KATHMANDU, March 29: The number of corona cases has climbed to 5 as a young girl from Baglung who recently returned from Belgium via Qatar Airways’ flight tested positive on Saturday. With this, two cases were detected outside the capital.
SYANGJA, March 27: A total of 213 individuals have stayed in self and home quarantine in Syangja district, the officials confirmed. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of District Police Office, Syangja Nabin Krishna Bhandari said that those 213 people living in quarantines had returned from different countries after the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
KATHMANDU, March 27: Germany is evacuating its 325 citizens from Kathmandu today who were stranded in various trekking trails of Nepal after the government enforced a week-long lockdown earlier this week to curb the spread of coronavirus.
KATHMANDU, March 26: Although a COVID-19 suspect tested positive for the virus on Tuesday evening, doctors at Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) at Teku were not informed about this, putting the lives of the medical staff involved at risk.
KATHMANDU, March 26: Even after complaints over sort of Covid-19 test facilities outside Kathmandu valley government is still struggling to extend the laboratory outside from National Public Health Laboratory Teku.Public outcry has escalated against the government for failing to conduct swab test outside the capital and carrying out limited tests even in the Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, March 23: Due to grappling fear of outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nepal, people are found to have terrorized either in the lack of proper knowledge or psychological issues. Most of them either child, young or old; educated or illiterate seem to need to have proper psychosocial support and consolation in this situation of fear and confusion.
KATHMANDU, March 24: Hours after the government confirmed second case of coronavirus in the country on Monday, it took an extraordinary measure to enforce a complete 'lockdown' across the country for a week starting from Tuesday morning.
KATHMANDU, March 24: As government decided to enforce a-week nationwide lockdown to be effective from 6 am this morning, major cities around the countries including Kathmandu are seen silent and the streets are almost empty.
KATHMANDU, March 24: With a second case of COVID-19 recorded in Nepal this week, a bigger question is lurking: Is the public responding sufficiently to meet the virus's lethal trajectory? Or is it too small a number to signal a larger catastrophe? Opinions are divided among experts and officials.
KATHMANDU, March 23: Lawmaker and leader of the main opposition Nepali Congress Gagan Kumar Thapa has proposed to contribute one-month salary of each of the lawmaker to the ‘coronavirus fund’ set up by the government.
BANEPA, March 22: A man and his son have died while his wife was injured in a road accident that took place at Bhaisepati in Banepa municipality-13. The accident took place on the Araniko highway his morning.
ITAHARI, March 21: The Province 1 government has decided to set up a 50-bed hospital along with 10-bed ventilator facility in partnership with Nepal Army and Armed Police Force and Nepal Police. The hospital will be established in the building of erstwhile National Trading Limited within a week. The facility is being established to address potential outburst of COVID-19.
KATHMANDU, March 20: The Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC), the focal agency for renewable energy promotion in the country under the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoEWRI), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed a US$ 1.5 million agreement to promote renewable energy in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, March 19: Amid novel coronavirus outbreak fear, Public Service Commission (PSC) has postponed all the scheduled written examinations of civil service, security bodies and various government bodies.
KATHMANDU, March 18: At a time when people around the world are being strongly advised by the international agencies to maintain adequate hand hygiene owing to the coronavirus outbreak, about 33 percent of the urban population or around 3 in 10 people in Nepal still do not have access to handwashing with soap and water, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.
KATHMANDU, March 16: The Government has expressed commitment to extending all necessary supports, within the maximum extent of our capacity, to the diplomatic community for the protection of their staff and the family members living in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, March 15: Nepali consumers continue to pay high prices for petroleum products as the authorities are reluctant to factor in the plunge in the international price. The country’s petroleum products monopoly is likely to cite various types of taxes or the possibility of smuggling to India for keeping the price structure largely unchanged.
KATHMANDU, March 14: In order to contain the artificial shortage of daily essentials in the market in the wake of coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, the government has made the monitoring of market more effective.
KATHMANDU, March 13: Government is preparing for the suspension of visa issue to the willing visitors from those European and Middle East countries which have been affected by the global pandemic of coronavirus.
The number of visitors in places like movie theaters, stage shows, and festivals has been decreased among others. Fear of COVID-19 spreading has not just decreased the number of audience, but most of the shows have been canceled.
KATHMANDU, March 7: The novel coronavirus is continuing its spread in many countries around the world. Amid coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization has listed ten things that people should be taking to get ready: