WELLINGTON, April 8: New Zealand on Thursday temporarily suspended entry for all travellers from India, including its own citizens, for about two weeks following a high number of positive coronavirus cases arriving from the South Asian country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 26: Brazil on Thursday registered a record 100,158 new coronavirus cases within 24 hours, the Health Ministry said, underlining the scale of a snowballing outbreak that is becoming a major political crisis for President Jair Bolsonaro.

MEXICO CITY, Feb 17: Mexico has topped 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 175,000 deaths, though officials concede that the country’s extremely low rate of testing means the real figures are much higher.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Nepal recorded 507 new cases, 2878 recoveries and 17 deaths linked with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past one day.

BENGALURU, Oct 10: India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 70,496 in the last 24 hours to 6.91 million on Friday morning, data from the health ministry showed.

Valley alone has one fourth of the total cases confirmed across the country

CHITWAN, Sept 15: The coronavirus infection has been transmitted through the hospitals in Chitwan, a study has revealed. According to the study undertaken by the District COVID Crisis Management Centre, almost 50 percent of the infections diagnosed so far have been transmitted through the hospitals.

BUTWAL, Sept 4: Two men and a woman succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rupandehi district on Friday morning.

NEW DELHI, Aug 30: India will reopen underground train networks and allow sports and religious events in a limited manner from next month as part of the government’s efforts to revive the economy, even as coronavirus infections soar.

MOSCOW, Aug 24: Russia reported 4,744 new coronavirus cases on Monday, pushing its confirmed infection tally to 961,493, the fourth largest in the world.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Aug 17: Amid a sharp rise in the number of coronavirus cases in adjoining districts, the District Administration Office, Sindhupalchowk, has enforced a weeklong lockdown starting Monday morning.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Kathmandu Medical College (KMC) in Sinamangal has suspended all its services including emergency after four confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the hospital.

ROME, March 26: The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has grown by 662 to 8,165, the Civil Protection Agency said on Thursday.

TOKYO, March 14: The number of coronavirus cases in Japan has risen to 1,423 as of mid-morning on Saturday, with western Nagasaki prefecture reporting its first case, public broadcaster NHK said.

SEOUL, March 7: South Korea’s coronavirus cases rose to 6,767 on Saturday, up by 174 from late Friday, with more than 60% of the total cases linked to a secretive church at the center of the country’s outbreak, health authorities said.

When China Sneezes

February 26, 2020 11:45 am

NEW HAVEN – The world economy has clearly caught a cold. The outbreak of COVID-19 came at a particularly vulnerable point in the global business cycle. World output expanded by just 2.9 percent in 2019—the slowest pace since the 2008-09 global financial crisis and just 0.4 percentage points above the 2.5 percent threshold typically associated with global recession.

Nepalis in Korea worried

February 24, 2020 09:26 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: With COVID-19 cases sharply rising in South Korea, Nepali citizens residing in the east Asian nation are worried. At least six persons have already died from the virus in South Korea and over 600 are infected.