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Take infected areas as clusters, restrict movement and speed up tests, say experts

Kathmandu, Sept. 11 -- Kathmandu Valley reported 572 new cases of Covid-19 infection on Thursday, the highest single-day spike in cases so far in the Valley. Of the 1,246 new cases reported in the la... Read More


Many mental health patients deprived of medication and counselling during pandemic

Kathmandu, Sept. 10 -- Mental health specialists have said the coronavirus pandemic has discontinued the care and treatment of many patients, as the country has been under a lockdown and other restric... Read More


Cluster infections cause cases to soar in Valley despite restrictions

Nepal, Sept. 4 -- Maiya Sainju is the in-charge of urban health clinic at the office of Ward No. 32 of Kathmandu Metropolitan City. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, she has been assigned the duty of con... Read More


As Covid-19 affects healthcare workers, non-Covid patients left in limbo

Kathmandu, Sept. 3 -- All services, except for emergency ones, have remained shut for the last two days at Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, after 71 health workers, including over two dozen doctors, tested po... Read More


Current efforts to slow the virus not working, time to start antibody tests, doctors say

Kathmandu, Sept. 1 -- The restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus spread do not seem to have worked well, if the infection rates-across the country and Kathmandu Valley-are anything to go by. ... Read More


Ensure effective contact tracing and place symptomatic patients in hospitals, doctors say

Kathmandu, Aug. 30 -- A man from Gyankunja Tole of Bhaktapur Municipality died of Covid-19 on Sunday. He was 65. He was among the 14 people who succumbed to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The ... Read More


Despite growing evidence, Health Ministry says no community transmission yet

Kathmandu, Aug. 30 -- Over the last two weeks, the number of people from Kathmandu Valley seeking Covid-19 tests at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital has suddenly risen, and consequent... Read More


Despite growing evidence, Healthy Ministry says no community transmission yet

Kathmandu, Aug. 30 -- Over the last two weeks, the number of people from Kathmandu Valley seeking Covid-19 tests at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital has suddenly risen, and consequent... Read More


Covid-19 is sickening and killing people of all age groups in Nepal

Kathmandu, Aug. 27 -- On Thursday, Nepal reported eight more coronavirus deaths, taking the tally to 183. According to the Ministry of Health data, 88 of the victims are aged between 31 and 60 years.... Read More


By extending restrictions, government is barking up the wrong tree, experts say

Kathmandu, Aug. 27 -- On August 18, chief district officers of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur decided to issue prohibitory orders for the three districts in the Valley for a week effective from Aug... Read More