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: The total number of people infected by COVID-19 has climbed to 603 in Nepal with 19 new cases in various districts today, Ministry of Health and Population said.

LONDON, May 24:  Britain’s government intends to stick with a plan to reopen primary schools to some pupils from June 1, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Sunday.

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.

LONDON, May 24: As many as 117 Nepali nationals living in different parts of the world have died as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection as of Saturday evening.

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.

POKHARA, May 23: Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung and seven provincial ministers have tested negative for COVID-19.

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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 Ministry of Health and Population confirmed 32 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday morning.

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.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Nepal reported nine more cases of coronavirus disease on Friday evening, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.

KAPILVASTU: Two journalists have contracted coronavirus in Kapilvastu district.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Nepal reported a total of 457 cases of COVID-19 disease as of Friday morning since the first case was confirmed on January 24.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Nepal has reported a total of 487 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday morning since the first case was confirmed on January 24.

KATHMANDU, May 21: Nepal's COVID-19 tally jumped to 453 with nine new cases today, the Ministry of Health and Population said.

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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.

KATHMANDU, May 21: Two police officers from Dhankuta have tested positive for COVID-19, a high-level officer at Nepal Police Headquarters told Republica Online.

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 21: The Ministry of Health and Populations confirmed 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday morning.

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: Government has decided to extend the suspension of all domestic and international flights until June 14.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Maitidevi area in the heart of the capital has been sealed off after a person residing there was found infected by coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday.

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: Two police officers at Metropolitan Police Circle, Kalimati, have tested positive for COVID-19, confirmed Senior Superintendent of Police Shyam Gyawali.

KATHMANDU, May 20: The government has been reluctant to come up with a stimulus package as demanded by the private sector leaders to help the economy regain its footing.

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.

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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.

Kathmandu May 20: In a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the community, Chandragiri Municipality on Tuesday has decided to seal off the area for additional two days.

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.

KATHMADU, May 19: As of Tuesday, 3163 people have died of COVID-19 in India, the Union Health Ministry of the country has said.

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.

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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.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Nepal Army has started inspection in various parts of the capital in a bid to check the misuse of army uniform during the ongoing lockdown.

KATHMANDU, May 18: The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed nine more cases of COVID-19 disease on Monday morning.

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.

KATHMANDU, May 18: The government on Sunday decided to extend the nationwide lockdown until June 2.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Nepal reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday evening, taking the national tally to 295.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Nepal's COVID-19 tally has reached 295 with three new cases today evening.

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.