NEW DELHI, March 5: Indian doctors and politicians on Thursday welcomed efficacy data for a state-backed coronavirus vaccine that was given emergency approval in January without the completion of a late-stage trial, making people reluctant to receive the shot.
CHICAGO, Feb 4: Chris Murray, a University of Washington disease expert whose projections on COVID-19 infections and deaths are closely followed worldwide, is changing his assumptions about the course of the pandemic.
TORONTO, March 2: Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization released new guidelines on Monday that advise against vaccinating people who are 65 years and older with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, citing lack of information about efficacy in that age group.
KATHMANDU, March 1: China has announced to provide an additional 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal under grant assistance. The northern neighbor had earlier announced to provide 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under grant assistance to support Nepal in its fight against the pandemic.
KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Of the 753 local bodies, 153 have not yet submitted the COVID-19 expenditure details, including the fund received from the federal government, provincial government and their allocation, to the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA).
NEW DELHI, Feb 21: Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s biggest vaccine maker by volume, on Sunday asked for patience from foreign governments awaiting their supply of COVID-19 shots, saying it had been directed to prioritise India’s requirements.
AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine is more effective when its second dose is given three months after the first, instead of six weeks, a peer-reviewed study published in The Lancet medical journal showed on Friday.
After a month-long training session which was held amid COVID-19 by following various security and safety precautions, the winners of Miss Nepal Teen 2021 was announced on Tuesday in the grand finale held at Amrapali Banquet and Events, Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Nepal’s banks and financial institutions have started facing a decline in excess liquidity with the government collecting excessive internal borrowing and due to an increasing demand for loans from the business community with falling cases of the coronavirus infection.
COVID-19 crisis has accelerated Asia’s global rise in terms of relative economic growth, with China driving the region’s ascent. The contrast between China’s governance structure and that of Western democracies will thus become an even bigger issue for many leaders than it already is.
KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The government has reduced the budget of the current fiscal year to Rs 1.34 trillion from Rs 1.47 trillion, citing the spread of the COVID-19 that resulted in slow expenditure and revenue mobilization during the first half of the fiscal year.
WASHINGTON, Feb 6: President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies in Congress forged ahead with their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package on Friday as lawmakers approved a budget outline that will allow them to muscle Biden’s plan through in the coming weeks without Republican support.
KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The Nepal Bandha called by the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Thursday has once again crippled the country’s economy at a time when the economic activities have slowly started to gain pace.
LONDON, Feb 2: Eleven people in different regions of England have tested positive for the South African coronavirus variant without having any links to people who have travelled, prompting mass testing in the areas to contain the outbreak.
KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Altogether 28,732 frontline workers have received a shot of ‘Covishield’ across 77 districts in the country on the second day of the mass vaccination program against COVID-19 that was launched by the government on Wednesday.
WUHAN, CHINA, Jan 28: A World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic left a quarantine hotel in Wuhan on Thursday to begin field work, two weeks after arriving in the Chinese city where the virus emerged in late 2019.
CHITWAN, Jan 28: Almost 40 percent of brick kilns operating across the country have been shut down due to the effects of COVID-19. The brick industries have come to a closure for not being able to bring skilled Indian workers because of the prevalence of life-threatening coronavirus.
With Joe Biden as America’s president, the world hopes that the United States will shift away from Trump’s disruptive confrontational approach toward China relations and embark on a path of pragmatic engagement.
NEW DELHI, Jan 27: India has vaccinated 2 million health workers in less than two weeks and recorded 12,689 new coronavirus positive cases in the past 24 hours, a sharp decline from a peak level of nearly 100,000 in mid-September.
WELLINGTON, Jan 25: New Zealand on Monday confirmed its first case of COVID-19 in the community in months in a 56-year-old woman, but said close contacts of the recently returned traveller had so far tested negative.
UK, Jan 24: Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is preparing to force travelers from countries where there is a high risk of COVID-19 to go into quarantine for 10 days after arriving in Britain, the Daily Mail reported on Saturday.
In a decade punctuated by the global financial crisis, the COVID-19 crisis, a racial-justice crisis, an inequality crisis, and now a political crisis, we have only paid lip service to lofty democratic ideals.
WASHINGTON, Jan 23: Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for President Joe Biden’s inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Friday.
NEW DELHI, Jan 20: India started delivering coronavirus vaccines to its neighbours on Wednesday, the foreign ministry said, flagging off a drive to garner goodwill in an often fractious region with the first shipment sent to the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.