How minors view COVID-19 and lockdown?By Aashish Mishra
Childhood is marked by innocence, but the environment around children may not always be. Around the world, countless children have to grow up amidst wars, famines, abuses and poverty, and now, the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elderly people walking dogs may run risk of injuriesBy Aashish Mishra
Many senior citizens prefer to embrace an active lifestyle. Yoga, jogging and morning walks are some of the common exercises that the elderly adults do. Many elderly also prefer to walk their dogs as a means to get out of the house and stretch their limbs.
Corona-isation of people’s lives leads to undue anxiety, distressBy Aashish Mishra
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown imposed to curb its spread has put many people under psychological duress, according to a recent survey conducted by Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO) Nepal. The survey showed that nearly 50 per cent of people suffered from problems like restlessness, fear, anxiety and sadness since the lockdown began.
People are having ‘virtual parties’ in lockdownBy Aashish Mishra
The ongoing lockdown may have brought life to a standstill but that does not mean occasions have stopped coming. Birthdays, anniversaries, family rituals and other festivities which would have traditionally invited gatherings and celebrations have all come and gone quietly because of the need for physical distancing and restrictions on movement.
Museums, preservers of past, now worry about futureBy Aashish Mishra
The Kathmandu Valley boasts of countless ancient monuments, structures, places and artefacts. But, arguably, the most famous of them all are the three palace complexes at Patan, Hanumandhoka (Kathmandu) and Bhaktapur. And lying at the heart of these historical sites are the locations that specifically exist to preserve history i.e. museums.
Social media emerging as primary source of news for COVID-19By Aashish Mishra
A survey conducted by the Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO) Nepal last week among 2,014 respondents found that a whopping 92 per cent obtained their COVID-19-related information from social media, mainly Facebook. This was followed by television at 75 per cent, radio at 61 per cent and newspapers at 54 per cent.
Lockdown drowns some in alcohol abuseBy Aashish Mishra
Nepal’s nationwide lockdown is now in its seventh week. People are out of work, businesses are shuttered and COVID-19 continues to spread in the country. And in this bleak time, people are increasingly seeking out alcohol for support.
Alcoholism In LockdownBy Aashish Mishra
Until a couple of decades ago, alcohol consumption to be taboo, almost a crime, for people to drink alcohol in the Nepali society.
New patient-specific symptoms of COVID-19By Aashish Mishra
By now, people are very familiar with the three main symptoms of the coronavirus – cough, difficulty in breathing and fever. These are the symptoms suggested by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and these are the symptoms that the countries and health facilities around the world are using as identifying criteria to determine the need for testing and/or placing individuals in isolation.
Stressed by the lockdown, netizens turn to memesBy Aashish Mishra
Staying indoors for days on end is not an easy task for anyone, especially when you have little to do to pass the time. Couple this with the coronavirus crisis raging all around them and people are understandably stressed to the brim. So how are they coping with it?