DHARAN, Aug 19: Two women succumbed to novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sunsari in the past 24 hours.

UNITED STATES, July 19: Johns Hopkins University says the global death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 600,000.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Another six people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Nepalgunj on Sunday evening, the Ministry of Health and Population said.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The State of Qatar on Wednesday sent urgent medical aid to Nepal to tackle the novel coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, April 22: China has handed over the second batch of emergency medical supplies to fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) to Nepali authorities on Wednesday.

My conversation with corona

April 19, 2020 13:15 pm

When you first appeared in China last December, no one cared. As you travelled across the globe, 197 countries are suffering from it. I came to know from www.worldometer.info that you have made 2,013,935 people sick and killed 127,587 people, as of April 19. Nearly 500,000 were able to successfully fight against you.

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, April 19: Canada and the United States have agreed to extend border restrictions for another 30 days to help control the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that next two weeks are critical for the country in a fight against novel coronavirus disease.

KATHMANDU, April 5: A group of students from the Institute of Crisis Management Studies, Dhumbarahi and Armed Police Force Valley Command Office have jointly donated relief materials including daily essentials to Gurjudhara-based 'Aama Ghar', an elderly home-cum-orphanage run by social worker Dilsobha Shrestha.

KATHMANDU, April 3: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and more than 193 political parties from over the world have issued a joint open letter calling for a closer international cooperation to combat novel coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, March 20: The US government has announced an additional $1.8 million in assistance to bolster the Government of Nepal’s novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) readiness and response.

KATHMANDU, March 20: Amid warnings from medical experts that overcrowded prisons could help the spread of the novel coronavirus, the government has decided to release on bail or without bail all convicts who were sentenced to less than a year in jail or those who have already served served half their terms.

KATHMANDU, March 20: As the novel coronavirus spreads across the globe including South Asia, the Nepal government is thinking about closing all borders crossing points with the southern neighbor.

Novel Coronavirus (nCOV) Preventive messages for general public. The common symptoms of nCov

KATHMANDU, March 9: Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) has formed a facilitation committee coordinated by its vice-chair Deepak Kumar Malhotra to allay potential risks resulting from Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 13: Even though Jugal Rural Municipality of Sindhupalchowk wrote to the Ministry of Health about some suspected cases of novel coronavirus-like disease in Gumba village on Tuesday, the district health authorities on  Wednesday, however, said that there is no need to panic since no such cases have been reported so far in that particular village.

Caution on coronavirus

February 10, 2020 09:08 am

Given the current situation of the rapid spread of novel coronavirus, a mysterious virus which  originated from the Wuhan city of China and later spread around the globe, a number of questions regarding the appropriate interventions have been raised in the scientific arena. One of the questions is whether mass quarantine is effective to prevent the transmission of coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The National Human Rights Commission has directed the government to immediately evacuate 185 Nepali nationals and students from Wuhan city of China's Hubei province, the epicenter of coronavirus epidemic.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Nepali students wishing to return from Wuhan – the Chinese city at the epicenter of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak — are frustrated and angry because of delays by the Nepal government in evacuating them. The students are on the verge of mental breakdowns. They are confined to their rooms and are desperately awaiting help from the authorities in Kathmandu.

Strengthen readiness

February 5, 2020 10:02 am

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV is a Public Health Emergency of international concern. The highest level of international solidarity and cooperation is needed to protect health and keep people safe. Since the novel coronavirus emerged late December, the number of cases reported globally has climbed. Human-to-human transmission has been reported in a number of countries. It is imperative that countries report and share information on suspected cases early, provide detailed reports on confirmed cases, and ensure all people receive the care they need in accordance with the rights and dignity that is due.