‘Health Ministry not in favour of immediately enforcing lockdown’By RSS
In a meeting of the House of Representatives (HOR)’s Education and Health Committee held on Tuesday, Health Secretary Dr. Roshan Pokharel said the ministry was against the lockdown. He further said the ministry was sensitive in not putting the battling economy in trouble due to lockdown. “If any sector is deemed to be shut, we will take the necessary decision and resume the sectors after two-three weeks”.
Previously used Isolation Wards and quarantines in KMC in ready-to-use positionBy RSS
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has said that isolation wards and quarantines have been kept in ready-to-use condition following the increasing number of COVID-19 patients in recent periods.
COVID-19 update: 8,730 new infections, 562 recoveries in 24 hoursBy TRN Online
In 17,872 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 8,730 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update.
Over 100 doctors, health workers infected with COVID-19 in ChitwanBy RSS
One hundred seventeen doctors and health workers of different hospitals in the Chitwan district have tested positive for coronavirus. A number of doctors, health workers and hospital staff were infected with the virus within a few days following the surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the recent period.
Afghanistan twin quakes kill at least 22 in poorest areasBy BBC
At least 22 people have been killed so far after back-to-back earthquakes struck the west of Afghanistan on Monday, officials said. According to data from the US Geological Society (USGS), the 4.9 and 5.3 magnitude quakes affected the northwest province of Badghis, where it caused house and building collapse.
Australia has record COVID-19 deaths, hospitals under stressBy TRN Online
Australia reported a record high of COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, and its second-largest state declared an emergency in hospitals to cope with surging patient admissions and a staffing shortage due to the coronavirus. The 74 deaths occurred in its three most populous states. New South Wales reported 36, Victoria reported 22 and Queensland 16. The previous daily record was 59 coronavirus-related deaths on Sept. 4, 2020.
Two more staff at Minister Ale's Secretariat infected with coronavirusBy RSS
Novel coronavirus infection has been confirmed in two more employees at Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale's Private Secretariat.
Booster dose being administered in Lalitpur from todayBy TRN Online
The booster dose of COVID-19 is being administered to people working in the frontline in the Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City from Tuesday. According to the Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City, the vaccination campaign to administer the booster dose to people working in the frontline has started from today till January 20.
Government to procure 900,000 COVID testing kitsBy TRN Online
The government is stepping up to procure 900,000 testing kits to increase the testing citing a rise in the COVID cases in the country.
Return of the flu: EU faces threat of prolonged 'twindemic'By TRN Online
Influenza has returned to Europe at a faster-than-expected rate this winter after almost disappearing last year, raising concerns about a prolonged "twindemic" with COVID-19 amid some doubts about the effectiveness of flu vaccines.
COVID-19 update: 5,747 new infections, 547 recoveries in 24 hoursBy TRN Online
In 14,014 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 5,747 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update.
Australia PM blames Omicron for testing woes as COVID-19 cases hit downward trendBy TRN Online
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday the shortages of at-home antigen tests were "not unique" to the country as authorities deal with a runaway Omicron outbreak that has driven up hospitalisation rates and strains testing systems.
Self-isolation cut to five full days in EnglandBy BBC
The minimum self-isolation period for people testing positive for Covid-19 in England has been cut to five full days. The quarantine period has been reduced after a review of the medical evidence, to help ease staff shortages across the economy.
Chitwan considered as high risk zone for COVID-19By RSS
The District COVID-19 Control and Management Committee has put Chitwan in COVID-19 red zone (high-risk area) following increasing infection cases, according to the district health office.
64 per cent of received COVID-19 vaccine administered in NepalBy TRN Online
About 64 per cent of the received vaccines against COVID-19 that is 40,388,840 doses, by Nepal have been administered so far in the country. A total of 40,388,840 doses of vaccines have been received by Nepal, however, only, 27, 965,500 doses of vaccines have been administered so far.
Chairman Prachanda gets over novel coronavirus infectionBy TRN Online
Chair Prachanda, also the former Prime Minister, had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on January 7 and since then he had been staying in the home isolation at his residence following all the health protocols.
Govt issues order on prevention and control of third wave of coronavirus with omicron, 2078By RSS
The government has issued an order on prevention and control of the third wave of coronavirus and omicron, 2078. The order was issued in the wake of the rapid spread of coronavirus with a new mutation- omicron.
Govt. decides to shut down cinema halls, gymsBy TRN Online
Making public the decision of the Cabinet on Sunday, Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, said that the meeting also decided on sharing of natural resources among the local, provincial and federal governments.
COVID-19 update: 4,534 new infections, 435 recoveries in 24 hoursBy TRN Online
n 12,562 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 4,534 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update.
Omicron exposes inflexibility of Europe’s public hospitalsBy TRN Online
A World Health Organization official warned last week of a “closing window of opportunity” for European countries to prevent their health care systems from being overwhelmed as the omicron variant produces near-vertical growth in coronavirus infections. In France, Britain and Spain, nations with comparatively strong national health programs, that window may already be closed.