KATHMANDU, May 12: As many as 83 civil society leaders and activists have urged China to provide additional vaccines to Nepal to curb further loss of human life due to COVID-19.

RAJHA, May 12: Banke district, which has now become one of the hotspots of the second wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), reported 11 more deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Nepal on the road to complete prohibitory order

With South Asia becoming the center of the Corona pandemic in recent times, Nepal has reached a position where the daily positivity is very high not only in this region but also in the world. Past experience and inability to learn from the rest of the world is the biggest weakness and mistake of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Record-high 225 new deaths caused by the coronavirus infection were added in the past 24 hours in Nepal.

When one analyses the present situation, it becomes obvious that Nepal couldn’t prepare to face the challenges posed by the second wave. It is anticipated that Nepal may face a third wave the scale of which may be difficult to predict at this point in time.

BUTWAL, May 11: The number of COVID-19 infections in Butwal is increasing day by day. As many as 11 infected patients who were undergoing treatment at the COVID-19 Special Hospital in Butwal succumbed to the deadly virus in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, May 11: The ongoing prohibitory orders in the Kathmandu Valley have been extended by two more weeks.

KATHMANU, May 10: As many as 28 lawmakers were absent during the voting on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s trust motion.

GORKHA, May 10: Patients affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are being treated outside the Gorkha Hospital as of Sunday evening.

KATHMANDU, May 10: A special session of the House of Representatives (HoR) is underway at the federal parliament building in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu.

CHINA, May 10: China will set up "a line of separation" at the summit of Mount Everest to prevent the mingling of climbers from COVID-hit Nepal and those ascending from the Tibetan side as a precautionary measure, Chinese state media reported on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Nepal’s COVID-19 test positivity rate and transmission rate are found almost double than that of India.

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KATHMANDU, May 9: The district administration offices (DAOs) in 63 of the 77 districts in the country have enforced prohibitory orders to break the chain of coronavirus spread.

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KATHMANDU, May 8: China has said that medical supplies including oxygen cylinders that Beijing is providing to Nepal in grants are ready to be delivered to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 7: A senior government official working at the Federal Parliament has died of COVID-19 infection.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Nepal has been witnessing a massive surge in new coronavirus cases as the second wave of the infectious disease started ravaging the Himalayan country since mid-April.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Nepal confirmed the highest single-day count of coronavirus cases on Thursday. According to the health ministry, 9,070 more people were found to have caught the virus in the past 24 hours. It accounts for 42.90 percent of the 21,142 tests carried out during the period.

KATHMANDU, May 6: At least five lawmakers of the federal parliament have tested positive for COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, May 6: The government’s failure to purchase Covishield vaccine on time has resulted in the loss of countless lives. As the saga unfolds, new details have emerged of the middlemen who wanted to pocket millions in the midst of the worst pandemic this country has seen in decades.

Pashupati Aryaghat, where Hindus cremate their dead bodies, is overcrowded, and has started cremating bodies on open grounds. Until last week, PM Oli was busy inaugurating projects, openly defying urgent pleas by his health ministry to avoid crowds and public events. He infamously urged people to ‘chew guava leaves and turmeric powder to get rid of the virus’ offering a hope so false that only this disaster could follow.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The CPN (Maoist Center) has decided to withdraw its support extended earlier to the KP Oli-led government.

BAITADI, May 4: Six people were killed when a jeep met with an accident at Pancheshwar Rural Municipality in Baitadi on Tuesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Nepal confirmed a total of 55 fatalities linked with the coronavirus disease in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The government has decided to recall Nepal's Ambassador to Australia, Mahesh Dahal.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Laxmi Bahadur Nirala, a member of the Judicial Council, has succumbed to the coronavirus disease.

KATHMANDU, May 4: As the pandemic of the coronavirus disease is raging the country through its second wave, local administrations have been imposing prohibitory orders in order to restrict the movement of people and break the chain of transmission at the community level.

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KATHMANDU, May 3: The three districts in Kathmandu Valley have reported a total of 3,666 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday alone.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Cremations of those who succumbed to COVID are being carried out in an open ground on the bank of Bagmati River at Pashupati crematorium area for lack of adequate space as the number of people dying of COVID-19 complication sees a sharp spike in recent days.

KATHMANDU, May 3: China is donating the much-needed 20,000 oxygen cylinders to Nepal as the country struggles to cope with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Amid sharp spike in the cases of COVID-19, Nepal has requested the US government to provide COVID-19 vaccines.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Kailash Joshi, a journalist from Far West Nepal, has not taken a break from his work for the past one year. Just when he thought that COVID-19, that is wreaking havoc worldwide, was perhaps making an exit from Nepal, 'it came back with a bigger roar'. The country is engulfed by the second wave of COVID-19, and Joshi is also infected by the virus. The 30-year-old local of Dhangadhi tested positive for the virus on Thursday. But unlike other patients with COVID-19 symptoms, Joshi cannot take a full rest.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The government has decided to suspend both domestic and international flights in order to curb further spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The Cabinet has recommended to President Bidya Devi Bhandari to summon the session of the House of Representatives (HoR) on May 10.

KATHMANDU, May 2: United Insurance Company (Nepal) Ltd has appointed Upasana Poudel as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the company.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Kathmandu looks beautiful these days. The air pollution level has drastically plummeted. According to the data received from pollution monitoring devices installed at different places in the Kathmandu Valley, the average air quality index (AQI) stands around 60 μg/m3.

Without any doubt, the tumultuous four years of the Trump presidency significantly damaged the US multilateral outlook and its relation to the UN. However, the US has not burnt its bridge completely.

KATHMANDU, May 1:Officials confirmed a total of 5,763 new coronavirus cases on Saturday. Of the cases confirmed, 5,706 were detected through 12,403 RT-PCR tests while 57 others through 566 antigen tests.

KATHMANDU, May 1:  The US government has announced to provide an additional $8.5 million in emergency response funding support to Nepal to combat the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Nepal and the Commonwealth of Dominica established diplomatic relations on Friday. With this, the number of countries with which Nepal has established diplomatic relations has now reached 169.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Based on a decision made by the Council of Ministers that authorized the local administration offices to impose prohibitory orders if the number of cases surpasses 200 in hill districts and 500 in the districts located in the southern plains and the Kathmandu Valley, local administrations of over two dozen districts have enforced prohibitory orders to contain further spread of COVID-19.

GORKHA, April 30: As many as 62 people of a single village in Gorkha district have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

SANKHU: Despite the COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the local administration, locals of Sankhu in the capital celebrated the Bajrayogini Jatra on Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Local administrations in the Kathmandu Valley are preparing to impose stricter prohibitory orders from Saturday to control the movement of people in the streets.

How can sufficient service delivery and development across Nepal be possible as long as the political leaders do not end  inter- and intra-party politics, desisting from racing to becoming a PM or ministers for power, posts and wealth acquisition, considering the political sector a lucrative business industry and employment center, as the trend shows? How Nepal can free itself from the clutches of wrong political hands?