KATHMANDU, Dec 3: As many as 1,343 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were registered on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Staffers at Nepal’s premier health institution, Bir Hospital, have continued their protest for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday demanding the fulfilment of promises made earlier to provide them with incentives and proper safety equipment during the work.

There were a lot of speculations around how the Oscars would be held amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is now confirmed the award gala will not go virtual. "The Oscars in-person telecast will happen," a representative from the Academy told variety.com.

BAITADI, Dec 2: Amid growing cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Dilasaini Rural Municipality in Baitadi district has enforced a lockdown for 11 days starting Wednesday.

LONDON, Dec 2: Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use and said that it will be rolled out from early next week.

MUMBAI, Dec 2: India’s daily coronavirus cases continued to stay below the 50,000 mark for the 25th straight day, with 36,604 new infections reported, data from the health ministry showed on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Following the decision made by the TU Executive Council, all the educational institutions affiliated to the Tribhuwan University are all set to resume their physical classes.

A tale of two economies

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This is the best of times and the worst of times. As financial markets celebrate the coming vaccine-led boom, the confluence of epidemiological and political aftershocks has pushed us back into a quagmire of heightened economic vulnerability.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Flights between Nepal and India, which were halted since March over the risk of COVID-19 pandemic, are set to resume from next week, according to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA).

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Government officials on Tuesday confirmed 1,304 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease.

RASUWA, Dec 1: A government official working with the Pasture and Fodder Research Station in Dhunche has died of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). He was 42.

TAPLEJUNG, Dec 1: Three people including two local level representatives, who had welcomed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli during the latter’s visit to Gunsa in Taplejung a few days ago, were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The local administration in Kathmandu has urged people not to organize protest programs and hold rallies in the city in view of the possible spread of COVID-19.

UNITED STATES, Dec 1: The United States recorded 10,000 coronavirus deaths and over 1.1 million new cases last week, although state and health officials have said the Thanksgiving holiday likely caused numbers to be under-reported.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: The Pashupatinath temple, which has remained closed since the last week of March this year,  is set to open from December 16. The temple will open for pilgrims by adhering to the health protocols that include proper social distancing measures,  according to Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT).

MYAGDI, Nov 30: Anushka Bhattachan, a sixth grader at Beni Secondary School, met her friends Asima KC and Roshna Chhahari for the first time in nine months. She was elated to have seen her classmates whom she could not meet due to the ongoing restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Large global trials of several COVID-19 vaccine candidates involving tens of thousands of participants are well underway with some having gathered sufficient data to seek emergency use authorisation.

1,474 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed while 1,931 patients got over the disease in the past 24 hours

ROLPA, Nov 30: Health professionals in Rolpa have urged the government to add isolation centers and speed up contact tracing to contain COVID19; 'or else get ready for irreparable loss'.

India COVID-19 cases top 9.4 million

November 30, 2020 10:54 am

MUMBAI, Nov 30: India’s novel coronavirus cases rose by 38,772, the health ministry said on Monday, making it the 23rd straight day that daily cases have stayed below the 50,000 mark.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: As many as 1,255 more people were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Sunday, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) confirmed.

“No New ‘Movies’ Till Influenza Ends” blared a New York Times headline on Oct. 10, 1918, while the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu was unfolding.

DHANGADHI, Nov 29: A large number of people in recent days are seen queueing up at major border points of Far West Province leaving for India on a daily basis.

LONDON, Nov 28: The British government appointed a vaccines minister on Saturday as it prepares to inoculate millions of people against the coronavirus, potentially starting within days.

Province 1 Governor contracts COVID-19

November 28, 2020 18:40 pm

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 28: Province  1 Governor Somnath Adhikari 'Pyasi' has been diagnosed with coronavirus infection.

The Kathmandu Valley has so far reported 546 COVID-19 deaths

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane has been tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The government has directed public hospitals to provide risk allowance to all health workers and staffers working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: As many as 1,514 more people were diagnosed with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nepal on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Former Vice Chairman of National Planning Commission Dr Rabindra Kumar Shakya has died of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Remittance inflows in the first three months of the current fiscal year increased by 12.6 percent to Rs.258.86 billion despite projections made for the possible decline in the remitted money with the global spread of COVID-19. During the review period last year, the remittance amount had declined by 5.1 percent.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Nepal recorded 1,948 new cases, 3,140 recoveries and 28 deaths linked with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past one day.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepal recorded 1,790 new cases, 2,791 recoveries and 24 deaths linked with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past one day.

APF Inspector succumbs to COVID-19

November 24, 2020 13:05 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Armed Police Force (APF) Inspector Nabin Budhathoki who was serving in Morang district has succumbed to COVID-19.

COVID-19 recovery rate in Nepal stands at 90.9 percent

Two more die of COVID-19 at BPKIHS

November 23, 2020 13:30 pm

DHARAN, Nov 23: Two more people died of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while undergoing treatment at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) in Dharan.

Hunger is more dreadful than any disease, forcing us to leave our homeland, they say

FRANKFURT, Nov 22: Moderna will charge governments between $25 and $37 per dose of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, depending on the amount ordered, Chief Executive Stephane Bancel told German weekly Welt am Sonntag (WamS).

UNITED STATES, Nov 22: The United States recorded its 12th million COVID-19 case on Saturday, even as millions of Americans were expected to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, ignoring warnings from health officials about furthering the spread of the infectious disease.

RASUWA, Nov 22:  The hotels in the Langtang region, one of the favorite travel destinations in Nepal, are all set to resume their services from Sunday.

LUMBINI, Nov 21: Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, is eagerly waiting for tourists following its reopening after being closed for eight months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Kathmandu Valley has reported 46.54 percent of the total confirmed cases in the country

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Minister for Health and Population (MoHP), Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal has said that the government has projected that two percent of the total population of the country – 600,000 – will be infected by the novel coronavirus.

Of 10,340 PCR tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1,945 people tested positive for COVID-19; case tally advances to 216,965

BENGALURU, Nov 20: India crossed the grim milestone of 9 million coronavirus cases, with 45,882 new infections recorded in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The total number of people diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nepal has reached 215,020 as 2,103 more people tested positive for the virus during the 9,805 real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests carried out across the country in the past 24 hours.

NEW DELHI, Nov 19: The South Asia sub-region surpassed 10 million COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, led by India where officials have been concerned Diwali celebrations could derail a recent fall in infections.

HUMLA, Nov 19:  A meeting of the District COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee in Jumla on Wednesday decided to close all academic institutions and restrict inter-rural municipality movement within the district.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Indian actor Salman Khan has gone into home isolation after his driver and two personal staff members tested positive for COVID-19, media reports said.

MUMBAI, Nov 18: India recorded 38,617 new coronavirus infections, taking its tally to 8.9 million, health ministry data showed on Wednesday.