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Nepal reports single highest Covid-19 death toll in a day after eight succumb to the disease

Kathmandu, Aug. 13 -- Nepal saw its single biggest Covid-19 death toll of eight on Wednesday, taking the total to 91. A majority of these deaths have been reported since the lockdown was lifted three ... Read More


As Covid-19 cases rise, government plans to place patients in all hospitals, but public health experts say it could be tricky

Kathmandu, Aug. 11 -- At least two patients died in the last two days in Birgunj after hospitals refused to admit them. The patients in search of treatment were a 22-year-old woman, Bishnu Lama of Chh... Read More


Losing the fight against a pandemic, one battle after another

Kathmandu, Aug. 10 -- If anyone is in isolation as Covid-19 cases continue to surge in the country, it's the government. Officials say as more and more people got infected with the coronavirus, there ... Read More


After two weeks of reopening, hospitals are full. Worst is yet to come, doctors say

Kathmandu, Aug. 9 -- On Friday morning, a man reached Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital. He wanted to inquire about the ambulance service. Not aware of who actually he was supposed to ... Read More


'We need to think about our elderly parents and young siblings.'

Nepal, Aug. 9 -- Following the government decision to lift the lockdown on July 21, the number of new Covid-19 cases has been rising at an exponential rate in several districts including in the Kathma... Read More


Restrictions maybe in place, but Valley's mobility is too high to curb virus spread

Kathmandu, Aug. 7 -- On Thursday, Subas Dhakal of Tarakeshwor Municipality ward 6 in Kathmandu used two public buses to get to his office at Chabahil. He has a motorcycle but he could not use it becau... Read More


As Covid-19 cases rise, government scrambles to contain the virus flare-up

Kathmandu, Aug. 6 -- On Wednesday too, at 4:15pm, Dr Jagshowor Gautam, the spokesperson for the Health Ministry, appeared on television, gave the latest figures on the number of Covid-19 infections, a... Read More


Kathmandu hospitals overwhelmed by Covid-19 patient surge

Nepal, Aug. 5 -- For a new patient infected with coronavirus to get admission at the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, another will have to be discharged, said the hospital. Due to t... Read More


Health Ministry sends proposal to Cabinet to impose semi-lockdown in Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu, Aug. 5 -- The Ministry of Health and Population has sent a proposal to the Cabinet for a "semi-lockdown" in Kathmandu Valley. The ministry proposal comes in the wake of a rise in the numbe... Read More


Coverage of measles-rubella campaign lowest in Bagmati Province

Kathmandu, Aug. 4 -- Twenty-six percent children under five years of age in Bagmati Province missed out on the measles-rubella vaccine campaign launched this year. It is the lowest coverage compared t... Read More