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Nepal, China re-measure height of Mt Everest

Kathmandu, Sept. 10 -- If it was not for the Covid-19 pandemic, we would by now have found out the result of thelatest measurement of the world's highest mountain. Yes, 8,848m (29,028ft) is widely ac... Read More


Nepal experts reject Covid-19 model

Kathmandu, Sept. 4 -- Seven noted public health experts have described an Oxford University study three months ago that projected 50,000 Covid-19 deaths in Nepal by October as dangerously alarmist, an... Read More


Nepal health workers battle Covid-19, but also stigma

Kathmandu, Sept. 2 -- Nepal reported the first death of a medical worker from Covid-19 last week, a 35-year-old health assistant in Mahottari district. Across the country, over 500healthcare providers... Read More


Nepal beats own record in Covid-19 cases and deaths

Kathmandu, Aug. 30 -- Nepal's first Covid-19 fatality was reported on 15 May. It then took three months for the country to hit its first 100 deaths on 16 August. After that it took just 14 days to reg... Read More


As India peaks, Covid-19 spreads rapidly in Nepal

Kathmandu, Aug. 27 -- Although the initial wave of coronavirus cases in Nepal were from across the border in India, public health experts now say it makes no sense to blame imported infection because ... Read More


Learning from HIV to fight Covid-19 in Nepal

Kathmandu, Aug. 19 -- When Lalbahadur Shah of Birganj died last week, none of his relatives showed up for his funeral even though he tested negative for Covid-19. With no family, friends and neighbour... Read More


Stranded visitors want to stay on in Nepal

Kathmandu, Aug. 11 -- During the first two months of lockdown when foreign embassies in Kathmandu were rounding up their last remaining nationals to fly home from Nepal, there were somewho refused to ... Read More


Nepal's virus vortex

Kathmandu, Aug. 7 -- Five months after the first COVID-19 case was detected in Kathmandu, and after many experts were puzzled about why the virus was not spreading as fast as elsewhere, parts of Nepal... Read More


Experts caution against extending Nepal lockdown

Kathmandu, Aug. 4 -- Prime Minister K P Oli held a meeting with 20 public health experts on Tuesday to discuss steps to deal with COVID-19, especially incities bordering India- a sign that his governm... Read More


Children are collateral damage in Nepal lockdown

Kathmandu, July 19 -- On Friday, it will be four months since Nepal closed the country down to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus strain that causes COVID-19. Of the 40 who have died of the i... Read More