Nov 28: The new Omicron coronavirus variant - identified first in South Africa, but also detected in Europe and Asia - is raising concern worldwide given the number of mutations, which might help it spread or even evade antibodies from prior infection or vaccination.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) will administer the second dose shot of China-manufactured Vero Cell vaccine against the coronavirus disease from November 18 to November 19.

NEW DELHI, Nov 15: India's COVID-19 tally rose to 34,447,536 on Monday as 10,229 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the health ministry's latest data.

NEW DELHI, Nov 12: India's cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed 110.79 crores on Friday, the Union Health Ministry informed.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Nepal recorded 183 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday along with 649 recoveries and two deaths, according to the latest information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Nepal recorded 287 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday along with 518 recoveries and two deaths, according to the latest information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has set up vaccination centers at Gongabu Bus Park, Kalanki, Balkhu, and Koteshwar for travelers leaving the Kathmandu Valley to celebrate the Tihar festival.

AP, Oct 23: Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues, as the U.S. weighs beginning vaccinations in youngsters.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: State Minister for Health and Population, Umesh Shrestha has said that children below the age of 18 will be administered vaccines against COVID-19 right after Dashain.

As the delta variant of the coronavirus sweeps across the United States, a growing number of colleges and universities are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for students to attend in-person classes. But the new mandate has opened the door for those opposed to getting the vaccine to cheat the system, according to interviews with students, education and law enforcement officials.

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KATHMANDU, July 26: As of Sunday, 1,398,178 people are fully vaccinated and 3,383,038 people have received a single dose of vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nepal, according to the latest data issued by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, July 13: The government is administering the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 from Tuesday. The vaccines — Vero Cell from China and Johnson & Johnson from America -- will be administered in all 77 districts from Tuesday, said director general of the Department of Health Service under the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr Dipendra Raman Singh.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Inaugurating the new surgical building of Bir Hospital in Kathmandu, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has maintained that the majority of the population of Nepal will be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of 2021.

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is slowly receding, and hopefully, we could overcome this crisis. Our healthcare systems need to be strengthened to prepare for the future wave of COVID-19 or a similar pandemic.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The government is to administer the second dose of Vero cell vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to elderly people from July 6.

KATHMANDU, June 21: Since the country launched the vaccination drive against the coronavirus disease on January 27, as many as 731,653 people have so far received both the doses of the vaccines. This accounts for nearly 2.5 percent of the roughly total population of 30,000,000.

BENGALURU, June 21:  India gave out a record 5 million vaccine doses on Monday under a federal campaign to inoculate all adults for free after weeks of criticism that a chaotic rollout had worsened a second wave that killed hundreds of thousands.

Prince William said Thursday he has received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as Britain’s National Health Service expands it inoculation program to younger people.

KATHMANDU, May 16: The government has begun inoculating the second dose of Verocell, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China, from Sunday.

DALLAS, May 1: Disneyland reopened on Friday and cruise lines welcomed the news that they could be sailing again in the U.S. by midsummer, as the number of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 reached another milestone: 100 million.

INDIA, April 23: Under fire for his handling of the world’s worst COVID-19 surge, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has opened vaccinations for all adults from next month, but supplies are already running short.

KATHMANDU, Mar 3: The members of federal parliament are administering COVID-19 vaccines today.

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With the snapback for durables likely to be finished soon, even rapid vaccination is unlikely to shorten the tough time that lies ahead for the post-pandemic US economy.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The government started administering the COVID-19 vaccines to journalists, employees at UN agencies, embassies and various diplomatic missions from Monday.

NEW DELHI, Jan 27: India has vaccinated 2 million health workers in less than two weeks and recorded 12,689 new coronavirus positive cases in the past 24 hours, a sharp decline from a peak level of nearly 100,000 in mid-September.

LONDON, Jan 25: The United Kingdom recorded 30,004 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, with the total for the past seven days at 251,504, down 22% on the previous seven days, official figures showed.

NEW DELHI, Jan 16: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the “world’s largest” vaccination campaign on Saturday as the populous nation tries to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control starting with two locally-manufactured shots.

NEW DELHI, Jan 10: India will start its COVID-19 vaccination drive from Jan. 16 with priority given to about 30 million healthcare and frontline workers, a government statement said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: It may take more than a year to get COVID-19 vaccines in the Asia Pacific Region, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Ncell Private Limited in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) and UNICEF is supporting the government for the National Measles Rubella (MR) Campaign 2020. The government aims to immunize over 3 million children across the country between the ages of 9 months to 5 years as a part of this much anticipated campaign.

KATHMANDU, July 18: More than 500 animals affected by flooding in Rautahat, Bara, and Saptari districts have been rescued and vaccinated against the possible epidemic.

There were 229,068 cases of measles and 136,000 deaths from the highly contagious disease worldwide in 2018, up 48 per cent from 2017, according to the World Health Organisation.

JHAPA, June 4: The local government here in Jhapa is preparing to construct buildings for 19 vaccination centres.

ISLAMABAD, April 9: A Pakistani official says authorities have launched a new polio vaccination drive, aiming to reach 38.7 million children under the age of 5.

POKHARA, June 4: A vaccination centre building has been constructed here at Phedipatan of Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City – 12 at a cost of Rs 219,000.

KATHMANDU, March 5: Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday directed all the chief district officers (CDOs) to arrest and take action against any individual or civil servants found involved in obstructing essential services.

BAITADI, Feb 21: A vaccination campaign will be held in Baitadi against elephantitis with an aim to eradicate the disease from the district.

BAJHANG, Feb 17: Women and children in the remote villages of Bajhang district have been deprived of vaccination and iron tablets.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The government is set to run a 'Special Polio Vaccination Drive' in 15 districts to prevent children from being infected with polio.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) of the Department of Health Services (DoHS) has said that it is considering administering cholera vaccine to the people living in the highly affected areas of Lalitpur, where the deadly disease has been spreading for the last one month.