Covid-19’s known unknowns

May 6, 2021 06:17 am

The more certain someone is about covid-19, the less you should trust them In 2019, the medical historian Mark Honigsbaum concluded his book The Pandemic Century by saying: “The only thing that is certain is that there will be new plagues and new pandemics. It is not a question of if, but when.”

Kathmandu Valley alone recorded 4,825 new cases

KATHMANDU, May 5: As many as 58 people died of COVID-19 in Nepal in the past 24 hours. The number is so far the highest to record in a single day.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has asked the hotels designated as quarantine facilities for those traveling from India via Air Bubble service not to charge more than Rs 3,000 per person per day.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The private hospitals in the Kathmandu Valley are found charging exorbitantly high fees for COVID-19 treatment.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The chief minister (CM) of Gandaki Province Prithvi Subba Gurung has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

INDIA, May 5: Eight Asiatic lions at an Indian zoo have contracted the coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday, adding that there was no evidence that animals could transmit the disease to humans.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The alarming spread of the second wave of the coronavirus has taken its toll on the government’s revenue collection target, with the daily revenue collection plunging almost to half of the ‘normal’ amount.

While other businesses struggled to thrive, online deliveries saw huge business opportunities this pandemic

President Joe Biden spoke about the COVID-19 vaccination being safe, Prince Harry advocated for vaccine distribution everywhere and Jennifer Lopez embraced her fully-vaccinated mother on stage during one of the largest concert gatherings in Southern California since the pandemic rocked the world more than a year ago.

The Kathmandu Valley recorded 3,893 new cases in the past 24 hours

POKHARA, May 4: The District Administration Office (DAO) of Kaski has enforced a prohibitory order of 10 days in the district starting from Tuesday.

Earlier, a cabinet meeting had decided to suspend international flights only to a few countries

NEW DELHI, May 4: India's tally of coronavirus infections surged past 20 million on Tuesday, boosted by 357,229 new cases over the last 24 hours, while deaths rose 3,449 for a toll of 222,408, health ministry data showed.

NEW DELHI, May 3: The Indian Premier League's attempt to ride out India's coronavirus crisis suffered a blow on Monday after two players tested positive for COVID-19, casting doubt over whether the world's richest cricket tournament can continue.

37 deaths linked to the COVID-19 recorded in the past 24 hours

KATHMANDU, May 3: The three districts in Kathmandu Valley have reported a total of 3,666 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday alone.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Nepal welcomed more than 22,000 tourists in April amid surging cases of the COVID-19 in the country.

LAHAN, May 3: As many as 25 people, who had attended a funeral ceremony of COVID-19 patient at Bathnaha Village of Manarasiswa Municipality-9 of Mahottari district, have tested positive for the COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, May 3: China is donating the much-needed 20,000 oxygen cylinders to Nepal as the country struggles to cope with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, May 3: The Chief District Officers (CDOs) of 41 districts have enforced prohibitory order in their respective districts to stem the spread of Covid-19.  The CDOs exercised the authority delegated by the federal government to contain the second wave of Covid-19 that is spreading rapidly across the country lately.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Eighteen employees of the five-star hotel, Hyatt Regency in Kathmandu, which has been providing services even under the prohibitory order, have contracted COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Tokha Municipality has suspended all its services except for the most essential ones after its employees and elected representatives tested positive for the COVID-19.

NEW DELHI, May 3: India on Monday reported more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases for a 12th straight day, taking its overall caseload to just shy of 20 million, while deaths from COVID-19 rose by 3,417.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The government has decided to suspend both domestic and international flights in order to curb further spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

28,523 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in past five days

KATHMANDU, May 2: The Kathmandu Valley recorded 3,595 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Chyasal Youth Club of Lalitpur has set up an isolation facility for COVID-19 patients.

NEW DELHI, May 1: India recorded more than 400,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time on Saturday as it battles a devastating second wave, and the country's massive new vaccination drive was hampered in some areas by shortages of the shots.

KATHMANDU, May 1: The government has permitted four companies to import 55,000 vials of Remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

KATHMANDU, May 1:Officials confirmed a total of 5,763 new coronavirus cases on Saturday. Of the cases confirmed, 5,706 were detected through 12,403 RT-PCR tests while 57 others through 566 antigen tests.

KATHMANDU, May 1:  The US government has announced to provide an additional $8.5 million in emergency response funding support to Nepal to combat the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Tokha Municipality in Kathmandu is to establish a COVID-19 isolation facility. According to Mayor Prakash Adhikari, the local government is preparing to establish the isolation center which will be equipped with the oxygen therapy system at the Radha Swami Bhawan (building) located in ward 7.

DHULIKHEL, May 1: A COVID-19 patient died this morning while undergoing treatment at Dhulikhel Hospital. A 37-year-old male from Kubinde of Sindhupalchowk was admitted to the hospital last Friday after he complained of health complications.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Based on a decision made by the Council of Ministers that authorized the local administration offices to impose prohibitory orders if the number of cases surpasses 200 in hill districts and 500 in the districts located in the southern plains and the Kathmandu Valley, local administrations of over two dozen districts have enforced prohibitory orders to contain further spread of COVID-19.

NEW DELHI, May 1: India posted a record daily rise of 401,993 new coronavirus cases on Saturday as the country opened up its mega vaccination drive to all adults, although several states warned of acute vaccine shortages.

COVID-19 death toll in the district reaches 235

2,956 new cases detected in the Kathmandu Valley alone

KATHMANDU, April 30: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), President Sher Bahadur Deuba has claimed that the decision of the government to enforce prohibitory order in Kathmandu for two weeks has increased the threat of further spreading the COVID-19 infection in districts that still have fewer cases of this viral disease.

Singer Prakash Saput was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday. Taking to his social media account, Saput said that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He also urged all those who came in contact with him to undergo a PCR test.

KATHMANDU, April 30: A renowned Indian television anchor, Rohit Sardana,41, passed away on Friday. He reportedly died of a heart attack although he had also tested positive for COVID-19 roughly a week ago.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Nepal Army has been performing the cremation of people dying of COVID-19.

Dr Rajbhandari added that 14 patients are being treated for the viral disease in the general ward where only five beds are available.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Former Queen Komal Shah, who was admitted to Norvic International Hospital in the capital for COVID-19 treatment, is currently undergoing plasma therapy.

NEW DELHI, April 30: India has recorded the world’s sharpest spike in coronavirus infections this month, with political and financial capitals New Delhi and Mumbai running out of hospital beds, oxygen and medicines.

“I wish I could take my son back home. Unfortunately, his health condition is turning from bad to worse.”

SURKHET, April 29: The government of Karnali Province has allocated Rs 1.34 billion to control the spread of the coronavirus infection.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The Kathmandu Valley has been witnessing a scary growth in the number of new cases of COVID-19 in the past few weeks.

KATHMANDU, April 29: Nepal confirmed a total of 35 deaths linked with the novel coronavirus disease in the past 24 hours.

Although it has only 60 beds, the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) – the only infectious and tropical disease hospital in Nepal – has already admitted 68 patients. More than 90 percent of those admitted to the hospital are in need of oxygen support.