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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


Health workers say they reuse disposable masks as hospitals don't provide enough

Kathmandu, Aug. 26 -- Dipendra Pandey, a doctor at the National Trauma Center in Kathmandu, has been using the same disposable mask for over a week. His hospital does not give him masks every day whi... Read More


Experts stress full compliance with procedures for coronavirus vaccine clinical trials

Kathmandu, Aug. 24 -- The Ministry of Health has decided to allow foreign companies to perform Phase III clinical trials of the coronavirus vaccine in Nepal. According to Dr Sameer Kumar Adhikari, joi... Read More


Health workers under attack as lack of Covid-19 awareness is fuelling stigma

Kathmandu, Aug. 23 -- When Dr Bishow Bandhu Bagale and his wife, Dr Anita Bhandari, tested positive for the coronavirus last week, both decided to do what as medical professionals they should have don... Read More


How government defied science and disregarded experts as Covid-19 spread

Kathmandu, Aug. 22 -- On June 18, when Nepal's number of Covid-19 cases soared to 7,848 and the death toll rached 22, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was downplaying the threat of the coronavirus and ped... Read More


Restriction not a solution to virus spread, proper response and preparation needed, experts say

Kathmandu, Aug. 21 -- Districts including those in Kathmandu Valley may have been under strict restrictions, but unless authorities fully utilise this period to increase tests and ensure contact traci... Read More


Covid pandemic exposes country's economic divide

Kathmandu, Aug. 19 -- Rita Bhandari is staying at her home at Imadol, Lalitpur and she is worried. After learning that four of her colleagues tested positive for Covid-19, she, along with one of her f... Read More


Virus is taking hold in community, warn public health experts

Kathmandu, Aug. 18 -- A 58-year-old woman from Bhotahiti was among the three people who succumbed to the coronavirus on Monday. She had been taken to Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital ... Read More


Government to set up 2,000 additional isolation beds in Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu, Aug. 16 -- The Ministry of Health and Population is scrambling to arrange isolation beds in Kathmandu Valley as coronavirus infection cases continue to soar by the day. The ministry plans ... Read More


Contact tracing is key, but a lack of human resource is making it ineffective

Kathmandu, Aug. 14 -- For the past few weeks, Gyan Bahadur Oli has been busy. An employee at the Urban Health Division of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Oli is currently working as the Covid-19 focal pe... Read More