KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary Purna Bahadur Khadka has contracted COVID-19.

BENI, September 24: Mobility of tourists and climbers at the Base Camp of Mt Dhaulagiri is gradually increasing after the government resumed issuing climbing permits that was halted over fears of COVID-19 since August.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government has prioritized the procurement of health materials and oxygen to control the risk of COVID-19 inside the country.

CHITWAN, Sept 24: Minister of State for Health and Population, Umesh Shrestha has said that the government has been making preparations to import vaccines against COVID-19 for children.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The remittance flow, which had been rising steadily for a year and a half after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, declined in the first month of the current fiscal year.

Sept 24: Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?

Consumer behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic has been dominated by several factors like buying motivation, market trends, consumer living standards, lifestyles etc. Every consumer's buying and consuming patterns differ in each geographic and demographic segment of Nepal.

The Emmys accomplished what is becoming a rarity for awards shows these days, by actually increasing its viewership over the previous years

Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: “Get vaccinated.”

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 20: The risk of COVID-19 is still not over in Banke district. Despite the decrease in the number of cases related to contagious diseases in the past few days, the situation has not changed much in the district.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: A total of 4.4 million doses of Vero Cell vaccine purchased by the government from China arrived in Kathmandu on Friday. According to the Supply Division of the Department of Health Services (DoHS), 4.4 million of the total 6 million doses of vaccines purchased from China arrived in Kathmandu on Friday.

Chinese vaccines were the first batches of vaccines available to many neighboring countries. In early spring, when neighboring countries were hit hard by the pandemic, the timely supply of Chinese vaccines provided hope and power to the fight against the pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Of the 12,385 tests for COVID-19 conducted on Friday, 1,558 tests turned out to be positive, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

Sept 17: Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID?

KATHMANDU, September 12: Nepal recorded 911 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday along with 1,786 recoveries and 13 deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

POKHARA, Sept 12: The hotels in the Annapurna base camp area that have been closed for a long time due to the coronavirus infection, will be reopened from mid-September. Local business people are preparing to open the hotels in Ghandruk, the entrance to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)) from September 17. ABC's hotels will be open from 20th September.

Viral fever on the rise in Sudur Paschim

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SUDURPASCHIM, Sept 12: Amid the risk of the coronavirus infection, the problem of viral fever has been on the rise in the Sudur Paschim Province in recent days.

KATHMANDU, September 12: The government, despite its commitment to give respite to the COVID-battered economy, has introduced pork barrel programs for the pandemic-hit sectors by allocating large amounts of funds on distributive headings.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: The COVID-19 infection rate has been found decreasing and the recovery rate increasing in recent days compared to the third week of August. As per the statistics, the number of active cases on Thursday decreased by about 30 percent compared to the number of cases reported on August 19. It has been found that the number of active cases has been dropping significantly.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the people to celebrate the Haritalika Teej festival by following the health and safety protocols. Extending his greetings for the festival, PM Deuba requested everyone to celebrate the festival within the boundaries of their safety without large gatherings for the sake of keeping the tradition alive just.

CHICAGO, Sept 9: The continued spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has spawned a Greek alphabet of variants - a naming system used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to track concerning new mutations of the virus that causes COVID-19. Some have equipped the virus with better ways of infecting humans or evading vaccine protection.

The Manakamana cable car is all set to resume its operations from Sunday. It has been closed for five months due to the fear of the COVID-19 infection. According to Ujwal Sherchan, deputy manager of Manakamana Darshan Pvt Ltd, the service has remained closed since April 29, 2021.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Free masks have been distributed to 6,686 people under the campaign ‘Where is your mask?’ run by Nepal Police for the prevention and control of the COVID-19 infection on Thursday. Under this campaign, since April 20, a total of 1,078,309 people have been given free masks.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Around 17 percent of the hotels in Nepal have completely shut down their businesses while more than 1 million people in the tourism business lost their jobs due to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, September 2 11: Nepal recorded 2,004 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday along with 1,846 recoveries and 16 deaths.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: Since all householders, businessmen and workers in Thamel have been vaccinated against COVID-19, the entrepreneurs based in Thamel have demanded the government create an environment conducive to business in the tourist hub. Thamel, a major business center in Kathmandu, was affected hugely by the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, August 31: The operators of airlines in the country have agreed to scrap the mandatory use of face shields by air passengers effective from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, August 31: Nepal recorded 1,664 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday along with 1,786 recoveries and 20 deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, August 31: China has expressed its gratitude to Nepal for “always adhering to an objective and fair position and giving valuable support on the issue of origin tracing of the COVID-19 infection. Issuing a press release on Monday, Chinese spokesperson to Nepal, Luan Xituan remarked that Nepal has always supported China by taking a fair stand on the origin of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, August 30: The revenue of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has dropped significantly in the past two years due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Those who are fully vaccinated are found to have developed 90 percent antibodies against COVID-19 while this was 80 percent among those receiving their first dose only.

KATHMANDU, August 29: Of 10,297 tests for COVID-19 were conducted on Sunday 1,388 tests turned out to be positive, according to the latest information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

27 died of COVID-19 on Saturday

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KATHMANDU, August 28: The Kathmandu Valley recorded 549 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. Of them, 370 were detected in Kathmandu, 67 in Bhaktapur and 112 in Lalitpur. There are currently 9,278 active cases of COVID-19 in the Valley alone.

KATHMANDU, August 27: As many as 13,117 tests for COVID-19 were conducted on Friday, according to the latest information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP). Of them 1,577 PCR tests and 488 antigen tests turned out to be positive for the deadly virus.

“More than 300,000 people receiving COVID-19 vaccines daily”

70,026 people receive COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday

BAGLUNG, August 26: COVID-19 tests are being carried out using Antigen Kits on random people walking in the streets of Baglung as prohibitory orders continue to be in place in the district. The tests are being carried out in every main street of Baglung starting Monday. All 93 people tested at the Loktantrik Chowk on Wednesday tested negative for COVID-19, according to Ram Prasad Khanal, Public Health Officer at Baglung Municipality.

44 died of COVID-19 on Wednesday

August 25, 2021 17:01 pm

Nepal records 2,482 new cases and 1781 recoveries

KATHMANDU, August 25: Despite the crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has collected nearly Rs 100 billion in the first month of the current fiscal year. The government collected Rs 94 billion in the month of Shrawan (mid June to mid-July) alone. Compared to the last three years, the revenue collection this year seems to be higher.

KATHMANDU, August 24: Huge public gatherings were witnessed in the Bhaktapur Durbar Square area on Monday as people celebrating the Gaijatra festival flooded the area. In normal days, the scene would have been usual but at a time when the country is devastated by the second wave of COVID-19 triggered by the Delta Variant, such gatherings have worried public health experts and the authorities concerned.

Aug 23: The U.S. drug regulator granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, prompting President Joe Biden to make a fresh pitch to vaccine sceptics to get the shot to fight the pandemic.

KATHMANDU, August 23: As many as 11,326 tests were conducted on Monday and of them 1,801 tested positive for the COVID-19 infection, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, August 23: The Gaijatra festival is being celebrated by the Newari community in memory of their deceased relative across the country today.

KATHMANDU, August 22: Nepal recorded 1,920 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, alongwith 2,284 recoveries and 24 deaths, according to the latest information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, August 22: The Ministry of Home Affairs has urged the people to maintain safety and health protocols while celebrating festivals and buying essential goods on a daily basis.

POKHARA, August 21: The tourism industry has been severely affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry which was already suffering from the initial wave of the virus was crippled due the surge of the second wave of the COVID-19 infection.

KATHMANDU, August 21: Nepal recorded 2,075 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday along with 2,382 recoveries and 30 deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, August 21: Veteran Artist Shambhu Raj Thapa passed away this morning at Patan Hospital.

LONDON, August 20: The Euro 2020 soccer final between England and Italy in July was a "superspreader" event due to the level of COVID-19 infection found in or around London's Wembley Stadium on the day, according to official data published on Friday.

KATHMANDU, August 20: Nepal recorded 3,042 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, alongwith 2,244 recoveries and 26 deaths, according to the latest information by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP). With this, Nepal’s death tally has reached 10,455.