Total restriction enforced in 11 districts: MinistryBy The Rising Nepal
The number of districts enforcing complete restrictions has reached 11 as of Thursday. Prohibition orders have been imposed in one district after another to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection. Two districts have, however, been going under partial restriction order specifying the limited area or wards.
China to support SA countries to overcome COVID-19 impactBy The Rising Nepal
The Foreign Ministers of Nepal, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Srilanka have pointed out that COVID-19 is a common enemy of humankind, and that the countries should step up solidarity and cooperation to win the final victory over it.
A record 35 COVID-19 fatalities in one day, 4,831 new infectionsBy The Rising Nepal
The Ministry of Health and Population on Thursday confirmed 35 COVID-19 related fatalities were confirmed across the nation in the last 24 hours. With this, the nation's COVID-19 death toll has climbed to 3,246 and the death rate is at 1.02 per cent.
Public Accounts Committee writes second letter to NA to halt fast-track tender processBy The Rising Nepal
The Public Accounts Committee of the Federal Parliament has directed the Nepali Army to halt the contract procedure of the second package of the construction of fast-track.
1,500 vehicles held for defying restriction (With photos)By The Rising Nepal
The flow of vehicles in Kathmandu valley has decreased significantly with the beginning of the prohibitory order imposed in the Kathmandu Valley from today.
Restriction order in Valley from todayBy The Rising Nepal
The Cabinet meeting decided to impose a 15-day restriction order in three districts of Kathmandu Valley - Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, with effect from 6:00 am on April 29 to May 13. Making public the Cabinet decisions, government spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communication Parbat Gurung said the Cabinet meeting held on April 26 had given authority to every district administration officer to impose reasonable restriction order for up to 15 days and additional days if necessary,...
People aged 60-65 years await vaccinationBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
Right after the much-awaited vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus kicked off, the nation has been hit hard by the second wave of the pandemic. In the midst of the increasing threat of the spread of new, even more contagious and deadly strain of the virus, those who got inoculated are feeling somewhat relieved. However, people between 60-65 years of age have complained that the government had been unfair to them as they were not included in the vaccination drive.
Vaccination against COVID-19 paused in KathmanduBy The Rising Nepal
Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the MoHP, informed that the vaccination against COVID-19 is paused bearing in mind the purpose of prohibitory order, which is to limit the mobility of the people and decrease the rate of SARS-CoV-2 spread by breaking infection chain.
COVID-19 active cases surge to 30,209 with 4,774 new infectionsBy The Rising Nepal
In 13,879 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, 4,774 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2," informed Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari, assistant spokesperson at Health Ministry in the regular press briefing.
Govt. exempts tax on import of oxygen cylindersBy The Rising Nepal
The government has decided to exempt tax in the import of oxygen cylinders and other equipment used for the COVID-19 response.
Govt. withdraws 15 cases of 120 individuals related to Madhesh movementBy The Rising Nepal
The government took the decision as the talks with the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) is going on and the JSP has been demanding withdrawal of the cases against its leaders and cadres.
Nepal can’t be used as int’l flight transitBy The Rising Nepal
The government has put restriction on every foreign passenger and international flight entering Nepal by making Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) just as a transit route. Following a decision of a Cabinet meeting held Monday evening, the Department of Immigration issuing a notice on Tuesday, stopped all international airlines from using Nepal as a transit owing to increasing cases of the COVID-19 infection abroad.
Thousands leave Valley ahead of restriction ordersBy The Rising Nepal
As the government decided to impose a restriction order in the Valley from Thursday, thousands of individuals have started leaving for their hometown. On Tuesday, Koteshwor, Gausala, New Buspark, Old Buspark and Kalanki areas were crowded with people wanting to leave the Valley. With the Council of Ministers deciding on restrictions on Monday, people have opted to leave the Valley in two days.
COVID-19 update: 4,364 new infections, 18 fatalities in past 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 14,672 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, 4,364 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2," informed the Health Ministry in its daily update.
Give high priority to public health: PrachandaBy The Rising Nepal
Former Prime Minister and chairman of CPN (Maoist Centre) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has asked the government to take immediate measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak by giving high priority to the public health.
Week-long prohibitory order in Valley from April 29By Purushottam Khatri
All three District Administration Offices (DAOs) of the Kathmandu Valley have issued a week-long restriction orders effective from Thursday morning (April 29) after the cases of coronavirus surged. After a joint meeting of the Chief District Officers (CDOs) of the three districts, a seven-point restriction order was issued Monday evening. The order will remain effective till May 5 midnight. The local administrations have imposed a restriction on holding any kind of assembly, gathering and conference...
Deuba urges govt for stricter measures to control virus spreadBy The Rising Nepal
Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday demanded with the government to take measures to stop the COVID-19 contagion to handle the situation before it spirals out of control. Stating the country was facing COVID-19 second phase, he said the infection rate was increasing and it was necessary to arrange ICUs and ventilators for serious patient. Deuba in a statement said the country’s health infrastructure was not sufficient to treat the growing number of infected as the infection...
Learn from India, follow safety protocols: ExpertsBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
The fear of COVID-19 pandemic has been on the rise across the nation with the increase in daily infection and death rate. As India, to which the nation shares an open border, has been in the grips of a public health emergency, its effects have started surfacing in Nepal.
Kathmandu DAO issues prohibitory order starting Apr 29: opening of market, mobility of people, vehicles restrictedBy The Rising Nepal
Following a massive surge in COVID-19 cases of late, especially in the Kathmandu Valley, the Kathmandu District Administration Office has decided to halt all services except essential services for one week from April 29 to May 5.