KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Minister for Health and Population Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal has quarantined himself at his Pulchowk-based official quarters after one of his family members tested positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recently.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: As the government has decided to resume the fifth phase of repatriation flights, a list of hotels with their rates ranging from Rs 1,800 to Rs 9,000 per night has been made public. These hotels will be available as quarantine facilities for Nepalis returning from abroad.

Quarantine brought opportunities to Dev Patel’s front yard. From a safe distance, the British actor was able to enjoy both his birthday and his relationship with India without leaving his L.A. home.

KATHMANDU, July 17: A 23-year-old man has committed suicide at a quarantine facility in Kwaholasothar Rural Municipality in Lamjung.

DAILEKH, June 26: Twenty-one Covid-19 patients who were staying at the Naumule Rural Municipality-based quarantine facilities escaped on Thursday night.

A Quarantine Selfie

June 21, 2020 13:45 pm

A small doggy barks louder At the arrival of his madam back To home from her duty of emergence

DANG, June 16: A couple has tied their marital knot at a quarantine facility here in the district. A young man from Ghorahi-18, Dang with the surname of Oli and a young lady from Tulsipur-5, Dang with the surname of Chaudhary established a conjugal relationship at the Ghorahi-18-based quarantine facility.

KATHMANDU: Police have arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in gang raping a woman in a quarantine facility in Kailali district on Saturday.

DHANGADHI, June 15: A woman, who was staying at a quarantine facility in Lamki Chuha Municipality-1, Kailali, was allegedly gang-raped on Saturday night.

One dies in quarantine in Doti

June 7, 2020 09:14 am

DOTI, June 7: A 19-year-old man who had been staying at a quarantine facility here in the district died on Sunday at around 3 am.

BAITADI, June 3: A woman died in a quarantine facility in Dadeldhura on Tuesday night.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The Quarantine Monitoring and Facilitation Committee has suggested to the government to use hotels to quarantine citizens returning from foreign countries.

BARDIYA, May 27: A 55-year old man staying in a quarantine facility in Bardiya has passed away.

LONDON, May 9: Britain is to introduce a 14-day quarantine period for almost everyone arriving into the country to avoid a second peak of the coronavirus pandemic, The Times newspaper reported on Saturday.

In quarantine, in America

May 3, 2020 12:41 pm

Too much freedom spoils a country and its characters. I have evolved as an unstable character since I started working from home beginning mid-March because of stay-at-home orders owing to the coronavirus pandemic. My workspace keeps changing from couch to study table to dining table to the kitchen island to deck depending on my mood. I can occupy any space I want anytime. Had it not been for the coronavirus, I would be working from a space that is neither assigned nor reserved to me.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

May 2, 2020 19:00 pm

The Week in Pictures for the week April 26 - May 2, 2020.

KOHALPUR, April 27: The Rapid Diagnostic Test ( RDT) reports of 67 Indians, who are being quarantined at the Kohalpur-based Hawaldar Ram Secondary School, have come negative.

BANIYANI, April 26: More than 200 Nepali citizens are currently living near the bordering region of Jhapa waiting to return home. They are stationed at neighboring Indian market towns like Galgaliya, Pani Tanki, Naxarbadi and other areas, according to Nepal Red Cross Society, Jhapa president Lok Raj Dhakal.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

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The Week in Pictures for the week April 19-25, 2020.

NEPALGUNJ, April 24: 181 Nepalis who were kept in a temporary quarantine set up near Nepal-India border have been sent home on Friday.

Home is what matters

April 18, 2020 14:44 pm

The country is in a state of total lockdown to prevent potential community transmission of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Along with millions of Nepalese across the nation, I have chosen to suspend the freedom of free movement and stay home. The transition from social cohesion to social distancing has been brisk, yet we have no option but assimilate with the culture of distancing at the earliest. I find that in our attempt to distance ourselves from other humans we have come closer to our homes. A home is an inanimate object but for once I can feel it breathe and enjoy its privileges.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Ministry of Home Affairs has directed the District Administration Office (DAO), Parsa to keep Samajbadi Party lawmaker Padip Yadav in quarantine after he was found to have visited a quarantine center in Raxaul near the Nepal-India border.

Ellen DeGeneres, one of America’s most popular TV personalities, faced a barrage of criticism on Wednesday after comparing her self-isolation in a multimillion-dollar mansion to being in prison.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Indicating the extension of the lockdown until the third week of April, Prime Minister K P Oli has said that the next two weeks could be more challenging for the country in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Saturday said that 14-day quarantine period is not enough to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

CHITWAN, April 4: A public awareness programme has been launched at Chepang community of ward no 1 in Ichchhamanakamana rural municipality, Chitwan, to stay away from the spread of coronavirus infection. The indigenous people from the remote hilly area of Chitwan district are instructed on washing hands with soap.

JUMLA, April 4: Seven people who had gone to Dhipu village of Tila Rural Municipality – 9 to buy fodder for their cattle two days ago returned empty-handed. The locals did not allow them to enter the village. As the novel coronavirus pandemic has been wreaking havoc in the whole world, everyone is alarmed, according to Sarki Bahadur Bohora, a civil society leader in the village.

Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon has announced the launch of her new show Shine On At Home where she would dole out advice to people in need during their home quarantine.

DHANGADI / BAITADI, April 2: As thousands of people have come home from India in recent days without their health conditions being tested and they are also not undergoing home quarantine as instructed by the government , the far western region appears to be at very high risk of a Covid-19 outbreak. At the same time, there are thousands more stranded across the border and desperate to come home.

Her is a 2013 American science-fiction romantic drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. Marking Jonze’s solo screenwriting debut, the film follows a lonely writer who develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system (an artificially intelligent virtual assistant personified through a female voice) designed to meet his every need.

TANAHU, March  30: The Nepal Army (NA) has helped build 13-bed quarantine facility at Parashar Primary School at Byas Municipality-5 in Tanahu district to prevent possible outbreak of COVID-19.

NUWAKOT, March 29: One hundred sixty-eight Nepalis returning from foreign countries have been kept under quarantine in Nuwakot district, officials said.

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.

In the festival, the videos of drama are being shown via its official Facebook page‐- Theater Mall -- at 5 pm onwards. The first day of festival kicked off on Friday with a live streaming of ‘Maan VS Malti’ by Kedar Shrestha. Though having some technical glitches on the first day, the initiation garnered good response amid Nepali theater enthusiasts.

DHANGADHI, March 29: The novel coronavirus infected man from Dhangadi who is undergoing treatment at Seti Regional Hospital has been found to have met dozens of people after coming to Nepal from Dubai. Talking to Republica, he said that a friend from Biratnagar was in the same Delhi – Kathmandu flight on 20 March. "At that time, we were a total of 19 people from Nepal from Dubai to Delhi, and then I was with a friend from Biratnagar for the flight to Kathmandu from Delhi," he said.

SYANGJA, March 28: A total of 366 people have been quarantined in Syangja when the entire country enters the fifth day of lockdown implemented by the government to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

DHANGADHI, March 28: Sudur Paschim Province is at a very high risk of a novel coronavirus outbreak since thousands of people who came back home from different parts of India in the last few weeks have largely defied the government order to stay at home quarantine. Due to the lack of proper monitoring, they are seen 'passing time' making groups, roaming around on streets and markets in a casual manner.

Quality Time In Quarantine

March 27, 2020 09:30 am

21-year-old Aakriti Kapali says that the coronavirus pandemic feels like a bad, sad dream. The only good thing, so far, is that her life, though changed, hasn’t come to a standstill. Since her job is mostly translating and transcribing data, she is working from home. And she’s grateful to have that semblance of normalcy in life in the current times.

JHIMRUK, March 25: Pyuthan collecting details of foreign returnees. The nine local government units in Pyuthan have begun collecting the details of the people who recently returned home from abroad. Two municipalities and seven rural municipalities have started the work in wake of the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

DOTI, March 25: One hundred seventy five Nepali people returning home from various Indian cities have been quarantined at three quarantine homes in the district.

Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan may well have parted ways but the couple continues to co-parent their kids Hrehaan and Hridaan.

LISBON, March 23: One Nepali in Portugal has been confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19 and is under medication at a hospital there, it has been reported. Three other suspected Nepalis are quarantined.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Major political parties have urged the government to adopt extra precautions against the risk of COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

COVID-19 in Korea

March 11, 2020 09:06 am

When the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) appeared in Wuhan city of China in December last year, the rest of the world saw it as something terrible and prayed for the early recovery of the patients and control of the disease. We in South Korea did the same. The situation took unanticipated turn later on. The COVID-19 went on expanding its scope, infecting hundreds of thousands. People began to die.

ROME, March 9: Italy took a page from China’s playbook Sunday, attempting to lock down 16 million people — more than a quarter of its population — for nearly a month to halt the relentless march of the new coronavirus across Europe.

ROME, March 8: Italy’s prime minister announced a sweeping coronavirus quarantine early Sunday, restricting the movements of about a quarter of the country’s population in a bid to limit contagions at the epicenter of Europe’s outbreak.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: A Nepali national was among five foreign nationals evacuated by India along with 119 Indian nationals on board the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship off the coast of Japan.

TOKYO, Feb 18: An extraordinary two-week quarantine of the Diamond Princess cruise ship ends Wednesday, with thousands of passengers and crew set to disembark over the next several days in the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo.

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Feb 5: Thousands of passengers and crew on two cruise ships in Asian waters were placed in quarantine on Wednesday, as the death toll from an outbreak of a fast-spreading coronavirus rose to nearly 500.

MALE, Feb 3: The Maldives has banned travellers arriving from China as a precautionary measure to combat the spread of coronavirus, the tourism minister of the Indian Ocean islands said on Monday.