USA, June 14: Novavax Inc  on Monday reported late-stage data from its U.S.-based clinical trial showing its vaccine is more than 90% effective against COVID-19 across a variety of variants of the virus.

DHARAN: June 10: Two senior citizens have died of COVID-19 while undergoing treatment at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Science.

According to the statistics of the Ministry of Health and Population, the rate of infection during the second wave has increased by 112 percent as compared to the first wave of this viral infection last year. Similarly, the death tally of COVID-19 has spiked by 163 percent in the second wave of pandemic as compared to the death tally during its first wave.

UDAYAPUR, June 7: As many as 13 people including four women have been infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours in Udayapur district. With this, the numbers of infection in the district have reached 1,131 out of which 508 are women, while 623 are men.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Puspatara Kedia Service Foundation under the Kedia Organization has donated Rs 500,000 as a part of its corporate social responsibility to the COVID-19 fund set up by the Confederation of Nepalese Industries, considering the current situation of the country.

KATHMANDU, June 6: South Korea, an attractive destination for Nepali migrant workers, has provided health materials worth Rs 22.5 million to Nepal in order to help control the spread of COVID-19 infection in the country.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Om Samaj Dental Hospital has launched a campaign to provide free ambulance services, first aid, and counseling to the needy people.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Former King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah and Queen Komal Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah appeared in a video over social media on Thursday to thank their well-wishers within and without the country for their support and prayers during the former royal couple’s battle against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Hours after a British tabloid claimed that a new ‘Nepal variant’ of the coronavirus had been detected in Nepal, the government has said that no new mutant of the virus has been detected in the country.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Kamalamai Municipality of Sindhuli district has decided to provide Rs 15,000 each to the families of COVID-19 victims. According to the municipality, a board meeting of the municipality decided to provide the relief amount to the relatives of the people who have died of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Syakar Trading Pvt Ltd and Bhajuratna Trading Company under the Jyoti Group have donated as much as Rs 20 million to battle the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the country.

BIRENDRANAGAR, June 3: The decision to provide Rs 100,000 each to the families of deceased COVID-19 patients has not been implemented by the government of Karnali Province. The families of the victims of COVID-19 have not been able to get the relief fund as the necessary procedures and criteria were not set on time.

JUMLA, June 3: Bishnu Budha, vice-chairperson of Tila Rural Municipality, has started a door to door campaign to boost the morale of COVID-19 patients in the rural municipality. She has been visiting the patients and inquiring about their situation as well as sharing her empathy with the family of the patients.

Himalaya Airlines have decided to contribute over Rs 225,000 worth of financial aid by shipping the vaccines free of cost.

China-donated 800,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Nepal

KATHMANDU, May 31: The Government of the United Arab Emirates is sending a consignment of medical equipment and supplies, including ventilators, to Nepal which is expected to arrive in Kathmandu soon. This assistance is being made on the request of the Government of Nepal.

GUANGZHOU, May 31: China on Monday reported a sudden surge in COVID-19 infections in the country's south, with 18 new local cases on May 30 in the city of Guangzhou, causing a flurry of flight cancellation.

HUMLA, May 31: The health service office of Humla district has purchased eight new oxygen concentrators for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in the region.

SURKHET, May 31: As the entire human community is being affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Raute community has been able to avoid the infection from the virus as not a single case of COVID-19 infection has been detected among Raute people living in Surkhet.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The health condition of former chairman of Bibeksheel Sajha Party, Ujjwal Thapa, who has been undergoing treatment for COVID-19 for the past two weeks, has further deteriorated.

DOLPA, May 30: The second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)  has affected both residents and health workers in the district. A doctor serving at Dolpa District Hospital tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The mortality rate of COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment at the hospitals in Banke has decreased dramatically. Earlier, the hospitals recorded about 15-17 deaths on a daily basis which dropped to zero in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, May 30: As many as three COVID-19 infected people staying isolated at their homes and seven others suffering from the viral disease died in the last 24 hours in Karnali Province.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The rate of infection of coronavirus decreased by 16 percent in Nepal, when compared with the rate a month ago. The infection rate was 44 to 46 percent, which decreased to 30 percent on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed as many as 4,487 new cases of COVID-19 infection out of 14,752 samples tested in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, May 29: As many as 96 people died of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease on Friday taking the death tally to 7,047 in the country. According to The Ministry of Health and Population, 4,015 people have died of the viral disease in the past two months.

Nagarkot area sealed from today

May 27, 2021 16:03 pm

BHAKTAPUR, May 27: The Nagarkot area of Bhaktapur district has been sealed following the rise of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kathamndu Valley.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The infection rate from the second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has decreased in the last few days in India. There are currently 2,419,107 active cases of COVID-19 in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The district administration offices in the Kathmandu valley have decided to shut down grocery and food shops for a week, claiming that the crowd of people at shops has further spread the infection of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

GORKHA, May 27: The second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection has spiked in Sulikot Rural Municipality of Barpak, Gorkha. According to the locals, the deceased in the municipality had all shown symptoms of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The Nepali Congress (NC) has expressed concerns over the KP Oli-led government, accusing it of trying to ban all political activities under the pretext of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, May 27: A protest led by activists against the government amid the prohibitory order took place in Kirtipur on Wednesday. The group of activists staged the protest at Kirtipur against the government in memory of Surya Bahadur Tamang, who died of starvation during the first wave of the pandemic last year.

ILAM, May 25: The local residents of Ilam district have been active in the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease following the second wave of the pandemic. While some are actively helping the patients free of cost, others are providing government hospitals with medical supplies and equipment.

KATHMANDU, May 25: The government of Nepal has decided to take an additional loan of Rs 39.60 billion for the treatment of COVID-19 out of which Rs 3.40 billion has already been received.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Officials in the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) confirmed as many as 7,425 new cases of the coronavirus disease in the past 24 hours as of Monday afternoon. With 7,220 patients being diagnosed for the disease through RT-PCR tests and 205 others through the antigen method, Nepal’s COVID-19 casetally has jumped to 520,461.

On May 19, three infected patients of the same family from Aiselukharka Rural Municipality-3 were airlifted to Kathmandu by helicopter after paying Rs 320,000 for the flight

The two major Indian cities-- Delhi and Mumbai-- that have been hit the hardest by the second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease have seen a decrease in the infection rate since the past few weeks.

KATHMANDU, May 23: As many as eight people have died in Taplejung since the spread of the second variant of COVID-19 in the district. The casetally reached eight after a person died of the virus on Sunday.

TAPLEJUNG, May 23: The District Administration Office of Taplejung has issued an order not to collect funds in the name of the control, treatment and prevention of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

ROLPA, May 22: As many as 74 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours in Rolpa. With this, the total number of infections in the district has reached 678 out of which 11 have died.

Eight die of COVID-19 in Banke

May 22, 2021 15:48 pm

KATHMANDU, May 22: As many as eight patients undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at Bheri Hospital and the Teaching Hospital in Banke died on Saturday.

KHOTANG, May 22: The Khotang Chamber of Commerce and Industry has distributed face masks and sanitizers to the police personnel deployed in the frontlines of the mid-hilly highway in the district.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Medical supplies from the United States of America (USA) and Switzerland will arrive in Nepal today to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

BIRATNAGAR, May 22: Koshi Hospital in Biratnagar has built a COVID-19 hospital, including ventilators and 62 beds to treat the COVID-19 infected patients.

According to Bhimsen Shrestha, the chief of administration for Chumnubri Rural Municipality, there has not been a single PCR test conducted in the rural municipality so far.

KATHMANDU, May 20: The second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has heavily affected the Kathmandu Valley. The populated valley sees hundreds of patients arriving at hospitals on a daily basis. However, due to the lack of intensive care units (ICUs), medical oxygen, and beds, the passing days faced by the sick and the doctors have become very challenging.

KATHMANDU, May 20: As many as 43,018 people inside the Kathmandu Metropolitan City have received their second dose of Verocel (Chinese vaccine) against COVID-19.

Despite the low traffic of people, the second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has reached the highlands of both districts. According to the respective district’s health offices, the virus has reached 3,500 meters above sea level in Manang and 3,900 meters above sea level in Mustang district

NEPALGUNJ, May 19: As many as 17 people died within 13 hours from COVID-19 in Banke district. Among the list of the deceased, nine were undergoing treatment at Bheri Hospital while eight were admitted to Nepalgunj Medical College and Teaching Hospital.

According to the chief of the District Health Office, Tulsi Prasad Guragai, as many as 84 people tested positive for COVID-19 in tests conducted on Tuesday at Dhankuta Hospital. Among the infected, 50 are males while 34 are females.