KATHMANDU, Oct 4: People have been urged to take precautions against different health hazards while celebrating the Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20:  Nepal registered 47 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday along with 160 recoveries and zero death from the virus, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Sept 16:  Nepal registered 110 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, along with 126 recoveries and one death from the virus, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Nepal registered 179 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, along with 171 recoveries and one death from the virus, According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Nepal has recorded a total of 163 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP). No Covid-related death was reported during the period.

KATHMANDU, August 24: Nepal registered 587 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, along with 164 recoveries and one death from the virus, according to the latest information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, August 22: According to the data issued by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Nepal registered 658 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, along with 456 recoveries and one death from the virus.

KATHMANDU, August 19: Nepal recorded 623 new cases of COVID-19 along with 487 recoveries and zero death from the deadly virus on Friday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, August 10: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has revealed that most of the people succumbing to COVID-19 infection in recent days are found to be unvaccinated.

BAITADI, August 9: As cases of COVID-19 infection were detected on Indian tourists visiting Nepal via Jhulaghat border point in Baitadi district, the officials have prevented Indian tourists from visiting Nepal citing coronavirus infection.

KATHMANDU, August 8: Nepal recorded 934 new cases of COVID-19 along with 470 recoveries and one death from the virus on Monday, according to the latest information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, August 6: Nepal recorded 660 new cases of COVID-19 along with 444 recoveries and one death from the virus on Saturday, according to the latest information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, August 3: Nepal recorded 915 new cases of COVID-19 along with 301 recoveries and zero death from the virus on Wednesday, according to the latest information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

BAITADI, August 3: Sudurpaschim Province has recorded 50 new cases of coronavirus infections on Tuesday. According to the Sudurpaschim Province Health Directorate, 24 individuals out of 50 infected in the Province are India-returnees.

KATHMANDU, August 2: Chief Minister of Province 1, Rajendra Kumar Rai has been infected with COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, August 2: In view of increasing COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has managed COVID-19 treatment in all seven provinces by designating hospitals for its treatment. Seventeen federal and provincial hospitals in the provinces have been selected for the purpose, said Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari, Joint Secretary at  the MoHP.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has pointed out the need for completely controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. He mentioned that COVID-19 cases which had decreased have started rising again and said that there is a need to control the viral disease completely.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepal recorded 564 new cases of COVID-19 along with 202 recoveries and one death from the virus on Wednesday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, July 26: Nepal recorded 638 new cases of COVID-19 along with 218 recoveries and two deaths from the virus on Tuesday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, July 23: Nepal recorded 335 new cases of COVID-19 along with 86 recoveries and zero death from the virus on Saturday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

WASHINGTON, July 22: President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and went into isolation with mild symptoms. White House officials went all-out to show that the 79-year-old U.S. leader could power through the virus and keep working because he was vaccinated and boosted.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has not vanished away altogether, the Nepal representative of the World Health Organization suggested that there are several steps that Nepal can take to effectively manage the pandemic.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The graph of COVID-19 has been on the rise for a week. The new cases of COVID-19 that was recorded at 100 on July 10 was almost five times higher on Monday with the country recording 457 new cases.

KATHMANDU, JULY 18: Nepal recorded 457 new cases of COVID-19 along with 48 recoveries and one death from the virus on Monday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

Let’s try to put ourselves in others’ shoes and try to feel how they are feeling.

KATHMANDU, July 12: The coronavirus infection has been on the rise in Nepal for the past two weeks. Out of 3,020 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the virus was confirmed in 168. Of the 3,045 samples tested on Sunday, 121 were confirmed coronavirus positive, 102 were infected on Saturday and 98 were confirmed positive on Friday.

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review.

Getting infected with COVID-19 can help in building your immune response, however, it is no guarantee that you won’t get infected again. Can you get reinfected even after getting all vaccine doses? The answer is yes.

BUTWAL, July 3: Home Minister Bal Krishan Khand has said that emphasis should be laid on the use of indigenous products to boost the economy hit hard by Covid-19. Addressing a convention of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Tilottama in Rupandehi on Saturday, Home Minister Khand urged the industrialists to use indegenous products.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The COVID-19 is on an upward trend in Nepal following a rise in India, said the Ministry of Health and Population. The infection rate has now hit six percent while it had reached the lowest 0.5 percent only a few weeks ago, said the Ministry's Joint Secretary Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari.

KARACHI, Pakistan, June 27: Pakistan’s aviation regulator has made masks mandatory on domestic flights given a gradual rise in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country, it said a statement.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 was administered to children under the age of 5-12 years at Shanti Nikunja School, Basantapur on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, June 20: For the first time in Nepal, a vaccine against COVID-19 arrived on Sunday that can be administered to children aged below 11. With American aid, 2.2 million doses of the vaccine arrived in Nepal from America on Sunday. Pfizer vaccine 9 BioNTech vaccine pediatric has arrived in Nepal.

BERLIN, June 15: Germany recorded more than 100,000 new COVID-19 infections within one day for the first time since April, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases said on Tuesday. Germany's national seven-day rate per 100,000 inhabitants more than doubled during the last week to around 447, according to the RKI.

NEW DELHI, June 12: As many as 8,582 fresh COVID-19 infections were recorded in India in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry on Sunday.

Another COVID wave in Nepal?

June 7, 2022 18:00 pm

KATHMANDU, June 7: With the recent increase in COVID-19 infections in India, doctors point out the possibility of an increment of cases in Nepal as well. Nepal may witness an increase in COVID-19 cases in the forthcoming weeks, says Dr Chuman Lal Das, the Director of the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD), Ministry of Health.

NEW DELHI, June 5: The COVID-19 cases in India have crossed the 4,000-mark for the second time in the past four days on Sunday, as the country logged 4,270 fresh infections in the past 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Shah Rukh Khan has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. The development comes shortly after Kartik Aaryan, Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapur tested postive. Akshay Kumar too has recently recovered from COVID-19 infection. Earlier today, it was reported that Katrina Kaif had tested positive for COVID-19, but has now completed her quarantine period. The actress was scheduled to start shooting for Sriram Raghavan’s 'Merry Christmas' with Vijay Sethupathi last week, but it had to be rescheduled after her test results. Reportedly, this is also the reason why Kat couldn't join hubby Vicky Kaushal in Abu Dhabi for an event.

BEIJING/SEOUL, May 27: In the months before it acknowledged its first official COVID-19 outbreak, North Korea suddenly imported millions of face masks, 1,000 ventilators, and possibly vaccines from China, trade data released by Beijing showed.

Amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, experts have raised concerns over a new viral disease wreaking havoc in and around the world. So far, over 100 cases have been confirmed globally and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday warned against taking the illness lightly.

While COVID-19 vaccines can protect people from severe illness and death, the protection begins to wane after initial vaccine doses, making booster shots necessary for maintaining immunity. However, it is also known to have some symptom-like side effects - mostly ranging from minor to moderate. Some people have side effects from the vaccine, which are normal signs that their body is building protection. These side effects may affect their ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects, and allergic reactions are rare.

After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back — even kisses were forbade on the red carpet — the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal. Or at least Cannes’ very particular brand of normal, where for 12 days formal wear and film mingle in sun-dappled splendor, stopwatch-timed standing ovations stretch for minutes on end and director names like “Kore-eda” and “Denis” are spoken with hushed reverence.

COVID claims 1 million U.S. lives

May 12, 2022 08:34 am

NEW YORK, May 12: The United States has now recorded more than 1 million COVID-19 deaths, according to a Reuters tally, crossing a once-unthinkable milestone about two years after the first cases upended everyday life and quickly transformed it.

NEW DELHI, May 2: India's COVID-19 tally rose to 43,082,345 on Monday as 3,157 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the South Asian country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The government has called for health precautions, stating that the number of COVID-19 infections is on the rise yet again in neighboring India.

JOHANNESBURG, May 2: Two new sublineages of the Omicron coronavirus variant can dodge antibodies from earlier infection well enough to trigger a new wave, but are far less able to thrive in the blood of people vaccinated against COVID-19, South African scientists have found.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Nepal recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19 along with 17 recoveries and zero death from the virus on Wednesday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, April 23: Nepal recorded 18 new cases of COVID-19 along with 17 recoveries and zero death from the deadly virus on Saturday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

April 22: A U.K. patient with a severely weakened immune system had COVID-19 for almost a year and a half, scientists reported, underscoring the importance of protecting vulnerable people from the coronavirus.

KARNALI, April 21: Karnali Province government has administered both doses of vaccine against COVID- 19 to 66 percent eligible population above 18 years.