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 20: A Nepal Army man has died of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID) recently.

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).

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Nepal recorded a record daily jump of 2,020 coronavirus infections on Friday, taking the country’s national COVID-19 case tally to 61,593.

LONDON, Sept 18: Confirmed cases of the coronavirus have topped 30 million worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.

Front liners. Are we treating them right?

September 18, 2020 13:22 pm

The coronavirus pandemic has started to take its toll on Nepal. The increasing number of patients and increasing, albeit slow, deaths, have really made a scary atmosphere

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: An eighteen-member expedition team, including a member of the royal family of the Kingdom of Bahrain, arrived in Kathmandu on Wednesday to climb Mt Lobuche and Mt Manaslu.

Valley records highest single-day spike of 696 cases

Most deaths witnessed in Province 2

KAVRE, Sept 10: Banepa municipality of Kavrepalanchowk district is providing free COVID-19 insurance to pregnant and new mothers in view of the heightened risk of coronavirus transmission.

BENGALURU, Sept 10: India reported record jumps in new coronavirus infections and deaths on Thursday, taking its tally of cases past 4.4 million, health ministry figures showed.

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 9: General Secretary of Nepali Congress (NC) Dr Shashank Koirala has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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.

Factory sealed off following the confirmation of COVID-19 infection in the staff

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 7: The COVID-19 death toll in Banke district has risen to seven after a 59-year-old man succumbed to the viral infection on Sunday evening, officials said.

PALPA, Sept 7: Palpa Hospital has been sealed off after a patient was diagnosed with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Five more Nepali nationals succumbed to novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the United Arab Emirates this week.

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)

Kathmandu Valley alone reported 33.40 percent of the total cases recorded today

NEW DELHI, Sept 4: The number of people infected with the coronavirus in India rose by another 80,000 and is near Brazil’s total, the second-highest in the world.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared some unfortunate news on his home front: He and his family tested positive for the coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The district administration offices (DAOs) of the Kathmandu Valley have decided to extend ongoing prohibitory order for one more week.

DOTI, Sept 2: Twenty-five individuals including 21 Nepal Army personnel were diagnosed with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Doti on Tuesday.

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.

Valley records lowest single-day spike in the last one week

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Industrialist Binod Chaudhary said on Friday that he has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The police on Thursday cracked down on the delivery service businesses, stating that door-to-door services could spread coronavirus.

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.

KARNALI, Aug 27: At least six doctors working at Karnali Provincial Hospital in Surkhet have tested positive for COVID-19.

Can mosquitoes spread the coronavirus?

August 27, 2020 07:47 am

No. While mosquitoes can spread some diseases, most notably malaria, experts say COVID-19 is not among them.

DHARAN, Aug 24: Dharan recorded another coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-related death on Monday.

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.

KATHMANDU, August 23: A total of eight people have been infected with COVID-19 at the Paropakar Maternity and Women's Hospital situated in Thapathali.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: The government has already spent a total of 13.37 billion to combat coronavirus in the last five months.

Expectations and reality

August 21, 2020 13:22 pm

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.

KANCHANPUR, Aug 20: The district administration office in Kanchanpur has decided to enforce a ten-day prohibitory order starting Friday midnight.

CHITWAN, Aug 20: Chitwan reported one more COVID-19 related death on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Nine more coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in various parts of the country in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Seventeen more traffic policemen at the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division in Kathmandu contracted novel coronavirus disease on Thursday.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 20: The building of Nepal Electricity Authority at Kharipati in Bhaktapur has been converted into an isolation center amid the recent surge in coronavirus cases in the capital.

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.

CHITWAN, Aug 19: At least 42 Armed Police Force (APF) personnel have been found infected with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Chitwan.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Nepal has recorded highest single day spike with 1,016 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.

KASKI, Aug 18: The district administration in Kaski has issued a five-day prohibitory order keeping in mind the rising COVID-19 cases in the district in recent days.