KATHMANDU, May 15: The health ministry confirmed as many as 8,167 new cases of the coronavirus disease in the past 24 hours. With 8,046 people testing positive for the disease through RT-PCR tests and 121 others through the antigen tests, Nepal’s COVID-19 case tally has jumped to 447,704.
Republica's photographers chronicled the lives of people across the country during the first nationwide lockdown. These photos capture the struggles, hardships and the pain of the people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted to document these challenging times in our nation's history.