KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Three districts in the Kathmandu Valley have reported as many as 127 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: As COVID-19 cases are increasing 'massively' in densely-populated cities in Nepal, the government has urged several businesses to conduct the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests of their staffers on their own dime.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Nepali businesses have laid off 22.5% of their workers as measures to contain the novel coronavirus hit tourism and other activities, a senior central bank official said on Thursday, citing a study of the economic impact of the outbreak.

LONDON, Aug 12: The British economy has recorded the deepest coronavirus-related slump among the world’s leading industrial economies after official figures on Wednesday showed it shrinking by a fifth in the second quarter alone.

TOKYO, Aug 12: In a 4 1/2-minute radio speech on Aug. 15, 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s surrender in World War Two, telling his subjects he had resolved to pave the way for peace by “enduring the unendurable”.

JANAKPUR, Aug 12: Former mayor of Janakpurdham Krishna Giri has died of coronavirus in the capital Tuesday midnight.

KATHMANDU, August 12: On May 19, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli spoke in the parliament about the comparative strength of coronaviruses coming from different parts of the world.

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KATHMANDU, Aug 12: The ongoing training of Karate players as part of preparation for Olympic to be organized in Japan’s capital, Tokyo, has been put off.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: After the confirmation of 638 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Nepal's COVID-19 tally has risen to 23,948.

KATHMANDU, August 11: A newborn baby delivered by a COVID-19 patient has died at Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital. A 28-year-old woman, who is a resident of Chaurjahari Municipality in Western Rukum, was admitted to Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital (NMCTH), Kohalpur for delivery. She gave birth to a son at the hospital on Saturday.

MOSCOW, Aug 11: Russian President Vladimir Putin says that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use and one of his daughters has already been inoculated.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: As COVID-19 ravages villages and cities, the federal and provincial governments are taking strict measures to curb the spread of the virus. All the seven provinces have imposed a lockdown of some sort in their respective places. Earlier, the government had eased 120-day lockdown on July 21.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: India's former President Pranab Mukherjee tested positive for coronavirus on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Three employees at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

BIRGUNJ, Aug 9: As many as 75 persons including chief of the health division at the Birgunj Metropolitan City, Arun Kumar Mahato, nine police personnel and three staffers at the Narayani Hospital tested positive for COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: The Indian Army has gifted ten ICU ventilators to the Nepal Army on Sunday in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: After the government agreed to address the demands of hunger strikers, Iih, the initiator of the ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign, has ended his 23- day hunger strike Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The coronavirus test report of Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has come negative.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The Kathmandu Valley has reported 62 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

WASHINGTON, Aug 7: The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is stalling hiring and slowing an economic rebound.

WASHINGTON, Aug 7: Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Two COVID-19 patients have died at the Lalitpur-based Patan Hospital.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: The government is subsidizing 50 percent of the premium charge to families purchasing insurance policies against COVID-19. However, the individuals wishing to be insured against the pandemic have to fulfill the stringent conditions maintained by the Corona Insurance Standard 2020 to receive the government subsidy.

Five more people succumb to COVID-19

BIRGUNJ, Aug 6: Forty-three more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Birgunj, which has turned into a hotspot of this disease in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Six of the security personnel for the security of ruling Nepal Communist Party Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal have been infected with novel coronavirus.

Singer-actress Selena Gomez has been cooking up a storm during the coronavirus lockdown and is now ready to share her hilarious and sometimes embarrassing efforts with the rest of the world.

DHARAN, Aug 6: As many as 13 new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Dharan Sub-metropolitan City on Thursday morning.

JANAKURDHAM, Aug 6: Minister of Internal Affairs and Law of Province 2 Gyanendra Yadav has tested positive for coronavirus.

TOKYO, Aug 6: Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to the novel coronavirus and the mayor urging nations to reject selfish nationalism and unite to fight all threats.

LONDON, Aug 5: The global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 700,000 on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico leading the rise in fatalities.

SARLAHI, Aug 5: The District Administration Office in Sarlahi has imposed a six-day prohibitory order starting 6 AM today morning to curb the spread of coronavirus.

WASHINGTON, Aug 5: President Donald Trump said the coronavirus outbreak is as under control as it can get in the United States, where at least 155,000 people have died amid a patchy response to the public health crisis that has failed to stem a rise in cases.

MORANG, Aug 5: A few days after the death of an elderly in Rangeli Municipality of Morang district due to COVID-19, 14 members of his family tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: As many as 15 staffers at the Naxal-based Commission for the Investigation of the Abuse of Authority headquarters have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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The forecasts are gloomy and the worst might yet to come.With thousands of people entering the valley, with the government more preoccupied with its own survival than coming up with effective measures aimed at effectively curbing the infection rate through better surveillance, tracing, testing and isolation, the Kathmandu Valley could become the next epicenter of infections.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 3: Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City office has been sealed off from Monday, hours after a local representative and some employees at the sub-metropolitan office tested positive for COVID-19.

Three districts --Rautahat, Mahottari and Kailali--have more than 500 active cases each

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has urged the elderly above 60 years of age and children below 12 not to come out of their houses in view of the growing risk of novel coronavirus in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: As COVID-19 cases are increasing at an alarming rate in Province 2, the government has sent high-level health workers to fight the outbreak in the province.

WASHINGTON, Aug 2: The top Democrats in Congress are not close to a deal with the White House to pump more money into the U.S. economy to ease the coronavirus’ heavy toll, both sides said on Saturday, after an essential lifeline for millions of unemployed Americans expired.

TANAHU, Aug 2: After one of its employees was found to have contracted coronavirus, Aanbu Khaireni Rural Municipality has stopped all its services from Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: As two coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases have been detected among traffic police personnel, the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has decided to seal off the office to prevent the possible spread of the virus to the service seekers.

JHAPA, Aug 2: The Arjundhara Municipality of Jhapa has imposed a five-day lockdown in the municipality.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: As many as 28 Nepali nationals died of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in foreign countries in the past one week.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) said that 224 new cases of coronavirus were detected in the past 24 hours.

Pop stars Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga led a girl power list of nominations on Thursday for the MTV Video Music Awards, which added two new categories to reflect how musicians are responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Twenty-eight more police personnel at the Nepal Police Headquarters in Naxal, have been tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

BIRGUNJ, July 31: Three persons including the chief executive officer (CEO) of Jagadamba Enterprises succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Birgunj on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Amid the rising number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases detected in the past few days, the government has enforced a new rule to restrict passenger vehicles to enter Kathmandu Valley during night time.