KATHMANDU, April 5: People wishing to enter the Kathmandu Valley are now required to undergo an antigen test before their arrival in the country’s federal capital city.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has urged chief district officers (CDOs) across the country to restrict all kinds of mass gatherings in view of the rising cases of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Nepal imported facemasks worth Rs 533.84 million in the first eight months of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, March 25: Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Paudel on Thursday ruled out the possibility of the government enforcing another phase of lockdown and closure of Nepal-India borders in wake of the increasing risk of COVID-19.

CANBERRA, March 13: Australia on Saturday recorded first local COVID-19 case in more than two weeks after a doctor tested positive for the coronavirus, triggering restrictions in area hospitals.

KATHMANDU, March 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli received the coronavirus jab as the government opened its vaccination program for the wider population.

KATHMANDU, March 7: The second phase of the nationwide immunization against coronavirus is beginning today. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is inaugurating the second phase of the immunization campaign by taking a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Chief of the Child Health and Vaccination Unit under the Department of Health Service, Dr Jhalak Sharma Gautam.

San Diego Comic-Con will remain virtual for the July event, but organizers are planning for a smaller-scale gathering later this year.

Three more Nepalis die of COVID-19 abroad

February 28, 2021 15:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Three more Nepalis succumbed to the coronavirus infection abroad last week, according to the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA).

With government confirming 83 more deaths, the COVID-19 death tally jumps to 2,767

Finns keen to avoid gyms and other indoor sports venues this winter because of the coronavirus pandemic have found a new way to keep fit - running in the snow wearing no training shoes, just thick woolen socks.

BEIJING, Feb 3:The Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday that China will provide 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the COVAX initiative.

SYDNEY, Jan 31: Australia reopened its “travel bubble” with New Zealand on Sunday after the neighbouring country reported no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, but added new screening measures as it marked its longest infection-free run since the outbreak began.

Nepal has so far confirmed 2020 COVID-19 related deaths which account for 0.74 percent of the total infections reported in the country

SYDNEY, Jan 28: Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales recorded its 11th day of zero local coronavirus cases on Thursday, allowing neighbouring Queensland state to lift border restrictions while Victoria state also hinted at relaxing travel with Sydney.

SYDNEY, Jan 25: Australia’s medical regulator has approved use of its first coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for inoculations to begin next month.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The total number of deaths due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has surpassed the 2000-mark in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: At least 40 people died of the novel coronavirus disease in Nepal in the past one week, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: A total of 302 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded while conducting PCR test on 3,554 individuals in the country in the past 24 hours.

HARARE, Jan 20: Zimbabwe’s foreign minister, Sibusiso Moyo, has died after contracting COVID-19, presidential spokesman George Charamba said on Wednesday.

POKHARA, Jan 19: A chartered flight of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is leaving Kathmandu for the Macao Special Administrative Region of China on Tuesday midnight, to bring back home 147 Nepali workers who lost their jobs there due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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.