GENEVA, May 8: The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China’s Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a U.N.-backed program rolling out coronavirus vaccines.
KATHMANDU, May 10: Nepal has been witnessing an alarmingly high number of new infections of the coronavirus disease on a daily basis as the country is hit hard by the second wave of this viral infection starting mid-April.
NEW DELHI, May 6: Hopes that India’s deadly second wave of COVID-19 was about to peak were swept away on Thursday as it posted record daily infections and deaths and as the virus spread from cities to villages across the world’s second-most populous nation.
The more certain someone is about covid-19, the less you should trust them
In 2019, the medical historian Mark Honigsbaum concluded his book The Pandemic Century by saying: “The only thing that is certain is that there will be new plagues and new pandemics. It is not a question of if, but when.”
KATHMANDU, May 5: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has asked the hotels designated as quarantine facilities for those traveling from India via Air Bubble service not to charge more than Rs 3,000 per person per day.
KATHMANDU, May 5: The alarming spread of the second wave of the coronavirus has taken its toll on the government’s revenue collection target, with the daily revenue collection plunging almost to half of the ‘normal’ amount.
President Joe Biden spoke about the COVID-19 vaccination being safe, Prince Harry advocated for vaccine distribution everywhere and Jennifer Lopez embraced her fully-vaccinated mother on stage during one of the largest concert gatherings in Southern California since the pandemic rocked the world more than a year ago.
NEW DELHI, May 4: India's tally of coronavirus infections surged past 20 million on Tuesday, boosted by 357,229 new cases over the last 24 hours, while deaths rose 3,449 for a toll of 222,408, health ministry data showed.
NEW DELHI, May 3: The Indian Premier League's attempt to ride out India's coronavirus crisis suffered a blow on Monday after two players tested positive for COVID-19, casting doubt over whether the world's richest cricket tournament can continue.
LAHAN, May 3: As many as 25 people, who had attended a funeral ceremony of COVID-19 patient at Bathnaha Village of Manarasiswa Municipality-9 of Mahottari district, have tested positive for the COVID-19.
KATHMANDU, May 3: The Chief District Officers (CDOs) of 41 districts have enforced prohibitory order in their respective districts to stem the spread of Covid-19. The CDOs exercised the authority delegated by the federal government to contain the second wave of Covid-19 that is spreading rapidly across the country lately.
NEW DELHI, May 3: India on Monday reported more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases for a 12th straight day, taking its overall caseload to just shy of 20 million, while deaths from COVID-19 rose by 3,417.
NEW DELHI, May 1: India recorded more than 400,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time on Saturday as it battles a devastating second wave, and the country's massive new vaccination drive was hampered in some areas by shortages of the shots.