Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across Nepal have been closed since March 19 and it is not clear when they will open. They could remain closed for many more days. The major challenge at this point is to ensure that all children have access to education. Many experts have expressed their opinions on the issue. Some favor online teaching methods while others opine that Nepal is not yet ready for online teaching. It is important to be clear regarding the availability of radio, mobile phone, television, computer and internet facilities as well as the current use and possibility of digital learning materials and software while discussing the matter.

KATHMANDU, March 30: Nepal Press Union has urged the government to bring immediate special economic relief package for media houses and journalists.

NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD, India, March 30: Police in western India fired tear gas to disperse a stone-pelting crowd of migrant workers defying a three-week lockdown against the coronavirus that has left hundreds of thousands of poor without jobs and hungry, authorities said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 30: Nepal Police is investigating a photo which has gone viral on social media showing a policewoman forcing a man to sit on the street carrying a cooking gas cylinder.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Province 2 government has decided to provide food rations to the poor people and daily wage workers who need immediate help throughout the lockdown period.

PHUKET, Thailand, March 27: From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest in Nepal, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Staying fit at home

March 27, 2020 11:02 am

The coronavirus pandemic has brought our lives to a standstill. Since we have been advised to go out only when absolutely necessary—like to buy food and medicines—cardio exercises like jogging, cycling, and swimming have become an absolute no-no. And with gyms and fitness centers closing their doors, getting our daily workouts and thus staying in shape have become next to impossible. But it needn’t be that way. Here we asked some fitness enthusiasts how they are making sure they stay in shape while being locked up at home.

BIRATNAGAR, March 25: Huge numbers of security personnel have been mobilized in Biratnagar to implement the government's lockdown orders.

ARGHAKHANCHI, March 23: The District Administration Office, Arghakhanchi district has declared to lockdown the district effective from today might at 12 to until further notice to prevent the risk of COVID-19.

TASHKENT, March 23: Uzbekistan will effectively lock down its capital city Tashkent from March 24 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Central Asian nation’s government said on Monday.