Innkeepers in Munich tapped their barrels on Saturday for revellers determined to make the most of a scaled-down Oktoberfest after the world’s biggest beer festival was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Nepal has so far witnessed a total of 62,797 cases of COVID-19 with 1,204 more people diagnosed for the virus in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
NEW DELHI, Sept 9: India has added another 89,706 coronavirus cases to the second-highest reported tally in the world, and the government is saying schools will reopen later this month for senior students after more than five months closed.
KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Chief district officers (CDOs) of the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley are holding a meeting on Tuesday afternoon to decide whether to extend the ongoing prohibitory orders in the Valley.
A documentary on teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, making its premiere Friday at the Venice Film Festival, is seeking to remind a world consumed with the coronavirus crisis that the climate crisis is just as urgent and isn’t going away.
KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The three districts in the Kathmandu Valley have reported as many as 454 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP)
NEW DELHI, Sept 1: Many Indian states eased lockdown restrictions on Tuesday, allowing more businesses and public areas to reopen to reduce economic pain caused by the coronavirus, even as the country’s new daily infections remain the highest in the world and its confirmed cases near 3.7 million.
TORONTO/CHICAGO, Sept 1: High-profile COVID-19 vaccines developed in Russia and China share a potential shortcoming: They are based on a common cold virus that many people have been exposed to, potentially limiting their effectiveness, some experts say.
KATHMANDU, Aug 31: President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the ruling Nepal Communist Party Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal have expressed sorrow on the demise of India's former President Pranab Mukherjee.
NEW DELHI, Aug 31: Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, died on Monday after weeks in hospital, his son and the current president’s office said.
KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The total number of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Kathmandu Valley has climbed to 5,426 as 298 more people were diagnosed with this viral infection in the past 24 hours.
WASHINGTON, Aug 27: The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits hovered around 1 million last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was stalling as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on and financial aid from the government dries up.
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.
The budget of this fiscal year was unveiled on May 28 amid the threats of Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, discussions have taken place in the parliament and the political circles regarding whether the budget has addressed the need to develop quality health care infrastructures, medicines and equipment and to expand the services of skilled doctors and health workers for the prevention, control and treatment of the disease. There was a significant increase in budget of the health sector but it was not up to the expectation and need of the time.
It doesn’t seem to have changed in a way that makes people less or more sick. There’s some evidence that a specific mutation called D614G may have made it easier for the virus to be transmitted between people. But not all scientists are convinced, and it’s hard to say how strong any such effect might be.