LAHAN, April 1: 18 persons who have recently returned from the Indian capital New Delhi after participating in a religious fair at Nizamuddin Mosque (Markaz) have been kept in quarantine in Saptari.

BENI, March 31: The ongoing lockdown has delivered a severe blow to dairy farmers in Myagdi who rely on selling milk.

KATHMANDU, March 31: As the government on Sunday announced to provide relief package to the daily bread earners through the local levels, people have flocked to the ward offices on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, March 31: United States has repatriated its citizens who were left stranded in different parts of Nepal due to nationwide lockdown enforced to curb the spread of coronavirus diseases.

KATHMANDU, March 31: As the nationwide lockdown entered its eighth day today, the laborers especially involved in various construction works in Kathmandu valley have started heading towards their homes.

BHAKATAPUR, March 31: Bhaktapur municipal office has introduced stricter rules in an attempt to control people’s mobility during the lockdown order enforced by the government.

KATHMANDU, March 29: A cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar, has taken various decisions ranging from extending lockdown period by one week to providing relief packages to affected ones.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Nepal government on Sunday decided to extend its ban on all international commercial passenger flights until April 15 as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Amid concerns that researchers have not been able to make vaccines universally applicable to every patient battling Covid-19, doctors from China and Nepal on Saturday shared their experiences of medical treatment and containment of the deadly virus via a video conference.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Coronavirus infections in Nepal have climbed to five today after a 19-year-old female who returned to the country from Belgium via Qatar tested positive for COVID-19, authorities said.

KATHMANDU, March 29: As the country entered the sixth day of nationwide lockdown in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic, people in Bhaktapur were found flocking to streets and shops defying lockdown orders announced by the government.

Lockdown may be extended by a week

March 28, 2020 10:05 am

KATHMANDU, March 28: After a fourth COVID-19 positive patient was diagnosed in Nepal on Friday the government is planning to extend the nationwide lockdown for another week, according to top government sources.

KATHMANDU, March 28: The government has set to provide 20% discount on the electricity bill to 3.8 million consumers who use less than 150 units of electricity per month.

307 foreigners flown out of Nepal

March 28, 2020 07:05 am

KATHMANDU, March 28: A total of 307 foreigners nationals left here on a Qatar Airways aircraft on Friday.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Five flights have been scheduled to fly to Lukla tomorrow morning to rescue the tourists who have left stranded there following the enforcement of nationwide lockdown by the government as an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) said.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has urged the government to launch relief package to address the concerns of people from various walks of life who have been adversely affected by the lockdown enforced by the government to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

While reports claim that individuals with the symptoms are not being entertained by private hospitals triggering a riskier and chaotic situation, the government's coordination is seen not very effective to handle the national crisis. Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali spoke to Republica's Anjali Subedi on these issues. Excerpt:

KATHMANDU, March 26: A total of 16 foreign tourists who have left stranded due to lockdown enforced to contain COVID-19 have been rescued from Lukla Airport on Thursday.

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KATHMANDU, March 26: A chartered plane of Buddha air is flying to Pokhara to rescue 47 French nationals, sources said.

KATHMANDU, March 26: While the government is struggling to maintain smooth supply of essentials during a weeklong lockdown, the Indian government's 21-day lockdown has added to the uncertainty among the people regarding the adequate availability of daily necessities.

KATHMANDU, March 26: To address the shortage of human resources needed to deal with COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) is set to recruit 134 medical staff immediately. They will include seven general physicians, seven anesthesiologists, 20 medical officers and 100 staff nurse.

COVID 19: Let's act wisely

March 26, 2020 05:00 am

KATHMANDU, March 25: Hours after the second coronavirus case confirmed in Kathmandu on March 23, the government said that the entire country would be under complete shutdown from the early next morning. Amid coronavirus outbreak fears, the government imposed the week-long lockdown to prevent people from stepping out of their homes and risking contagion.

KATHMANDU, March 24: With the alarming rise of COVID-19 infection cases across the globe, and the WHO labeling the disease as a pandemic, we are in a state of panic. The largest tech companies including Apple, Google, Amazon, and Oracle have already rolled out mandatory remote work (Work From Home) policies as one of their measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection.