KATHMANDU, April 7: National Examination Board has decided to postpone the board examinations of grade 11 and 12.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that next two weeks are critical for the country in a fight against novel coronavirus disease.

KATHMANDU, April 2: Coronavirus infections in Nepal have climbed to six today after a woman tested positive for COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The government has introduced relief packages targeting the people who have been hit hard by the lockdown orders.

BIRENDRANAGAR, March 30: As the country is already in the seventh day of nationwide lockdown enforced by the government, capital of Karnali Province Birendranagar is silent with almost empty streets.

KATHMANDU, March 30: Two suspected coronavirus patients died in course of treatment in Bir Hospital, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, March 29: The number of corona cases has climbed to 5 as a young girl from Baglung who recently returned from Belgium via Qatar Airways’ flight tested positive on Saturday. With this, two cases were detected outside the capital.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Nepal Airlines' Airbus 330 carrying medical items has landed at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu today morning.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Nepal Airlines’ RA 4171 aircraft has left for Guangzhou, China to bring necessary medical equipment at 12:31 pm on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, March 28: National Innovation Center has started the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) required for health workers during the treatment of coronavirus patients.

It is not known whether the disease is spreading its tentacles in the towns and villages and this state of ignorance could turn out to be costly, says Dr Pun.

SYANGJA, March 27: A total of 213 individuals have stayed in self and home quarantine in Syangja district, the officials confirmed. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of District Police Office, Syangja Nabin Krishna Bhandari said that those 213 people living in quarantines had returned from different countries after the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Germany is evacuating its 325 citizens from Kathmandu today who were stranded in various trekking trails of Nepal after the government enforced a week-long lockdown earlier this week to curb the spread of coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Nepal government has decided to reopen its key border points with China in order to ease the supply of essential goods.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Although a COVID-19 suspect tested positive for the virus on Tuesday evening, doctors at Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) at Teku were not informed about this, putting the lives of the medical staff involved at risk.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Even after complaints over sort of Covid-19 test facilities outside Kathmandu valley government is still struggling to extend the laboratory outside from National Public Health Laboratory Teku.Public outcry has escalated against the government for failing to conduct swab test outside the capital and carrying out limited tests even in the Kathmandu.

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KATHMANDU, March 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday urged one and all to stay at home to remain safe from the global pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19)

KATHMANDU, March 23: Due to grappling fear of outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nepal, people are found to have terrorized either in the lack of proper knowledge or psychological issues. Most of them either child, young or old; educated or illiterate seem to need to have proper psychosocial support and consolation in this situation of fear and confusion.

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KATHMANDU, March 22: How about utilizing this lock down time on some productive and creative activities, including reading books so that this free time won’t go useless?

KATHMANDU, March 24: Today is the first day of week-long nationwide lockdown that began at 6 AM today.

KATHMANDU, March 24: Hours after the government confirmed second case of coronavirus in the country on Monday, it took an extraordinary measure to enforce a complete 'lockdown' across the country for a week starting from Tuesday morning.

KATHMANDU, March 24: As the country braces for a partial lockdown in the wake of a possible risk of COVID-19 outbreak, many small businesses in the capital city have already downed their shutters.

KATHMANDU, March 24: As government decided to enforce a-week nationwide lockdown to be effective from 6 am this morning, major cities around the countries including Kathmandu are seen silent and the streets are almost empty.

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KATHMANDU, March 24: With a second case of COVID-19 recorded in Nepal this week, a bigger question is lurking: Is the public responding sufficiently to meet the virus's lethal trajectory? Or is it too small a number to signal a larger catastrophe? Opinions are divided among experts and officials.

KATHMANDU, March 24: A 19-year-old France returnee Nepali student tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday evening, confirmed the Minster for Health and Population.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Lawmaker and leader of the main opposition Nepali Congress Gagan Kumar Thapa has proposed to contribute one-month salary of each of the lawmaker to the ‘coronavirus fund’ set up by the government.

KATHMANDU, March 23: The operation of long-route vehicles has come to a halt from today taking into consideration the potential risks of COVID-19 outbreak.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Kathmandu based Norvic Hospital and Basanta Chaudhary Foundation have jointly offered to contribute Rs. 10 million to the ‘coronavirus fund’ set up by the government.

KATHMANDU, March 22: Government has warned of taking stricter action against if anyone is found to have been involved in black marketing and hoarding.

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March 22, 2020 11:10 am

BANEPA, March 22: A man and his son have died while his wife was injured in a road accident that took place at Bhaisepati in Banepa municipality-13. The accident took place on the Araniko highway his morning.

ATTARIYA, March 21: Sudur Paschim provincial government has urged the Nepali citizens not to visit India at least for a week when the spread of a global pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19) accelerates.

ITAHARI, March 21: The Province 1 government has decided to set up a 50-bed hospital along with 10-bed ventilator facility in partnership with Nepal Army and Armed Police Force and Nepal Police. The hospital will be established in the building of erstwhile National Trading Limited within a week. The facility is being established to address potential outburst of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, March 20: All the weekly newspapers being published from Kathmandu will cease their print edition owing to novel coronavirus outbreak fear.

KATHMANDU, March 20: Nepali Times, a weekly newspaper in Nepal has decided to cease its publication to be effective from Sunday, the next week.

KATHMANDU, March 20: The Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC), the focal agency for renewable energy promotion in the country under the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoEWRI), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed a US$ 1.5 million agreement to promote renewable energy in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 19: Amid novel coronavirus outbreak fear, Public Service Commission (PSC) has postponed all the scheduled written examinations of civil service, security bodies and various government bodies.

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KATHMANDU, March 18: At a time when people around the world are being strongly advised by the international agencies to maintain adequate hand hygiene owing to the coronavirus outbreak, about 33 percent of the urban population or around 3 in 10 people in Nepal still do not have access to handwashing with soap and water, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.

Govt briefs diplomatic community

March 16, 2020 19:50 pm

KATHMANDU, March 16: The Government has expressed commitment to extending all necessary supports, within the maximum extent of our capacity, to the diplomatic community for the protection of their staff and the family members living in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that there would not be a shortage of LP gas as 100,00 cylinders are being supplied in the market every day.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Nepali consumers continue to pay  high prices for  petroleum products as the authorities are  reluctant to factor in the plunge in   the international price. The country’s petroleum products monopoly is likely to cite various types of taxes or the possibility of smuggling to India for keeping the price structure largely unchanged.

Supplies of LP gas upped

March 14, 2020 18:41 pm

KATHMANDU, March 14: In order to contain the artificial shortage of daily essentials in the market in the wake of coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, the government has made the monitoring of market more effective.

KATHMANDU, March 14: Amid the fear of coronavirus outbreak in Nepal, another deadly disease dengue has been reported in several parts of the country.

KATMANDU, March 14: India has closed its all land border points with Nepal except Raxaul, Banbasa, Raniganj and Sonouli to be effective from today.

KATHMANDU, March 14: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has slashed its flight frequency to India citing lack of passengers due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, March 13: Government is preparing for the suspension of visa issue to the willing visitors from those European and Middle East countries which have been affected by the global pandemic of coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Government on Thursday said that it will enforce lock down in the particular area of the country if it is found affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The number of visitors in places like movie theaters, stage shows, and festivals has been decreased among others. Fear of COVID-19 spreading has not just decreased the number of audience, but most of the shows have been canceled.

KATHMANDU, March 9: With coronavirus now spreading beyond China, the government on Monday has decided to temporarily suspend visa-on-arrival for the nationals of three more countries.