KATHMANDU, October 30: As winter sets in, there is a growing concern over how the season would respond to COVID-19. Many studies and experts have predicted that there is a strong possibility that the virus may find a suitable environment for its growth and spread as the mercury dips. Also, there are many who disagree with the seasonal logic.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: The number of Nepali nationals dying of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in foreign countries has risen to 284 as one more Nepali national succumbed to COVID-19, the Non-resident Nepali Association (NRNA) said on Sunday.

NEW DELHI, Sept 29: The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 1 million, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work.

BEIJING, Sept 15: Coronavirus vaccines being developed in China may be ready for use by the general public as early as November, an official with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.

RAUTAHAT, Sept 15: Rautahat district witnessed 23 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.

MOSCOW, Aug 24: Russia reported 4,744 new coronavirus cases on Monday, pushing its confirmed infection tally to 961,493, the fourth largest in the world.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 19: Parsa district has reported two more COVID-19 related deaths and 112 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday.

Covid-19 has inflicted casualty not only on human beings but all other sectors—economic, social and psychological—with immense fear of uncertainty in everyone’s mind. No one knows when it will end. Experts predict that the entire world would suffer. Poor countries like Nepal will surely suffer the most and face the most daunting challenges.

NEW DELHI, India, July 30: India has registered more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours for the first time.

PARSA, July 29: Parsa district witnessed 34 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 26: As of Saturday evening, 206 Nepalis living in various countries around the world including Nepal have lost their lives due to coronavirus, the Non-resident Nepali Association (NRNA), said.

The year 2020 is expected to be the year with the worst mental health outcomes largely because of COVID-19, the quarantine, and the loneliness after the loss of loved ones.

WASHINGTON, DC – After ravaging the developed world, COVID-19 is now devastating developing and emerging-market countries, most of which lack the medical and financial capacity to combat the pandemic and its economic effects.

KATHMANDU, June 21: Three more Nepali nationals living in foreign countries succumbed to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past week, the Non-resident Nepali Association (NRNA) said on Sunday.

CHICAGO/SYDNEY, May 15: Global coronavirus deaths passed 300,000 on Thursday as infections approached 4.5 million, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States responsible for more than a quarter of all fatalities.

NEW YORK, May 12: India’s trains will start rolling again and millions in the Philippines will be able to leave their homes, even as an expert warns that many countries are driving blind as they reopen because they haven’t set up strong systems to track new outbreaks of the coronavirus.

NEW YORK, May 1: May is bringing cautious reopenings from coronavirus lockdowns, from Beijing’s Forbidden city to shopping malls in Texas, as the grim toll from the pandemic ticks higher.

PARIS, April 28: France and Spain, two of the worst-hit countries in the coronavirus pandemic, were laying out separate roadmaps Tuesday for lifting their lockdowns, while signs emerged the virus has been all but vanquished in New Zealand and Australia.

KATHMANDU, April 27: As of Sunday, 49 Nepalis living in 24 different countries have lost their lives due to the coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, April 19: As of Saturday, 28 Nepalis living in 21 countries have lost their lives due to the coronavirus.

NEW YORK, April 13: Christians celebrated Easter Sunday isolated in their homes by the coronavirus while pastors preached the faith’s joyous news of Christ’s resurrection to empty pews. St. Peter’s Square was barricaded to keep out crowds, while one Florida church drew a large turnout for a drive-in service in a parking lot.

A Global COVID-19 Exit Strategy

April 12, 2020 09:35 am

OXFORD – The world that emerges from the coronavirus pandemic may be a warring collection of countries that are more closed off and nationalistic than before. But without rapid and effective global cooperation, the world may not exit this crisis safely at all.

Declare Emergency

April 11, 2020 09:21 am

Supreme Court of Nepal has delivered a landmark verdict reconfirming the protection of Nepali citizens wherever they are in times of pandemic. This comes at times of rising corruption in government involving the procurement of life-saving personal protection equipment urgently needed for the protection of frontline health workers. Transferring procurement responsibility to Nepal Army does not resolve the crises which emerged from governance failures. This action only reflects the government’s move to deflect public attention and scrutiny away from government inefficiency.

CAMBRIDGE – COVID-19 is confronting humanity with its most severe test since 1918 when an influenza pandemic killed more people than died in World War I. Yet the top leaders of the world’s two largest economies, China and the United States, have failed the first round.

China’s Global Leadership Moment?

April 6, 2020 10:03 am

BEIJING – When he welcomed US President Donald Trump to Beijing’s Forbidden City in 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping pointed to the character “peace” in the names of all three halls of the great complex, emphasizing the Confucian maxim “Peace is prized above all.”

LONDON, April 3: Global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday with more than 52,000 deaths as the pandemic further exploded in the United States and the death toll climbed in Spain and Italy, according to a Reuters tally of official data.

MADRID, March 31: Spain’s coronavirus deaths jumped by a record number Tuesday as the country’s medical system strained to care for its tens of thousands of infected patients and the world total climbed to more than 800,000 cases.

Together we can beat the pandemic

March 29, 2020 08:13 am

I have a pollen allergy. Even a slight exposure to it greatly agitates multiple organs of my body and often causes debilitating headaches and intermittent fevers. Every spring, I still venture out to nature walk like a warrior donning facemasks and respirators to take on the pollen head-on. For I love to devour spring smell and glory notwithstanding my physique’s loathing of its byproduct (pollen), which is a given and plentiful in the suburbs of American south.

KATHMANDU, March 22: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has called on the entire party hierarchy and the mass to be more careful to the heightened risk of coronavirus infection in the aftermath of its global pandemic.

ROME, March 20: The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has leapt by 627 to 4,032, officials said on Friday, an increase of 18.4% - by far the largest daily rise in absolute terms since the contagion emerged a month ago.

KATHMANDU, March 17: A high-level coordination committee to prevent coronavirus outbreak has decided to set up 115 beds for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 1,000 isolation wards in the Kathmandu Valley to curb the possible outbreak of the deadly disease that has spread to more than 100 countries across the globe.

BEIJING, Jan 23: China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicentre of a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600, as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic.