After encountering problems in his health, the infected patient said that he had to pay Rs 270,000 to charter a helicopter to be transported from the COVID hospital in Yamkha of Diprung Chuichumma Rural Municipality-1 to the capital.

August 1: In another dispiriting setback for the nation’s efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Kathmandu Valley recorded 775 new cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 517 were detected in Kathmandu, 94 in Bhaktapur and 164 in Lalitpur districts.

KATHMANDU, July 31: As many as 39 Nepali citizens who were living abroad succumbed to the COVID-19 infection in the past three weeks.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Kathmandu Valley recorded 819 new cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 556 were detected in Kathmandu, 76 in Bhaktapur and 187 in Lalitpur districts.

SUNSARI, July 28: The number of COVID-19 infections has started to rise in Sunsari district following the government’s decision to ease the lockdown to a large extent. Dharan and Itahari have recorded the most cases of the virus in the district, Chief District Officer Umesh Kumar Dhakal said.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has announced plans to continue the vaccination campaign that was halted due to the lack of vaccines for the mass. The announcement has been made after Nepal received vaccines as support from other nations, organizations and through procurement process.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The local governments of Baglung Municipality-10 and Jaimini Municipality have started to enforce strict rules in the region following an alarming rise in the number of COVID-19 infections after the prohibitory orders in the area were eased to some extent.

BIRGUNJ, July 27: Nepali citizens will have to show their citizenship card, passport, or any official card to receive the vaccine. The vaccine will be administered to people above the age of 18.

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POKHARA, July 26: Large-scale hotels in Pokhara have started to resume the services that have been shut down since the outbreak of the second wave of COVID-19 in April. Hotel entrepreneurs say that they are forced to operate their hotels in order to keep them in business even if there are not enough guests.

KARNALI, July 26: The government of Karnali Province has decided to make preparations for the prevention and control of the third wave of COVID-19, Minister for Social Development of Karnali Province Yagya Bahadur Budha Chhetri informed Republica.

MORANG, July 26: As many as 169,000 doses of Vero Cell and 240,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccines were sent to Province 1.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Kathmandu Valley recorded 626 cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 468 cases were detected in Kathmandu, 67 in Bhaktapur and 91 in Lalitpur districts.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Prime Minister Deuba said that he will vaccinate every single citizen of the country even if he has to take out loans for the purpose. Earlier, Deuba had announced that administering vaccines against people in the country would be the single most priority of the new government.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Kathmandu valley recorded 613 cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 410 new cases were recorded in Kathmandu, 69 in Bhaktapur and 134 in Lalitpur districts.

NEPALGUNJ, July 23: The fear of COVID-19 infection has gripped Nepalgunj following the rise of the viral infection in India. The increasing number of infections has deeply concerned the locals residing near the borders; they fear that the open border between the two countries is a major factor in transmitting the virus.

An Indonesian man with the coronavirus has boarded a domestic flight disguised as his wife, wearing a niqab covering his face and carrying fake IDs and a negative PCR test result.

Lalitpur, July 20: The Johnson and Johnson vaccine is being administered to people aged between 50 and 54 years old in three municipalities of Lalitpur district today. The vaccination centers are located at Godavari Municipality, Mahalaxmi Municipality and Mahankal Rural Municipality in southern Lalitpur.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Two activists by the name Sean and Mary Hotung started a campaign with the help of Nepali businessman and ex-Gurkha soldier Yem Gurung to finance and transport 450 large oxygen cylinders to Nepal from Shandong Province in Hong Kong to help the infected patients to breathe in the rural areas of the Himalayan country.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Nepal recorded 2,445 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday along with 1,258 recoveries and 32 deaths on Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday visited the vaccination centers where 'Johnson & Johnson' vaccines are being administered. Prime Minister Deuba reached the Nepal Orthopedic Hospital, Jorpati; Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Maharajgunj; Bir Hospital-based COVID-19 Central Unified Hospital and the Patan Academy of Health Sciences (Patan Hospital), Lalitpur to oversee the vaccination drive. At the Central Unified Hospital, Deputy Director Dr Ashesh Dhungel briefed the Prime Minister about the campaign.

Kathmandu, July 19: Project Hope, an international health and humanitarian organization, has provided medical supplies worth $660,240 to Pratiman-Neema Memorial Foundation (PNMF). The medical supplies arrived in Kathmandu from Washington D.C through a chartered flight on Monday.

As coronavirus surges in the Indonesian capital, volunteers like Badie Uzzaman are pitching in to help, delivering food to people who have tested positive but are forced to quarantine at home as hospitals run short of beds.

ITAHARI, July 18: ''This concept of 'Green East' was born out of the 2015 earthquake tragedy, and this can be utilized for post-pandemic tourism revival,'' said Baral. He added, ''We need this program again because it covers all major tourism destinations of Province 1. The black-topped roads and growing hotels add advantage to the future 'Green East' program when compared to 2015 when infrastructures and hotels were not developed much.''

KATHMANDU, July 17: “The lack of proper management in vaccination campaigns which took place last year were also one of the causes of the increase in the infection rate,” Pun said. “People can be seen quarreling with each other and security personnel while gathering to receive the vaccines. Some of them are not even covering their mouths properly. I fear the ongoing problems surrounding the vaccination centers could infect many people in the upcoming days,” he said.

July 16,: The Delta variant of COVID-19 is now the dominant strain worldwide, accompanied by a surge of deaths around the United States almost entirely among unvaccinated people, U.S. officials said on Friday.

NEW DELHI, July 17: India on Saturday reported 38,079 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 31.06 million, health ministry data showed.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Newly-appointed Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has assumed his office at the home ministry at Singha Durbar today. He was welcomed by the Secretary of the Ministry of Home affairs, Maheshwar Neupane, Inspector General of Police Sailesh Thapa, Inspector General of Armed Police Force Ganesh Prasad Adhikari and others at his office .

DOTI, July 14: The prohibitory orders imposed in Doti district from May to prevent and control COVID-19 have been extended till July 30.

KUALA LUMPUR, July 13: A COVID-19 vaccination centre in Malaysia was ordered to close for sanitisation on Tuesday after more than 200 volunteers and workers there tested positive over the weekend, the country's science minister said.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The government is administering the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 from Tuesday. The vaccines — Vero Cell from China and Johnson & Johnson from America -- will be administered in all 77 districts from Tuesday, said director general of the Department of Health Service under the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr Dipendra Raman Singh.

KHOTANG, July 12: As many as 1,654 infected people in Khotang district have recovered from COVID-19. The total number of infected cases in the region were 2,081 till Sunday, out of which 1,654 have recovered.

BANKE, July 11: The resumption of businesses and public movement in Nepalgunj has gained momentum following the government's decision to loosen the prohibitory order upto some extent. However, despite that, businesses in the district have not been able to restabilize their earnings. The loss in business has left entrepreneurs finding it difficult to pay their rents.

KATHMANDU, July 10: The Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) has continued its efforts to procure the COVID-19 vaccines. The NRCS, through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) which is partnering with the organization of humanitarian actions in Nepal, has intensified lobbying to get the COVID-19 vaccines.

Overall, Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most populous country, has reported more than 2.4 million infections and 64,631 fatalities from COVID-19. Those figures are widely believed to be a vast undercount due to low testing and poor tracing measures. Indonesia reported the highest toll of 1,040 deaths on Wednesday and nearly 39,000 confirmed cases on Thursday and Friday.

ILAM, July 9: A husband and his wife succumbed to the coronavirus disease on the same day in Mangsebung Rural Municipality-5 in Ilam. The deceased have been identified as 79-year-old Tek Bahadur Lawati and his 73-year-old wife Lakshi Hangma Lawati.

NEW YORK, July 8:  Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) plans to ask U.S. regulators to authorize a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine within the next month, the drugmaker's top scientist said on Thursday, based on evidence of greater risk of reinfection six months after inoculation and the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.

There are indications showing that the number of vaccine doses arriving in Nepal through the two processes could cross 5.5 million within a month. According to authorities from the Ministry of Health and Population, efforts to import vaccines from other countries are currently underway as well.

TAPLEJUNG, June 3: The rate of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the rural villages of Taplejung district has spiked in the past few weeks, despite the decrease in infection rate in the urban areas of the country.

MUMBAI, July 2: India reached the grim milestone of 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus on Friday, half of them during a second wave in the past few months that overwhelmed the healthcare system and crematoriums.

KATHMANDU, July 1: As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase across the country, the Ministry of Health and Population has requested citizens to take safety measures and precautions, stating that the risk of infection is not over yet.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Transport entrepreneurs have decided to start long-distance transport services from July 2, despite the ongoing prohibitory order. The government halted long-distance travels inside the country from April 29 following the spread of the second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

CHITWAN, June 30: The prison office in Chitwan has been on high alert following the death of an inmate due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. According to Kamal Prasad Kafle, head of the prison, precautionary measures have been taken following the death of the inmate who was brought from Nawalpur on June 28.

TAPLEJUNG, June 30; The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in Aathrai Tribeni Rural Municipality of Taplejung is increasing day by day. According to the health office of the district, there are currently 169 active cases of COVID-19 in the rural municipality alone.

Nepalgunj, June 28: As many as three infected patients have succumbed to the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection at Bheri Hospital in Banke district.

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is slowly receding, and hopefully, we could overcome this crisis. Our healthcare systems need to be strengthened to prepare for the future wave of COVID-19 or a similar pandemic.

KHOTANG, June 26: As the cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection eases across the country, the District Administration Office (DAO) of Khotang has decided to issue vehicle passes for people traveling out of the district.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has decided to administer vaccines against COVID-19 to the landslide and flood-affected people.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The World Health Organization (WHO) has refuted the claims that a ‘mix and match’ regimen of Vero Cell and AstraZeneca Covishield Vaccine would yield more effective results.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) has admired the efforts being made by the health workers from Nepal who have been discharging their duties despite various odds and difficulties created by weather complications.