Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the collection season coincided with the nation-wide lockdown. Many people were restricted from traveling to the collection sites, but some who live higher up and closer to these sites, disregarded the ban and proceeded with the collection.
USA, May 24: Three researchers from China's Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) sought hospital care in November 2019, months before China disclosed the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing a previously undisclosed U.S. intelligence report.
Dr Sweta Baniya, Assistant Professor of English at Virginia Tech, USA, along with Laura Gautier, and Scott Fralin collaborated online with Code for Nepal and curated 'Ut Prosim Beyond Boundaries: Global Outreach During the Pandemic', on fall 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEW DELHI, April 8: India reported a record 126,789 COVID-19 cases on Thursday as several states struggle to contain a second surge in infections, complaining of vaccine shortages and demanding inoculations be expanded to younger people.
NEW DELHI, April 7: India has hit another new peak with 115,736 coronavirus cases reported in the past 24 hours. New Delhi, Mumbai and dozens of other cities are imposing curfews to try to slow the soaring infections.
NEW DELHI, April 5: India reported a record rise in COVID-19 infections on Monday, becoming the second country after the United States to post more than 100,000 new cases in a day, as politicians stage massive election rallies raising fears of further spreading the virus.
NEW DELHI, March 21: India’s health ministry warned on Sunday that a huge gathering of devotees for a Hindu festival could send coronavirus cases surging, as the country recorded the most new infections in nearly four months.
BENGALURU, March 17: India’s daily coronavirus infections jumped by 28,903 on Wednesday, data from the health ministry showed, for the highest increase since Dec. 13 and taking the nationwide tally to 11.44 million.
MUMBAI, March 16: India reported 24,492 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the sixth straight day of more than 20,000 infections, as curbs to try to stop the spread of COVID-19 were expanded in parts of the country that have recorded a surge.
KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Amid sparser crowds than usual, mask-wearing worshippers offered prayers to Hindu goddess of education Saraswati in annual celebrations in Nepal on Tuesday - this year seeking safety from the coronavirus pandemic as well as greater wisdom.
Rather than pursue more debt relief to help the developing world weather the COVID-19 crisis, rich countries should provide pandemic-related necessities directly. Debt relief is so imprecise a mechanism that it is as likely to benefit private-sector creditors as it is to help the poor.
KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Three more Nepali nationals succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in foreign countries in the past one week, the Non-resident Nepali Association (NRNA) said on Sunday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 31: The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges and pushed the media into an uncharted territory. Across the globe, press freedom has been undermined by governments to control the public narrative and cover up their inadequacies. Authorities have clamped down on the media to control information and public debate about the pandemic.
Minister Dhakal said that he is ready to face any action if he is found guilty of embezzling state funds in the procurement of medical equipment amid the government’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) under the federal parliament will hold a discussion with Minister for Health and Population, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal on Friday over the alleged corruption in course of procuring medical equipment for containing the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEW DELHI, Dec 17: India will have to spend $1.4 billion to $1.8 billion in the first phase of a coronavirus vaccination programme, even after getting support under the COVAX global vaccine-sharing scheme, according to estimates by the GAVI vaccines alliance.
SEOUL, Dec 14: South Korea ordered schools to close from Tuesday in the capital Seoul and surrounding areas as it battles its worst outbreak of novel coronavirus since the pandemic began, surpassing the previous peak in February.
The US top infectious disease doctor offered a timeline for ending the COVID-19 pandemic this week, saying that if the coming vaccination campaign goes well, we could approach herd immunity by summer’s end and “normality that is close to where we were before” by the end of 2021.
KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Nepal government and various donor agencies agreed on a joint statement of support on Friday for Nepal’s Relief, Recovery and Resilience Plan to enable a green, resilient and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
MORALZARZAL, Spain, Nov 12: At 81 years old Spanish mountaineer Carlos Soria is training to tackle one of the world’s highest peaks, a challenge he will dedicate to elderly victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MOSCOW, Nov 11: Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according to interim trial results, the country’s sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday, as Moscow rushes to keep pace with Western drugmakers in the race for a shot.
NEW DELHI, Nov 10: Air quality in India’s capital deteriorated to its worst this year on Tuesday prompting a social media barrage of residents complaining about stinging eyes, sore throat and breathlessness in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
KATHMANDU, Oct 28: The Central Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party which was scheduled to be held from October 31 to November 2 has been postponed for a month owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
LALITPUR, Oct 15: Lalitpur District alone has recorded 48 deaths linked with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of Thursday, according to the data maintained by the District Public Health Office, Lalitpur.