Can you get the coronavirus twice?

August 5, 2020 19:37 pm

Health experts think people who had COVID-19 will have some immunity against a repeat infection. But they don’t know how much protection or how long it would last.

Can COVID-19 survive on my phone?

June 18, 2020 14:05 pm

NEW YORK, June 18: Yes. That’s why a daily wipe down of “high-touch” surfaces like phones, keyboards and tablet computers is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A scientific test shows the virus can live on plastic or stainless steel for two to three days.

It’s possible through the eyes, but not likely through the ears.

WASHINGTON, May 4: Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated.

FRANKFURT, May 4: More than 10 times as many people in Germany have likely been infected with the coronavirus than the number of confirmed cases, researchers from the University of Bonn have concluded from a field trial in one of the worst hit towns.

NAWALPARASI, May 26: The construction of the Sub-station under the Kaligandaki Transmission Corridor project in Surya Basti of Sunawal municipality-13 has seen around 45 per completion.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The 220-KW Upper Trishuli 3 A Hydropower Project is to go for test transmission from Sunday.

GORKHA, April 5: The construction of 230-KV Marsyangdi-Kathmandu transmission line has come to a final stage. Almost 90 percent works along the 33-km transmission line has so far completed.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Division Forest Office (DFO), Rasuwa, has instructed Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to stop transmission line construction work in forest areas of the district.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The construction of the first-ever underground electricity transmission line of the country has completed its 48 percent work. One thousand three hundred nine meters long underground line is to be made at Matatirtha under Trishuli-Kathmandu 220 KV double circuit transmission line.

Aug 2: Obesity increases a person's risk for severe complications from influenza, including hospitalization and even death. It may also play a role in how flu spreads, according to a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings suggest that obese adults infected with flu shed the virus for a longer time than adults who are not obese, potentially increasing the opportunity for the infection to spread to others.

CHITWAN, May 20: Preliminary investigation by a team of five from the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division found that bird flu had not been transmitted to humans yet in Sutarni of Khairbani municipality-9 of east Chitwan.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali has said that infrastructure development, road, railway link and transmission line will top the agenda during his visit to China.

KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): Germany has agreed to provide Nepal with an additional development grant of 15 million euros to build Damauli-Lekhnath Electricity Transmission Line. Issuing a statement on Monday, the German embassy in Kathmandu said that the grant is an additional support to the 43-kilometer Damauli-Lekhnath 220 KV double-circuit transmission line.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: A preliminary list of road, railway, transmission line, and drinking water projects has been proposed for the projects under Belt and Road Initiatives. The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) has identified six north-south road projects connecting both India and China, besides Kathmandu-Kerung railway project.

BUTWAL, Sept 12: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is considering alternate routes for the 132 KV Butwal-Mainahiya transmission line project as the Department of Roads (DoR) rejected the Yogikoti-Kotihawa road section of Siddhartha Highway for building the transmission line.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The Government of Nepal has signed an agreement with the Asian Development Bank to receive a loan of US$ 150 million (approximately Rs 15 billion) to implement electricity transmission lines and distribution efficiency enhancement projects. Likewise, the ADB has also provided grants of US$ 2 million from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction to the government of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, August 25: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have jointly inaugurated two cross-border transmission lines.

KATHMANDU August 24: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is on a state visit to India, and his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi has jointly inaugurated Raksaul-Parwanipur and Kusha-Kataiya inter-country transmission lines.

BIRGUNJ, July 10: Transmission line with 132 KV capacity between the Indian bordering city of Raxaul to Parwanipur of Parsa district in Nepal has yet to start even after six months of its construction and successful test transmission. Nepal Electricity Authority had declared last December that the transmission line was ready for supply of electricity.

LAMJUNG, May 13: The expansion of the national transmission line in the trans-Himalayan district of Manang is gaining momentum.

BUTWAL, April 20: The 132 KVA Butwal-Mainahiya Transmission Line Project has fallen into uncertainty after the Department of Roads (DoR) is dragging its feet to give go-ahead to the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to use Yogkoti-Kotihawa section of the Siddhartha Highway.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Nepal and India have agreed to bring Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur Transmission Line into use from May.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The Nepal-India Joint Working Group (JWG) on Monday held discussion on different modalities to build New Butwal-Gorakhapur Cross Border Transmission Line. The meeting, however, could not take any decision.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: A proposal to build New Butwal-Gorkahpur Cross Border Transmission Line is likely get approval from the upcoming meetings of Nepal-India Joint Working Group (JWG) and Joint Steering Committee (JSC). But the development modality will be different from the Dhalkebar Muzaffarpur Transmission Line of 400 KVA, government officials say.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal inaugurated the Khimti-Dhalkebar Transmission Line amid a function organized in Khimti of Dolakha on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal inaugurated the Khimti-Dhalkebar Transmission Line amid a function organized in Khimti of Dolakha on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The second circuit of Hetauda Matatirtha Transmission Line is now ready for use.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: A team of Nepali and US government officials are selecting different electricity transmission and road maintenance projects on March 17 to utilize grants provided by the US government, according to the Office of the Millennium Challenge Office (OMCO).

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Khimti-Dhalkebar Transmission Line began commercial electricity transmission from Monday evening.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Test transmission of Khimti-Dhalkebar transmission line has finally begun with the construction of the transmission line after 11 years of a halt due to various reasons.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Test transmission of Khimti-Dhalkebar transmission line has finally begun with the construction of the transmission line after 11 years of a halt due to various reasons.

CHITWAN, Jan 16: A fire broke out at the 'Radio Narayani', a community radio station based in Bharatpur of Chitwan.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Some local parties are found obstructing the upgrading works on the 132-KV Raxaul-Parwanipur power transmission line.

PARBAT, Dec 11: The under construction Kaligandaki corridor 20 KV capacity transmission line work has been disrupted by local villagers.

PANCHTHAR, Nov 28: With the completion of Hewa Khola 'A' Hydropower Project in Panchthar, testing of electricity transmission is underway.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The national grid is to get an additional 45 MW in the next 18 months.

RASUWA, Sept 29: The Supreme Court has quashed a writ petition filed against Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), paving the way for construction of a key transmission line project in the Trishuli River basin.

KHOTANG, Aug 24: Transmission of the Rupakot Community Radio, Khotang has been halted due to lightning.