COVID-19 update: 10,052 new infections, 649 recoveries in 24 hoursBy TRN Online
In 21,007 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 10,052 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update.
TU, Public Service Commission halt all examsBy TRN Online
A meeting of the PSC made a decision to this effect on Thursday. The meeting also decided to notify a week before if situation emerges to postpone exams scheduled from February 13, according to Ek Narayan Sharma, the undersecretary at the PSC.
Corona test lab in Gulmi remains nonoperational due to lack of financial supportBy TRN Online
Dr. Uttam Pachya, chief of Gulmi district hospital, informed that the corona test lab has been shut owing to the lack of finance although it was operated in the past with help from local levels.
50 per cent people in Madhes province take full dose vaccinesBy TRN Online
Fifty per cent of the people have taken full dose (second dose) vaccine against COVID-19 in Madhes Province. The vaccination rate has increased by around 12 per cent in the districts of the Province in the last two weeks' period alone, the Province Health Directorate stated.
Drug-resistant infections killing millions - StudyBy BBC
More than 1.2 million people died worldwide in 2019 from infections caused by bacteria resistant to antibiotics, according to the largest study of the issue to date. This is more than the annual death toll from malaria or Aids.
Govt has enough medical supplies for COVID-19 patientsBy RSS
Over 11 million paracetamol tablets remain been in stock (1 million with the Logistics Management Division under the Department of Health Services and over 10 million with government pharmacies, said Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari, joint spokesperson for the Ministry amid the regular press meet on Wednesday.
COVID vaccination card a must to board a domestic planeBy TRN Online
The decision of the airlines' operators in Nepal comes in the wake of a sharp rise in the cases of the novel coronavirus in the country.
Govt. reduces PCR test feeBy TRN Online
According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), from now onwards, the fee for the test at the government laboratories will be Rs. 800 whereas the charge for the same test at the private laboratories will be Rs. 1,500.
6,263 people test positive for novel coronavirus in Kathmandu Valley in 24 hoursBy TRN Online
According to the assistant spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari, 4,666 people were found infected in Kathmandu, 1019 in Lalitpur and 578 in Bhaktapur in the last 24 hours.
A record 9,502 people test positive for novel coroonavirus in a single day in NepalBy TRN Online
When combined with the number of people found infected with the same virus through the antigen test, the total number of infected people amounts to 11, 352 in a single day, which is also the highest number of new cases of the virus in a single day in the country.
Civil servants to get COVID leave for second time if infectedBy TRN Online
Civil servants including those working in government-owned enterprises and corporations are to get COVID-19 sick leave when even for two times if they test positive for the novel coronavirus.
NC general secretary Sharma infected with COVID-19By RSS
Nepali Congress general secretary Bishwo Prakash Sharma has a coronavirus infection. The infection was confirmed through a test carried out on him today at Nepal Mediciti Hospital after he complained of mild cough and cold, and headache.
Child ward with ICU set up at Beni HospitalBy RSS
A child ward with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has been set up at Beni Hospital based in Myagdi district headquarters.
‘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.