BEIJING, Jan 18: China eked out 2.3% economic growth in 2020, likely becoming the only major economy to expand as shops and factories reopened relatively early from a shutdown to fight the coronavirus while the United States, Japan and Europe struggled with disease flare-ups.

SYDNEY, Jan 18: Australia may not fully reopen its international borders this year even if most of the population is vaccinated against coronavirus, the head of its health department said on Monday as the country recorded zero local COVID-19 cases.

BEIJING, Jan 17: The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: A total of 103 proposed companies have pledged to invest Rs 72.62 billion in the first half of the current fiscal year at a time when the running industries have been struggling to come to their full business size amid the coronavirus threat.

WILMINGTON, Del. Jan 15: Saying the nation faces “a crisis of deep human suffering,” President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to turn the tide on the pandemic, speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the prolonged economic fallout.

SAN DIEGO, Jan 12: Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus in what is believed to be the first known cases among such primates in the United States and possibly the world.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: COVID-19 has recently claimed the lives of three Nepalis abroad. The Non-Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) said that two Nepalis died in the UK and one in Malaysia last week.

Hilary Duff has had quite an eventful year as she contracted coronavirus towards the end of 2020 and then logged her quarantine experience on Instagram with her fans.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: A lawmaker of the National Assembly and five government employees working at the federal parliament secretariat have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Superstar DJ David Guetta has been brought back to Earth by the coronavirus pandemic and says his music has benefitted as a result.

SEOUL, Dec 30: South Korean authorities scrambled to contain a cluster of coronavirus infections in a Seoul prison as inmates waved signs through barred windows pleading for help, while the U.S. military got South Korea’s nod to vaccinate South Korean troops.

BENGALURU, Dec 29: India has found six people who returned from Britain in recent weeks with a more infectious strain of the novel coronavirus that has prompted border closures around the world, even as its daily increase in cases fell to a six-month low.

6,427 corona patients yet to recover

December 28, 2020 19:32 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: As many 2.5 percent of the total diagnosed patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nepal are yet to recover from the disease. This equals to 6,427 patients across the country who are receiving treatment for the flu-like disease either being isolated at their homes or at institutional isolation centers.

Of the 77 districts in the country, only Mugu and Rukum (West) have reported zero cases of the flu-like disease, according to the daily COVID-19 bulletin released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: As many as 249,132 people who were earlier diagnosed with COVID-19 have so far got over the disease in Nepal. This accounts for 96.7 percent of the total cases confirmed in the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: As many as 247,400 COVID-19 patients have won their battles against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).  This accounts for 96.4 percent of the total confirmed cases ---256,592--- as of Thursday afternoon.

At a loose end during Germany’s first lockdown, the four Schwaderlapp sisters decided to put their long hours indoors to good use - by inventing a coronavirus board game that is selling by the thousands.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The total number of people dying of COVID-19 infection in Nepal has surpassed 1,800-mark on Wednesday as five more people succumbed to this viral infection that was first reported in the Chinese province of Wuhan in December last year.

Hollywood star Tom Hanks was one of the first celebrities who tested positive for Coronavirus. Now that several countries are coming up with their own COVID-19 vaccines and politicians worldwide are getting their vaccinations publicly, Tom Hanks has come forward to follow similar steps.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Officials at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Monday confirmed 742 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: A total of 588 people tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours. During the period, a total of 9,400 RT-PCR tests were conducted.

The annual Berlin International Film Festival is being put off this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and split into two parts later in 2021, organizers said Friday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: As many as 88 people have died of COVID-19 this week, taking the fatality tally of Nepal to 1,777.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel has vowed that there would not be any shortage of resources to ensure people with the vaccines against COVID-19. The government is devoted to bringing in and distributing the vaccines in Nepal as the processes were underway in the world market to make available the vaccines produced by various companies, he added.

Minister Dhakal said that he is ready to face any action if he is found guilty of embezzling state funds in the procurement of medical equipment amid the government’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nepal stands third in terms of COVID-19 recoveries in the SAARC region

COVID-19 redetected in Manang district

December 18, 2020 17:10 pm

MANANG, Dec 18: A few COVID-19 cases have been reported again in Manang district.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The Ministry of Health and Population has reduced the time for the COVID-19 infected persons' stay in quarantine or isolation.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: With 947 COVID-19 patients, who were undergoing treatment for the viral disease, getting over the disease in the past 24 hours, Nepal’s COVID-19 recovery tally has climbed to 240,363 which accounts for 95.5 percent of the total confirmed cases.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The odd-even rule which is being enforced for vehicles operating in Kathmandu district will be removed from Friday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) under the federal parliament will hold a discussion with Minister for Health and Population, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal on Friday over the alleged corruption in course of procuring medical equipment for containing the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival will kick off on Jan. 28 with the premieres of Nanfu Wang’s documentary about propaganda and COVID-19 in China, “In the Same Breath,” and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s “Summer of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: With 936  people  diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, Nepal’s casetally has crossed 250,000.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The Pashupatinath Temple which remained closed for nine months owing to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) transmission fears will be reopened from Wednesday.

Nepal sees 821 new COVID-19 cases, 842 recoveries on Monday

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Nepal confirmed 899 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday taking the total national tally to 247,593.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: The Health ministry on Friday confirmed 1,044 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through 7,414 real time PCR tests conducted at various labs across the country.

Ellen DeGeneres has tested positive for the novel coronavirus but is "feeling fine right now," she announced Thursday. Production on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has been paused until January, a Telepictures spokesperson confirmed.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Officials at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) confirmed 1,217 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Thursday.

Actor Kriti Sanon on Wednesday said she has tested positive for coronavirus and is currently quarantining at home in Mumbai.

The Kathmandu Valley alone reported 645 COVID-19 deaths

MUMBAI, Dec 7: India reported 32,981 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, data from the federal health ministry showed on Monday.

Nepal’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 93.4 percent

How safe are pubs and restaurants?

December 5, 2020 09:10 am

Restaurant and café businesses have started to pick up as the number of visitors increase

Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol announced on Wednesday that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Remittance inflows in the first three months of the current fiscal year increased by 12.6 percent to Rs.258.86 billion despite projections made for the possible decline in the remitted money with the global spread of COVID-19. During the review period last year, the remittance amount had declined by 5.1 percent.

With police brutality continuing to devastate Black families and the coronavirus ravishing Black America disproportionately, the world was driven to the significance of this year’s Juneteenth more than ever before.

With more than 12,000 additional deaths by Nov. 19 in the second wave, Britain is recording nearly four times more deaths per capita than Germany, though not as many as Spain or France.

Two more die of COVID-19 at BPKIHS

November 23, 2020 13:30 pm

DHARAN, Nov 23: Two more people died of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while undergoing treatment at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) in Dharan.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Minister for Health and Population (MoHP), Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal has said that the government has projected that two percent of the total population of the country – 600,000 – will be infected by the novel coronavirus.