:04 am

Every country around the world is struggling to provide medical tools to health professionals to treat patients infected with the coronavirus.  Every country has faced an acute shortage of masks, hand sanitizers, personal protective equipment (PPE) among other items because no country is in a position to export these vital materials to other countries because every country is in the same situation of crisis. China, to our relief and to the relief of most countries in the world, has been an exception. After emerging from nearly two months' struggle against the Covid-19 which killed over 3,000 people, the Chinese government and various Chinese companies have sped up the production of test kits, PPEs, and other necessary tools and they have been sending them to countries from Italy to Ireland to Africa.  The government of China has pledged to assist Nepal in its fight against Covid-19. This is a great gesture in these moments of a great global crisis.

Pregnancy in the times of corona

March 27, 2020 09:59 am

The world today is fighting the battleagainst the novel coronavirus pandemic andthere is distress everywhere. At this time of chaos, about two percent of the world femalepopulation would be pregnant. For thesemillions of women, pregnancy has becomea period of anxiety. The most anticipatedand beautiful time in a woman’s life has nowchanged into a stressful situation.

KATHMANDU, March 3:The government has released 175 Nepali nationals evacuated from China's Wuhan after keeping them in quarantine for 16 days in a effort to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 that originated in Hubei Province of China about two months ago.

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Feb 22: China reported a decrease in the number of new deaths and new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, while its central bank predicted a limited short-term economic impact and said the country was confident in winning the fight against the epidemic.

Step up alert

February 19, 2020 09:48 am

There have been a lot of misperceptions about coronavirus, now called COVID 19: That every infected succumbs to death, that every person coming from China is necessarily a carrier of disease, that eating garlic, smearing the body with some oil or spraying alcohol around the house can help prevent infection, so on and so forth.  It is some such misperceptions which led the people of Kharipati area in Bhatkapur, where quarantine facilities were set up by the government to keep the students brought to Kathmandu from Wuhan of China, to oppose the government’s decision.