A couple of factors are at play, starting with the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant. Omicron is more likely to infect people, even if it doesn’t make them very sick, and its surge coincided with the holiday travel season in many places.

KATHMANDU, August 12: Doctors have urged people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to take all precautionary measures as they may also get COVID infection. They suggested that even after vaccination, one needs to stay safe and follow public health standards to keep others safe. Doctors involved in the treatment of COVID-19 have pointed out that the infection has increased due to the violation of public health standards by the people who have been vaccinated in Nepal.

August 1: In another dispiriting setback for the nation’s efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots.

July 29: Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising?