Crucial facts about COVID-19: Stop the Spread09 Apr, 2020
Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Only hospitalized patients, symptomatic medical staff, people in close contact with infected patients, and visitors from the epidemic area should be tested for COVID-19. Most people suffer from mild illnesses and may recover at home.
PM Oli calls UAE Crown Prince, talks about protection and treatment of NepalisBy RSS
: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to express concern regarding the safety and treatment of Nepalis in the UAE.
One dead and 500 Nepalis infected with COVID-19 in USBy RSS
Nepalese Americans living in various parts of the US have also been affected by the Coronavirus that has taken huge toll in the country. So far, one Nepali-origin American citizen is reported to have died while around 500 have been infected with the COVID-19 disease. However, the number could not be independently verified.
NRNA initiates fund raising drive in aid of coronavirus-affected NepalisBy RSS
The Non Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) has started a fund raising campaign in aid of the Nepali nationals affected by COVID-19.
Let's act in unison for the protection of human civilization: DPM and High Level Committee Coordinator PokhrelBy RSS
The government has issued a stay at home order- lockdown till April 7 in order to contain the novel coronavirus. There is no other effective option than the lockdown at present to protect people. Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwor Pokhrel is heading the high
Jhapa Red Cross urges for blood donationBy RSS
The district chapter of Nepal Red Cross Society has urged one and all to voluntarily donate blood. The Red Cross made this appeal after facing acute shortage of blood.
Three harrowing stories of surviving COVID-1902 Apr, 2020
Some people experience relatively mild symptoms, or even no symptoms at all. Others have no option but hospital treatment. We have spoken to three people who were hospitalised after developing Covid-19.
Health ministry directs non-use of rapid test kits for COVID-19By RSS
"The test kits will be used only after determining its quality. The direction acts on complaints that rapid test kits supplied illegally to the market are being put to use. The government aims to control it," according to a statement issued by Dr Khem Karki, health expert at the Ministry.
COVID-19: Government terminates agreement with supplier of medical appliancesBy RSS
"The company has expressed its inability to deliver the medical supplies including rapid diagnostic kits in the stipulated time", he said, claiming the agreement signed with the supplier, therefore, was nullified.
KMC keeping records of individuals arriving after March 1By RSS
In view of COVID-19 fears, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is collecting record of individuals returning home from foreign countries after March 1.
Political activities come to a standstillBy Manjima Dhakal
As the COVID-19 has taken the world by storm, political activities in Nepal have come to a standstill. The parties have decided to put off their programmes so as to avoid the risks of novel coronavirus that has claimed the lives of over 8,000 to date.
Italian virus death toll nears China’s as outbreak spreads19 Mar, 2020
The worldwide death toll crept toward 10,000 as the total number of infections topped 220,000, including nearly 85,000 people who had recovered.
440-bed quarantine in state 1 for potential COVID-19 outbreakBy RSS
Three separate venues of Jhapa, Morang and Udayapur have been selected for quarantine in the State.
HoR meeting postponed until Mar 2619 Mar, 2020
The meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) has been deferred from Friday until further notice.
India reports fourth death from COVID-1919 Mar, 2020
The patient hailed from Punjab. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases in the country spiked to 173.
Employees still unaware of OHS policies at workplaceBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
Spread in more than 140 countries, the entire world is combating with the COVID-19 pandemic currently. While the affected countries are striving to control and protect their citizens, others are determined to prevent the spread of the virus.
33 per cent of urban people lack access to soap and water in Nepal: UNICEF19 Mar, 2020
Handwashing with soap, when done correctly, is critical in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but millions of people have no ready access to a place to wash their hands, UNICEF said today.
Ministry appoints focal person in each State to coordinate with local levels on COVID-19By RSS
Ministry's Local and Coordination Section Chief Baburam Adhikari said, the government's under-secretary has been deputed as the focal person in each state who will play a coordinating role in creating awareness against the coronavirus (COVID-19), in its prevention and containment and addressing issues facing the local levels.
Death of five persons in Mahottari frightens entire villageBy RSS
Death of five persons in a span of three days at the then Manara village of Manarasiswa municipality-1 in the district has intimidated the entire settlements. The persons died from excessive alcohol consumption, doctors confirmed. However, the local people suspected doctor's findings, saying they might have died from other causes.
Govt bringing regulation soon to manage ride sharing services17 Mar, 2020
With the provision allowing private two- and four-wheelers to operate as ride sharing mentioned in the Bagmati State Vehicle and Transport Management Act, 2075, the State is now introducing a regulation for the ride sharing service.