KATHMANDU, April 25: Minister for Foreign Affairs (MoFA),  Pradeep Gyawali has said that the government does not have any plan to enforce a nationwide lockdown immediately, despite the rising risk of the second wave of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).


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KATHMANDU, April 27: A group of social activists has provided food and relief materials to people hit hard by the ongoing nationwide lockdown.


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KATHMANDU, April 24: The Supreme Court has issued order requiring all bodies of the state to be sensitive in the situation of lockdown enforced by the government to prevent the possible risk of spread of coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Expressing concerns over the irregularities and discrimination made in the distribution of relief materials, the main opposition, Nepali Congress (NC), has urged the government to form an all-party monitoring mechanism at all local level governments.

JHAPA, April 18: A huge quantity of green tea leaves has gone to waste in Jhapa due to the nationwide lockdown implemented by the government against the COVID-19 crisis. The loss is around 6 million kilos.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Nepalis are going through difficult times, mainly due to the nationwide lockdown imposed by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus. Health professionals and security personnel are on the frontlines of our fight against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Dairy producers have dairy products worth nearly Rs 5 billion in stock due to lack of demand amid nationwide lockdown enforced by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Lockdown extended until April 27

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KATHMANDU, March 15: The government has extended the COVID-19 lockdown until April 27 continuing the suspension of all government services other than essential ones and both domestic and international flights and restricting people's movement including the overland movement through porous Nepal-India border.

RASUWA, April 14: The nationwide lockdown has affected the construction works at Chilime Trishuli 220 KV transmission line due to the lack of workers and construction materials. The project had not been able to import construction materials after the outbreak of the coronavirus in China.

KATHMANDU, April 14: As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the nation on Tuesday morning to announce new measures to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), officials in Nepal are eagerly looking to hear the address to take a cue to form appropriate strategies in Nepal.

BIRGUNJ, April 13: Three Indian nationals, who had entered Nepal defying the nationwide lockdown enforced by both the countries, have tested positive for coronavirus. Tests conducted at the Kathmandu-based National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) confirmed the results.

KATHMANDU, April 11: The private sector has asked for support from the government to revive the business sector that has been hit hard due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the world.

KATHMANDU, April 11: The government's much-talked-about identity card distribution for the poor was stuck in limbo for over eight years and now they are without proper grass-roots data for distributing edibles as relief to the needy.

KATHMANDU, April 8: While the government on Monday extended the nationwide lockdown to a third week to prevent a possible outbreak of COVID-19, several stakeholders in the health sector say that Nepal will not be able to handle an outbreak as it has less than 300 working ventilators for the entire population.

RASUWA, March 6: Blasting work to lay down penstock pipes at the under-construction Sanjen Hydropower Project at Ama Chhodingmo Rural Municipality-5 of Rasuwa has resumed after a brief hiatus.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Although the World Health Organization has been urging the countries across the globe to 'test, test, test' in order to control the possible outbreak of COVID-19, the government of Nepal has only tested around 850 suspects in the last 12 days since the lockdown was imposed on March 24.

SURKHET, April 4: The Karnali State government has started sending food items to the mountainous districts in the State via air. The State government decided to supply foodstuffs to Humla, Dolpa and Mugu districts through private aircraft. In case of Humla and Dolpa, air service is the only means of transportation.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Police have rescued 21 Indonesian Muslim pilgrims after locals protested over suspicions of coronavirus infection wherever they were taken for food and shelter.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies is forming uniform standard for local units for the distribution of food stuffs for rational distribution of relief items to the needy people at the grassroots Nepal.

DHARCHULA, April 1: A Nepali migrant worker died after falling from a suspension bridge along the Nepal-India border in Darchula as he was on the way back to home from India after India announced a nationwide lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic. The deceased has been identified as Agabar Singh Thagunna, 42, of Marma rural municipality-2 in Darchula.

BANEPA, April 1: Poultry entrepreneurs are facing a loss of nearly Rs 220 million per day due to the nationwide lockdown.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Hundreds of Nepali migrant workers returning home from India are stranded in Dharchula on the Indian side of the Nepal-India border since the last few days after the Darchula district administration barred them from entering Nepal citing the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Police briefly detained as many as 8,500 individuals for wandering outside their homes against the government order during the first week of nationwide lockdown.

KATHMANDU, March 30: The government has decided to extend the nationwide lockdown for the second week until next Tuesday as the country continues to record new cases of coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, March 29: The use of internet bandwidth has increased by 25% in recent days due to the nationwide lockdown. The lockdown has forced people to work from home and children are also using the internet for entertainment and educational purposes.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Government authorities have listed the name of international serial killer Charles Gurumukh Sobhraj among the inmates to be freed under the government's arrangement to protect vulnerable inmates from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nepal's prisons.

KATHMANDU, March 28: The prices of vegetables in the Kathmandu Valley have skyrocketed in the past few days, in the pretext of decreased supply with the ongoing nationwide lockdown.

KATHMANDU, March 26: The demand for electricity has dropped as factories and industrial enterprises – the major consumer of electricity – remain shut with the announcement of nationwide lockdown.