KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Nepal recorded 265 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday along with 357 recoveries and two deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

DANG, Dec 5: A COVID-19 Vaccination Program was launched at six local units in Dang district on Sunday. According to the district health office, Verocell vaccines will be administered to people above 18 years of age under the drive.

BRUSSELS, Dec 5: Two hippos have tested positive for COVID-19 at Antwerp Zoo in Belgium in what could be the first reported cases in the species, zoo staff said.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Nepal welcomed more than 126,000 tourists in 11 months of 2021, with the government turning flexible to welcome the foreign visitors after a decline in coronavirus infection cases.

COLOMBO, Dec 4: Sri Lanka's Health Ministry on Friday said the country had detected its first patient infected with the Omicron variant of the COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: The Nepali Army (NA) has accelerated the construction of holding centres in various eight places across the country in view of minimizing the risk of COVID-19.

NEW YORK, Dec 4: The Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 likely acquired at least one of its mutations by picking up a snippet of genetic material from another virus - possibly one that causes the common cold - present in the same infected cells, according to researchers.

GANDAKI, Dec 3: Rs 50,000 will be provided as relief to the families of the patients in Bardaghat-Susta East of Nawalparasi who died of COVID-19 through the program of Health Directorate under the Ministry of Health and Population of Gandaki Province Government.

BAITADI, Dec 2: The Sudur Paschim Province has launched preventive measures against the possible spread of the 'Omicron' variant of COVID-19.

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 2: With the discovery of cases of a new variant of the coronavirus in India, panic has spread in the border areas of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: About 67 percent of the population in Bagmati Province has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Dec 2: The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review.

CJ Rana catches COVID-19

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KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has been admitted to hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19.

LONDON, Nov 28: Britain announced new measures on Saturday to try to slow the spread of the newly identified Omicron coronavirus variant and a top health official said there was a "reasonable chance" that vaccines could be less effective against it.

LONDON/BERLIN/AMSTERDAM, Nov 28: Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from southern Africa.

MELBOURNE, Nov 27: Australia imposed new restrictions on Saturday on people who have been to nine southern African countries, as the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 raises concerns about another wave of the pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Nepal recorded 213 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday along with 325 recoveries and three deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

Bryan Adams tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival at Milan’s Malpensa Airport on Thursday, ahead of the unveiling of the 2022 Pirelli calendar that he photographed.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The government has issued an order to remove legal obstacles and facilitate procurement of more than six million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines directly from the US manufacturer.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal, Felicity Volk provided medical equipment worth Rs 4.2 million to the COVID-19 Unified Central Hospital at Bir Hospital under the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS).

BRUSSELS/PRAGUE, Nov 25: Coronavirus infections broke records in parts of Europe on Wednesday, with the continent once again the epicentre of a pandemic that has prompted new curbs on movement and seen health experts push to widen the use of booster vaccination shots.

BENGALURU, Nov 24: Bharat Biotech's vaccine was only 50% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in a high-risk population during a devastating second wave of infections in India this year, data gleaned from hospital workers showed.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The COVID-19 Crisis Management bill has been pending in parliament for about a month now. Since the COVID-19 Crisis Management Ordinance became inactive on September 15, there is no law regarding COVID-19.

NEW DELHI, Nov 24: An alarming fall in testing for COVID-19 threatens to undermine India's efforts to contain the pandemic, the federal health ministry said on Wednesday in a letter to state governments, as worries grew over fresh waves of infection abroad.

Nov 23: The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review.

Nov 23: Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong long-term protection against the virus in a late-stage study conducted among adolescents aged 12 to 15 years.

WASHINGTON, Nov 17: Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Tuesday to authorize its experimental pill for COVID-19, setting the stage for a likely launch this winter of a promising treatment that can be taken at home.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) will administer the second dose shot of China-manufactured Vero Cell vaccine against the coronavirus disease from November 18 to November 19.

International students are returning to U.S. colleges in stronger numbers this year, but the rebound has yet to make up for last year’s historic declines as COVID-19 continues to disrupt academic exchange, according to a new survey.

LINCOLN, NOV 14: Three snow leopards have died at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Nebraska of complications from COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The Nepali national women's team, which went to play friendly cricket in Bangladesh, is returning to Nepal by bus as they were not able to board a plane in Dhaka.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The tourism sector that was among the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic was the largest recipient of the refinance facility in the first three months of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China has provided the Nepal Army with 10 units of ventilators, 100 units of oxygen concentrators, and 300,000 doses of Vero Cell vaccine. The medical supplies were handed over by Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi to Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff, General Prabhu Ram Sharma at a program organized at the Nepal Army Headquarters on Monday.

WASHINGTON, Nov 6: Pfizer Inc. said that its experimental antiviral pill for COVID-19 cut rates of hospitalization and death by nearly 90% in high-risk adults, as the drugmaker joined the race for an easy-to-use medication to treat the coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Nepal recorded 183 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday along with 649 recoveries and two deaths, according to the latest information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Nepal has recorded over 814K cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020. With over 11,400 deaths from the deadly virus in a span of 23 months, people of all age groups have adapted to the new normal, following the virus outbreak.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Nepal recorded 287 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday along with 518 recoveries and two deaths, according to the latest information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

POKHARA, Nov 3: The tourism industry remains crippled by the effects of COVID-19 almost for the last two years. However, of late, the tourism sector which was hit hard by the pandemic has shown some progress, however small that might be. Nepal recorded the highest arrival of international tourists in October, following the surge of the pandemic in March 2020.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Skytouch Biomed has introduced a COVID-19 self-test kit in Nepali market.

COVID- 19 and Nepali Tourism Industry

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Nepal needs to start thinking about post-COVID tourism strategies as a country with considerable dependence on tourism income.

Nov 2: The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 5 million on Monday, less than two years into a crisis that has not only devastated poor countries but also humbled wealthy ones with first-rate health care systems.

Fireworks boomed as the visitors at Shanghai Disneyland waited for their COVID-19 test results, surrounded by healthcare workers dressed from head to toe in the white protective suits.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The Government of Japan has provided additional 114 oxygen generators to support the Government of Nepal’s efforts in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: The United States of America has donated as many as 100,620 doses of Pfizer vaccines against COVID-19 to Nepal today.

AP, Oct 23: Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues, as the U.S. weighs beginning vaccinations in youngsters.

WASHINGTON, Oct 18: Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state and top military officer, died on Monday at the age of 84 due to complications from COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated, his family said in a statement on Facebook.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: An additional 391 cases of COVID-19 have been reported across the country in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, OCT 1: Nepal imported sanitizers worth Rs 56.50 million in the first two months of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Nepal has recorded 270 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The new cases were detected from among 4,712 samples tested across the country.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The coronavirus infection in Nepal has decreased by 60 percent, according to the Ministry of Health and Population. The ministry’s Spokesperson Dr Krishna Prasad Poudel said that the infection rate has decreased by 60 percent in a month.