KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Amid the rising number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases across the country, the government has decided to enforce odd and even rules for both public and private vehicles starting Thursday. The odd and even scheme, however, will not be applicable to the vehicles belonging to essential services.
Two of the three patients who were admitted to Patan Hospital on Monday have been tested positive for the coronavirus. They were from the same family. They had returned home from the United Kingdom a month ago and were staying at an apartment in Pepsicola. They are said to have been tested as per the decision of the government to test all the individuals arriving in Nepal after mid-March. The couple came to Nepal about a month back but we have come to know about their status now. This signals that we are not testing. Our health facilities do not have enough kits for testing and even that some of those who returned to the country from abroad do not really care about testing for coronavirus. Our war on coronavirus must, therefore, be focused on testing.
NEW DELHI/DHAKA, April 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to extend a nationwide lockdown to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday, without disclosing how long the extension would be for.