NEPALGUNJ, May 25: Four new people in Banke have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The swab samples of two males each from Rapti Sonari and Duduwa rural municipalities in the district tested positive for this virus at lab tests conducted at Rapti Academy of Health Sciences.
BEIJING, May 24: Chinese President Xi Jinping said China’s annual economic growth target could have been set around 6% had the new coronavirus epidemic not happened, according to state media reports on Saturday.
KATHMANDU, May 24: Nepal reported the first case of COVID-19 on January 24 earlier this year. A student returning from the disease’s epicentre, China’s Wuhan, was the first to be diagnosed with this disease.
KATHMANDU, May 23: After the confirmation of 36 new cases of coronavirus in various districts today afternoon, Nepal's COVID-19 tally jumped to 584, according to Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
KATHMANDU, May 23: Experts have urged the government to ensure a digital ecosystem and related security system providing access to all concerned at a time when the country has been reeling under a two-month long nationwide lockdown.
NEPALGUNJ, May 23: Twenty-one COVID-19 patients of Banke district including the first infected returned home on Friday after recovering from this deadly disease. A 60-year-old man and a seven-year-old girl child were among those who were admitted to Khajura-based Sushil Koirala Prakhar Cancer Hospital some three weeks ago.
KATHMANDU, May 23: The country has already witnessed two months of nationwide lockdown enforced on March 24 earlier this year in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. Except emergencies, all other services and business activities have come to a grinding halt.
KATHMANDU, May 23: If Bojo and Jobo could speak human languages, they wouldn’t forget to mention about the inimitable happiness they’re feeling at present. They are mostly seen wagging their tails and revealing smiles with relaxed eyes and ears. These are the main signs shown by happy canines.
BRAZIL, May 21: Global coronavirus cases surpassed 5 million on Wednesday, with Latin America overtaking the United States and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new daily cases globally.
KATHMANDU, May 21: Amid the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the Kathmandu Valley, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has instructed all the local units inside the Valley to seal off all entry points to further restrict the people's movement.
BUTWAL, May 21: Nepal has reported the third death due to COVID-19. A 41-year-old male patient from Madane Rural Municipality-6, Purkot, Gulmi died on Thursday morning at 7:10 am, according to Dr Umashankar Prasad Chaudhary, chief at the Health Service Division at the Ministry of Social Development of Province 5.
KATHMANDU, May 20: Earlier this month, police found two dead bodies in Butwal Sub-metropolitan City-19 in Rupandehi district. The police investigation found that the reason behind their death was suicide. They had committed suicide together. This is just an example of a suicide case, which has increased by a significant number after the government enforced a nationwide lockdown on March 24.
KATHMANDU, May 20: Aiming at easing the supply of daily essentials, Lalitpur Metropolitan City has directed departmental stores, retail stores, pharmacies, and vegetable and fruit shops, among others to operate throughout the day.
KATHMANDU, May 20: To flatten the COVID-19 curve, countries have taken various measures. As nationwide lockdown extends, people across Nepal have been talking about mental health. “Lockdown has posed a serious threat to mental health and the well-being of people, which will last for a long time to come,” said Dr. Ritesh Thapa, director and consultant psychiatrist at Rhythm Neuropsychiatry Hospital.
Sabina Shahi, a health worker from Dhangadi, vaccinated dozens of children below two years of age in the last three days. Nearly 140 parents came on Tuesday alone at Beli Health Center to get their children vaccinated. Some of them had recently returned from India and they did not bring vaccination records. Shahi had no choice but to vaccinate all the children indiscriminately. And she did so without wearing proper gloves, goggles or a cap.
LONDON, May 20:The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll has reached nearly 43,000, underlining the country’s status as the worst-hit in Europe and raising more questions about Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of the crisis.
KATHMANDU, May 19: As medical workers working in the Valley face eviction threats from landlords due to the fear of COVID-19 transmission, a hotelier has offered them free lodging facilities in Kathmandu and Patan. "If doctors and nurses need a place to stay, Heranya Lazimpat and Yala are available," reads a Facebook status of Mahendra Man Shakya, the owner of three hotels in Kathmandu and Patan.
KATHMANDU, May 19: As the government has already approved private and community hospitals to conduct COVID-19 tests through rapid diagnostic test (RDT) method, the general public can be tested at these health institutions starting this week.
A 29-year-old mother of two children, one of whom was born just nine days before at TUTH, from Bahrabise Municipality-9, Ramche, died of coronavirus complications at Dhulikhel Hospital on Saturday, May the 16th.
As the world struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus, actor Anil Kapoor says he is confident that the Indian film industry will chalk out a "pandemic-proof" plan to function and be safe at the same time.
KATHMANDU, May 18: After a six-year-old girl – admitted to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) – tested positive for coronavirus last week, landlords have not allowed more than 20 medics and health care workers of the hospital to enter their rented rooms.
ROLPA, May 18: Every next household in the Rolpa villages live with the hidden wounds of the decade long insurgency. Hundreds were killed and disappeared from here as it was made the epicenter of the bloody war. While the nation still struggles to satisfy the war time complaints leaving victims largely disappointed, those severely hit people in Rolpa have stated that the lockdown triggered by Covid19 has left them even more disturbed. Unlike the normal days, they now have plenty of time to miss and long for their lost beloved family members.
NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD, May 17: India’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) asked the government on Sunday to extend a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus to May 31, as cases exceeded 90,000 and further clashes erupted between police and stranded migrants.
KATHMANDU, May 17: The high-level government committee formed to prevent and contain the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has recommended to the government to extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown with even stricter rules.