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As government extends lockdown, non-natives of Kathmandu Valley wish to return to their hometowns

Kathmandu, April 7 -- On normal days, Surendra Timalsena, 33 would have been selling aloevera juice outside the Mahadev temple in Koteshwor. But with the lockdown clamped by the government to prevent ... Read More


With three new cases of coronavirus, Valley police get stricter with lockdown

Kathmandu, April 6 -- After three more cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Kailali and Kanchanpur on Saturday, the security arrangements in Kathmandu Valley have been made stricter, according to secur... Read More


Garbage collectors who make sure diseases don't spread are now at risk of contracting Covid-19

Kathmandu, April 5 -- While most of Kathmandu has been forced indoors by the lockdown, Babu Pode still leaves home every day at 5:30 am. He goes to Kalimati, then Teku hospital and up to Tripureshwor,... Read More


Kathmandu city has no exact details of its poor citizens to distribute food relief

Kathmandu, April 4 -- Nearly two weeks into the lockdown and the Kathmandu Metropolitan City has not yet completed collecting the details of the poor and the vulnerable people who are in a dire need o... Read More


16,000 families apply for relief in Lalitpur, but the city office says it can't provide for all

Nepal, April 2 -- Lalitpur Metropolitan City has received thousands of applications from poor households for relief packages to survive during the lockdown, but the city officials say they can't affor... Read More


It's not just humans suffering under the lockdown-dogs are, too

Kathmandu, March 27 -- On day two of the nationwide lockdown on Wednesday, Sonam Dekey was up by 5am. Ever since the lockdown was announced by the government in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19... Read More


Daily wage workers are more worried about starving to death than Covid-19

Kathmandu, March 26 -- Laxmi Chhetri and her husband have both not been to work for the past two days. Chhetri, who lives with her husband and two children at the squatter settlement in Sankhamul, wor... Read More


Empty streets and palpable fear as Nepal goes into lockdown

Kathmandu, March 25 -- In Kathmandu Valley, the first day of the weeklong nation-wide lockdown was bright and sunny, with birds chirping in the balmy spring weather. The streets, however, were eerily ... Read More


At Covid-19 helpline, thousands of calls from Nepalis looking for accurate information

Kathmandu, March 17 -- Shiva Ale Magar answers hundreds of phone calls every day, fielding questions regarding Covid-19, its cause, symptoms, how it spreads and precautions to limit its spread. Magar... Read More


After face masks, Lalitpur now plans to manufacture its own hand sanitisers

Lalitpur, March 15 -- With local demand for hand sanitisers far outstripping the supply, the Lalitpur Metropolitan City has tied up with the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology to manufacture its ... Read More