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Nepal reports six new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,975 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 141 (kp 22/05/2022)

Health Ministry urges readiness for possible disease outbreaks this monsoon : Even as many local units reel from a lack of health staff, ministry says it has no idea about the problem, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/05/2022)

Nepal sees 11 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 21/05/2022), Nepal reports 11 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,962 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 148 (kp 21/05/2022)

Nepal sees 11 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 20/05/2022), Nepal reports 11 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,950 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 149 (kp 20/05/2022)

Nepal reports 12 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,938 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 150 (kp 19/05/2022)

18 fresh cases, eight recoveries in 24 hours (rn 17/05/2022), Nepal sees 19 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 17/05/2022), Nepal reports 19 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,921 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 149 (kp 17/05/2022)

Nepal sees seven new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 13/05/2022), Nepal reports seven new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,873 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 164 (kp 13/05/2022)

Scrub typhus, a neglected disease, emerging as new health challenge : Over 260 people have been infected with the disease since the start of 2022, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/05/2022)

Nepal reports four new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,857 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 173 (kp 12/05/2022)

Nepal sees 21 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 11/05/2022), Nepal reports 21 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,839 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 187 (kp 11/05/2022)

Whole-genome sequencing being done on samples from people returning from India : Officials suspect Omicron’s BA.2.12 variant spreading in many states of India including in Delhi is responsible for infection in the returnees, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/05/2022)

12 fresh cases, 17 recoveries in 24 hours (rn 10/05/2022)

Over 3 million Pfizer and Moderna vaccine doses to be rolled out after local elections : Four million Sinovac-CoronaVac doses gifted by China to be rolled out only after all other Covid vaccine doses are used up, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/05/2022)

Nepal reports eight new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,806 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 190 (kp 09/05/2022)

Nepal reports 17 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,789 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 201 (kp 08/05/2022)

Nepal sees 14 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 07/05/2022)

Nepal logs 15 new cases, 17 recoveries and zero death on Friday (rep 06/05/2022), Nepal reports 15 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,747 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 215 (kp 06/05/2022)

As pre-monsoon rain starts, dengue risk grows, experts warn : Authorities to discuss mitigation measures with Capital’s schools and hoteliers, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/05/2022)

Nepal reports 17 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,730 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 217 (kp 05/05/2022), Nepal logs 17 new cases, 15 recoveries and zero death on Thursday (rep 05/05/2022), Nepal sees 17 new cases of coronavirus (kh 05/05/2022)

Covid jabs for 5-11 year olds likely pushed to June last week : Earlier the government had decided to inoculate them from April. But vaccine doses from COVAX are unlikely to arrive before June, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/05/2022)

Nepal sees 19 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 04/05/2022)

Deployment of health workers in elections can affect Covid booster drive : As the risk of a new Covid surge grows amid rising cases in India, public health experts have called for ramping up booster jabs, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/05/2022)

Nepal reports 32 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,697 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 217 (kp 03/05/2022), Nepal logs 32 new cases, 23 recoveries and zero death on Tuesday (rep 03/05/2022)

Covid response fund releases money after 14 months : The fund remained idle during the second and third waves due to political wrangling, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/05/2022)

Covid-19 cases might have gone down but long covid remains, by Prasansha Rimal (kh 02/05/2022)

Nepal sees nine new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 02/05/2022), Nepal reports nine new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,674 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 211 (kp 02/05/2022)

Election crowds could give rise to fresh surge in Covid-19 cases, experts warn : Health Ministry says it has asked agencies to step up vigilance and maintain supply of essential medical items including the reagents, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/05/2022)

Nepal records 20 new cases, 27 recoveries and zero death on Sunday (kh 01/05/2022), Nepal reports 20 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,656 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 221 (kp 01/05/2022)

Cases of seasonal flu and waterborne diseases are rising : Season change, contaminated water, food poisoning, and lack of awareness have been blamed for the rise in cases, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/05/2022)

Nepal records five new cases, 77 recoveries and zero deaths on Saturday (rep 30/04/2022) [Long live the mistaken belief that 2,000 tests have any significance whatsoever!]

Nepal records 14 new cases, 19 recoveries and zero death on Friday (rep 29/04/2022), Nepal reports 14 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,593 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 249 (kp 29/04/2022)

Nepal sees 15 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 28/04/2022), Nepal reports 15 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,593 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 249 (kp 28/04/2022), Nepal records 15 new cases, 18 recoveries and zero death on Thursday (rep (28/04/2022)

Nepal logs 11 new cases, 17 recoveries and zero death (rep 27/04/2022), Nepal sees 11 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 27/04/2022)

Nepal steps up surveillance on the border after fresh coronavirus spike in India : Rise in cases in India cause for concern with uninterrupted cross-border movement every day, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/04/2022)

Nepal sees 10 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 26/04/2022), Nepal logs 10 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,558 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 261 (kp 26/04/2022)

Nepal logs 21 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,540 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 271 (kp 25/04/2022), Nepal sees 21 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 25/04/2022)

201 TB patients detected in Tanahun in eight months (kh 25/04/2022)

Nepal sees 13 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 24/04/2022), Nepal logs 13 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,523 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 269 (kp 24/04/2022)

Nepal sees 18 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 23/04/2022), Nepal records 18 new cases, 17 recoveries and zero deaths on Saturday (rep 23/04/2022), Nepal logs 18 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,498 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 283 (kp 23/04/2022)

Over 1.22 billion worth of facemask, sanitizer imported in nine months (kh 23/04/2022)

High alertness adopted in Rupaidiya area to prevent COVID-19 (kh 22/04/2022)

Nepal sees 18 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 22/04/2022), Nepal records 18 new cases, 25 recoveries and zero death on Friday (rep 22/04/2022), Nepal logs 18 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,481 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 282 (kp 22/04/2022)

Govt directs to adopt high alert at checkpoints as covid cases spike in India : Health experts warn of third wave of coronavirus in Nepal (kh 22/04/2022)

Nepal sees 15 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 21/04/2022), Nepal logs 15 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,456 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 298 (kp 21/04/2022)

Funds crunch could delay jabs for children : Health officials say Cabinet suggests exploring possibility first of getting doses in grants, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/04/2022)

66% population gets vaccine against COVID-19 in Karnali (kh 21/04/2022)

Nepal logs 13 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,424 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 318 (kp 20/04/2022)

A bit of a concern . Careful monitoring of the rise in Covid-19 cases should be given high priority (kp 20/04/2022)

Ministry set to launch nationwide Covid-19 booster campaign : Booster shots will be given in Kathmandu on April 24 and 25, and in Lalitpur on April 25, 26 and 27, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/04/2022)

Nepal sees 10 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 19/04/2022), Nepal logs 10 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,399 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 334 (kp 19/04/2022)

New Covid surge in India a cause for concern in Nepal : As more Nepalis are expected to return home from India to vote in the elections, this will increase the risk of Covid spread in communities, experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp)

Nepal logs 10 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,373 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 350 (kp 18/04/2022)

Nepal records 12 new cases, 36 recoveries and zero death on Sunday (rep 17/04/2022)

Nepal has vaccinated almost all its eligible citizens against COVID-19: Dr Sameer Adhikari (rep 17/04/2022)

Nepal sees nine new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 16/04/2022)

Nepal sees 14 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 15/04/2022), Nepal records 14 new cases, 55 recoveries and zero death on Friday (rep 15/04/2022), Nepal logs 14 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,259 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 438 (kp 15/04/2022)

It's not over till it's over : People think that the virus has gone for good, while the reality could be just the opposite (kp 15/04/2022)

Nepal sees four new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 14/04/2022), Nepal records four new cases, 44 recoveries and zero death on Thursday (rep 14/04/2002), Nepal logs four new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,204 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 479 (kp 14/04/2022)

As local elections draw closer, Covid vaccination rate declines further : Doctors say authorities should focus on administering the vaccine including booster shots to as many people as possible before the election day, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/04/2022)

Nepal logs 19 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,160 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 520 (kp 13/04/2022), Nepal records 19 new cases, 49 recoveries and zero death on Wednesday (rep 13/04/2022)

Nepal logs 26 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 966,111 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 554 (kp 12/04/2022)

Nepal sees 22 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 11/04/2022), Nepal logs 22 new cases, 46 recoveries and zero death on Monday (rep 11/04/2022

Managerial efficiency in question as thousands of Covid-19 vaccine doses are set to expire : Officials say wastage of the life-saving vaccine will be common in the coming days, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/04/2022)

Nepal sees four new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours : COVID19 new case decline to single digit after many months (kh 10/04/2022)

Nepal sees 13 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 09/04/2022), Nepal logs 13 new Covid-19 cases: According to the Health Ministry, 965,980 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 637 (kp 09/04/2022), Nepal logs 13 new cases, 44 recoveries and zero death on Saturday (rep 09/04/2022)

Nepal logs 12 new cases, 89 recoveries and zero death on Friday (rep 08/04/2022), Nepal sees 12 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 08/04/2022), Nepal logs 12 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 965,936 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 669 (kp 08/04/2022)

Nepal sees seven new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 07/04/2022), Nepal logs seven new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 965,847 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 747 (kp 07/04/2022), Nepal logs 7 new cases, 25 recoveries and zero death on Thursday (rep 07/04/2022)

Nepal sees 13 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kp 06/04/2022), Nepal records 13 cases, 57 recoveries and zero deaths on Wednesday (rep 06/04/2022)

Nepal logs 24 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 965,765 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 812 (kp 05/04/2022), Nepal logs 24 new cases, 51 recoveries and zero death on Tuesday (rep 05/04/2022)

Villages in Baglung at risk of elephantiasis : Six cases of elephantiasis have been reported in Narayansthan and two cases in Kushmisera in the past 10 months, according to the data of the District Health Office in Baglung, by Prakash Baral (kp 05/04/2022)

Nepal logs 33 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 965,714 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 842 (kp 04/04/2022), Nepal sees 33 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 04/04/2022), Nepal logs 33 new cases, 89 recoveries and zero death on Monday (rep 04/04/2022)

Nepal logs 23 new cases, 66 recoveries and zero death on Sunday (rep 03/04/2022), Nepal logs 23 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 965,625 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 899 (kp 03/04/2022)

Nepal records 11 cases, 90 recoveries and zero deaths on Saturday (rep 02/04/2022), Nepal sees 11 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 02/04/2022), Nepal logs 11 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 965,559 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 942 (kp 02/04/2022)

Those who received second Covid jab three months ago to get booster shot : Health Ministry to request COVAX to halt further shipments of Pfizer-BioNTech doses citing storage problem, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/04/2022)

Nepal sees 22 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 01/04/2022)

Nepal logs 25 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 965,394 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 1,081 (kp 31/03/2022), Nepal logs 25 new cases, 89 recoveries and zero death on Thursday (rep 31/03/2022)

Nepal logs 26 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 965,305 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 1,146 (kp 30/03/2022), Nepal logs 26 cases, 77 recoveries and zero death on Wednesday (rep 30/03/2022)

69% inoculated with 2nd dose of anti-COVID vaccines in Karnali (kh 30/03/2022)

Covid-19 Update: Nepal reports 42 cases in the last 24 hours (nlt 29/03/2022), Nepal logs 42 new cases, 86 recoveries and zero death on Tuesday (rep 29/03/2022), Nepal logs 42 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 965,228 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 1,198 (kp 29/03/2022)

61 percent of population fully vaccinated in Province 1: Health ministry (rep 29/03/2022)

65% Of Total Population Vaccinated, by Ajita Rijal (rn 29/03/2022)

Nepal receives over 556,640 doses of Sinovac-CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine : The latest shipment is the final consignment of 4 million doses provided by China under grant assistance, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/03/2022)

Not out of the Covid woods yet : Daily cases are at an all-time low in Nepal but doctors still advise caution and that everyone get vaccinated and boosted, by Prasansha Rimal (rec 28/03/2022)

Nepal sees 21 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 28/03/2022), Nepal logs 21 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 965,142 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 1,254 (kp 28/03/2022), Nepal records 21 new cases, 319 recoveries and zero death on Monday (rep 28/03/2022)

Nepal sees 23 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 27/03/2022), Nepal logs 23 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 964,823 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 1,558 (kp 27/03/2022), Nepal records 23 cases of COVID-19, 215 recoveries and zero death on Sunday (rep 27/03/2022)

As uptake of Covid-19 vaccines drops, Pfizer doses to be supplied on demand : Health Ministry officials say they will request COVAX to halt supply if the vaccination rate does not increase. Nepal receives over 4 million Covid-19 vaccine doses on Friday and Saturday, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/03/2022)

Nepal’s COVID-19 new cases shrink to single digit, eight new cases in past 24 hours (kh 26/03/2022), Nepal logs eight new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 964,608 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 1,758 (kp 26/03/2022), Nepal records eight new cases, 210 recoveries and zero death on Saturday (rep 26/03/2022) [Nepal really is the absolute wonderland of the world in terms of covid-19: no targeted protection measures, masks on the chin, especially liked by politicians, if at all, but only eight reported new infections while the numbers escalate around the world. But what can you expect with only 2,000 tests?]

Nepal removes incoming passenger locator form : On March 10, Nepal threw the door wide open to tourists, removing all pre-arrival testing requirements for fully vaxxed travellers in a bid to recharge its moribund tourism industry, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/03/2022)

NA Chair Timilsina Urges Party Leaders To Follow COVID-19 Health Protocols (rn 26/03/2022)

Not over till it’s over : Nepal needs to boost booster doses to prevent not just another surge but also new variants, by Sonia Awale (nt 25/03/2022)

Nepal sees 18 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 25/03/2022), Nepal logs 18 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 964,398 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 1,960 (kp 25/03/2022), Nepal records 18 cases, 271 recoveries and zero deaths on Friday (rep 25/03/2022)

Nepal receives 766,350 Pfizer vaccines from US (nlt 25/03/2022)

As Nepal’s own Covid vaccination deadline nears, several local units have stopped providing jabs : The government has decided to inoculate all eligible people by April 13 but only 69 percent of the population above 12 years has been fully vaccinated until Thursday, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/03/2022)

Nepal logs 35 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 964,127 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 2,219 (kp 24/03/2022), Nepal records 35 cases, 266 recoveries and zero death on Thursday (rep 24/03/2022), Nepal records 35 cases, 266 recoveries and zero death on Thursday (rep 24/03/2022)

Around 60 percent tuberculosis cases go undiagnosed : In Nepal, TB is the number one infectious disease, which kills at least 46 people daily. The country has committed to ending TB through the WHO END TB Strategy by 2035, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/03/2022), From TB survivors to TB champions, by Puja Giri (rep 24/03/2022), Tuberculosis still kills 16,000 people a year in Nepal, by Puja Giri (rep 24/03/2022), Invest To End TB, Save Lives, by Anup Bastola and V.P. Myneedu (rn 24/03/2022), Tuberculosis still remains a public health issue in Nepal (ht 25/03/2022)

Nepal sees 38 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours (kh 23/03/2022), Nepal logs 38 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 963,861 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 2,453 (kp 23/03/2022), Nepal records 38 cases, 269 recoveries and zero death on Wednesday (rep 23/03/2022)

5-11-year-olds likely to get jabs from COVAX : Health Ministry officials say they will wait a few days for official confirmation for the vaccine supply for the age group, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/03/2022)

Nepal logs 44 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 963,592 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 2,688 (kp 22/03/2022), Nepal sees 44 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours : 13 new cases in Kathmandu Valley (kh 22/03/2022), Nepal records 44 cases, 481 recoveries and one death on Tuesday (rep 22/03/2022)

Nepal sees 45 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours : 16 new cases in Kathmandu district (kh 21/03/2022), Nepal logs 45 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 963,111 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 3,135 (kp 21/03/2022), Nepal records 45 cases, 147 recoveries and zero death on Monday (rep 21/03/2022)

Omicron ‘stealth’ variant no cause for alarm yet, but concerns remain . Decline in cases comes as respite but experts stress jabs and warn against complacency, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/03/2022)

Covid update: Nepal records 37 new cases in the last 24 hours (kh 20/03/2022), Nepal logs 37 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 962,200 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 3,241 (kp 20/03/2022)

Health desk to check up only to the COVID-19 symptom patients and those sans vaccination (kh 20/03/2022)

Outbreak Of Seasonal Diseases Pose A Threat As People Flout Health Protocols, by Ajita Rijal (rn 20/03/2022)

Nepal records 17 cases, 409 recoveries and zero death on Saturday (rep 19/03/2022), Nepal logs 17 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 962,582 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 3,595 (kp 19/03/2022)

Another COVID wave looms, govt dithering on jabs (ht 19/03/2022)

Vaccination Target Met Before Deadline (rn 19/03/2022), Government successfully vaccinates 93 percent of target groups (nlt 20/03/2022) [This probably only refers to the first vaccination. In particular, only a few people have received booster doses so far.]

Nepal records 51 cases, 392 recoveries and zero death on Friday (rep 18/03/2022), Nepal logs 51 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 962,173 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 3,996 (kp 18/03/2022), Nepal sees 51 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours : Kathmandu district witnesses eight new cases (kh 18/03/2022)

Government withdraws PCR test rule to seek medical care (kh 18/03/2022)

Nepal records 27 new coronavirus cases (kh 17/03/2022), Nepal records 27 cases, 220 recoveries and zero death on Thursday (rep), Nepal logs 27 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 961,781 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 4,376 (kp 17/03/2022) [In terms of corona infections, Nepal really is the absolute wonderland of the world! There are neither precautions nor tests nor infections, while in countries with extreme preventive measures the number of cases explodes! (e.g. see WHO)]

Nepal sees 82 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 16 new cases (kh 16/03/2022), Nepal records 82 cases, 213 recoveries and zero death on Wednesday (rep 16/03/2022)

Nepal records 83 cases, 130 recoveries and zero death on Tuesday (rep 15/03/2022), Nepal logs 83 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 961,348 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 4,746 (kp 15/03/2022), Nepal sees 83 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 15 new cases (kh 15/03/2022)

Nepal sees 58 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 26 new cases (kh 14/03/2022), Nepal records 58 cases, 148 recoveries and zero deaths on Monday (rep 14/03/2022)

Nepal sees 65 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 27 new cases (kh 13/03/2022), Nepal records 65 cases, 192 recoveries and zero deaths on Sunday (rep 13/03/2022), Nepal logs 65 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 961,070 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 4,917 (kp 13/03/2022)

Woman in Baitadi infected with kala-azar (kh 13/03/2022)

Nepal logs 73 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 960,878 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 5,050 (kp 12/03/2022)

Nepal sees 77 new coronavirus cases, one death in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 21 new cases (kh 11/03/2022), Nepal records 77 cases, 189 recoveries and one death on Friday (rep 11/03/2022)

Government asks all 753 local units to speed up Covid vaccination : 80.3 percent of above 18s and 59 percent of 12-17-year-olds have been fully jabbed, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/03/2022)

Nepal logs 112 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,949 and the number of active cases stands at 5,340 (kp 10/03/2022), Nepal records 112 cases, 429 recoveries and zero deaths on Thursday (rep 10/03/2022), Nepal sees 112 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 32 new cases (kh 10/03/2022)

Nepal’s booster shot pace dismal, despite drive starting weeks before WHO advisory : In the 52 days since the campaign started, only 1,515,507 people have taken booster shots, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/03/2022)

Nepal logs 224 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,949 and the number of active cases stands at 5,692 (kp 09/03/2022), Nepal sees 224 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 22 new cases (kh 09/03/2022), Nepal records 224 new cases, 251 recoveries and zero deaths on Wednesday (rep 09/03/2022)

Nepal records 194 cases, 348 recoveries and one death on Tuesday (rep 08/03/2022), Nepal logs 194 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,949 and the number of active cases stands at 5,875 (kp 08/03/2022)

Nepal logs 88 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,948 and the number of active cases stands at 6,150 (kp 07/03/2022)

Covid-19 vaccination to all unlikely before local elections : It is not possible to immunise the whole of target population before the May elections due to low uptake of the Covid-19 vaccines, according to the Health Ministry, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/03/2022)

Nepal records 68 new cases, 538 recoveries and two deaths on Sunday (rep 06/03/2022), Nepal logs 68 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 959,093 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 6,461 (kp 06/03/2022), Nepal sees 91 new coronavirus cases, no death in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 25 new cases (kh 06/03/2022)

Nepal getting 6.2 million Pfizer vaccine through Covax facility (nlt 06/03/2022)

Nepal reports less than 100 new cases, zero Covid-19 related death (nlt 05/03/2022), Nepal sees 91 new coronavirus cases, no death in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 25 new cases (kh 05/03/2022), Nepal logs 91 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, 958,555 infected people have recovered from the disease so far and the number of active cases stands at 6,947 (kp 05/03/2022), Nepal records 91 new cases, 362 recoveries and zero deaths on Saturday (rep 05/03/2022)

Nepal logs 111 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,945 and the number of active cases stands at 7,242 (kp 04/03/2022), Nepal sees 126 new coronavirus cases, one death in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 35 new cases (kh 04/03/2022), Nepal records 126 cases, 385 recoveries and one death on Friday (rep 04/03/2022)

All COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted In Kathmandu (rn 04/03/2022), All Covid-19 related restrictive measures lifted from valley (ht 04/03/2022)

Nepal buying jabs for kids despite sub-par results : The government is preparing to purchase 8.4 million doses of Pfizer, the only vaccine approved by WHO for children aged 5 to 11 years, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/03/2022)

Nepal logs 105 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,944 and the number of active cases stands at 7,517 (kp 03/03/2022), COVID-19: Three dead with 105 new cases (kh 03/03/202)

Diseases climb up mountains as climate warms : As kala-azar and dengue among others make it to mountain districts, experts call for immediate mitigation measures, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/03/2022)

Children between five to 11 years would be vaccinated soon: Health Minister (kh 02/03/2022)

Nepal sees 127 new coronavirus cases, three deaths in past 24 hours (kh 02/03/2022), Nepal records 127 cases, 321 recoveries and three deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday (rep 02/03/2022), Nepal logs 127 new Covid-19 cases : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,941 and the number of active cases stands at 7,770 (kp 02/03/2022)

Nepal sees 158 new coronavirus cases, two deaths in past 24 hours (kh 01/03/2022), Nepal records 158 cases, 354 recoveries and two deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday (rep 01/03/2022)

Nepal ranked fourth in South-East Asia in vaccination drive (rep 02/03/2022)

Nepal sees 180 new coronavirus cases, one death in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 49 new cases (kh 28/02/2022), Nepal records 180 cases, 400 recoveries and one death from COVID-19 on Monday (rep 28/02/2022)

Nepal to use ivermectin to stamp out filariasis /: The drug, which was also used in Covid-19 treatment, will be administered along with diethylcarbamazine and albendazole in selected districts, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/02/2022)

Nepal sees 111 new coronavirus cases, one death in past 24 hours (kh 27/02/2022), Nepal records 111 cases, 415 recoveries and one death from COVID-19 on Sunday (rep 27/02/2022), Nepal reports 111 cas)es as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,935 and the number of active cases stands at 8,517 (kp 27/02/2022)

Health Ministry signs non-disclosure agreement to purchase Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine for children between five and 11 years : The government also signed an agreement for a concessional loan of $18 million with the World Bank on Friday for the purchase of the vaccines, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/02/2022)

Nepal sees 155 new coronavirus cases, two death in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 27 new cases (kh 26/02/2022), Nepal records 155 new cases, 540 recoveries and two deaths on Saturday (rep 26/02/2022), Nepal reports 155 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,934 and the number of active cases stands at 8,839 (kp 26/02/2022)

Covid is on the wane, but there are several other deadly diseases : Nepal’s current progress in the health sector is similar to the situation in 2008, meaning that the progress made by the country in the 14 years has been lost, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/02/2022)

Nepal sees 275 new coronavirus cases, one death in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 54 new cases (kh 25/02/2022), Nepal records 275 new cases, 555 recoveries and one death on Friday (rep 25/02/2022)

Nepal, World Bank sign Rs 2.14 billion loan agreement for COVID-19 emergency response and health system preparedness (rep 25/02/2022), Govt, World Bank sign USD 18 million concessional loan agreement to purchase Covid-19 vaccines (nlt 25/02/2022)

Nepal reports 318 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,931 and the number of active cases stands at 9,678 (kp 24/02/2022)

Covid booster uptake remains low : At the current pace, it will take over three years to administer the booster shots to all, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/02/2022)

COVAX to provide Nepal 9.2 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine : According to officials, the facility will deliver 1.5 million doses of the vaccine every month, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/02/2022)

Pashupatinath officials estimate 1 million visitors on Mahashivaratri next week : More than 700 sadhus from India and Nepal’s Tarai have already arrived in Kathmandu for the annual festival. Experts urge caution even as the Omicron virus variant is on the wane, by Anup Ojha (kp 24/02/2022) [Nepal simply has to stop the few tests as well. Then no more new infections will be reported, guaranteed!]

Nepal reports 312 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,930 and the number of active cases stands at 10,090 (kp 23/02/2022), Nepal sees 312 new coronavirus cases, two deaths in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 87 new cases (kh 23/02/2022), Nepal records 312 new cases, 911 recoveries and two deaths on Wednesday (rep 23/02/2022)

National lab to provide free testing for Zika, Chikungunya and dengue viruses : Government working to set up a laboratory at Kathmandu airport to carry out rapid testing for incoming travellers, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/02/2022)

How accurate is Nepal’s Covid-19 death toll? According to government data, nearly 12,000 Nepali deaths have been attributed to Covid-19 but poor data keeping and discrepancies call the number into question, by Marissa Taylor (rec 22/02/2022)

Nepal sees 476 new coronavirus cases, three deaths in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 126 new cases (kh 22/02/2022), Nepal records 476 new cases, 831 recoveries and three deaths on Tuesday (rep 22/02/2022), Nepal reports 476 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,928 and the number of active cases stands at 10,747 (kp 22/02/2022)

Viral fever up in Humla (ht 22/02/2022)

63.4% Of The Population Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 (rn 22/02/2022)

Omicron-led wave is on the wane but Nepal should prepare for new surges, experts say : Now the authorities should work to overcome the weaknesses identified during the first, second and the third waves, they suggest, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/02/2022)

Nepal records 388 new cases, 1,205 recoveries and four deaths on Monday (rep 21/02/2022), Nepal reports 388 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,925 and the number of active cases stands at 12,282 (kp 21/02/2022)

Phase III trials of Chinese mRNA Covid vaccine in Nepal cancelled : Trials of two other Covid vaccines have been running smoothly, according to officials, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/02/2022)

Coronavirus cases declining daily: Nepal witnesses 262 new cases in 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 62 new cases, by Raghab Sharma (kh 20/02/2022), Nepal records 262 new cases, 1,338 recoveries and four deaths on Sunday (rep 20/02/2022), Nepal reports 262 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,921 and the number of active cases stands at 12,244 (rep 20/02/2022)

Nepal turns a corner on Covid-19 third wave : Although Nepal is out from the risk of the third wave, people should be cautious and follow health safety protocols, experts suggest (nlt 20/02/2022)

Nepal reports 350 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,917 and the number of active cases stands at 13,357 (kp 19/02/2022), Nepal sees 350 new coronavirus cases, four deaths in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 62 new cases (kh 19/02/2022), Nepal records 350 new cases, 1,272 recoveries and four deaths on Saturday (rep 19/02/2022)

Appreciable Handling Of COVID Crisis By Local Levels, by Ajita Rijal (rn 19/02/2022)

Nepal sees 437 new coronavirus cases, two deaths in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 89 new cases (kh 18/02/2022), Nepal records 437 new cases, 2,454 recoveries and two deaths on Friday (rep 18/02/2022), Nepal reports 437 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,913 and the number of active cases stands at 14,435 (kp 18/02/2022)

Nepal sees 570 new coronavirus cases, six deaths in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 143 new cases (kh 17/02/2022), Nepal records 570 new cases, 1,993 recoveries and six deaths on Thursday (rep 17/02/2022) [Since these figures are based on less than 10,000 tests, they say nothing at all about the status of the pandemic in Nepal!]

Nepal made mistakes, but it’s crucial to learn lessons for future, by Shristi Kafle (rep 17/02/2022)

Experts Warn Bird Flu Could Become A Pandemic, by Mahima Devkota (rn 17/02/2022), Bird flu outbreak: Ways to protect poultry industry, by Kedar Karki (ht 17/02/2022)

Nepal sees 639 new coronavirus cases, three deaths in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 222 new cases (kh 16/02/2022), Nepal reports 639 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies
According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,905 and the number of active cases stands at 18,251
(kp 16/02/2022), Nepal records 639 new cases, 1,600 recoveries and three deaths on Wednesday (rep 16/02/2022)

End vaccine inequity : The state cannot rest unless the last unvaccinated citizen gets the jab (kp 16/02/2022)

‘56,908 doses of anti-COVID vaccines wasted’ (kh 15/02/2022), Vaccine mishandling led to wastage of over 50,000 doses: Report : It points out more pressing issues regarding vaccination and record keeping, and says it found 455,355 more doses than doses on government records, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/02/2022), Ministry says it rejected millions of COVAX-offered Covid shots with short shelf life : Over four million AstraZeneca doses in government storage expire in April-end, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/02/2022)

Nepal sees 680 new coronavirus cases, two deaths in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 222 new cases (kh 15/02/2022), Nepal reports 680 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies
According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,902 and the number of active cases stands at 19,400
(kp 15/02/2022), Nepal records 680 new cases, 1,835 recoveries with two deaths on Tuesday (rep 15/02/2022)

Musahar people lag behind in vaccination : The majority of people in the Musahar settlements are unvaccinated as they lack awareness, local leaders say, by Shiva Puri (kp 15/02/2022)

Nepal reports 747 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,900 and the number of active cases stands at 20,739 (kp 14/02/2022), Nepal sees 747 new coronavirus cases, eight deaths in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 226 new cases (kh 14/02/2022), Nepal records 747 new cases, 2,319 recoveries with eight deaths on Monday (rep 14/02/2022)

Additional 1,312,080 doses of AstraZeneca arrive in Nepal (kh 14/02/2022)

ID card no more needed to get Covid-19 vaccine : Experts say authorities should have relaxed the requirement long ago, stress need for vaccination awareness campaign, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/02/2022)

Nepal sees 521 new coronavirus cases, 10 deaths in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 146 new cases (kh 13/02/2022), Nepal records 521 new cases, 3,935 recoveries with 10 deaths on Sunday (rep 13/02/2022), Nepal reports 521 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,892 and the number of active cases stands at 22,584 (kp 13/02/2022)

Educational institutions, night businesses reopen from today (kh 13/02/2022)

Other infectious diseases overshadowed by COVID-19, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 13/02/2022)

Nepal sees 836 new coronavirus cases, 4 deaths in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 207 new cases (kh 12/02/2022), Nepal records 836 new cases, 1,823 recoveries and four deaths on Saturday (rep 12/02/2022), Nepal reports 836 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,882 and the number of active cases stands at 26,102 (kp 12/02/2022)

Minister: Covid jabs for all of target population by mid-April : Booster dose to everyone over 18 years of age to start from Sunday (kp 12/02/2022)

Nepal sees 1,128 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 265 new cases (kh 11/02/2022), Nepal records 1,128 new cases, 2,215 recoveries and 14 deaths on Friday (rep 11/02/2022), Nepal reports 1,128 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,878 and the number of active cases stands at 27,441 (kp 11/02/2022)

People above 18 to receive booster doses: Health ministry (rep 11/02/2022)

The poor person’s pandemic : Tuberculosis kills an estimated 17,000 people every year in Nepal, and with Covid-19 and the development of drug-resistant strains, this number is only likely to increase further, by Marissa Taylor (rec 11/02/2022)

Ministry says it has enough doses to start boosters : Minister for Health and Population Birodh Khatiwada is set to announce a Covid vaccine booster programme today, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/02/2022)

Nepal sees 1,369 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 329 new cases (kh 10/02/2022), Nepal records 1,369 new cases, 2,238 recoveries and 12 deaths on Thursday (rep

Ignoring experts, many Kathmandu schools resume in-person classes : Doctors say children can infect elderly relatives. On Tuesday alone, 29 children under the age of 10 were reported infected, according to the Health Ministry, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/02/2022)

Nepal sees 2,401 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 1,017 new cases (kh 09/02/2022), Nepal reports 2,401 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies
According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,852 and the number of active cases stands at 30,241
(kp 09/02/2022), Nepal records 2,401 new cases, 7,777 recoveries and 14 deaths on Wednesday (rep 09/02/2022)

Nepal sees 1,957 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 451 new cases (kh 08/02/2022), Nepal records 1,957 new cases, 5,103 recoveries and 11 deaths on Tuesday (rep 08/02/2022), Nepal reports 1,957 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,838 and the number of active cases stands at 36,181 (kp 08/02/2022)

As many as 1.312 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to arrive on February 13 (kh 08/02/2022)

Health ministry redirects subordinate bodies to send COVID-19 vaccine details by tomorrow (rep 08/02/2022)

Ignoring Covid-19 infection in the elderly could lead to more fatalities, doctors warn : Despite a decline in the reported number of new cases in the last few days, the number of deaths has been on the rise, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/02/2022) [It is completely normal that the number of deaths rises about 2-3 weeks after the increase in infections!]

Nepal sees 1,570 new coronavirus cases, 13 deaths in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 437 new cases (kh 07/02/2022), Nepal records 1,570 new cases, 6,146 recoveries and 13 deaths on Monday (rep 07/02/2022), Nepal reports 1,570 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,827 and the number of active cases stands at 40,111 (kp 07/02/2022)

Rallies, mass meetings prohibited in Kathmandu Valley (kh 07/02/2022)

Supply of 6.2m Pfizer doses from COVAX may start from March : The vaccine will be supplied in several phases. Officials say they are also working to purchase 8.4 million doses of Pfizer vaccine for children between five and 11 years, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/02/2022)

Nepal receives over 800,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine on Monday : The doses were supplied by the United Kingdom through the COVAX facility, according to the Health Ministry, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/02/2022)

People reluctant to visit vaccination centers in Rukum (East) (rep 07/02/2022)

Nepal sees 1,386 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths in past 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 566 new cases (kh 06/02/2022), Nepal records 1,386 new cases, 8,704 recoveries and 11 deaths on Sunday /rep 06/02/2022), Nepal reports 1,386 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,814 and the number of active cases stands at 45,248 (kp 06/02/2022)

Second dose of Pfizer to be administered from Feb 7 (kh 06/02/2022)

Vaccination drive halted in some districts since November : A lack of sufficient doses and accessibility to health care centres, as well as adverse weather conditions, are some factors that have hampered the ongoing immunisation campaign against Covid, officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/02/2022)

Nepal reports 1,714 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies :According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,803 and the number of active cases stands at 52,780 (kp 05/02/2022), Nepal records 1,714 new cases, 4,771 recoveries and nine deaths on Saturday (rep 05/02/2022), Nepal sees 1,714 new coronavirus cases, nine deaths in past 24 hrs : Kathmandu valley witnesses 463 new cases (kh 05/02/2022)

Snowfall Affects Vaccination Campaign In Manang (rn 05/02/2022)

Nepal sees 2,526 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths in past 24 hours (kh 04/02/2022), Nepal records 2,526 cases, 8,425 recoveries and 16 deaths on Friday (rep 04/02/2022)

With vaccination cards made mandatory, many women and gender minorities are deprived of public service : For people to receive a proper identification card such as citizenship, they need to have a vaccination card and vice versa, which keeps them in a never-ending loop, by Anushka Nepal (nlt 04/02/2022)

Government mulls giving booster shots to people over 50 in big cities and densely populated areas : Both Sinovac and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines will be used for booster shots against the coronavirus, official says, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/02/2022)

Nepal sees 3,175 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths in past 24 hours (kp 03/02/2022), Nepal reports 3,175 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,778 and the number of active cases stands at 63,296 (kp 03/02/2022), Nepal records 3,175 cases, 8,723 recoveries and 14 deaths on Thursday (rep 03/02/2022)

Half of Nepal’s population is fully vaccinated : The Health Ministry report shows with 266,540 people vaccinated in the last 24 hours, fully vaccination coverage has reached 51.1 percent (kp 03/02/2022), Nepal achieves new milestone in vaccination against COVID-19 (rep 03/02/2022)

Amid the third wave, cases of anxiety and alcohol use on the rise : The number of queries from patients with anxiety has risen significantly, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/02/2022)

Nepal sees 3,639 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths in past 24 hours : 1,123 cases in Kathmandu valley (kh 02/02/2022), Nepal logs 3,637 cases, 7,555 recoveries and 12 deaths on Wednesday (rep 02/02/2022), Nepal reports 3,637 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,764 and the number of active cases stands at 69,287 (kp 02/02/2022)

Children urge govt to administer vaccines to missed-out age groups (rep 02/02/2022)

Hospital employees found involved in producing fake PCR reports (rep 02/02/2022)

Covishield to be common booster for all above 60 (ht 02/02/2022)

Covid is becoming endemic from pandemic, doctors say : Public health experts stress regular active surveillance to keep track of new coronavirus variants and to understand the risk, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/02/2022)

Nepal receives over 2.3 million Moderna doses on Monday and Tuesday : Deliveries part of 4 million jabs purchased through COVAX, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/02/2022)

Nepal sees 5,583 new coronavirus cases, 9 deaths in past 24 hours (kh 01/02/2022), Nepal reports 5,583 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,752 and the number of active cases stands at 74,653 (kp 01/02/2022), Nepal records 5,583 new cases, 8,237 recoveries and nine deaths on Tuesday (rep 01/02/2022)

Israel donates half million syringes for Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal : Hanan Goder, Ambassador of Israel to Nepal, handed over 5,63,000 syringes to the representatives of the Health Ministry on Tuesday kp 01/02/2022)

When will people get booster shots? : There are no vaccine doses to administer booster shots to the general population. Officials had said boosters will be started once 40 percent of the population is inoculated, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/02/2022)

Nepal sees 5,292 new coronavirus cases, 8 deaths in past 24 hours (kh 31/01/2022), Nepal reports 5,292 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,743 and the number of active cases stands at 79,227 (kp 31/01/2022), Nepal logs 5,292 cases, 8,191 recoveries and eight deaths on Monday (rep 31/01/2022)

Government unaware of extent of Covid spread, asks people to report results of home testing : Experts say accurate data is key to planning and lack of data means the authorities are not serious about the pandemic, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/01/2022)

Returnee migrant workers at risk of leprosy (kh 31/01/2022)

Nurse Kalpana Katwal: “We have gone through worse, and we will get through this too” : With the sudden surge of Covid patients, health officials are again back to the hectic schedule, with very less to no time for themselves, by Anushka Nepal (nlt 31/01/2022)

Nepal sees 3,540 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours : 32 more added to COVID-19 death tally (kh 30/01/2022)

Together in Combatting COVID; Vitality of Nurses, by Kopila Shrestha Palikhe (kh 30/01/2022)

Over 3.8 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine are in stock. 2.1 million doses to arrive soon : Ministry decides to provide AstraZeneca vaccine as a second dose and booster, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/01/2022)

Nepal sees 4,904 new coronavirus cases, six deaths in last 24 hours : 1,820 cases in Kathmandu Valley (kh 29/01/2022), Nepal reports 4,904 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,703 and the number of active cases stands at 87,329 (kp 29/01/2022), Nepal records 4,904 new cases, 5,924 recoveries and six deaths on Saturday (rep 29/01/2022)

COVID-19 infection rate decreasing in Nepal (rep 29/01/2022)

Govt starts providing booster dose for senior citizens (rep 29/01/2022)

60 percent among tested are COVID positive in Kathmandu (kh 29/01/2022) [The number of daily tests should be at least 10-20 times higher. Then considerably more infections would be detected. This is not at all comparable internationally!]

Nepal sees 6,827 new coronavirus cases, 10 deaths in last 24 hours : 2,910 cases in Kathmandu Valley (kh 28/01/2022), Nepal reports 6,827 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,697 and the number of active cases stands at 89,941 (kp 28/01/2022), Nepal logs 6,827 cases, 5,432 recoveries and 10 deaths on Friday (rep 28/01/2022)

Oli’s couldn’t-care-less attitude about the coronavirus continues : A Covid denier while he was prime minister, the UML chair attends a public function when he is supposed to isolate, by Tika R Pradhan and Arjun Poudel (kp 28/01/2022), DAO Bhaktapur refuses to register complaint against former PM Oli on charge of helping to spread Covid infection (nlt 30/01/2022) [Unchanged non-prosecution of crimes of leading politicians!], Case demanding action against KP Oli for helping to spread Covid infection finally registered at Bhaktapur DAO : Abhijit Adhikari has filed a case demanding actions against former PM Oli under Infectious Disease Control Act. Adhikari has accused Oli of participating in a public program while he himself was tested Covid positive (nlt 31/01/2022)

Fewer public vehicles, more commuters : The odd-even rule re-introduced to restrict movement has quelled the number of vehicles on the roads, but commuters say it has only added to their woes, by Aishwarya Baidar (rec 28/01/2022), Odd-Even Traffic Rule Removed For Public Transport (rn 28/01/2022)

Nepal likely to get 6.2 million Pfizer doses from COVAX : Sources say talks are in advanced stage and officials are mulling over administering the vaccine as second dose and booster, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/01/2022)

Nepal sees 8,017 new coronavirus cases, 15 deaths in last 24 hours : 3,143 cases in Kathmandu Valley alone (kh 27/01/2022), Nepal reports 8,017 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,687 and the number of active cases stands at 90,576 (kp 27/01/2022), Nepal records, 8,017 cases, 5,292 recoveries and 15 deaths on Thursday (rep 27/01/2022)

Nepal records 8,454 new Covid cases; five deaths (kh 26/01/2022), Nepal reports 8,454 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,672 and the number of active cases stands at 90,067 (kp 26/01/2022), Nepal logs 8,454 cases, 4,433 recoveries and five deaths on Wednesday (rep 26/01/2022)

Omicron variant: Mimicking dengue-like illness in Nepal, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 26/01/2026)

Vaccination drive snags in Lumbini due to shortage of syringes, vaccines : The drive has halted in some districts while it has failed to gain traction in others, by Sanju Paudel (kp 26/01/2022)

Nepal’s Vero Cell stock not enough for second doses and boosters : Officials say they have less than 700,000 doses of the Chinese vaccine, and the number of people needing the second shot is too high, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/01/2022)

1.3 million COVID vaccines donated by France and Italy arrive in Nepal today (kh 26/01/2022)

Nepal sees 12,008 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : 6,172 cases in Kathmandu valley alone (kh 25/01/2022), Nepal records, 12,008 cases, 3,040 recoveries and eight deaths on Tuesday (rep 25/01/2022)

Children also at high risk of Covid and they are not vaccinated : As Omicron is spreading, experts say vaccines for 5-11 year-olds should be acquired soon, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/1/2022)

Eliminating Vaccine Hesitancy, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 25/01/2022)

2.34 mln doses of Moderna vaccine arriving today (kh 25/01/2022), 4 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arriving in Nepal today (rep 25/01/2022)

COVID-19 vaccination campaign resumes at Teku hospital from today (kh 25/01/2022)

Nepal sees 10,319 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : 4676 cases in Kathmandu valley alone (kh 24/01/2022), Nepal reports 10,319 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,659 and the number of active cases stands at 82,550 (kp 24/01/2022), Nepal records, 10,319 cases, 2,540 recoveries and four deaths on Monday (rep 24/01/2022)

High vigilance in prison as COVID-19 infection rises (rep 24/01/2022)

Lalitpur metropolis closed for five days due to COVID-19 (kh 24/01/2022), ‘Corona graph’ goes up in Bhaktapur (kh 24/01/2022)

COVID-19 infected government employees to get seven days leave (kh 24/01/2022) [This deadline is much too short!]

300 health workers diagnosed with COVID-19 in Gandaki in 3 weeks (kh 24/01/2022)

Slew of inconvenient measures : Restrict the number of autos, but the odd-even rule should be exempt for public vehicles (kp 24/01/2022)

Nepal sees 6,462 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Four COVID-19 patients succumb to death (kh 23/01/2022), Nepal reports 6,462 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,655 and the number of active cases stands at 77,040 (kp 23/01/2022), Nepal records 6,462 cases on Friday, 3,791 in Valley alone (rep 23/01/2022)

54 health workers and staff tests positive for coronavirus in Tanahun (kh 23/01/2022)

Four million Moderna doses arriving on Monday and Tuesday : COVAX and China are to supply two million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine and four million doses of Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine, respectively, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/01/2022)

Nepal sees 10,254 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : 16 COVID-19 patients died in 24 hours (kp 22/01/2022), COVID-19 death jumps to 16 as Nepal records 10,254 new cases in past 24 hrs (rep 22/01/2022), Nepal reports 10,254 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,651 and the number of active cases stands at 72,862 (kp 22/01/2022)

Amid sluggish government response, Covid-19 third wave rampages the country : Public health experts say without prompt, reliable and effective response to battle the pandemic, Nepal risks becoming the hotspot of the unimagined rapid surge, a rise of serious cases and even deaths, by Amish Neupane (nlt 22/01/2022)

Complacency driving up Covid-19 cases in Lumbini : Neglecting health safety protocols in public spaces a major reason behind the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, health workers say, by Sanju Paudel (kp 22/01/2022)

Gandaki witnesses COVID-19 cases in 268 health workers in three weeks (kh 22/01/2022)

Nepal sees 10,703 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 5,299 cases in past 24 hours (kh 21/01/2022), Nepal reports 10,703 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,635 and the number of active cases stands at 65,374 (kp 21/01/2022), Nepal records 10,703 cases on Friday, 5,299 recorded in Valley alone (rep 21/01/2022)

3rd Covid wave infects Nepal’s frontliners : The Delta wave resulted in a shortage of oxygen, Omicron so far is causing a shortage of health workers in Nepal’s hospitals, by Sonia Awale (nt 21/01/2022)

What is lacking now: Covid counselling and isolation facilities : Over 97 percent infected are currently in home isolation and some patients are getting distressed and panicked, but there is no proper medical counselling mechanism, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/01/2022)

Government slashes PCR test fees but most labs yet to implement new rates : Revised charges for polymerase chain reaction testing are Rs800 at government labs and Rs1500 at private facilities, by Anup Ojha (kp 21/01/2022)

Govt bans travel to Gulf countries, Malaysia on visit visa (rep 21/01/2022)

People in Upper Dolpa deprived of COVID-19 vaccines (kh 21/01/2022)

Covid-like symptoms in Sudurpaschim cause for concern, health workers say : Five to six members of a family are showing similar symptoms but few have been seeking Covid test, by Arjun Shah (kp 21/01/2022)

Health Ministry makes vaccination card mandatory at public places from today (kh 21/01/2022)

Nepal reports 12,338 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,632 and the number of active cases stands at 57,328 (kp 20/01/2022), Nepal sees 12,338 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 6,981 cases in 24 hours (kh 20/01/2022), COVID-19 Update: 10,052 New Infections, 649 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 20/01/2022)

Human resource crunch at hospitals could be an issue as Covid cases rise : Experts say health workers are catching virus amid spike in cases and it could pose a challenge to pandemic fight, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/01/2022)

Nepal not to accept vaccines with short shelf life (ht 20/01/2022), Right stance : While one does not look a gift horse in the mouth, what use is it if the vaccines are going to waste (ht 21/01/2022)

50 Per Cent People In Madhes Province Take Full Dose Vaccines (rn 20/01/2022)

Local administrations enforce odd-even rule for vehicles in Kathmandu Valley : With the decision, vehicles with odd number plates are allowed to ply the roads on odd days, and vice versa. The new rule will be enforced from Saturday (nlt 20/01/2022), Kathmandu to have more curbs as Covid-19 cases spike: Here is a list of restrictions (nlt 20/01/2022), Odd-Even System Not Effective For All Vehicles: DAO Kathmandu (rn 21/01/2022)

Vaccine cards are a must for boosters, but many have already lost theirs : Getting a replacement proving difficult as vaccination data was not computerised, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/01/2022)

Traffic police, transport entrepreneurs and trade unions launch campaign to encourage people to wear masks while traveling in public transport (rep 20/01/2022)

15000 to 20000  coronavirus cases can be added daily soon : Experts. Health experts say that the hospitals are fully prepared; no need to panic, by Bina Neupane (kh 19/01/2022), Nepal witnesses “alarming rate of growth” of Covid cases : Kathmandu Valley is no exception (kh 20/01/2022)

Nepal reports 11,352 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,628 and the number of active cases stands at 47,929 (kp 19/01/2022), Nepal records single-day spike of 11,352 new Covid cases : Four coronavirus-related deaths reported; 6,343 new cases in Kathmandu Valley (kh 19/01/2022), Daily case jumps to 11,352 on Wednesday, 6,343 cases recorded in Valley alone (rep 19/01/2022)

Case management is key as virus has taken root in the country, experts say : As coronavirus has penetrated communities because authorities failed in timely action, doctors stress focus on measures other than testing, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/01/2022)

Stumbling vaccination programme needs fixing : Here are 10 ways Nepal govt can make amends, by Kiteshwari Pootkotakis (ht 19/01/2022)

Kathmandu District Administration Office halts services : It said issuance of citizenship cards, birth certificates and national IDs stopped until further notice, by Anup Ojha (kp 19/01/2022), After Kathmandu, Lalitpur Chief District Office halts its services, Bhaktapur to decide on Thursday, by Anup Ojha (kp 19/01/2022), Bhaktapur District Administration Office issues 27-point order (rep 19/01/2022)

Govt has enough medical supplies for COVID-19 patients: Health Ministry (kh 19/01/2022)

Govt reduces charge of PCR test (kh 19/01/2022)

‘Health Ministry not in favor of immediately enforcing lockdown’ (kh 19/01/2022)

Pashupatinath Temple closed for devotees from today (kh 19/1/2022)

Schools to reopen from Jan 30 to Feb 3 for vaccinating students (kh 19/01/2022)

Nepal reports 10,258 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,624 and the number of active cases stands at 39,044 (kp 18/01/2022), Nepal sees 10,258 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 5,549 cases in 24 hours (kh 18/01/2022), Daily case count spikes to 10,258 on Tuesday, 5,549 cases recorded in Valley alone (kh 18/01/2022)

Frontliners face hassles for boosters amid mismanagement : A lack of communication and poorly managed vaccination centres lead to crowds, forcing many to stand in line for hours, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/01/2022)

Coronavirus stalks hospital to administration staffs (kh 18/01/2022)

Covid didn’t spare health workers; over 500 infected in Valley hospitals (kh 18/01/2022)

COVID-19 Pandemic Is Third Wave Lurking?, by  Narayan Upadhyay (rn 18/01/2022)

Oxygen may not be an issue like last year, but experts stress preparedness : Shortages of the life-saving gas during the second wave prompted hospitals to step up capacity. Doctors say there is a need to keep a close eye on the virus situation, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/01/2022)

Ban on visiting religious places of worship in Kathmandu Valley (kh 18/01/2022)

Nepal sees 6,734 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 3,939 cases in 24 hours (kh 17/01/2022), Daily count spikes to 6,734 on Monday, 3,939 cases recorded in Valley alone (rep 17/01/2022), Nepal reports 6,734 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,623 and the number of active cases stands at 30,877 (kp 17/01/2022)

The third wave : With cases surging in the thousands, Nepal has entered the inevitable third Covid-19 wave. Our best defense still remains to mask up, maintain social distancing, and vaccinate, by Marissa Taylor (rec 17/01/2022)

People were called for boosters. And they were returned without one : Vaccination centres say they were not properly instructed about booster shots and they lacked time for preparations, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/01/2022)

64 Per Cent Of Received COVID-19 Vaccine Administered In Nepal (rn 17/01/2022), Govt fails to achieve vaccination target: 9.6 million doses in stock (rep 17/01/2022)

Chitwan in COVID-19 red zone (rep 17/01/2022)

Mass meetings, rallies and gatherings banned until Feb 12 (kh 17/01/2022), Month-long Swasthani Bratakatha begins today (kh 17/01/2022) [At a time when gatherings are banned because of the pandemic???], Govt issues new order to contain spread of coronavirus infection (rep 17/012022), Govt not in favor of a complete shutdown: Health Minister Khatiwada, by Binod Subedi (rep 17/01/2022)

More restrictions as Covid-19 cases continue to rise : Cinemas, gyms, clubs, swimming pools, futsals to remain closed until January 29, by Tika R Pradhan 17/01/2022), No excuse, vaccination cards a must for all flyers effective Jan 21, Health Ministry says : The announcement for the mandatory requirement of vaccination cards has increased the number of people coming for vaccines. On Saturday, a record 435,000 people were vaccinated in a single day, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/01/2022)

Nepal sees 4,961 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 3,347 cases in 24 hours (kh 16/01/2022), Nepal records 4,961 new cases, 435 recoveries and three deaths on Sunday (rep 16/01/2022), Nepal reports 4,961 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,620 and the number of active cases stands at 25,680 (kp 16/01/2022)

Govt issues order on prevention and control of third wave of coronavirus with omicron, 2022 (kh 16/01/2022)

With Omicron, it’s hard to tell if case is Covid or flu. Get tested, doctors say : As almost every household is reporting sniffles, sneezes, runny nose or slight to high fever, which could be signs of virus spread, experts stress caution, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/01/2022)

Govt enforces shutdown on entertainment sector till Jan 29 (kh 16/01/2022)

Frontline workers to get booster jabs from today, senior citizens and people with weak immunity from Jan 28 (rep 16/01/2022)

Vaccination to all eligible citizens by mid-April, says PM Deuba (kh 16/01/2022)

Nepal sees 4,636 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 2,219 cases in 24 hours (kh 15/01/2022), Nepal records 4,636 new cases, 350 recoveries and four deaths on Saturday (rep 15/01/2022), Nepal reports 4,636 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,617 and the number of active cases stands at 21,584 (kp 15/01/2022), Covid-19 Nepal: Active cases cross 21,000-mark with 4,636 new cases reported in the last 24 hour (nlt 15/01/2022)

MoHP planning to administer booster dose from Sunday (kh 15/01/2022)

Eight districts have more than 500 active cases of COVID-19 (kh 15/01/2022)

Bharatpur Hospital advises general patients not to visit hospital (kh 15/01/2022)

Nepal reports single day spike of 5,087 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 2,607 cases in 24 hours (kh 14/01/2022), Daily case count spikes to 5,087 on Friday, 2,607 cases recorded in Valley alone (rep 14/01/2022), Nepal reports 5,087 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies m: According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,613 and the number of active cases stands at 18,235 (kp 14/01/2022)

3rd wave in 2 years : Nepal is entering its third Covid-19 wave, and our best defence against Omicron is to vaccinate, mask up and avoid crowds, by Sonia Awale (nt 14/01/2022)

Large number of health workers infected as third wave of COVID-19 gains ground in Nepal (kh 14/012022), Covid-19 infections in health workers could pile pressure on hospitals : Major hospitals in the Valley say dozens of staff have contracted virus, as the country sees rapid surge in cases, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/01/2022)

Hospitals getting COVID-19 patients in increasing numbers, most patients do not need oxygen support (rep 14/01/2022), Hospitals see surge in virus patients (ht 15/01/2022)

India returnees pose risk of COVID-19 infection (ht 14/01/2022)

Chepangs of Chitwan averse to vaccination (ht 14/01/2022)

Economic forecast : For a country like Nepal to fully return to the pre-pandemic level, the govt needs to vaccinate its total eligible population (ht 14/01/2022)

Both Omicron, Delta fuelling Covid surge in Nepal, experts say : Doctors warn against dismissing the new coronavirus variant as ‘mild’, as it may also lead to hospitalisations, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/01/2022)

Nepal sees 3,553 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 1,916 cases in 24 hours (kh 13/01/2022), Nepal reports 3,553 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,610 and the number of active cases stands at 14,340 (kp 13/01/2022), Nepal logs 3,553 new cases, 271 recoveries and one death on Thursday (rep 13/01/2022)

Vaccination centers in Kathmandu Valley are overcrowded as govt makes vaccination card mandatory to avail public services (rep 13/01/2022), Over 60 health workers at TU Teaching Hospital test positive for COVID-19 (rep 13/01/2022), Lockdown will be imposed only if it is absolutely necessary: Health Minister Khatiwada (rep 13/01/2022), MoHP instructs health facilities to manage necessary manpower amid rising COVID19 cases (kh 13/01/2022)

Valley becoming hotspot of Omicron variant (kh 13/01/2022)

Authorities fail to boost vaccination rate even as coronavirus cases surge : Experts say instead of making efforts to bring more people to vaccination centres, bureaucratic hassles have been put in place depriving many of jabs, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/01/2022)

Nepal records 3,075 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,535 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 12/01/2022), Nepal: Daily COVID-19 case count crosses 3,000 mark again after five months (rep 12/01/2022), Nepal reports 2,448 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,609 and the number of active cases stands at 11,690 (kp 12/01/2022)

Covid tests at Nepal-India border points show cases are surging : The constant movement of people across the border has also led to an outbreak of the virus among the health workers deployed at the border points (kp 12/01/2022)

Hospitalisation from Covid-19 rises amid increase in daily test positivity rate : Overall percent positive rate jumps to 18.6 percent from 3 percent in nine days. Experts warn health facilities could come under pressure due to the wave fuelled by Omicron, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/01/2022)

Nepal on precipice of third wave of Covid-19: Here are updates of the situation : Nepal is witnessing a massive uptick in infection over the last few days. The Covid-19 cases doubled on Tuesday (nlt 12/01/2022)

Face mask mandatory at public places, vehicles; mass meetings and fairs restricted (kh 12/01/2022), Kathmandu valley under smart lockdown from today (kh 12/01/2022)

Devotees to be allowed to take holy dips only by adopting health safety protocols (kh 12/01/2022)

Nepal records 2,444 new cases on Tuesday (rep 11/01/2022), Nepal records 2,444 new COVID-19 cases, one death in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 1,286 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 11/01/2022), COVID-19 update: 1,981 new infections, 313 recoveries in 24 hours (rn 11/01/2022), Nepal reports 1,981 new Covid-19 cases, one death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,607 and the number of active cases stands at 9,522 (kp 11/01/2022)

Second wave caught Nepal unawares. No lessons learned a year later : No strategies made to fight new surge when there was lull despite warnings of an explosion of infections, experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/01/2022), ‘We can expect a rise in breakthrough infections because of the Omicron variant.’ : Top Covid-19 questions answered by Dr Sher Bahadur Pun, chief of the Clinical Research Unit at Sukraraj Hospital in Teku, by Drishna Sthapit (kp 11/01/2022)

Home comers’ influx panics border people in the wake of COVID-19 (kh 11/01/2022), ​​​​​​​Province 2 on high alert as COVID-19 cases surge (ht 11/01/2022)

Valley CDOs decide not to allow gatherings of over 25 people at public places (rep 11/1/2022)

COVID-19 cases surge: 1,446 cases reported today : Kathmandu valley witnesses 876 cases in 24 hours (kh 10/01/2022), Nepal records 1,446 new cases on Monday as cases continue to rise (rep 10/01/2022), Nepal reports 1,357 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,606 and the number of active cases stands at 7,855 (kp 10/01/2022), COVID-19 update: 1,357 new infections, 255 recoveries in 24 hours (rn 10/01/2022)

Children aged 12-17 to be vaccinated against novel coronavirus in Valley from tommorow (rn 10/01/2022)

Valley CDOs likely to reintroduce restrictions (ht 10/01/2022)

As cases rise, Covid response agency recommends slew of new measures : Limiting gatherings to 25 people, school closure until January-end, and vaccination cards at public places, among the suggested measures, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/01/2022), Control the spread : To break the chain of spread requires a concerted effort of the authorities and the entire community (kp 10/01/2022)

The culprit behind black fungus : Stricter adherence to infection control policies can help contain infectious diseases, by Balmukunda Regmi (kp 10/01/2022)

Nepal records 1,167 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : 615 cases recorded in Kathmandu valley alone (kh 09/01/2022), Cases continue to rise, Nepal records 1,167 new cases on Sunday (rep 09/01/2022), Nepal reports 841 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,604 and the number of active cases stands at 6,755 (kp 09/01/2022)

CCMCC decides to close schools till Jan 29 in view of surging COVID-19 cases : Vaccination card made mandatory at public places, including airports (kh 09/01/2022), Education Ministry decides to close schools until Jan 29 (kh 10/01/2022), Schools across Nepal shut until January 29 amid virus threat : Education Ministry asks schools to facilitate academic learning in line with the directives issued earlier (kp 10/01/2022)

Nepal: COVID-19 infection rate rises to 7 percent (rep 09/01/2022)

COVID-19: Government urges people to take extra precaution (kh 09/01/2022), Contact tracing, a key measure in fight against virus, poor amid Omicron risks : Officials and experts say failure to follow basics could spell disaster, as cases have been rising, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/01/2022)

Over a dozen NA personnel contract COVID (ht 09/01/2022)

Nepal sees 944 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 481 cases in 24 hours (kh 08/01/2022), Nepal records 944 new cases, 297 recoveries and no death on Saturday (rep 08/01/2022), COVID-19 Update: 696 New Infections, 297 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 08/01/2022)

Additional dose to frontline workers from Jan third week (kh 08/01/2022)

Nepal reports 24 new Omicron cases, as daily infections surge : Covid-19 cases from PCR tests cross the 500 mark for the first time since October 28, by Tika R Pradhan and Anil Giri (kp 08/01/2022), Omicron suspected in 22 per cent of COVID patients : Health ministry suspects local transmission of the variant in the valley (ht 0801/2022)

Parsa tightens border security, expands scope of COVID-19 tests over Omicron risk (rep 08/01/2022)

Govt mulls closing int'l border, suspending flights to and from Nepal as COVID-19 cases see a fresh spike (rep 07/01/2022)

Omicron is coming to Nepal, be prepared : “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail", by Ramu Kharel and Ben Ayers (nt 07/01/2022)

COVID-19 cases spike again: Nepal sees 968 coronavirus cases Friday : Kathmandu valley sees 369 cases in 24 hours (kh 07/01/2022), Nepal sees sharp spike in COVID-19 cases, 968 new cases recorded on Friday alone (rep 07/01/2022), New 572 Covid-19 cases include 24 of Omicron : Health Ministry confirmed 24 new Omicron infections on Friday. The number of active virus cases stands at 5,741 (kp 07/01/2022), Covid-19 update: Nepal registers 968 new cases from 14,971 tests (nlt 07/01/2022)

High caution seen in Far western Province after rise in COVID-19 cases (rep 07/01/2022)

63 percent of eligible population of KMC fully vaccinated against coronavirus (rep 07/01/2022)

Omicron is looming ominously. Vaccines, preparations key, health experts say : Spike in cases in neighbouring India, where infections jumped 56 percent in a day, sets off alarm bells in Nepal, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/01/2022), 24 new omicron cases detected in Nepal : Health ministry directs hospitals across the country to remain prepared (rep 07/01/2022) [All the necessary work of the government is done with that?], Omicron detected in 21 Sudan peacekeeping mission returnees (ht 07/01/2022)

Jabs for all, no exceptions : Just how long can we remain clueless about where our vaccination plan is headed? (kp 07/01/2022)

Kanchanpur reports rise in Covid-19 cases : 60 new Covid-19 patients have been admitted to Mahakali Provincial Hospital in the last three days, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 07/01/2022)

Nepal records 540 new COVID-19 cases, one death in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 310 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 06/01/2022), With 540 new cases, Nepal sees a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases on Thursday (rep 06/01/2022), Nepal reports 478 new Covid-19 cases, one death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,602 and the number of active cases stands at 5,431 (kp 06/01/2022)

Unvaccinated COVID Patients Facing Health Complications (rn 06/01/2022)

Nepal’s vaccine botch-up: Having the elderly visit vaccination centers only to be rebuffed is a cruel joke (ae 06/01/2022)

School Closed After Coronavirus Infection Detected In Students, Teachers (rn 06/01/2022)

COVID-19 cases increasing in Sudurpaschim Province (kh 06/01/2022)

Amid virus spread threat, provinces step up preparations : As infections rise in neighbouring India, bordering regions need extra attention, health officials say, by Sanju Paudel and Aakash Chaudhary (kp 06/01/2022)

Nepal sees 435 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 253 cases in 24 hours (kh 05/01/2022), Nepal sees sharp spike in COVID-19 cases, 435 new cases recorded on Wednesday alone (rep 05/01/2022), National Covid-19 tally reaches 830,002 with 370 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 05/01/2022)

Nepal suspends deal to buy 6 million Pfizer doses from US manufacturer : Sources say the country has enough Moderna shots for children aged 12-17 years. Negotiations under way to buy 8.4 million Pfizer doses suitable for 5-11-year-olds, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/01/2022)

Incorrigible sloths : Spring up into action before a third wave sweeps us away (kp 05/01/2022)

School shut down after students and teachers diagnosed with COVID-19 in Tulsipur (kh 05/01/2022)

Nepal sees 393 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 222 cases in 24 hours (kh 04/01/2022), Nepal reports 355 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,601 and the number of active cases stands at 5,094 (kp 04/01/2022)

Authorities planned to jab 500,000 people a day. But they are struggling : People are not showing up for jabs, and officials wonder how to expand vaccine coverage, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/01/2022)

Govt administering additional dose to target group from today (kh 04/01/2022)

Nepal records 326 new cases, 255 recoveries and two deaths on Monday (rep 03/01/2022), COVID-19 Update: 292 New Cases, 255 Recoveries, 2 Deaths (rn 03/01/2022), Nepal reports 291 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,598 and the number of active cases stands at 5,005 (kp 03/01/2022)

Warning signs of spread of Omicron as tests find S-gene missing : Public health experts say there is no room for letting guard down, especially when the new variant could create havoc, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/01/2022), EDCD Issues Directive Against Omicron Variant Of COVID-19 (rn 03/01/2022), Health offices across country directed to make necessary arrangements to tackle possible spread of Omicron variant (rep 03/01/2022)

Nepal sees 216 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 137 cases in 24 hours (kh 02/01/2022), Nepal records 216 new cases, 209 recoveries and two deaths on Sunday (rep 02/01/2022), Nepal reports 213 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,596 and the number of active cases stands at 4,971 (kp 02/01/2022)

90 per cent children in Humla vaccinated (kh 02/01/2022)

Plans afoot to jab children aged 5-11 with Pfizer vaccine : Experts hail move as vaccination of 12- to 17-year-olds is underway and decision on booster shots has been taken, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/01/2022)

Nepal sees 382 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 01/01/2022), Nepal records 382 new cases, 252 recoveries on Saturday (rep 01/01/2022), National Covid-19 tally reaches 828,773 with 342 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 01/01/2022), COVID-19 Update: 342 New Infections, Zero Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 01/01/2022)

ng little to assuage stress of parents and students : Several schools across the country have recorded Covid-19 cases after they resumed in-person classes. But no measures have been taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/01/2022)

Nepal sees 235 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 154 cases in 24 hours (kh 31/12/2021), Nepal records 235 new cases, 212 recoveries and four deaths on Friday (rep), Nepal reports 224 new Covid-19 cases, four deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,594 and the number of active cases stands at 4,879 (kp 31/12/2021), COVID-19 Update: 224 New Cases, 212 Recoveries, Four Deaths (rn 31/12/2021)

Amid the risk of a third Covid wave, expert panel advises booster shots : National Immunisation Advisory Committee recommends booster shots of the same vaccine starting with frontline workers, the elderly and those having existing conditions, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/12/2021)

The year of second wave and vaccination campaign : After initial hiccups, Nepal managed to secure doses, but in 2022, more preparedness is needed amid Omicron threats, by Arjun Poudel (kp 37/12/2021)

Nepal records 241 new COVID-19 cases (kh 30/12/2021), Nepal records 241 new cases, 228 recoveries and zero death on Thursday (rep 30/12/2021), National Covid-19 tally reaches 828,207 with 235 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 30/12/2021)

Experts call for urgent measures as Omicron spread risk grows : In neighbouring India, a 44 percent jump in daily cases was reported on Wednesday, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/12/2021)

Nepal records 220 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in last 24 hours (kh 29/12/2021)

Campaign launched to give Covid jabs to half a million people a day : Plan comes amid calls for booster shots, which authorities say will start in about two weeks, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/12/2021)

Nepal records 264 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 149 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 28/12/2021), Nepal records 264 new cases, 260 recoveries and two deaths on Tuesday (rep 28/12/2021), Nepal reports 241 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,588 and the number of active cases stands at 4,910 (rep 28/12/2021), COVID-19 Update: 241 New Cases, 260 Recoveries (rn 28/12/2021)

Tropical diseases detected in high-altitude places : Several dengue, scrub typhus and Kala-azar cases have been reported in the high hill districts of Okhaldhunga and Kalikot in recent years, health workers say, by Kumbharaj Rai (kp 28/12/2021)

Nepal records 271 new cases, 225 recoveries and one death on Monday (rep 27/12/2021), Nepal sees 271 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 165 cases in 24 hours (kh 27/12/2021), Nepal reports 251 new Covid-19 cases, one death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,586 and the number of active cases stands at 4,931 (kp 27/12/2021)

New easy-to-use COVID-19 pills come with a catch (rep 27/12/2021)

Syringe shortage leads to halt in Pfizer vaccination in Nepal : Children aged 12 to 17 were to be vaccinated in eight districts including three districts of Kathmandu Valley, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/12/2021), Pfizer vaccine rollout hits a snag as Nepal runs out of syringes : Nepal’s Pfizer vaccine rollout for children becomes uncertain as COVAX facility delays delivery of syringes, by Ashim Neupane (nlt 28/12/2021)

Govt seems to lack plan to tackle Omicron (ht 27/12/2021)

Booster shots to start once 40 percent population jabbed : Officials hope the target will be met by mid-January. No decision on vaccine cocktails taken yet, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/12/2021)

Nepal records 219 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 113 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 26/12/2021), Nepal reports 213 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,585 and the number of active cases stands at 4,906 (kp 26/12/2021), Nepal records 219 new cases, 283 recoveries and two deaths on Sunday (rep 26/12/2021)

Nepal has no plan for booster shots, yet : Country so far has received 39,203,927 doses of various Covid-19 vaccines - Vero Cell, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Janssenand Pfizer-BioNTech. WHO has only recommended additional dose as part of primary protection for vulnerable groups, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/12/2021)

Nepal’s two-thirds population vaccinated against Covid : Government plans to vaccinate all Nepalis by mid-April 2022 (kh 26/12/2021)

Nepal records 167 new cases, 226 recoveries and one death on Saturday (rep 25/12/2021), Nepal reports 157 new Covid-19 cases, one death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,583 and the number of active cases stands at 4,978 (kp 25/12/2021)

Govt starts administering Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to those going abroad for work (rep 25/12/2021)

Omicron variant not a matter of serious concern: Health ministry, by Sangay Sherpa (rep 25/12/2021) [Such a statement is probably not a good idea!]

Nepal sees 260 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 151 cases in 24 hours (kh 24/12/2021), COVID-19 Update: 237 New Infections, 349 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 24/12/2021), Nepal reports 237 new Covid-19 cases, one death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,582 and the number of active cases stands at 5,048 (kp 24/12/2021)

Living with Covid in 2022 : What does the coronavirus have in store for Nepal in the New Year?, by Sonia Awale (nt 24/12/2021)

664,650 Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines arrive through COVAX (nlt 24/12/2021)

Unjabbed and the elderly at high risk amid Omicron threats : Experts call for ramped up vaccination, booster doses and a multi-pronged approach to curb coronavirus spread, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/12/2021)

COVID-19 Update: 241 New Infections, 263 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 23/12/2021), Nepal reports 241 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,581 and the number of active cases stands at 5,161 (kp 23/12/2021), Nepal sees 293 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 148 cases in 24 hours (kh 23/12/2021), Nepal logs 293 new cases, 263 recoveries and two deaths on Thursday (rep 23/12/2021)

Nepal receives over 7.7 million Covid-19 vaccines through COVAX : “The delivery of COVAX-procured vaccines to Nepal is part of ongoing efforts towards ensuring equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines globally.” (nlt 23/12/2021)

Storage facilities full to the brim with vaccines as the government fails to expedite inoculation campaign : There was a time when the government struggled to manage Covid-19 vaccines. Today, storage facilities are full of Covid-19 vaccines but the government struggles to inoculate people, by Ashim Neupane (nlt 23/12/2021), There are vaccines. But there could be syringe shortages : Availability of the safe injection equipment is crucial in fighting the pandemic that’s far from over, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/12/2021)

Nepal records 236 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 125 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 22/12/2021), Nepal records 263 new cases, 272 recoveries and two deaths on Wednesday (rep 22/12/2021), Nepal reports 217 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,579 and the number of active cases stands at 5,185 (kp 22/12/2021)

Rich countries will now waste 241 million Covid-19 vaccine doses, reports show : Nepal has so far received 38,539,367 doses. COVAX has already supplied more than what it had committed, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/12/2021)

One more case of Omicron variant confirmed in Nepal (kh 22/12/2021)

Nepal sees 290 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 146 cases in 24 hours (kh 21/12/2021), Nepal reports 252 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,577 and the number of active cases stands at 5,242 (kp 21/12/2021), Nepal records 290 new cases, 232 recoveries and three deaths on Tuesday (rep 21/12/2021)

Over 35,000 students to be inoculated at schools (kh 21/12/2021)

As Omicron spreads in India, experts say next two weeks are crucial : India is reporting a rise in infection by the new variant, against which most vaccines are said to be ineffective, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/12/2021)

Nepal reports 218 new Covid-19 cases, one death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,574 and the number of active cases stands at 5,225 (kp 20/12/2021), Nepal sees 220 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 129 cases in 24 hours (kh 20/12/2021), Nepal records 220 new cases, 263 recoveries and one death on Monday (rep 20/12/2021)

No knee-jerk reaction : The only weapon in the government’s armoury in tackling Covid-19 happens to be a strict lockdown (kp 20/12/2021)

Plane carrying over 1.2 million vaccine doses returns to China after failing to land in Kathmandu : Airport officials say the aircraft will come back later on Monday. More vaccine doses are scheduled to arrive from India as well, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/12/2021), Nepal Receives Over 3 Million Doses Of Covishield, Vero Cell Vaccine (rn 20/12/2021)

1.74 million 12-17 year olds being given Moderna vaccine : Officials: Children in 20 districts including those in Kathmandu Valley to get Pfizer jabs, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/12/2021)

Nepal records 181 new cases, 289 recoveries and one death on Sunday (rep 19/12/2021), Nepal records 181 new COVID-19 cases, one death in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 83 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 19/12/2021), Nepal reports 133 new Covid-19 cases, one death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,573 and the number of active cases stands at 5,271 (kp 19/12/2021)

Nepal’s vaccination rate has slowed down despite enough doses in stock : Authorities must figure out reasons and expedite immunisation pace so that as many people can be covered at the earliest, public health experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/12/2021)

Coronavirus infection rate rising in Province 2 (rep 19/12/2021)

High Alert Adopted Against Omicron Variant At Border Transit Point (rn 19/12/2021)

Nepal records 189 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 110 fresh coronavirus cases, by Eak Raj Bastola (kh 18/12/2021)

Govt to administer Moderna vaccine to children above 12 years from Sunday (kh 18/12/2021)

Pfizer Vaccination Campaign In Eight Districts From Dec 29 (rn 18/12/2021)

Nepal records 274 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 161 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 17/12/2021), Nepal reports 269 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,570 and the number of active cases stands at 5,522 (kp 17/12/2021), Nepal records 274 new cases, 270 recoveries and three deaths on Friday (rep 17/12/2021)

Covid jabs to be given from over 16,000 immunisation centres across the country : Public health experts say authorities should launch a door-to-door campaign to immunise the unvaccinated population against the coronavirus, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/12/2021)

Start jabbing : Why is the government never prepared for anything that comes its way? (kp 17/12/2021)

Nepal records 184 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 87 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 16/12/2021), Nepal reports 160 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,567 and the number of active cases stands at 5,526 (kp16/12/2021), Nepal records 184 new cases, 267 recoveries and two deaths on Thursday (rep 16/12/2021)

Germany hands over more than 4.1m doses of Covid-19 vaccine (ht 16/12/2021), 1,457,000 Doses Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Arriving From Germany (rn 17/12/2021)

Once vaccine-starved, Nepal’s storage now is overflowing with jabs : As officials cannot move doses for vaccination quickly enough, ministry requests suppliers to delay shipments, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/12/2021)

Nepal records 280 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 118 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 15/12/2021), Nepal logs 280 new cases, 300 recoveries and six deaths on Wednesday (rep 15/12/2021), Nepal reports 252 new Covid-19 cases, six deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,565 and the number of active cases stands at 5,635 (kp 15/12/2021)

Nepal receives 1,8,71,000 doses of Covishield from COVAX : This is the fourth consignment and part of 6,039,000 doses committed by the vaccine sharing facility, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/12/2021)

Covid positivity rate crosses three percent. Experts say a smaller third wave could hit Nepal this winter : Health Ministry says infection rate has not risen markedly despite increase in new cases, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/12/2021)

Over 9,000 kids to be given Moderna jabs in Humla (rep 15/12/2021)

Nepal sees 264 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 128 cases in 24 hours (kp 14/12/2021), Nepal records 264 new cases, 262 recoveries and two deaths on Tuesday (rep 14/12/2021), Nepal reports 229 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,559 and the number of active cases stands at 5,689 (kp 14/12/2021)

Study being carried out on protection level of Covid jabs on the immunised : Public health experts say such a survey will be crucial to take a decision on booster shots, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/12/2021)

Nepal records 341 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 172 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 13/12/2021), Nepal records 341 new cases, 376 recoveries and three deaths on Monday (rep 13/12/2021), Nepal reports 313 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,557 and the number of active cases stands at 5,824 (kp 13/12/2021)

Nepal records 254 new COVID-19 cases, one death in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 154 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 12/12/2021), Nepal reports 242 new Covid-19 cases, one death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,554 and the number of active cases stands at 5,890 (kp 12/12/2021), Nepal records 254 new cases, 234 recoveries and one death on Sunday (rep 12/12/2021)

How pandemic ate up a huge chunk of budget : Rs42.53 billion, nearly half of the total allocated for the health sector, spent to fight the virus and address its impact on livelihood and the economy, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/12/2021)

Health Ministry recommends seven-day quarantine for all arrivals : Officials say travel advisory aimed at stemming an outbreak of Omicron could be issued within the next couple of days, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/12/2021)

Over 1.9 million doses of Moderna vaccine arriving today (kh 12/12/2021), Nepal receives 1,965,600 doses of Moderna vaccine from COVAX : It is the third consignment of Moderna vaccine COVAX has delivered since December 4, which is part of 3,712,000 doses committed by the facility, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/12/2021)

27,000 people in Banke vaccinated against coronavirus in three days (kh 12/12/2021)

Nepal records 236 new COVID-19 cases, one death in last 24 hours (kh 11/12/2021), Nepal reports 194 new Covid-19 cases, one death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,553 and the number of active cases stands at 5,883 (kp 11/12/2021), Nepal records 236 new cases, 307 recoveries and one death on Saturday (rep 11/12/2021), COVID-19 Update: 194 New Infections, 307 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 11/12/2021), Over 20 million doses Covid-19 vaccine administered (nlt 11/12/2021)

COVID-19 Update: 232 New Infections, 337 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 10/12/2021), Nepal reports 232 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,552 and the number of active cases stands at 5,997 (kp 10/12/2021), Nepal sees 259 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 128 cases in 24 hours (kh 10/12/2021

Over-60s jabbed with Vero Cell and those immunocompromised to get third dose : Officials say the third dose is part of a series of primary doses for the elderly and people with suppressed immunity, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/12/2021)

It's still out there : As people gather in crowds, they need to remember that the virus is lurking around in disguise (kp 10/12/2021)

Omicron may not be as risky, but take care : Boosters for high-risk groups, and vaccines for as many Nepalis as soon as possible, by Sonia Awale (nt 10/12/2021)

Nepal records 211 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 100 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 09/12/2021), Nepal records 211 new cases, 329 recoveries and two deaths on Thursday (rep 09/12/2021), Nepal reports 197 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,549 and the number of active cases stands at 6,105 (kp 09/12/2021)

1.5 mln doses of Moderna COVID vaccine arriving today (kh 09/12/2021)

Govt. Vaccinating People Above 18 Years In Kathmandu Valley (rn 09/12/2021)

Senior citizens to get booster dose (kh 09/12/2021)

Schools could become next epicentre of Covid outbreak, experts warn : Poor monitoring mechanism and lack of seriousness of school administrations to enforce safety measures could invite catastrophe, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/12/2021)

Nepal records 280 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 146 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 08/12/2021), Nepal reports 255 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,547 and the number of active cases stands at 6,239 (kp 08/12/2021), Nepal records 280 new cases, 366 recoveries and two deaths on Wednesday (rep 08/12/2021)

No decision on ways to curb Omicron spread except talk on action plan : Public health experts say reactive approach has been the problem all along and immediate measures are a must, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/12/2021)

Kathmandu Hospitals Prepare To Fight New Variant Of COVID-19, by Srijana Khatri (rn 08/12/2021)

Nepal sees 315 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 122 cases in 24 hours (kh 07/12/2021), Nepal records 315 new cases, 304 recoveries and two deaths on Tuesday (rep 07/1/2021), Nepal reports 272 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,545 and the number of active cases stands at 6,352 (kp 07/12/2021)

Omicron confirmed in Nepal. Doctors call for caution and more vaccination : Public health experts say authorities should start preparations for the worst case scenario, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/12/2021)

Nepal sees 265 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 06/12/2021), Nepal records 265 new cases, 357 recoveries and two deaths on Monday (rep 06/12/2021), Nepal reports 238 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths
According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,543 and the number of active cases stands at 6,386
(kp 06/12/2021), COVID-19 Update: 238 New Infections, 357 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 06/12/2021)

Nepal woefully short on COVID vaccines : The government's claims don't add up as millions of doses needed to meet shortfall (ht 06/12/2021)

Omicron variant confirmed among two including 66-year-old foreigner (rep 06/12/2021), Nepal reports two Omicron cases : One is a foreign national who arrived on November 19 and the other had come in close contact with him (kp 06/12/2021), High Alertness Adopted With Detection Of Omicron Variant In Nepal, by Sharad Sharma (rn 06/12/2021), Contact tracing in 66 people shows no Omicron transfer in others in Nepal (kh 06/12/2021)

Returnees From India Urged To Quarantine For A Week (rn 06/12/2021)

Govt preparing to administer booster dose to citizens to avoid Omicron variant: Health Minister Khatiwada (rep 06/12/2021)

All you need to know about Nepal’s vaccination status : Though information is limited about the effectiveness of the existing vaccines against the latest variant, experts in Nepal have called for expansion of the vaccination coverage as they believe vaccines offer some level of protection, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/12/2021)

Nepal records 205 new COVID-19 cases, one death in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 103 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 05/12/2021), Nepal records 205 new cases, 436 recoveries and one death on Sunday (rep 05/12/2021), Nepal reports 200 new Covid-19 cases, one death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,541 and the number of active cases stands at 6,507 (kp 05/12/2021)

Nepal has stock of 20 million doses of vaccines against COVID-19: Health minister (rep 05/12/2021)

Work on holding centres started before second Covid wave yet to be completed : Public health experts say everyone returning from abroad should be mandatorily quarantined for 14 days, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/12/2021)

Nepal records 238 new cases, 392 recoveries and five deaths on Saturday (rep 04/12/2021), Nepal reports 220 new Covid-19 cases, five deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,540 and the number of active cases stands at 6,744 (kp 04/12/2021)

Nepal sees 246 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 03/12/2021), Nepal records 246 new cases, 347 recoveries with no death on Friday (rep 03/12/2021)

COVAX delivering 188,000 doses of Moderna vaccine today : Public health experts advise speeding up vaccination drives and providing booster shots to frontline workers, who were immunised 11 months ago, to prepare them for the worst (kp 03/12/2021), Nepal receives 188,400 doses of Moderna vaccine from COVAX : With this, the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses the country has received crosses 25,000,000 (kp 04/12/2021)

Lest we forget : The risk of transmission is high at huge gatherings, and the coronavirus is still very much in circulation (kp 03/12/2021) [Only party conventions are free from such risk of transmission, as UML and RPP have already irresponsibly demonstrated!]

Manufacturing and business shudder as virus resurgence threatens recovery : Another lockdown would be disastrous when the economy is starting to rebound from two years of despair, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 03/12/2021)

Bir Hospital launches COVID-19 National Teleconsultation Centre (kh 02/12/2021)

ronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 02/12/2021), Nepal reports 298 new Covid-19 cases, six deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,535 and the number of active cases stands at 7,045 (kp 02/12/2021), Nepal records 315 new cases, 201 recoveries and six deaths on Thursday (rep 02/12/2021), COVID-19 Update: 298 New Infections, 201 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 02/12/2021)

School closed after 25 students test COVID-19 positive in single day (kh 02/12/2021)

Sudurpaschim Province on high alert over possible spread of ‘Omicron’ coronavirus variant (rep 02/12/2021), Biratnagar Metropolis urges for vigilance as India reports cases of Omicron (rep 02/12/2021)

Political parties’ lack of concern about Covid may prove costly for the country, experts warn : Doctors say political parties should be role models for people and work for public safety and well being, by Arjun nPoudel (kp 02/12/2021)

Nepal records 316 new cases, 259 recoveries and three deaths on Wednesday (rep 01/12/2021), COVID-19 Update: 285 New Cases, 259 Recoveries (rn 01/12/2021), Nepal reports 285 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths
According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,529 and the number of active cases stands at 6,954
(kp 01/12/2021)

Health Ministry urges people to avoid travel abroad unless absolutely necessary (rep 01/12/2021)

Second consignment of Covishield under COVAX arriving Nepal today (kh 01/12/2021), 972,000 doses of Covishield vaccine arriving in Nepal today (rep 01/12/2021)

Nepal yet to hold serious discussion on preventive measures against Omicron : In the absence of secretary and spokesperson, the ministry has yet to call a meeting of health experts for discussion, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/12/2021)

Nepal records 255 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 104 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 30/11/2021), Nepal records 255 cases, 256 recoveries and two deaths on Tuesday (rep 30/11/2021), Nepal reports 245 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,526 and the number of active cases stands at 6,931 (kp 30/11/2021)

As a new variant of concern circulates, experts say Nepal needs to step up preventive measures, by Prasansha Rimal (rec 30/11/2021)

Ad hocism in Nepal as Omicron threatens world and nations tighten curbs : Key officials including director of the hospital playing key role in fighting the pandemic are transferred. Experts say authorities must heed the threat posed by new variant, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/11/2021)

Cholera yet to be contained in Kapilvastu : A 13-year-old girl succumbed to the disease on Sunday, taking the death toll from the outbreak to seven, by Manoj Paudel (kp 30/11/2021)

Nepal records 259 new COVID-19 cases, one death in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 115 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 29/11/2021), Nepal reports 243 new Covid-19 cases, one death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,524 and the number of active cases stands at 6,944 (kp 29/11/2021), Nepal records 259 cases, 264 recoveries and one death on Monday (rep 29/11/2021)

Nepal steps up vigilance amid new Covid-19 variant (nlt 29/11/2021), Nepal to stop issuing visa on arrival to visitors from African countries : Amid Omicron fears, Covid committee recommends stepping up surveillance at border points and Kathmandu airport, increasing PCR tests, carrying out more whole-genome sequencing and restricting entry to people returning from the disease-hit countries, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/11/2021)

Nepal records 158 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 61 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 28/11/2021), Nepal records 158 new cases, 342 recoveries and two deaths on Sunday (kh 28/11/2021), MoHP Reports 154 New Cases Of COVID-19, 342 Recoveries, Two Fatalities (rn 28/11/2021), Nepal reports 154 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,523 and the number of active cases stands at 6,966 (kp 28/11/2021)

As countries impose restrictions amid Omicron concerns, Nepali officials say they are analysing the situation : World Health Organisation declares the new coronavirus variant to be ‘of concern’, the same category as the highly transmissible Delta variant, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/11/2021)

Nepal records 213 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 130 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 27/11/2021), Nepal reports 197 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,521 and the number of active cases stands at 7,156 (kp 27/11/2021), Nepal records 213 new cases, 325 recoveries and three deaths on Saturday (rep 27/11/2021)

Do Nepalis need Covid booster shots? With only a third of the population being fully inoculated, experts say vaccinate all the unvaccinated first, by Sonia Awale (nt 26/11/2021)

Nepal sees 270 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 26/11/2021), Nepal reports 242 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,518 and the number of active cases stands at 7,287 (kp 26/11/2021), Nepal records 270 new cases, 302 recoveries and two deaths on Friday (rep 26/11/2021)

Experts Warn New Variant Might Spread Across Nepal Due To Open Borders, by Mahima Devkota (rn 27/11/2021)

Covid shots alone don’t ensure 100 percent safety, continued caution needed, experts say : Around a half of the Covid-infected people admitted to TU Hospital are fully vaccinated, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/11/2021)

Nepal records 308 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 130 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 25/11/2021), Nepal reports 281 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,516 and the number of active cases stands at 7,349 (kp 25/11/2021), Nepal records 308 new cases, 298 recoveries and three deaths on Thursday (rep 25/11/2021), COVID-19 Update: 281 New Infections, 298 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 25/11/2021)

Govt issues order to remove legal obstacles to procure 6 million doses of Pfizer vaccines (rep 25/11/2021)

Health Ministry doesn’t know about people who missed second doses : Health experts say those who took only one jab are either partially protected or not protected from Covid-19 risk, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/11/2021), Once is not enough : The government still has little idea as to how many people are missing their second doses (kp 26/11/2021)

Nepal records 332 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 181 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 24/11/2021), Nepal records 332 new cases, 232 recoveries and four deaths on Wednesday (rep 24/11/2021), Nepal reports 305 new Covid-19 cases, four deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,513 and the number of active cases stands at 7,369 (kp 24/11/2021)

10 mln doses of vaccine secured for children under 18 (kh 24/11/2021)

Government asks provinces, local units to ramp up vaccination amid falling public response to jabs : Public health experts stress efficient management of available doses and inoculation resources to boost vaccination coverage, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/11/2021)

Nepal records 351 new cases, 273 recoveries and nine deaths on Tuesday (rep 23/11/2021), COVID-19 Update: 313 New Cases, Nine Deaths, 273 Recoveries (rn 23/11/2021), Nepal reports 313 new Covid-19 cases, nine deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,509 and the number of active cases stands at 7,300 (kp 23/11/2021), Nepal records 351 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 144 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 23/11/2021)

KMC to administer COVID-19 vaccines at four transit points (kh 23/11/2021)

Govt to inoculate all people above 18 by mid-December (ht 23/11/2021)

Samples to be sent to UK to widen whole-genome sequencing testing : Authorities seek to know the virus variant in circulation to be able to prepare effective pandemic strategies, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/11/2021)

Nepal reports 367 new Covid-19 cases, four deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,500 and the number of active cases stands at 7,269 (kp 22/11/2021), Nepal records 385 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 170 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 22/11/2021), Nepal records 385 new cases, 258 recoveries and four deaths on Monday (rep 22/11/2021), COVID-19 Update: 367 New Infections, 258 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 22/11/2021)

Vaccine against COVID-19 being given to citizens above 18 years of age (kh 22/11/2021)

Nepal records 238 new COVID-19 cases, one death in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 130 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 21/11/2021), Nepal records 238 new cases, 370 recoveries and one death (rep 21/11/2021), Nepal reports 232 new Covid-19 cases, one death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,496 and the number of active cases stands at 7,164 (kp 21/11/2021)

People aged between 12 and 17 to be vaccinated from today (rep 21/11/2021), After poor response from priority group, government opens Pfizer jabs for all children above 12 : Some 7,000 people with comorbidities took the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in one week. Around 1,500 children were given the shots on Sunday, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/11/2021)

Covid jabs to be provided from Capital’s four major bus stops daily from today : Oral cholera vaccine to be administered in five local units of Kapilvastu starting today, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/11/2021)

Nepal reports 209 new Covid-19 cases, one death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,495 and the number of active cases stands at 7,303 (kp 20/11/2021), Nepal logs 242 new cases, 444 recoveries and one death on Saturday (rep 20/11/2021), COVID-19 Update: 209 New Infections, 444 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 20/11/2021)

COVID-19 Update: 271 New Infections, 369 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 19/11/2021), Nepal reports 271 new Covid-19 cases, five deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,494 and the number of active cases stands at 7,539 (kp 19/11/2021), Nepal records 296 cases, 369 recoveries and five deaths on Friday (rep 19/11/2021)

Kathmandu City stops vaccination drive amid ‘demand saturation’ : Official says awareness campaign is needed to vaccinate the unvaccinated (kp 19/11/2021)

Nepal records 299 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 120 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 18/11/2021), Nepal records 299 new cases, 260 recoveries and six death on Thursday (rep 18/11/2021)

44,000 People Get Tuberculosis Every Year, 10,000 Remains Out Of Access (rn 18/11/2021)

Nepal records 412 new COVID-19 cases, one death in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 149 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 17/11/2021), Nepal reports 363 new Covid-19 cases, one death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,483 and the number of active cases stands at 7,636 (kp 17/11/2021), Nepal records 412 cases, 202 recoveries and one death on Wednesday (rep 17/11/2021), COVID-19 Update: 363 New Infections, 202 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 17/11/2021)

Around 80 per cent population in Chitwan vaccinated against COVID-19 (kh 17/11/2021)

Nepal sees 377 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 16/11/2021), Nepal reports 339 new Covid-19 cases, four death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,482 and the number of active cases stands at 7,476 (kp 16/11/2021), Nepal records 377 new cases, 170 recoveries and four death (rep 16/11/2021), MoHP Reports 339 New Cases Of COVID-19, 145 In Kathmandu Valley (rn 16/11/2021)

Nepal on track to vaccinate its eligible population as more jabs are on way : 34 million doses are in pipeline—most due to arrive by the year’s end. Public health experts stress need for improving storage and supply systems and scaling up vaccination, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/11/2021)

Nepal records 416 new COVID-19 cases, one death in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 187 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 15/11/2021), Nepal records 416 new cases, 270 recoveries and one death (rep 15/11/2021), MoHP Reports 367 New Cases Of COVID-19, 270 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 15/11/2021), Nepal reports 367 new Covid-19 cases, one death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,478 and the number of active cases stands at 7,311 (kp 15/11/2021)

Nepal working to set up facilities to store over 1.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccine : Health Ministry has bought 6 million doses of the vaccine. UNICEF, USAID and FHI have promised to provide ultra-cold freezers that can store the vaccine at minus 60 to 80 degrees Celsius, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/11/2021)

Nepal records 306 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 113 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 14/11/2021), Nepal records 306 cases, 384 recoveries and six deaths (rep 14/11/2021), Nepal reports 291 new Covid-19 cases, six deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,477 and the number of active cases stands at 7,215 (kp 14/11/2021)

About 2200 COVID-affected families getting govt relief (kh 13/11/2021) [related to Parbat district]

Few takers for vaccine trials as vaccination coverage increases : Sanofi aimed to have 3,000 Nepalis as volunteers but only around 20 percent people have participated so far, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/11/2021)

Nepal sees 397 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 12/11/2021), Nepal reports 355 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,469 and the number of active cases stands at 7,498 (kp 12/11/2021), Nepal records 397 cases, 389 recoveries and three deaths (rep 12/11/2021)

32 Cases Of Dengue Reported In Kathmandu (rn 12/11/2021)

Covid-19 jabs to be given from major hospitals in the Valley from next week : Over 1.5 million doses arrived in Kathmandu on Wednesday and Thursday, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/11/2021)

Nepal records 317 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 153 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 11/11/2021), Nepal records 317 cases, 279 recoveries and six deaths (rep 11/11/2021), Nepal reports 301 new Covid-19 cases, six deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,466 and the number of active cases stands at 7,535 (kp 11/11/2021)

492,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrive from Switzerland : 348,000 doses are provided by COVAX and remaining 144,000 doses are gifted by Swiss government (kp 11/11/2021)

Influenza cases are rising and Covid threat is not over yet, say doctors : Experts call for tireless precaution as fully vaccinated people are catching virus too, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/11/2021)

Multidimensional Impacts Of COVID, by Sabita Gyawali (rn 11/11/2021)

Nepal records 440 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 202 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 10/11/2021), Nepal reports 387 new Covid-19 cases, six deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,460 and the number of active cases stands at 7,519 (kp 10/11/2021), Nepal records 440 cases, 474 recoveries and six deaths (rep 10/11/2021)

Pfizer vaccines to be administered to people above 12 and with chronic illnesses (kh 10/11/2021), Pfizer vaccine against coronavirus to be administered from Nov 14 (kh 10/11/2021)

Nepal records 533 new COVID-19 cases, one death in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 169 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 09/11/2021), Nepal reports 443 new Covid-19 cases, one death : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,454 and the number of active cases stands at 7,612 (kp 09/11/2021), Nepal records 533 new cases, 484 recoveries and one death (rep 09/11/2021)

Cabinet okays proposal to buy 6 million doses of Pfizer vaccine : The vaccine is being procured through a non-disclosure agreement, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/11/2021)

COVID Vaccines For Youngsters, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 09/11/2021)

MoHP Reports 371 New Cases Of COVID-19, 425 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 08/11/2021), Nepal records 390 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 152 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 08/11/2021), Nepal reports 371 new Covid-19 cases, five deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,453 and the number of active cases stands at 7,654 (kp 08/11/2021)

WHO to provide 252,363 doses of oral cholera vaccine for use in Kapilvastu : A deadly cholera outbreak last month in Krishnanagar Municipality of Kapilvastu killed at least six people. The disease spilled over to Yashodhara Rural Municipality, Shivaraj Municipality and some areas of neighbouring Arghakhanchi, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/11/2021)

Watch out : The government should design long-term support programmes to support pandemic victims (kp 08/11/2021)

China’s PLA provides 300,000 doses of Vero Cell to Nepal Army (rep 08/11/2021)

Nepal records 143 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths in last 24 hours (kh 07/11/2021), Nepal records 143 cases, 563 recoveries and nine deaths on Sunday (rep 07/11/2021), Nepal reports 141 new Covid-19 cases, nine deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,448 and the number of active cases stands at 7,713 (kp 07/11/2021)

Nrpal records 128 fresh COVID-19 cases, one fatality on Saturday (ht 06/11/2021), COVID-19 Update: 128 Fresh Cases, 649 Recoveries Reported (rn 07/11/2021), Nepal witnesses sharp decline in COVID-19 cases, one death in past 24 hrs (kh 07/11/2021)

Nepal records 183 new cases, 649 recoveries and two deaths on Friday (rep 05/11/2021), COVID-19 Update: 174 Fresh Cases, 649 Recoveries Reported (rn 05/11/2021), Nepal reports 174 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths
According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,438 and the number of active cases stands at 8,413
(kp 05/11/2021)

Health Ministry plans to purchase 5 million Covishield doses from India : Health Ministry plans to purchase 5 million Covishield doses from India, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/11/2021)

How safe are children in Nepal where risk of a third wave of COVID-19 remains? (rep 05/11/2021)

Nepal reports 287 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,436 and the number of active cases stands at 8,890 (kp 04/11/2021), Nepal records 287 new cases, 518 recoveries and two deaths on Thursday (rep 04/11/2021)

How safe are children in Nepal where risk of a third wave of COVID-19 remains? (rep 04/11/2021)

Prime Minister’s Office is blocking Health Ministry’s attempt to buy Pfizer vaccine : Ministry says it wants approval for purchasing 6 million doses of the vaccine through a non-disclosure agreement, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/11/2021)

Government readies guidelines for cash grant to the pandemic-hit poor : Around half a million poor households will receive  Rs 10,000 as a one time-cash grant, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/11/2021)

Nepal records 447 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 175 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 03/11/2021), Nepal records 447 new cases, 439 recoveries and seven deaths on Wednesday (rep 03/11/2021)

Chinese donated 1.6 million Vero Cell doses arrive in Nepal : Earlier the northern neighbour had provided 1.8 million doses in grant (kp 03/11/2021), Chinese govt hands over 1.6 million doses of vaccine to Nepal (kh 04/11/2021)

Government providing Rs 10,000 to COVID-affected families (kh 03/11/2021)

Dengue outbreak suspected in Kathmandu, authorities unaware : Dozens of cases have been reported in Maitidevi, Ghattekulo and Setopul areas, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/11/2021)

Flowflex COVID-19 self-test kit in Nepali market (rep 03/11/2021)

Nepal records 469 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 140 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 02/11/2021), Nepal reports 422 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,427 and the number of active cases stands at 9,174 (kp 02/11/2021), Nepal records 469 new cases, 555 recoveries and 11 deaths on Tuesday (rep 02/11/2021)

Bus passengers going home for Tihar festival being vaccinated against COVID-19 (kh 02/11/2021), People leaving Kathmandu for Tihar to be vaccinated at bus parks : Authorities say preparations have been completed to administer the jabs, by Arjun Poudfel (kp 02/11/2021 (kp 02/11/2021)

Nepal records 533 new cases, 490 recoveries and nine deaths on Monday (rep 01/11/2021), Nepal reports 441 new Covid-19 cases, nine deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,416 and the number of active cases stands at 9,318 (kp 01/11/2021)

Nepal records 408 new cases, 518 recoveries and eight deaths on Sunday (rep 31/10/2021), Nepal sees 408 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 31/10/2021), Nepal reports new 408 COVID-19 cases, 518 recoveries in past 24 hrs (kh 01/11/2021)

COVID-19: Deaths in Banke reach 339 (kh 31/10/2021)

Health Ministry mulls vaccination in cholera-hit Kapilvastu villages : The outbreak, which killed at least four people and infected over 1,200, has yet to come under control, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/10/2021)

Over 200,000 Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines Arriving From Maldives Today (rn 31/10/2021)

New cases continue to decline in Nepal after peak rate of second wave of COVID-19 (rep 30/10/2021), Nepal reports 297 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,399 and the number of active cases stands at 9,526 (kp 30/10/2021)

Nepal records 549 new cases, 569 recoveries and six deaths on Friday (rep 29/10/2021), Nepal reports 490 new Covid-19 cases, six deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,388 and the number of active cases stands at 10,151 (kp 29/10/2021)

Nepal to get vaccine doses from Maldives, Switzerland : Health Ministry says 201,600 AstraZeneca shots  against Covid-19 are likely to arrive by Saturday, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/10/2021)

Nepal records 591 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 199 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 28/10/2021), Nepal records 591 new cases, 664 recoveries and two deaths on Thursday (rep 28/10/2021), Nepal reports 527 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,382 and the number of active cases stands at 10,236 (kp 28/10/2021), MoHP Reports 527 New Cases Of COVID-19, 664 Recoveries, Two Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 28/10/2021)

Job impact from pandemic worse than expected (ht 28/10/2021)

582 New COVID-19 Cases, 495 Recoveries, Eight Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 27/10/2021), Nepal records 672 new cases, 490 recoveries and eight deaths on Wednesday (rep 27/10/2021), Nepal reports 582 new Covid-19 cases, eight deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,380 and the number of active cases stands at 10,375 (kp 27/10/2021), Nepal records 672 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 202 fresh coronavirus cases, by Eak Raj Bastola (kh 27/10/2021)

1.2 million doses of Vero Cell arrive from China (kh 27/10/2021), An Additional 1 Million 20 Thousand Doses Of Vero Cell Vaccine Arrives From China (rn 27/10/2021), Nepal receives 1.02 million doses of Vero Cell vaccine bought through COVAX : The consignment is part of over 5.9 million doses of vaccine bought with a loan provided by Asian Development Bank, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/10/2021)

Those aged 12 and older with compromised immunity to be given Pfizer vaccine24 hospitals throughout the country will administer the mRNA shots from November 14, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/10/2021)

666 more added to coronavirus tally in 24 hours : Eleven die of pandemic again (kh 26/10/2021), Nepal reports 569 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,372 and the number of active cases stands at 10,296 (kp 26/10/2021), Nepal records 666 new cases, 622 recoveries and 11 deaths on Tuesday (rep 26/10/2021)

As countries mull booster shots, experts say Nepal should focus on vaccinating all : Around 56 percent of Nepal’s population is still unvaccinated, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/10/2021)

Second dose of Astra Zeneca being administered in 8 municipalities of Kathmandu today (kh 26/10/2021)

673 New Cases Of COVID-19, 501 Recoveries, 13 Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 25/10/2021), Nepal reports 673 new Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,361 and the number of active cases stands at 10,360 (kp 25/10/2021), Nepal records 776 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 227 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 25/10/2021)

United States to provide 100,620 doses of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine to NepalOfficials say the shots will be administered from 22 hospitals across the country to people with compromised immunity, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/10/2021)

Experts Warn Of Breakout Of Diseases In Rain Disaster Areas (n 25/10/2021)

Nepal records 557 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 209 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 24/10/2021), Nepal records 557 new cases, 877 recoveries and three deaths on Sunday (rep 24/10/2021), Nepal reports 522 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,348 and the number of active cases stands at 10,201 (kp 24/10/2021)

MoHP: 348 COVID patients undergoing treatment in ICUs, ventilators (kh 24/10/2021)

Health Ministry is seeking Cabinet nod to buy 6 million doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine : The doses will be bought through non-disclosure agreement. COVAX is supplying 100,620 doses of Pfizer vaccine today, by Arjun Poudel (kh 24/10/2021), US to provide 100,620 doses of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine to Nepal : Officials say the shots, which will arrive on Monday, will be administered from 22 hospitals across the country to people with compromised immunity, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/10/2021)

Scrub typhus, dengue cases rise in LumbiniAt least 700 fever patients diagnosed with scrub typhus at Tansen-based United Mission Hospital in last three months, by Madhav Aryal and Sanju Paudel (kp 24/10/2021)

513 more added to coronavirus tally in 24 hours : Eight die of pandemic again (kh 23/10/2021), Nepal reports 438 new Covid-19 cases, eight deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,345 and the number of active cases stands at 10,559 (kp 23/10/2021), COVID-19 Update: 438 New Cases, 817 Recoveries, 8 Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 23/10/2021)

All you need to know about Nepal’s vaccination status : Nepal so far has received 18,857,590 doses of Vero Cell, AstraZeneca and Janssen and vaccinated 6,546,237 people fully. As many as 8,594,274 people have taken at least one dose (kp 23/10/2021)

Nepal sees 708 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 22/10/2021), Nepal reports 574 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,337 and the number of active cases stands at 10,946 (kp 22/10/2021)

Nepal may need to buy additional Janssen doses, the sooner the better : US drug regulator recommends a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which has been administered to over 1.5 million people in Nepal, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/10/2021)

43.1 % Population Vaccinated Against COVID-19 (rn 22/10/2021)

Resurging Covid-19 Let the surge serve as a reminder that we are not quite out of the woods yet (kp 22/10/2021)

Nepal records 545 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 214 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 21/10/2021), Nepal records 545 new cases, 726 recoveries and eight deaths on Thursday (rep 21/10/2021

Covid positivity rate rises again amid festival rush : Infection rate doubles to 12 percent in the past 10 days. Experts call for testing in villages to stem spread, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/102021)

Nepal sees 662 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 20/10/2021), Nepal records 662 new cases, 758 recoveries and 13 deaths on Wednesday (rep 20/10/2021), COVID-19 Update: 535 New Cases, 758 Recoveries, 13 Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 20/10/2021), Nepal reports 535 new Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,318 and the number of active cases stands at 11,579 (kp 20/10/2021)

Nepal receives over 18.85 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccine so far (kh 20/10/2021)

COVAX to send 100,620 doses of Pfizer vaccine by October end : Officials say the shots will be given from 22 hospitals across the country to people with compromised immunity, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/10/2021)

Nepal sees 1,096 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 19/10/2021), Nepal reports 957 new Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,305 and the number of active cases stands at 11,815 (kp 19/10/2021), Nepal records 1,096 new cases, 1,004 recoveries and 12 deaths on Tuesday (rep 19/10/2021), COVID-19 Update: 957 New Cases, 1,004 Recoveries, 12 Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 19/10/2021)

Ramping Up Vaccination Drive, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 19/10/2021)

Vibrio cholerae responsible for diarrhoeal outbreak in Kapilvastu, test confirms : E. coli bacteria have also been detected in the water samples of the disease-hit areas. Poor sanitation and contaminated water are main factors for a cholera outbreak, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/10/2021), It took two weeks  just to diagnose Kapilvastu cholera outbreak : The outbreak in wards 7, 8 and 9 of Krishnanagar Municipality in Kapilvastu, which has claimed four lives and sickened 900 people, has yet to come under control, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/10/2021), Counting the cost : The spread of water-borne diseases has broader economic and social consequences (kp 20/10/2021)

China to donate 2 million COVID-19 vaccines (kh 19/10/2021)

Nepal sees 591 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 18/10/2021), COVID-19 Update: 523 New Cases, 937 Recoveries, 9 Fatalities In 24 Hours (rep 18/10/2021), Nepal reports 523 new Covid-19 cases, nine deaths
According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,293 and the number of active cases stands at 11,874
(kp 18/10/2021)

COVID-19 Inoculation Campaign Coverage Exceeds Target (rn 18/10/2021) [The target should be to inoculate the total population!]

Second Chinese vaccine may get trial approval in Nepal : If approved, it will be the third Covid-19 vaccine overall to receive nod for third-phase trial. Chinese makers of  mRNA vaccine have promised 500,000 doses for Nepal free of  cost, officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/10/2021)

MoHP Reports 385 New Cases Of COVID-19, 680 Recoveries (rn 17/10/2021)

Additional 147 people test positive for coronavirus infection in last 24 hours (kh 16/10/2021), Nepal records 845 recoveries, 136 new cases and one death on Saturday (rep 16/10/2021), 136 New COVID-19 Cases, 845 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 16/10/2021)

COVID-19 Update: 272 New Cases, 8 Deaths In Last 24 Hours (rn 15/10/2021), Nepal sees 272 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 15/10/2021)

398 New Cases, 804 Recoveries, Eight Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 14/10/2021), Nepal sees 455 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 14/10/2021), Nepal records 455 new cases, 8 deaths on Thursday (rep 14/10/2021)

COVID-19 Update: 365 New Cases, 609 Recoveries, 4 Deaths In Last 24 Hours (rn 13/10/2021), Nepal sees 365 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Ten more die of coronavirus (kh 13/10/2021)

Health Ministry fails to meet Dashain vaccination target : The ministry had planned to inoculate 33 percent of the total population. Health experts have advised ramping up the vaccination drive while the infection numbers are low, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/10/2021)

792 New Cases, 910 Recoveries In Last 24 Hours (rn 12/10/2021), Nepal sees 792 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths in last 24 hours (kh 12/10/2021))

Nepal set to sign deal to buy 6 million doses of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine : Law enforcement agencies tend to show discriminatory behaviour against protests and crowds in the Tarai and  by the underprivileged, rights activists say.Officials say the vaccine is being purchased under a non-disclosure agreement with World Bank funding, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/10/2021)

Nepal sees 785 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 295 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 11/10/2021), Nepal records 785 new cases, 888 recoveries and 12 deaths on Monday (rep 11/10/2021), Nepal reports 663 new Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,243 and the number of active cases stands at 14,787 (kp 11/10/2021)

Nepal reports 565 new Covid-19 cases, 10 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,231 and the number of active cases stands at 15,024 kp 10/10/2021), Nepal records 596 new cases, 871 recoveries and 10 deaths on Sunday (rep 10/10/2021), Nepal sees 596 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 243 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 10/10/2021)

COVID-19 infection in Nepal decreases by 60 percent (rep 10/10/2021)

899 COVID-19 Recoveries, 636 New Cases In 24 Hours (rn 09/10/2021), Nepal reports 636 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,221 and the number of active cases stands at 15,340 (kp 09/10/2021), Nepal records 760 new cases, 899 recoveries and 11 deaths on Saturday (rep 09/10/2021), Nepal sees 760 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 227 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 09/10/2021)

One million doses of Covishield arrive in Nepal : The delivery is part of the 2 million doses for which the government had paid Serum in February (kp 09/10/2021), Covishield shots to be given to people aged 18 years and older : Serum Institute on Saturday delivered 1 million vaccine doses Nepal had already paid for, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/10/2021)

74 percent population in Valley vaccinated against Covid-19 (nlt 09/10/2021)

Financial assistance to COVID-19-hit families (kh 09/10/2021) [related to Kavrepalanchok)

Antibodies from Vero Cell, Covishield jabs drop after 60 days : The study by Nepal Health Research Council calls for further study to see what happens to the antibodies after 150 days, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/10/2021)

Giving all Nepalis a shot at the Covid vaccine : State neglect, international apathy, and the climate crisis magnify vaccine inequity in Nepal, by Lhamo Yangchen Sherpa (nt 08/10/2021), The jabs and jabnots :Global vaccine inequity is reflected within Nepal, and what to do about it, by Sonia Awale  (nt 08/10/2021)

Nepal reports 715 new Covid-19 cases, 10 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,210 and the number of active cases stands at 15,614 (kp 08/10/2021), Nepal sees 764 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Ten more die of coronavirus (kh 08/10/2021), Nepal records 764 new cases, 1,033 recoveries and ten deaths on Friday (rep 08/10/2021)

As mobility increases, PCR test numbers are declining : In the last one week 59,976 polymerase chain reaction tests were performed throughout the country, which showed 5,452 positive results, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/10/2021)

Nepal sees 805 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 294 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 07/10/2021), Nepal reports 667 new Covid-19 cases, eight deaths . According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,200 and the number of active cases stands at 15,942 (kp 07/10/2021), Nepal records 805 new cases, 911 recoveries and eight deaths on Thursday (rep 07/10/2021)

Hospitals in Krishnanagar Municipality overwhelmed with diarrhoea patients : More than 300 patients have checked in to the 15-bed Shivaraj Hospital since Monday following diarrhoea outbreak in the local unit, by Manoj Paudel (kp 07/10/2021), Samples from Kapilvastu villages brought to Kathmandu for tests : Two people have died of a diarrhoea-like outbreak that started on Monday night. Doctors suspect cholera, which the local laboratory failed to confirm, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/10/2021)

Nepal’s festive mood raises fears of fresh surge in Covid-19 cases : Pandemic-impacted businesses are breathing a sigh of relief with people flooding marketplaces for shopping but flouting of Covid protocols sparks fears of a coronavirus upsurge, by Ashim Neupane (nlt 07/10/2021)

Nepal sees 1,043 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 440 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 06/10/2021), Nepal records 1,043 new cases, 891 recoveries and 12 deaths on Wednesday (rep 06/10/2021), Nepal reports 849 new Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,192 and the number of active cases stands at 16,194 (kp 06/10/2021)

Cholera Outbreak Suspected In Krishnanagar, Kapilvastu (rn 06/10/2021)

Vero Cell doses bought through COVAX will arrive from November : Government rolling out 800,000 Vero Cell doses this month to jab the unvaccinated population, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/10/2021), China To Provide Additional 1 Mln Vaccines As Grant, 1.6 Mln Verocell To Arrive Soon (rn 06/10/2021)

One Million Doses Of Covishield Vaccine From India By Saturday (rn 06/10/2021)

Nepal sees 968 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 302 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 05/10/2021), Nepal records 968 new cases, 1,114 recoveries and six deaths on Tuesday (rep 05/10/2021), Nepal reports 762 new Covid-19 cases, six deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,180 and the number of active cases stands at 16,248 (kp 05/10/2021)

‘No mask: No service’ campaign launched (kh 05/10/2021)

Nepal records 1,030 new cases, 1,000 recoveries and 10 deaths on Monday (rep 04/10/2021), Nepal sees 1,030 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 366 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 04/10/2021)

Nipah outbreak in the neighbourhood : Activate alert mode in Nepal, by Pushpa R. Joshi (ht 04/10/2021)

Pregnant women are at high risk from Covid-19 but are no priority for vaccine : Of 354 maternal deaths reported after March, 2020, at least 44 were due to coronavirus, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/10/2021)

COVID-19 recovery rate is almost double than that of new infection rate (rep 04/10/2021) [not true!]

Festive chaos : There is no room for complacency as most people haven’t had access to vaccines yet (kp 04/10/2021)

Flow of returnees increases but testing goes downThe sheer volume of people entering Nepal through Nepal-India border points has made it difficult to test all returnees, health workers say, by Rupa Gahatraj (kp 04/10/2021)

Scrub typhus cases reach 45 in Baitadi (kh 04/10/2021)

One mln doses of Covishield arriving from India before Dashain festival (kh 04/10/2021)

Nepal sees 679 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Seven more die of coronavirus (kh 03/10/2021), Nepal records 679 new cases, 1405 recoveries and seven deaths on Sunday (rep 03/10/2021), Nepal reports 574 new Covid-19 cases, seven deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,164 and the number of active cases stands at 16,804 (kp 03/10/2021)

Under 18 children to be vaccinated against COVID-19 right after Dashain: Umesh Shrestha (rep 03/10/2021)

Wastewater Surveillance: Early warning system towards good health and well-being to combat SARS-CoV-2, by Rupak Kumar and Anuradha Saha (kh 03/10/2021)

As festivals create crowds, experts warn complacency could lead to spike in cases : Upcoming Dashain means increased travel of people from cities and other countries to the districts. Health Ministry has directed measures to prevent new outbreaks, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/10/2021)

Only Test Can Differentiate COVID-19 And Seasonal Flu, by Sampada A. Khatiwada (rn 03/10/2021)

Nepal sees 867 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley records 255 cases (kh 02/10/2021), Nepal records 867 new cases, 1,123 recoveries and nine deaths on Saturday (rep 02/10/2021)

Call to improve COVID-19 immunisation coverage of elderly people (ht 02/10/2021)

Nepal sees 1,066 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : 13 more die of coronavirus taking pandemic death toll to 11,148 (kh 01/10/2021), Nepal records 1,066 new cases, 938 recoveries and 13 deaths on Friday (rep 01/10/2021), Nepal reports 898 new Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,148 and the number of active cases stands at 18,115 (kp 01/10/2021)

Helping Nepal’s Covid orphans : An estimated 1,200 children who lost their parents to the pandemic struggle to get by, by Anita Bhetwal (nt 01/10/2021)

China offers to gift 1 million doses of  Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine to NepalThe vaccine, developed by the Sinovac Life Sciences Co Ltd, has already been granted emergency use authorisation, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/10/2021)

Int'l Vaccine Institute to lead clinical trial in Nepal (ht 01/10/2021)

Passengers sans face-mask not allowed to use public vehicle from today (kh 01/10/2021)

Kathmandu public asked to avoid crowds, follow health protocol : With Dashain starting in a week, Kathmandu’s shopping districts are crowded with festival buyers, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/10/2021)

Nepal sees 1,078 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 369 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 30/09/2021), Nepal reports 898 new Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,135 and the number of active cases stands at 18,168 (kp 30/09/2021)

School closed following increasing cases of viral fever (kh 30/09/2021)

FinMin directs Beema Samiti to start preparations for settling COVID-19 insurance claims (rep 30/09/2021)

Nepal sees 1,157 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Eight more die of coronavirus taking pandemic death toll to 11,123 (kh 29/09/2021), Nepal records 1,157 new cases, 1,113 recoveries and eight deaths on Wednesday (rep 29/09/2021), Nepal reports 892 new Covid-19 cases, eight deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,123 and the number of active cases stands at 18,193 (kp 29/09/2021)

Kathmandu Valley’s 50 percent population vaccinated against COVID-19 (rep 29/09/2021)

28.5  Per Cent People Fully Vaccinated In Nepal (rn 29/09/2021), Data discrepancy: Ministry providing confusing numbers on vaccination : The daily updates on inoculation show more doses have been administered than the country has actually received, which experts say could affect Nepal’s vaccination target, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/09/2021)

Meet the target : Now, the govt must focus on immunising children in the 12-18 age group, who are at high risk of coronavirus infection (ht 29/09/2021)

Running Physical Classes Poses COVID Risks, by Anusuya Aryal (rn 29/09/2021)

Nepal sees 1,158 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : 12 more die of coronavirus (kh 28/09/2021), Nepal records 1,158 new cases, 1318 recoveries and 12 deaths on Tuesday (rep 28/09/2021), Nepal reports 904 new Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,115 and the number of active cases stands at 18,422 (kp 28/09/2021)

COVID-19 in Nepal: Delta variant detected in 41 out of 42 samples (rep 28/09/2021)

Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts are vaccinating everyone above 18 years, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/09/2021)

NRCS provides 10,000 doses of Vero Cell to health ministry (rep 28/09/2021)

A COVID-19 story: A harrowing experience, by Rishsi Prasad Nepal (ht 28/09/2021)

Border surveillance system to be activated to screen incoming travellers for Covid-19 : Health experts say risks of several other diseases like malaria, dengue and kala-azar also increase with thousands of people returning home for the festival holidays, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/09/202

Enrollment begins for Sanofi and GSK Phase 3 efficacy trial of COVID-19 vaccine candidate in Nepal, led by IVI (rep 28/09/2021)

Nepal records 1,282 new cases,  1,262 recoveries and seven deaths on Monday (rep 27/09/2021), Nepal reports 975 new Covid-19 cases, seven deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,103 and the number of active cases stands at 18,848 (kp 27/09/2021), Nepal sees 1,282 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 394 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 27/09/2021)

Scrub typhus, with its similarities to Covid-19, is leading to confusion — and deaths : Delays in seeking treatment due to the similarity of scrub typhus’ symptoms with Covid-19 are fast becoming fatal, by Aishwarya Baidar (rec 27/09/2021)

Vaccination Against COVID-19 Reaching Targeted Population, Nepal Fourth In SAARC Region (rn 27/09/2021)

Dhulikhel Hospital starts trial of Covid-19 vaccine candidate : Nepalgunj Medical College is also set to start the vaccine trial later this week, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/09/2021)

Ignoring health warnings, Kathmandu city allows reopening of schools, by Anup Ojha (kp 27/09/2021)

Nepal sees 834 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 279 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 26/09/2021)

2 million jabs may arrive from India by October first weekOfficials say India will grant an additional 1 million doses of Covishield, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/09/2021)

Nepal sees 953 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 311 fresh coronavirus cases, by Eak Raj Bastola (kh 25/09/2021), Nepal reports 790 new Covid-19 cases, six deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,087 and the number of active cases stands at 19,700 (kp 25/09/2021), Nepal records 953 new cases, 1,371 recoveries and six deaths on Saturday (rep 25/09/2021)

Nepal sees 1,476 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Nine more die of coronavirus (kh 24/09/2021), Nepal reports 1,103 new Covid-19 cases, nine deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,081 and the number of active cases stands at 20,287 (kp 24/09/2021)

Unmanaged border crossings may expose Nepal’s Achilles heel in stemming Covid-19 : Tens of thousands of people enter the country daily through checkpoints set up at various land crossings with India, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/09/2021)

KMC allows schools to open conditionally (ht 24/09/2021)

Nepal reports 941 new Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,072 and the number of active cases stands at 20,743 (kp 23/09/2021), Nepal sees 1,324 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 404 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 23/09/2021), Nepal records 1,239 new cases, 1,324 recoveries and 13 deaths on Thursday (rep 23/09/2021)

Viral fever cases on rise in Kanchanpur : Around 40 children suffering from high fever, common cold, cough and pneumonia are visiting  the emergency unit of Mahakali Provincial Hospital on a daily basis, health workers say, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 23/09/2021), As the season changes, influenza cases are rising, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/09/2021)

Manang, Mustang and Rukum East fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (kp 23/09/2021)

Managing Covid-19 the local level way : A pro-active and responsible local leadership can produce effective results with far-reaching implications, by Kushal Pokharel (kp 22/09/2021), Nepal reports 1,251 new Covid-19 cases, six deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,059 and the number of active cases stands at 21,139 (kp 22/09/2021), Nepal records 1,478 new cases, 1,630 recoveries and six deaths on Wednesday (rep 22/09/2021)

40 percent of Valley’s population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (rep 22/09/2021)

Covid-19 risks have not lessened but public perception of risks has, health experts say : As everything has opened up, doctors say importance of mask mandate and other awareness campaigns has increased, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/09/2021)

Nepal sees 1,330 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths in last 24 hours . Kathmandu Valley witnesses 402 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 21/09/2021), Nepal reports 1,036 new Covid-19 cases, five deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,053 and the number of active cases stands at 21,524 (kp 21/09/2021)

No new cases of COVID-19 reported in nine districts of Province-1 (rep 21/09/2021)

Lumbini govt to vaccinate all children against COVID-19 (rep 21/09/2021)

As schools reopen amid virus threats, parents are left with Hobson’s choice : With online classes halted, guardians say they don’t  have any other option than to send their kids to schools, but they are fearful of coronavirus infections, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/09/2021)

India’s plan to resume vaccine exports could be a shot in the arm : Nepal has yet to receive 1 million doses for which it has already paid the Serum Institute of India, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/09/2021)

Nepal sees 1,095 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 396 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 20/09/2021), Nepal reports 975 new Covid-19 cases, eight deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,048 and the number of active cases stands at 22,323 (kp 20/09/2021), Nepal’s death tally reaches 11,048 as MoHP records eight new deaths (rep 20/09/2021)

Festivals bring hopes of economic recovery but virus, politics could be spoilsports : How the country’s economy fares in the coming months will depend, to a large degree, on whether it can avoid  a third virus wave and maintain political harmony, by Sangam Prasain and Krishana Prasain (kp 20/09/2021)

All students above 18 to be jabbed with Covid-19 vaccineAll those eligible in 10 mountain districts to get shots. Manang, Mustang and Rukum East fully immunised, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/09/2021)

Nepal sees 734 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths in last 24 hours (kh 19/09/2021), Nepal reports 656 new Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,040 and the number of active cases stands at 24,313 (kp 19/09/2021)

Indra Jatra celebrations: Challenges in adhering to health standards (rep 19/09/2021)

Pfizer shots likely to be administered to immunocompromised people : With Pfizer and Moderna, eight vaccines have got emergency use approval in Nepal, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/09/2021)

Nepal sees 1,066 new COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths in last 24 hours (kh 18/09/2021), Nepal reports 835 new Covid-19 cases, 16 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,028 and the number of active cases stands at 25,082 (kp 18/09/2021), Nepal’s death tally reaches 11,028 with 16 new deaths recorded on Saturday (rep 18/09/2021)

Big confusion as top body responding to Covid-19 becomes defunct : At a time when the government is facing a financial gridlock, the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre getting invalid could spell a catastrophe, experts warn, by Tike R Pradhan a nd Sangam Prasain (kp 18/09/2021)

Amid conflicting assessments of Covid-19 situation, a few schools reopen in CapitalOfficials say they were under pressure from private school operators and a few parents to reopen schools, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/09/2021))

Nepal reports 1,086 new Covid-19 cases, 10 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,012 and the number of active cases stands at 25,497 (kp 17/09/2021), Nepal sees 1,558 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 397 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 17/09/2021), Nepal records 1,558 new cases, 1351 recoveries and 10 deaths on Friday (rep 17/09/2021)

Kathmandu DAO asks not to run physical classes in view of the COVID-19 threat (rep 17/09/2021)

COVID-19 control work hit over failure to endorse budget (kh 17/09/2021)

4.4 million doses of Vero Cell arriving from China today (kh 17/09/2021), NAC aircraft lands at TIA with 4.4 million doses of vaccine procured from China (kh 17/09/2021)

Nepal sees 1,511 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 430 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 16/09/2021), Nepal reports 1,165 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,002 and the number of active cases stands at 25,772 (kp 16/09/2021), Nepal records 1,511 cases, 11 deaths on Thursday (rep 16/09/2021)

Health Ministry raises an alarm over resuming physical classes in educational institutions (rep 16/09/2021)

Children are going to schools, so why not vaccinate parents, doctors ask : Covid-19 has infected 62,979 children under 18 and killed 86 since the start of the pandemic. Experts say inoculating the parents is the best way to stop infections in communities, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/09/2021)

Nepal sees 1,760 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 495 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 15/09/2021)

Despite declines in new Covid-19 cases, risk of cluster infections remains, experts say : Doctors urge authorities to remain vigilant, increase surveillance and enforce public health measures, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/09/2021) [see ICJ paper (13/09/2021)]

Bagmati Province Running Out Of COVID-19 Vaccine : Only 1,800 Doses Remaining In Hetauda (rn 15/09/2021)

Nepal’s response to Covid-19 failed to ensure people’s right to health, report says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/09/2021)

'Growth and capacity development in children seriously affected by COVID-19' (rep 15/09/2021)

Cases Of Measles Being Reported Again, by Bishnu Pandey (rn 15/09/2021)

Heightening risk of scrub typhus in Baitadi (kh 15/09/2021)

Nepal reports 1,180 new Covid-19 cases, 19 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 10,984 and the number of active cases stands at 26,202 (kp 14/09/2021), Nepal sees 1,562 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 404 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 14/9/2021)

4.4 Million Doses Of Vero Cell Arriving From China By Saturday, 18+ Age Groups Likely To Be Vaccinated (rn 14/09/2021)

MoF indecision to settle claims against COVID-19 insurance leaves many in the lurch (rep 14/09/2021)

Pneumonia, viral fever stalk children in Mugu : Fifty out of 70 people visiting the district hospital on a daily basis are children, health officials say, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 14/09/2021)

Two Covid-19 vaccines set to start trials in Nepal : Developers of a Chinese vaccine have promised 500,000 doses for free while a French firm will provide its vaccine at a cheaper rate, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/9/2021)

Nepal to study safety and efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/09/2021)

Nepal records 1,486 new COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths in last 24 hours (kh 13/09/2021), Nepal reports 1,149 new Covid-19 cases, 16 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 10,965 and the number of active cases stands at 26,630 (kp 13/09/2021), Nepal records 1486 new cases, 1260 recoveries and 16 deaths on Monday (rep 13/09/2021)

Nepal all set to receive 100,000 doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine from Covax : Officials say they are close to a deal to purchase another 6 million doses of the vaccine, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/09/2021)

Scrub typhus cases rising in Bajura (ht 13/09/2021)

Nepal reports 838 new Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths : According to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 10,949 and the number of active cases stands at 26,757 (kp 12/09/2021), Nepal records 911 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths in last 24 hours (kh 12/09/2021), Nepal records 911 new cases, 1,423 recoveries and 13 deaths on Sunday (rep 12/09/2021)

Nepal activates early warning, reporting system after Nipah outbreak in India : Experts say the virus is far deadlier than the coronavirus with up to 75 percent mortality rate in humans, by Arjun Poudel (kp12/09/2021), Buckle up against Nipah : As we face the globalisation of virus transmission, we cannot afford to let our guard down (kp 13/09/2021), Government Issues Warning For Nipah Virus (rn 13/09/2021), Bats that spread Nipah virus are found in abundance in Nepal, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 17/09/2021)

Viral fever on the rise in Sudurpashchim (kh 12/09/2021), Most families in Mugu local unit taken ill of fever : Local health post lacks equipment, medicine and staff to handle the patients, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 12/09/2021)

Nepal records 994 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 357 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 11/09/2021), Nepal reports 777 new Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths : The rate of infection positivity stands at 12.66 percent (kp 11/09/2021), 12 succumb to COVID-19 on Saturday (rep 11/09/2021)

Measles patients detected in Jajarkot (kh 11/09/2021)

Nepal records 1,146 new COVID-19 cases, 21 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 354 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 10/09/2021), Nepal reports 961 new Covid-19 cases, 21 deaths : The rate of infection positivity stands at 11.24 percent (kp 10/09/2021), Nepal records 1,146 cases, 21 deaths on Friday (rep 10/09/2021)

Delta variant of coronavirus found in all 48 swab samples sent to India : As the super contagious variant of the virus is spreading in communities, health experts urge both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to take precautions., by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/09/2021)

COVID-19: Active cases down by 30 percent in Nepal (kh 10/09/2021)

Covid-19: Learn from the past, prepare for the worst : Experts say while prohibitions help curb virus spread, they stress science-based approaches to keep everyone safe, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/09/2021)

Nepal records 1,271 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 433 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 09/09/2021), With 1,058 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 774,587 : The Health Ministry reports 14 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 09/09/2021), Of 11,944 tests conducted on Thursday, 1,271 turn out to be positive (rep 09/09/2021)

Authorities aim to raise vaccination coverage to 33 percent by next month, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/09/2021)

Nepal records 1,640 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 568 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 08/09/2021), With 1,347 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 773,529
The Health Ministry reports 10 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army
(kp 08/09/2021)

Cases down but current daily average of 18 deaths still a cause for concern : Fewer tests show fewer cases and it would be too early to let the guard down, doctors warn, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/09/2021)

Nepal sees 1,268 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 07/09/2021), With 1,423 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 772,182 : The Health Ministry reports 21 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 07/09/2021)

Vaccine Passport: Is It Viable?, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 07/09/2021)

Nepal hospitals preparing for third phase clinical trials of new Covid-19 vaccines : Three vaccine candidates are awaiting approval of the Department of Drug Administration to conduct the trials, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/09/2021)

4.4 million Vero Cell doses expected to arrive from China within a week : The Health Ministry is also working to find resources to buy an additional 6 million doses of Vero Cell vaccine, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/09/2021)

Nepal records 1,897 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 606 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 06/09/2021), With 1,488 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 770,759
The Health Ministry reports 20 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army
(kp 06/09/2021)

Authorities have no details on the tens of thousands of unjabbed people over 65Lack of proper record keeping and mismanagement could derail the plan to vaccinate all by mid-April, experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/09/2021)

Dengue outbreak in India raises alarm bells in NepalExperts say the dengue menace in India should be taken as a wake-up call and Nepal should start preparations accordingly, by Arjun Poudel kp 06/09/2021)

Nepal records 1,089 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 453 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 05/09/2021), 976 New Cases Of COVID-19, 1,534 Recoveries, 20 Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 05/09/2021)

Nepal govt to bring 6 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccine within two months : 4.4 mln doses to be brought by mid-Oct (kh 05/09/2021)

Nepal sees 1,268 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 04/09/2021), With 1,024 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 768,295 : The Health Ministry reports 9 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 04/09/2021)

Scrub typhus with symptoms similar to COVID-19 (kh 04/09/2021)

Kathmandu allows cinemas, nightclubs to reopen : Health experts warn of consequences after authorities decided to lift restrictions permitting most social and economic activities, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/09/2021)

Nepal records 1,756 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 667 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 03/09/2021), 23 die of COVID-19 on Friday : Nepal records 1,756 new cases and 2,274 recoveries (rep 03/09/2021), With 1,357 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 767,271 : The Health Ministry reports 23 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 03/09/2021)

Second wave of COVID pandemic severely impacted all aspects of life in Nepal (ht 03/09/2021)

19 Districts Record More Than 500 Active Cases (rn 03/09/2021)

13 Million Vaccines Received, 75.6% Used Till Now, by Aasha Shah (rn 03/09/2021)

No more lockdown : Lifting the prohibitory order was a must as economic activities across the country had been hit hard (ht 03/09/2021)

What does the recent seroprevalence study mean? Two-thirds population with antibodies to Covid-19 does not mean they are immune to future infections. Misinterpretation of study could lead to surge in cases, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/09/2021)

Kathmandu should not rush to reopen schools as children are at risk, experts say : City is reportedly preparing to reopen schools next week. Stakeholders suspect the decision is guided by vested interests, by Anup Ojha (kp 03/09/2021)

Nepal records 2,004 new COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 793 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 02/09/2021), With 1,619 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 765,914 : The Health Ministry reports 16 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 02/09/2021

15% fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Nepal (kh 02/09/2021), Over 10 Million Get COVID-19 Vaccines In Nepal, Acknowledgement From WHO Regional Director (rn 02/09/2021), Over 10 million get COVID-19 vaccines in Nepal, acknowledgment from WHO regional director (kh 02/09/2021)

Nepal records 2,052 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 719 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 01/09/2021), With 1,648 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 764,295 : The Health Ministry reports 20 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 01/09/2021), 2,052 new cases recorded on Wednesday; 14,935 tests conducted (rep 01/09/2021)

Nepali returnees from India receiving Covid-19 shots at Gaddachauki borderAround 375 people have received AstraZeneca vaccine at the border point as of Tuesday, health officials say, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 01/09/2021)

Prohibitory order extended till Sept 16 in Kathmandu Valley (rep 01/09/2021), Prohibitory orders partially lifted in Kathmandu Valley (kh 01/09/2021)

Gokarneshwar reopens schools, but experts say rush could prove costly : Health Ministry has said the pandemic is not over  yet and children are at high risk of infections, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/09/2021)

Nepal records 1,664 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths in last 24 hours : 564 new cases in Kathmandu Valley (kh 31/08/2021), With 1,523 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 762,647 : The Health Ministry reports 20 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 31/08/2021)

Nepal records 2,295 new COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths in last 24 hours : 906 new cases in Kathmandu Valley ( kh 30/08/2021), With 1,902 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 761,124 : The Health Ministry reports 16 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 30/08/2021

More Covid-19 vaccine makers apply for third phase trials in Nepal, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/08/2021)

Vaccination against COVID-19 effective in Nepal : A result of sample survey showed 68.6 percent antibody development among the vaccinated (kh 29/08/2021), Over two-thirds population has Covid-19 antibodies, seroprevalence study shows . The coronavirus has reached far and wide, but information is not enough to draw any conclusion, experts say, as they stress ramping up tests and scaling up vaccination, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 30/08/2021), 53.7% Nepalis Develop COVID Antibodies In 10 Months, by Mahima Devkota (rn 30/08/2021), 68.6 percent of total population of Nepal found to have developed COVID-19 antibody: Health ministry : Those who are fully vaccinated are found to have developed 90 percent antibodies against COVID-19 while this was 80 percent among those receiving their first dose only (rep 30/08/2021), Covid-19 antibodies in large chunk of population may not mean immunity : Experts say the hurried statement on seroprevalence study could create confusion, as it’s premature to  conclude Nepal is close to reaching herd immunity, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/08/2021), Much fuss about nothing : The Health Ministry’s statement on seroprevalence study has left us with more questions than answers (kp 31/08/2021)

Nepal records 1,388 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths in last 24 hours : 478 new cases in Kathmandu Valley (kh 29/08/2021), Nepal records 1,388 new cases, 2,260 recoveries and 24 deaths on Sunday (rep 29/08/2021), With 1,214 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 759,222 : The Health Ministry reports 24 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 29/08/2021)

Scrub typhus cases on the rise in BaitadiMore than 20 cases have been reported in the district since mid-July, health officials say, by Tripti Shahi (kp 29/08/2021)

Nepal records 1,857 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths in last 24 hours : 549 new cases in Kathmandu Valley (kh 28/08/2021), 27 died of COVID-19 on Saturday : Nepal records 1,857 new cases and 2,222 recoveries (rep 28/08/2021), With 1,516 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 758,008 : The Health Ministry reports 27 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 21/08/2021)

80 percent infections last month comprised of Delta variants of coronavirus: CCMC (kh 28/08/2021)

Nepal sees 2,065 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 27/08/2021), Nepal records 2,035 new cases, 2,336 recoveries and 25 deaths on Friday (rep 27/08/2021), With 1,577 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 756,492 : The Health Ministry reports 25 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 27/08/2021)

Behind the masks : Get a jab, but continue to mask up, keep distance to prevent transmission and the next surge, by Sonia Awale (nt 01/09/2021)

Government working to create Covid-19 strategic medical reserve : Experts say Nepal should plan for the worst-case scenario as third wave looms, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/08/2021)

Nepal sees 2,433 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 26/08/2021), Of 14,374 tests conducted on Thursday, 2,433 turn out to be positive (rep 26/08/2021), Kathmandu Valley records 733 COVID-19 cases (kh 26/08/2021)

Doctors fear vaccination centres may become virus hotspots : People are reportedly getting infected after vaccination. Officials say religious processions and political rallies are also driving the spread of the virus, /by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/08/2021)

Anti-COVID vaccination drive for flood survivors begins from today (kh 26/08/2021)

Nepal records 2,482 new COVID-19 cases, 44 deaths in last 24 hours : 745 new cases in Kathmandu Valley (kh 25/082021), 44 died of COVID-19 on Wednesday (rep 25/8/2021)

All you need to know about Nepal’s vaccination status : As of August 23, the country has received 13,227,590 doses of vaccine, 16.47 percent of the population have taken the first doses and 12.85 percent have been fully vaccinated, by Shuvam Dhungana and Arjun Poudel (kp 25/08/2021)

Number of critical Covid-19 patients on the rise in Kanchanpur district : Patients have to be referred to other districts, as all intensive care unit beds at  Mahakali Provincial Hospital are occupied, officials say, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 25/08/2021)

Celebrating festivals wisely It may sound all too pessimistic, but the need of the hour is to exercise caution (kp 25/08/2021)

Nepal records 2,525 new COVID-19 cases, 35 deaths in last 24 hours : 689 new cases in Kathmandu Valley (kh 24/08/2021), With 2,020new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 751,001 : The Health Ministry reports 35 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 24/08/2021)

Prohibitory order in Kathmandu Valley extended till September 1 (kh 24/08/2021)

Influenza cases rising amid Covid-19 pandemic : Health experts warn of increase in severity and fatality due to misdiagnosis and negligence. Doctors say people can get infected with Covid-19  and influenza at the same time, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/08/2021), Emerging twindemic in Nepal: Fear of double trouble, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 24/08/2021)

The real ‘Gaijatra’: Sheer stupidity on display, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 24/08/2021)

Bogeyman Of Third Wave, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 24/08/2021)

Nepal sees 1,801 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 23/08/2021), Nepal records 1,801 new cases, 1,924 recoveries and 24 deaths on Monday (rep 23/08/2021)

Daily Coronavirus Infection Rate Drops Below 25% (rn 23/08/2021)

Shambolic management : Official ineptitude cost too many lives during the second wave. We cannot let a repeat show happen (kp 23/08/2021)

700,726 People Fully Vaccinated Against Coronavirus In Kathmandu (rn 23/08/2021)

33 percent of the population to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by mid-October (kh 23/08/2021)

Japan-pledged AstraZeneca vaccines arrive in Kathmandu (kh 23/08/2021), Final consignment of the 1.6 million AstraZeneca doses pledged by Japan arrives in Nepal : A total of 559,360 doses were delivered on Monday. On August 7 and 8 and 21, Nepal had received 513,420, 333,900 and 208,060 doses, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/08/2021)

Authorities mulling to extend prohibitory order in Kathmandu Valley (kh 23/08/2021), Home Ministry urges people to avoid gatherings (kh 23/08/2021), Festive season is here. Experts urge caution against virusDoctors say wrong belief among people that vaccination makes them immune to infection and gatherings may drive infections up amid lax restrictions, by Anup Ojha (kp 23/08/2021)

Nepal Police distribute 15,891 masks in last 24 hours (kh 23/08/2021)

Nepal sees 1,920 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 22/08/2021), With 1, 702 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 747,433 : The Health Ministry reports 24 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 22/08/2021), Of 12,516 COVID-19 tests conducted on Sunday, 1,920 turn out to be positive (rep 22/08/2021)

Home Ministry urges masses to follow health safety protocols (kh 22/08/2021), Home ministry urges people not to throng religious sites during festivals (kh 22/08/2021), Graph of COVID-19 cases going up in Valley; will govt go for stricter lockdown? (kh 22/08/2021)

15% population tested positive for COVID-19 in Sudurpaschim Province (kh 22/08/2021)

Graph of COVID-19 cases going up in Valley; will govt go for stricter lockdown? (kh 22/08/2021)

Second batch of Japanese vaccine arrives (ht 22/08/2021)

Government to purchase additional 6 million doses of Vero Cell vaccine : Officials say talks are being held with Asian Development Bank to secure funds for the procurement, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/08/2021)

Auditor General’s report points out anomalies in pandemic management and procurements : The report also pointed out a substantial differences in  the prices of medical goods procured by the government agencies to combat Covid-19 in the fiscal year 2019-20, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/08/2021)

Nepal records 2,075 new COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths in last 24 hours : 667 new cases in Kathmandu Valley (kh 21/08/2021), With 1, 424 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 745,731 : The Health Ministry reports 30 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 21/08/2021), Nepal’s death tally reaches 10,485 with 30 new deaths recorded on Saturday (rep 21/08/2021)

13 percent of Nepal’s population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 : 4.8 million people received vaccines in past five weeks (rep 21/08/2021)

Pandemic rages on but money in Covid-19  fund remains unspent for past six months : Not a single rupee has been released from the Coronavirus Prevention, Control and Treatment Fund since January 27 (kp 21/08/2021) [Cheers to the incompetence and ignorance of the former Prime Minister Oli!]

Surging Infections : Despite decline of COVID-19 cases in some hilly regions, the infection rate has been increasing in the Kathmandu Valley (sp 20/08/2021)

Nepal records 3,042 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley records 898 new cases (kh 20/08/2021), With 2,079 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 744,307 : The Health Ministry reports 26 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 20/08/2021), Nepal records 3,042 new cases, 2,244 recoveries and 26 deaths on Friday (rep 20/08/2021), Active caseload stands at 40309, death toll reaches 10455 (ht 20/08/2021), Nepal to receive nitric oxide for treatment of COVID-19 (ht 20/08/2021)

Students Above 18 Years And People Entering Nepal Through Border Points To Get Astra Zeneca (rn 20/08/2021)

Govt administering first doze of Vero Cell to +2 and college students from today : Vaccination from 10 am to 5 pm in KTM (kh 20/08/2021)

Yet another high-level committee formed  to deal with surging Covid-19 casesExperts doubt the new committee will be any different from other committees formed in the past, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/08/2021)

Even experts find idea of ‘smart lockdown’ puzzling : When it comes to strictly enforcing selective restrictions, the government has already failed to ensure public vehicles  do not carry passengers more than their seating capacities and restaurants do not operate dine-in services, by Anup Ojha (kp 20/08/2021)

Nepal sees 3,075 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 19/08/2021), With 2,321 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 742,228 : The Health Ministry reports 33 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 19/08/2021), Nepal’s active case tally reaches 40,500 with 3,075 new cases recorded on Thursday (rep)

Many people aged 65 and above in Kathmandu are not seeking second Covishield jab, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/08/2021)

800,000 doses of Vero Cell to arrive in Kathmandu this evening : 800,000 doses of vaccine arrive in Kathmandu Wednesday evening (kh 19/08/2021)

Nepal records 3,403 new COVID-19 cases, 42 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley records 993 new cases (kh 18/08/2021), With 2,613 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 739,907 : The Health Ministry reports 42 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 18/08/2021), Nepal records 3,403 new cases, 2,104 recoveries and 42 deaths on Wednesday (rep 18/08/2021)

Viral fever patients increasing in Bajura (kh 18/08/2021)

People forced to buy drug used to treat severe Covid-19 patients in black market : Patients paying up to 17 times the government approved price for Tocilizumab, a drug that is in short supply; Malpractice also common in private hospitals  treating Covid-19 patients, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/08/2021)

Nepal records 3,274 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley records 1,033 new cases (kh 17/08/2021), With 2,456 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 737,294 : The Health Ministry reports 27 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 17/08/2021), Nepal records 3,274 new cases, 1,929 recoveries and 27 deaths on Tuesday (rep 17/08/2021)

Covid-19 cases in Gandaki has tripled compared to same time last year : Despite the increasing number of cases of late, the province has not done much to prepare for a health emergency, by Deepak Pariyar. (kp 17/08/2021)

Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre tells districts to enforce smart lockdownsAuthorities can divide districts, local units or areas into red, amber, yellow and green zones and impose restrictions, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/08/2021)

Crowded jails, new inmates raise Covid-19 risks, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 17/08/2021)

Nepal sees 3,451 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 16/08/2021), Nepal record 3,451 new cases, 2,458 recoveries and 35 deaths on Monday (rep 16/08/2021), With 2,566 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 734,838 : The Health Ministry reports 35 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 16/08/2021)

Govt mulling to tighten prohibitory order as COVID-19 cases surge : ‘Valley placed in red zone’ (kh 16/08/021)

Half of the population already exposed to the virus, new study says : Experts caution against interpreting the number as achieving herd immunity and call for taking precautionary measures and scaling up vaccination, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/08/2021)

Devotees throng Pashupatinath Temple despite high risk of COVID-19 infection (rep 16/08/2021)

Nepal records 2,212 new COVID-19 cases, 33 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley records 739 new cases (kh 15/08/2021), With 1,793 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 732,272 : The Health Ministry reports 33 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 15/08/2021), 70,770 people receive vaccines as 2,212 get infected on Sunday : There are currently 11,786 active cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley alone (rep 15/08/2021)

Just as virus cases surge, non-Covid-19 patient numbers are rising too : Demand for oxygen doubled in Kathmandu in the past week. But authorities are still not focussing on  preventive measures like tests, experts say, by Arjun Poudel and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/08/2021)

Prohibitory orders enforced in 57 districts (kh 15/08/2021)

COVID-19: Over 3.22 million people fully vaccinated till date (kh 15/08/2021)

COVID-19 impact: Crowded govt offices to open only three days a week in Kavrepalanchowk (kh 15/08/2021)

Nepal records 2,624 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley records 795 new cases (kh 14/08/2021), With 1,947 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 730,479 : The Health Ministry reports 20 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 14/08/2021), Nepal records 2,624 cases, 1,320 recoveries and 20 deaths on Saturday (rep 14/08/2021)

Home Ministry directs CDOs to prepare for third wave of COVID-19 (ht 14/08/2021)

Telemedicine to the rescue of some migrant workers : Nepalis abroad face a tough time when they contract the virus, but some organisations have come forward to help, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/08/2021)

Nepal secures 4 million doses of Moderna vaccine through COVAX : Delivery of vaccine, procured through COVAX cost-share option and with World Bank financing, is expected to start by March 2022. The jabs could be used among children (kp 14/08/2021)

Nepal records 3,915 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley records 1,089 new cases (kh 13/08/2021), With 2,763 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 728,532 : The Health Ministry reports 27 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 13/08/2021), Valley records 1,089 new COVID-19 cases as Nepal records 3,915 on Friday (rep 13/08/2021)

SC orders govt to provide door to door COVID-19 vaccination facilities to elderly, differently-abled people (kp 13/08/2021)

Seasonal fever patients on the rise in Dhading health facilities (ht 13/08/2021)

Govt administering J&J vaccine to people travelling to South Korea (13/08/2021)

2,500 tourism sector people vaccinated against COVID-19 in first phase (kh 13/08/2021)

Nepal records 3,260 new COVID-19 cases, 32 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,133 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 12/08/02021), With 2,473 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 725,769 : The Health Ministry reports 32 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 12/08/2021), Nepal records 3,260 new cases, 2,294 recoveries and 32 deaths on Thursday (rep 12/08/2021)

Missing trust in corona-control (ae 12/08/2021)

15% population has received first dose vaccines: Minister of State Shrestha (kh 12/08/2021)

Doctors ask vaccinated people to follow health safety protocols as cases of fresh infections detected among them, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 12/08/2021)

Health Ministry urges to follow health standards as coronavirus spreads at community level : Over 500 active cases in 19 districts (kh 12/08/2021)

High-stake exams : Exams are potentially super spreader events as Nepal stares at a third wave (kp 12/08/2021)

Restricting Vehicular Movement Only During Night Not Enough To Curb COVID-19: Experts (rn 12/08/2021), Valley’s night-time ban on vehicles criticised as impractical, short-sighted : Kathmandu’s chief district officer defends restrictions on people’s movement after 8pm saying it will stop night-time socialising and crowding, by Anup Ojha (kp 13/08/2021)

Nepal records 3,481 new COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 964 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 11/08/2021), With 2,616 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 723,296 : The Health Ministry reports 30 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 11/08/2021), Nepal records 3,481 new cases, 1,885 and 30 deaths on Wednesday (rep 11/08/2021)

ADB agrees to provide Rs 19.58 billion in grant to purchase anti-COVID vaccine (kh 11/08/2021)

With poor recording, reporting system, health workers suspect vaccine mixThose above 65 are getting second dose of AstraZeneca after 20 weeks. Given the long wait and poor messaging, there are reports many have taken Vero Cell, officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/08/2021)

Hospitals get swamped with patients as Kathmandu Valley sees sharp spike in COVID-19 cases, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 11/08/2021)

DAO, Solukhumbu shut down after employees contract coronavirus (rep 11/08/2021)

Nepal records 4,904 new COVID-19 cases, 35 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,186 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 10/08/2021), Nepal records highest single-day spike in cases of COVID-19 since relaxation of lockdown (rep 10/08/2021), With 3,194 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 720,680 : The Health Ministry reports 35 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 10/08/2021)

Over a year since Covid-19, government still assessing medical supply needs : Government’s failure to stock up on supplies resulted in shortage of oxygen, ventilators and hospital beds this April, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/08/2021)

Valley administrations ban vehicular mobility from 8 pm Thursday : Prohibitory order extended till August 24 (kh 10/08/2021), Prohibitory orders extended in Kathmandu Valley, vehicular movement banned after 8PM till August 24 (rep 10/08/2021), Prohibitory orders extended; public, private vehicles banned from plying after 8pm starting Thursday : Authorities say stricter measures are necessary to control the virus spread as cases are rising, by Anup Ojha (kp 10/08/2021)

With 2,609 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 717,486 : The Health Ministry reports 22 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 09/08/2021), Nepal records 3,651 new COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 959 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 09/08/2021), Nepal records 3,651 new cases, 1,784 recoveries and 22 deaths on Monday (rep 09/08/2021)

Issuing warnings about third wave not enough, experts say : Doctors suspect that immunisation centres are becoming virus-spreading hubs, as  the number of people getting infected after 4 to 5  days of vaccination has increased, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/08/2021), Wear a mask, or else : The #MaskUpNepal campaign launched by Deuba is too little and too late (kp 09/08/2021), 1,400 traffic police are on the Valley streets to enforce the mask mandate : The mask up campaign should not  be limited to a few days or weeks,  Dr Sher Bahadur Pun says, by Anup Ojha (kp 10/08/2021)

Govt administering AstraZeneca to senior citizens who received first doze of Covishield : 144 vaccination centers set up in Kathmandu (kh 09/08/2021), Elderlies face hardship as they wait to receive second dose of Covishield vaccines (rep 09/08/2021)

Covid-19 spreads in hill districts of Lumbini Province : Complacency among general public and authorities one of the main reasons behind virus spread, health workers say, by Birendra KC (kp 09/08/2021)

Kathmandu Valley’s prohibitory order likely to be strict from August 11 (kh 09/08/2021)

Nepal sees 2,548 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 08/08/2021), With 2,137 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 714,877 . The Health Ministry reports 55 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 08/08/2021), Nepal’s active COVID-19 casetally surpasses 35,000 as 2,548 new cases recorded on Sunday : Of 35,485 active cases of COVID-19 across the country, 10,383 are in the Valley (rep 08/08/2021)

300 thousand doses of AstraZeneca vaccines arrives from Japan (kh 08/08/2021)

People with disabilities left out of Covid-19 vaccination drive : Although the government has decided to inoculate people with disabilities,  vaccines are not accessible to all in the target group, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 08/08/2021)

Crowds at vaccine centres risk further spread of the virus, doctors warn, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 08/08/2021)

Vaccination Govt’s Top Priority, by Amarendra Yadav (rn 08/08/2021)

Nepal sees 3,218 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 07/08/2021), With 2,231 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 712,740 : The Health Ministry reports 19 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 07/08/2021), Nepal records 3,218 new cases, 1,722 recoveries and 19 deaths on Saturday (rep 07/08/2021)

4,422 vaccination centers across country (kh 07/08/2021)

Govt launches a weeklong nationwide mask campaign starting today (kh 07/08/2021), Nepal launches mask upcampaign, a day after coronavirus death toll crosses 10,000 mark : With 3,000 new cases daily and the third wave looming, experts say the measure should’ve been enforced early on, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/08/2021)

400,000 doses of Japan-made AstraZeneca vaccine arriving Kathmandu today (kh 07/08/2021), 513,420 Doses Of AstraZeneca Vaccines Arrive From Japan, 287,000 Shots To Arrive Tomorrow (rn 07/08/2021)

Patients of viral fever increasing in Rolpa (kh 07/08/2021)

Changing officials too often may hit plans to jab all in next eight months : Technical manpower in health departments continues to get transferred. As new appointees take time to learn, fight against the pandemic will be affected, former officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/08/2021) [This is also a consequence of frequent changes of government, when all leading positions in the administration are re-staffed in a pathological manner according to party allegiance!]

Nepal sees 3,729 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 701 new cases (kh 06/08/2021), Nepal’s Covid-19 toll crosses 10,000 mark : Twenty-five new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The number of active cases stands at 34,942 (kp 06/08/2021), Nepal’s death tally crosses 10,000-mark (rep 06/08/2021), Health Ministry recommends to postpone all exams in veiw of COVID-19 : Nepal records 3,729 new cases, 25 deaths (kh 07/08/2021)

Digital divide could widen Nepal’s vaccine divide : Mandatory online registration may help address some issues, but it could deprive many of the jabs, experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/08/2021)

Delta variant seen for first time in Bajura district (ht 06/08/2021)

Signs Of Third Wave Put Country At Risk, Experts Warn, by Ajita Rijal (rn 06/08/2021)

More people, businesses defy prohibitory orders : All have been advised to adhere to social distancing rules and health protocols to battle virus (ht 06/08/2021)

Government starts accepting applications from migrant workers for QR-coded jab certificates : Foreign job seekers will be issued certificates within a few days of filing an application, which can be done online or in person, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 06/08/2021)

Struggle to buy black fungus drug after lowest bidder turns out to be an Indian firm : India has banned the export of the drug since June 1. The price quoted by the second lowest bidder is nearly double the lowest bidder’s, putting Nepali officials in a fix, by Prithvi man Shrtestha (kp 06/08/2021)

Nepal records 3,938 new COVID-19 cases, 37 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,075 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 05/08/2021), Nepal records 3,938 new cases, 2,012 recoveries and 37 deaths (rep 05/08/2021), With 3,007 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 708,079 : The Health Ministry reports 37 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 05/08/2021)

Health Ministry projects nearly 200,000 more people will be infected with coronavirus in next five months (kh 05/08/2021)

Nepal records 4,107 new COVID-19 cases, 35 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,279 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 04/08/2021), Nepal records highest single-day spike of 4,107 new cases on Wednesday since relaxation of prohibitory orders (rep 04/08/2021), With 2,975 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 705,072 : The Health Ministry reports 35 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 04/08/2021)

Bureaucratic run-around : The government can at least ensure hassle-free access to testing, jabs and vaccine passports (kp 04/08/2021)

Jhapa-based hospitals deal with soaring cases of COVID-19 (kh 04/08/2021)

Hospitals in Nepal overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, once again (rep 04/08/2021)

Payment of COVID-19 insurance claims halted (rep 04/08/2021)

Prohibitory orders extended by a week until August 11: People found without a mask in public will be fined Rs100, says Kathmandu chief district officer, by Anup Ojha (kp 04/08/2021)

Nepal sees 3,383 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 904 new cases (kh 03/08/2021), With 2,448 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 702,097 : The Health Ministry reports 24 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 03/8/2021)

Plans are in place to procure more jabs, but management is key, experts say : The government plans to procure 42 million additional doses of Covid-19 vaccines by mid-February. But challenges remain in their storage, deployment and administration, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/08/2021)

‘The situation can get out of hand anytime soon as cases rise’, interview with Kali  Prasad  Parajuli , CDO of Kathmandu (kp 03/08/2021), Kathmandu DAO restricts crowded activities (kh 03/08/2021), Prohibitory order in Kathmandu extended by a week (kh 03/08/2021), DAO warns of legal action against people not following safety protocols (rep 03/08/2021)

Target groups left out from Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Bhimdatta Municipality : Locals accuse health workers deployed at vaccination sites, people’s representatives and municipal employees of stealing vaccines for family, friends, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 03/08/2021)

Banke Sees Surge In COVID-19 Cases, by Govinda Sjharma (rn 03/08/2021)

Cases of seasonal flu on the rise (rep 03/08/2021)

Nepal records 3,125 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 770 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 02/08/2021), With 2,279 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 699,649 : The Health Ministry reports 23 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 02/08/2021), Active cases surpass 31,000-mark as Nepal records 3,125 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday (rep 02/08/2021)

Coordination is key to fighting the pandemic, but it is lacking at all levels : Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre wants Health Ministry to come up with a plan to check virus spread. Ministry says its suggestions are not followed and Centre is responsible, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/08/2021)

COVID-19 cases skyrocket in the Kathmandu Valley, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 02/08/2021), Vaccination centers and certification sites sources of COVID-19 infection (rep 02/08/2021)

Govt to bring 20 mln dozes of COVID vaccine by mid-October : 3.2 mln doses arriving within a week (kh 02/08/2021)

COVID-19 infects 725, kills 17 in last 24 hours in Province 1 (kh 02/08/2021)

Nepal sees 2,568 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 851 new cases (kh 01/08/2021), With 1,981 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 697,370 : The Health Ministry reports 18 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 01/08/2021), Nepal records 2,568 new cases, 2,020, recoveries and 18 deaths on Sunday (rep 01/08/2021)

With hospitalisations on the rise, lockdown is inevitable, experts say : Restrictions are not being enforced and those vaccinated are growing complacent even though the risk of Delta variant, predominant in Nepal, is higher, by Arjun Poudel and Anup Ojha (kp 01/08/2021),  CCMC proposes smart lockdown to stem COVID spread (ht 01/08/2021)

200 doses of Vero Cell vaccine found in Birtamod hotel : Various political parties, business entrepreneurs and local residents have protested against  Birtamod Municipality’s mismanagement of Covid-19 vaccines, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 01/08/02021)

Bharatpur hospital full of corona infected (kh 01/08/2021)

Nepal sees 3,106 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 775 new cases (kh 31/07/2021), With 2,280 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 695,389 : The Health Ministry reports 23 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 31/07/2021), Nepal records 3,106 new cases, 1,916 recoveries and 23 deaths on Saturday (rep 31/07/2021)

Govt to bring 18.3 mln doses of vaccine by mid-October (kh 31/07/2021), Nepal set to receive millions of doses of vaccines as govt plans to inoculate all population by mid-March (rep 31/07/2021), Nepal to procure 6 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to be administered to children above 12 years of age (rep 31/07/2021)

Health Ministry suggests a ‘smart lockdown’ to contain increasing COVID-19 (kh 31/07/2021)

Even after the second wave, officials failed to procure enough supplies, data show : Legal frameworks in place to fast-track emergency  procurement were not used. Instead, the government relied on donations from other countries, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/07/2021)

Viral fever cases up in Province 2, say health workers : Health institutions in all eight districts are seeing a rising number of patients with coronavirus-like symptoms, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 31/07/2021)

Nepal sees 3,611 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 819 new cases (kh 30/07/2021), With 2,467 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 693,109 : The Health Ministry reports 27 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 30/07/2021), Nepal records 3,611 new cases, 1,816 recoveries and 27 deaths on Friday (rep 30/07/2021)

Nepal’s uneven Covid-19 deaths : More people are dying in remote villages due to limited health care, lack of testing and inequitable vaccination, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 30/07/2021)

2AM is too late : The lines at Teku this week showed appalling indifference towards those at the mercy of the state (nt 30/07/2021), Nepalis queueing up all night for proof of jab : Vaccine certificates are just another in a long checklist of permits and authorisations for Nepali workers headed overseas, by Upasana Khadka (nt 30/07/2021)

Infection rate in Nepal reaches 23.62 percent, experts warn it as a indication of the third wave (rep 30/07/2021)

Nepal’s search for Covid vaccines continues, but no new deal in sight yet : Currently only those above 18 are being immunised  and no plan has yet been announced to vaccinate those under 14 who account for 28 percent of the population, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/07/2021)

Covid-19 infections soaring in Province 1 as active cases cross 7,000 mark : Jhapa, Morang and Sunsari districts have the highest caseloads, according to the records of the provincial government, by Deo Narayan Sah and Binod Bhandari (kp 30/07/2021)

355 jailbirds from Bhimphedi prison test coronavirus positive (kh 30/07/2021)

Nepal records 3,365 new COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 860 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 29/07/2021), With 2,335 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 690,642 : The Health Ministry reports 16 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 29/07/2021), Nepal records 3,365 new cases, 1,373 recoveries and 16 deaths on Thursday (rep 29/07/2021)

Ten local levels sealed in Jhapa as coronavirus cases spike : People urged to follow health protocols (kh 29/07/2021)

Health security tightened at Jamunaha border point (kh 29/07/2021)

KMC re-launches vaccination drive for people above 50 (kh 29/07/2021)

We have created ample space for a third wave: Dr Sher Bahadur Pun. If a Covid-19 third wave hits the country, children will be the most at risk because they are not vaccinated (kp 29/07/2021) (interview)

Fresh black fungus cases down but might emerge if Covid-19 flares, doctors warn : The main drug for the treatment of black fungus is not available after India’s export ban and treatment is very expensive, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/07/2021)

Nepal records 3,840 new COVID-19 cases, 33 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 859 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 28/07/2021), Nepal records over 3,800 new cases for two days in a row (rep 28/07/2021), With 2,634 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 688,307 : The Health Ministry reports 33 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 28/07/2021)

Biratnagar’s vaccination drive mirrors Kathmandu’s chaos, by Nishant Dhungana (rec 28/07/2021)

Covid-19 cases are on rise. Is the third wave already here? Number of daily cases neared 4,000 on Tuesday just as life has returned to a new normal. Health Ministry wants strict restrictions in districts with more than 500 active cases, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/07/2021)

Nepal records 3,899 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 774 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 27/07/2021), Nepal records 3,899 new cases, 1,778 recoveries and 20 deaths on Tuesday (rep 27/07/2021), With 2,726 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 685,673 : The Health Ministry reports 20 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kü 27/07/2021)

Migrant workers to get J&J or Vero Cell vaccine based on departure dateThe government first decided to give them Vero Cell jabs. After concerns from stakeholders, it decided to give the single-dose Janssen, but there aren’t enough doses, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 27/07/2021)

Kala-azar and dengue reported in Okhaldhunga, Kalikot and Myagdi : Entomologists say with the resumption of long-haul public transportation and rise in mobility, the risk of vector-borne diseases outbreak has increased, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/07/2021)

Online registration for COVID vaccine under way in Dhangadi (ht 27/07/2021)

Vaccination centers in India to administer vaccines to Nepalis (rep 27/07/2021)

Local govts enforce strict measures as COVID-19 infections rise in Baglung (rep 27/07/2021)

Lumbini reports rise in viral fever cases : Doctors advise viral infection patients to undergo PCR tests to rule out Covid-19 since both illnesses have similar symptoms, by Sanju Paudel (kp 27/07/2021)

COVID-19 cases on rise: Nepal sees 3,421 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 999 cases (kp 26/07/221), With 2,391 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 682,947 : The Health Ministry reports 25 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 26/07/2021), Nepal records highest single-day spike in last one and half month with 3,421 new COVID-19 cases (rep 26/07/2021)

Nepal’s COVID-19 vaccination drive focused mainly on Bagmati as cases see a sharp rise in other provinces, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 26/07/2021)

1.6 million doses of COVID vaccine to be administered to people above 55 years (rep 26/07/2021)

Kathmandu’s vaccination drive refuses to lose its chaotic edge, by Marissa Taylor (rec 25/07/2021)

Nepal records 2,237 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 624 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 25/07/2021), With 1,539 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 680,556 : The Health Ministry reports 18 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 25/07/2021), Nepal records 2,237 new cases, 2,050 recoveries, 18 deaths on Sunday (rep 25/07/2021)

Deal to buy 6 million vaccine doses from China likely soon, officials say : The deal, like the earlier one with a state-backed company, will be under a non-disclosure agreement. The 1.6 million AstraZeneca doses from Japan are due to arrive in a week, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/07/2021)

Prohibitory order extended by 10 days in Kathmandu Valley (kh 25/07/2021)

Unregulated border movement increases risk of coronavirus spread in Morang : Local administration says cross-border movement has increased after the relaxation of prohibitory orders, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 25/07/2021)

Nepal records 3,114 new COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 615 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 24/07/2021), With 2,309 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 679,017 : The Health Ministry reports 16 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 24/07/2021), Nepal records 3,114 new cases, 2,197 recoveries, 16 deaths on Saturday (rep 24/07/2021)

Infections soar in Sudurpaschim as restrictions are lifted : The number of Covid-19 patients suffering from diarrhoea, fatigue, loss of appetite and bloating, among other symptoms, has increased, health workers say, by Arjun Shah (kp 24/07/2021)

Ban on long-route  transport lifted amid virus concerns : The virus will now travel to the remote places of Nepal where the numbers of Covid-19 cases are fewer, says Dr Pun of Teku Hospital, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 24/07/2021)

Govt. Hospitals In Need Of 20,000 More Healthcare Workers To Cope With Predicted 3rd Wave Of COVID-19, by Kshitiz Siwakoti (rn 24/07/2021)

COVID-19 infections rise in Jumla as locals disregard safety guidelines (rep 24/07/2021)

COVID-19 cases on rise: Nepal sees 2,977 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 613 cases (kh 23/07/2021), With 1,982 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 676,708 : The Health Ministry reports 18 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 23/07/2021), Nepal records 2,977 new cases, 1,678 recoveries and 18 deaths on Friday (rep 23/07/2021)

Addition 800,000 doses of Vero Cell arrive Friday as well (kh 23/07/2021)

Coronavirus cases surge as govt relaxes lockdown : Third wave likely during Sept-Oct (kh 23/07/2021), As third wave looms, slow recovery rate is a major concern : Number of patients needing hospitalisation has grown, and doctors say a new virus trend could make matters worse as many are failing to recover from serious state, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/07/2021)

Vaccines, variants and a third wave : With the vaccination rate up Nepal is better placed to stop another surge, but only if safety measures are strictly enforced, by Sonia Awale (nt 23/07/2021), Nepal has no health minister as Covid-19 cases rise again : Deuba appoints supporters in powerful portfolios but leaves the helm of Health Ministry vacant (nt 23/07/2021)

Covid-19 jab acceptance highest in Nepal, study finds : The study conducted in Kailali and Kanchanpur shows 97 percent of eligible Nepali population is ready for the vaccine; Doctors say almost all eligible people would take the shot if  they had access, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/7/2021)

Anti-COVID vaccines being transported on tractor (kp 23/07/2021)

Asian Development Bank approves $165 million loan for Covid-19 vaccines in Nepal : The finance will support Nepal to procure an estimated 15.9 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, which will benefit about 6.8 million people (kp 23/07/2021)

Fear grips Nepalgunj as COVID-19 infection rises in India again (rep 23/07/2021)

Teku Hospital sees overwhelming crowd as thousands of people seek vaccination certificates to travel abroad (rep 23/07/2021)

Nepal records 2,714 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 751 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 22/07/2021), With 1,855 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 674,726 : The Health Ministry reports 24 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 22/07/2021), Kathmandu Valley records 751 new cases of COVID-19 as 2,714 cases reported across Nepal on Thursday (rep 22/07/2021)

Coronavirus infection rate increasing following relaxation of prohibitory orders: Health ministry warns (ht 22/07/2021)

800,000 doses of Vero Cell arriving from China today : Govt plans to inoculate 22 mln above 18 years (kh 22/07/2021), One million Vero Cell vaccine arrive in Kathmandu (kh 22/07/2021), Johnson & Johnson being administered at 27 centers in Kathmandu today : People above 18 years to receive vaccine (kh 22/07/2021)

Nepal records 2,918 new COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 553 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 21/07/2021), With 1,918 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 672,871 : The Health Ministry reports 30 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 21/07/2021), Nepal records 2,838 new cases thru 12,616 tests on Wednesday (rep 21/07/2021)

Importance of post-vaccination surveillance and adverse events monitoring, by Rajshree Thapa, Kiran Ba m and Satish Raj Pandey (rep 21/07/2021)

Centres run out of jabs once again as recipients are those other than from target groups : Health workers say they are threatened and pressured to administer single-shot J&J jabs to those close to political leaders and other influential people, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/07/2021)

Covid-19 risk increases in Gorkha  as prohibitory orders are relaxedCollective paddy transplantation and local festivals have contributed to the spread of the virus in the community, by Hariram Urpeti (kp 21/07/2021)

COVID-19 cases on rise: Nepal sees 3,108 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley witnesses 719 new cases (kh 20/07/2021), With 2,202 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 670,953 :
The Health Ministry reports 25 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army
(kp 20/07/2021)

58 districts are still under lockdown with relaxations (kh 20/07/2021)

Giving Momentum To Vaccination Drive, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 20/07/2021)

Shrawan crowds at Shiva shrines could further complicate pandemic, experts fear : People and businesses are flouting the Covid-19 restrictions due to lack of effective monitoring, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 20/07/2021)

To the relief of foreign job sector, single-shot J&J vaccine being given to migrant workers : Authorities earlier had decided to give them Chinese Vero Cell. Besides not being approved by many labour destinations, its double-shot regime was impractical for outbound workers, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 20/07/2021)

COVID-19 Update: 1,642 New Cases, 1,258 Recoveries, 32 Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 19/07/2021), Nepal records 2,445 new COVID-19 cases, 32 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 474 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 19/07/2021), With 1,642 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 668,751 : The Health Ministry reports 32 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 19/07/2021), Nepal records 2,445 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday along with 1,258 recoveries and 32 deaths on Monday (rep 19/07/2021)

Critical fortnight : Nepal’s Covid-19 response needs to see a radical departure from the shot in the dark decisions (kp 19/07/2021)

Health workers in Nepalgunj deprived of salary for three months (ht 19/07/2021)

As vaccine storage becomes issue, officials mull inoculating those above 18 in cities : Millions of jabs are arriving later this week from China. More from Japan and China in grants have been committed. Experts call for equitable distribution, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/07/2021)

Johnson & Johnson vaccine being administered from today : Citizens aged 50 to 54 to receive vaccine (kh 19/07/2021)

Government routinely renews prohibitory orders but does little to enforce them : Public health experts say the government’s rapid reopening of the economy may invite a third wave of coronavirus, by Anup Ojha (kp 19/07/2021)

Nepal sees 1,801 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu valley sees 334 new cases (kh 18/0/2021), Nepal records 1,801 new cases, 1,667 recoveries and 23 deaths on Sunday (rep 18/07/2021), With 1,223 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 667,109 : The Health Ministry reports 23 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 18/07/2021)

Govt bringing 3.2 million doses of vaccines from China by July 30 (kh 18/07/2021)

Public health experts warn against blanket lifting of restrictions : As authorities mull over resuming long-route public transport services, experts say such a move could lead  to a spike in coronavirus cases everywhere, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/07/2021)

COVID-19 Update: 1,310 New Cases, 2,164 Recoveries, 21 Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 17/07/2021), With 1,310 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 665,886 : The Health Ministry reports 21 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 17/07/2021), Nepal sees 1,875 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 17/07/2021)

Almost entire village contracts COVID-19 in rural Helambu : Of 92 samples, 50 test positive for COVID-19, by Sangay Sherpa and Kunga Hyolmo (kp 17/07/2021)

Ill-managed vaccine centers could accelerate risk of third wave, by Sangay Sherpa (rep 17/07/20212)

Nepal to receive at least 3.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by July 30: Health ministry : Nepal to receive COVID-19 vaccines purchased from China from July 21 (rep 17/07/2021)

Nepal records 2,936 new COVID-19 cases, 43 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 553 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 16/07/2021), Nepal records 2,936 new cases, 1,775 recoveries and 43 deaths on Friday (rep 16/07/2021)

China to provide additional 1.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal under grant assistance (rep 16/07/2021), China pledges additional 1.6 million vaccine doses to Nepal : Beijing has already provided 1.8 million doses of  Covid-19 vaccine on two occasions (kp 17/07/2021)

As vaccines run out, ongoing inoculation phase, set for five days, is shortened : Officials say demand for vaccines is very high. Flight scheduled to bring second shipment of jabs from China was deferred after the supplier said consignment wasn’t ready, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/07/2021), NAC wide-body plane flying to China from July 21 to bring COVID-19 vaccines (kh 16/07/2021)

Vero Cell vaccination campaign postponed in Kathmandu (rep 16/07/2021)

Vaccinating outbound workers with China-made Vero Cell shots adds to complication, officials say : The vaccine, which is developed by China’s Sinopharm, is not recognised by most labour destination countries, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 16/07/2021)

Nepal records 2,676 new COVID-19 cases, 33 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 553 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 15/07/2021), With 1,782 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 662,570 : The Health Ministry reports 33 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 15/07/2021)

Valley administration extends prohibitory orders till July 25 : Transportation to be allowed abiding by health protocols (kh 15/07/2021)

As vaccination drive picks up pace, experts stress domestic study on effects and efficacy : Concerns have grown amid international media reports about the side effects of some jabs, but officials say the campaign will continue as long as WHO says otherwise, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/07/2021)

Health Ministry urges people not to use ‘Corona Guard’ (kh 15/07/2021)

All you need to know about Nepal’s vaccination status : With doses gradually arriving and commitment for more vaccines, the country’s inoculation campaign is gradually coming back on track (kp 14/07/2021)

Nepal records 2,905 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 425 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 14/07/2021), With 2,010 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 660,788 : The Health Ministry reports 18 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 14/07/2021)

As Nepal struggles to contain Covid-19, risk of Zika outbreak rises : Nepal is highly vulnerable to Zika outbreak as the virus vectors  are present in almost all parts of the country. Epidemiologists say government lacks testing kits to carry out surveillance, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/07/2021)

FinMin Sharma allocates Rs 5 bln for COVID-19 vaccines (kh 14/07/2021)

Nepal records 2,398 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 587 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 13/07/2021), With 1,639 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 658,778 : The Health Ministry reports 12 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 13/07/2021)

Japan to donate 1.6 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Nepal through COVAX : This could come as a respite for around 1.4 million people aged 65 and above who have been waiting for their second shots after taking the first dose in March (kp 13/07/2021)

Humla sees increasing COVID-19 cases following removal of prohibitory order (kh 13/07/2021)

Valley restaurants reopen for dine-in services despite prohibitory orders : Restaurants need money to pay loans, and workers are also pressuring them to loosen up, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/07/2021)

Johnson & Johnson and Vero Cell to be administered from Wednesday : Johnson & Johnson to age group 50-54, Vero Cell to above 55 years (kh 13/07/2021), New phase of immunisation campaign resumes todayPeople above 55 to get Chinese vaccines, those between 50 and 54 will be administered Johnson & Johnson vaccine and migrant workers will be administered Vero Cell vaccine, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/07/2021)

Nepal records 2,370 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 433 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 12/07/2021), With 1,690 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 657,139
The Health Ministry reports 18 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army
(kp 12/07/2021)

1.5 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines from USA arrive in Kathmandu (kh 12/07/2021)

Kathmandu planned 10,000 antigen tests daily, did 7,306 in two months, by Anup Ojha (kp 12/07/2021)

Nepal records 1,831 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 391 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 11/07/2021), With 1,237 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 655,449 : The Health Ministry reports 20 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 11/07/2021), Nepal records 1,831 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (rep 11/07/2021)

Government lab starts performing whole-genome sequencing tests : Officials hope the test will help identify different variants of the coronavirus and prevent the spread of infection, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/07/2021)

Nepal records 2,169 new COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths in last 24 hours (kh 10/09/2021), Nepal records 2,169 new cases, 1,432 recoveries and 22 deaths on Saturday (rep 10/07/2021), With 1,353 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 654,212 : The Health Ministry reports 22 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 10/07/2021)

Health Ministry directed to provide COVID-19 vaccines to workers (kh 10/07/2021), Authorities mull giving J&J vaccine arriving by Sunday to migrant workers : As destination countries are not allowing unvaccinated workers, they are stuck in Nepal. Chinese jabs Nepal bought likely to be given to over 55s and school teachers, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/07/2021)

Covid-19 cases are increasing after relaxation of prohibitory orders in Lumbini : The virus has started to spread rapidly since people have stopped following health  safety protocols and maintaining physical distance, health officials say, by Saju Paudel and Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 10/07/2021)

Nepal sees 2,239 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 09/07/2021), With 1,479 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 652,859 : The Health Ministry reports 20 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 09/07/2021), Nepal records 2,239 new cases, 1,316 recoveries and 20 deaths on Friday (rep 09/07/2021)

Rabies claims three in a month in Kavre (kh 09/07/2021)

Public health expert warns of further COVID risk (ht 09/07/2021)

Vaccine nationalism is a recipe for disaster : While Europe celebrates the end of the pandemic, Covid-19 continues to ravage across Global South countries like Nepal. That puts everyone at risk, by Jonathan Menge and Chandra Dev Bhatta (ips 09/07/2021)

Vaccines too little, too late for Nepal? Only effective and equitable mass vaccination will save Nepal from a possible third wave, by Sonia Awale (nt 09/07/2021)

U.S. shipping 1.5 million doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal today (rep 09/07/2021), 1.5 mln doses of Johnson & Johnson to arrive in Nepal from USA by Monday (kh 10/07/02021)

Don’t wait for free jabs, pay to secure them, World Bank tells Nepal : The donor agency, which has provided $100 million for vaccine procurement, says money should not be an issue when it comes to vaccinating the population, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/07/2021)

With majority population unvaccinated, concerns abound over hasty lifting of Covid-19 restrictions : Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre says it is devising a strategy to tackle a possible third wave, by Anup Ojha (kp 09/07/2021)

Nepal records 1,875 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths in last 24 hours (kh 08/07/2021), With 1,218 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 651,380 : The Health Ministry reports 29 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 08/07/2021)

With Delta variants circulating, experts warn of new second virus wave peak : All ICU beds and ventilators allocated for Covid-19 patients at TU Teaching Hospital and 22 of 24 ICU beds meant for such patients at Sukraraj Hospital, Teku are occupied, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/07/2021)

A bunch of hogwash : The government is known for bullshit, but even it could have supported citizens better against Covid-19, by Deepak Thapa (kp 08/07/2021)

NAC Airbus flying to China to bring Vero Cell today (kh 08/07/2021), 800,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrive from China (kh 09/07/2021)

Nepal’s response to COVID-19 crisis is laudable : Project HOPE Country Lead, interview with Emilija Dukovski, Country Lead of Nepal, Project HOPE (kh 08/07/2021)

Nepal records 2,979 new COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 543 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 07/07/2021), With 2,077 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 650,162 : The Health Ministry reports 28 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 07/07/2021)

New guidelines allow clinical trials of  vaccines but experts fear red-tapism : Nepal Health Research Council, the body responsible for giving approval for research on drugs, was not consulted, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/07/2021)

Transporters and businesses are flouting health safety protocols : Public vehicles are carrying passengers beyond their seating capacities, business hubs are crowded and restaurants are providing dine-in services, by Anup Ojha (kp 07/07/2021)

Nepal records 2,634 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 499 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 06/07/2021), With 1,718 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 648,085 : The Health Ministry reports 15 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 06/07/2021

Second doze of Vero Cell being administered from today (kh 06/07/2021)

Nepal likely to receive 1.5 million doses of J&J jab from COVAX : The first single shot vaccine against Covid-19 is expected within two weeks and officials say they have been planning to administer all the shots within July, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/07/2021)

COVID-19 Update: 2,211 Recoveries, 1,745 New Cases, 23 Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 05/07/2021), With 1,745 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 646,367 : The Health Ministry reports 23 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 05/07/2021), Nepal records 2,622 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 562 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 05/07/2021)

Many people are reluctant to undergo Covid-19 tests : Doctors warn a third wave of pandemic could hit the country only in a matter of days,  as the authorities are lifting restrictions while the positivity rate is still high, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/07/2021)

Nepal records 1,603 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 461 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 04/07/2021), With 1,042 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 644,622 : The Health Ministry reports 27 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 04/07/2021)

Prohibitory order extended till July 15, odd-even rule scrapped (kh 04/07/2021), Prohibitory orders extended by 10 days, odd-even rule for public vehicles removed in the Valley : Examinations can be conducted with no more than 25 examinees per exam hall, by Anup Ojha (kp 05/07/2021)

Four dead, four lose eyesight due to black fungus infection in Nepal, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 04/07/2021)

Chinese Covid-19 vaccine set to arrive, but management issues need attention : Authorities need to clearly spell out who are eligible for vaccination and strictly follow the criteria. With positivity rate still 25 percent, infection risk continues to remain high, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/07/2021)

Valley CDOs likely to extend prohibitory order by one week (kh 04/07/2021)

With 1,527 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 643,580 : The Health Ministry reports 19 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 03/07/2021), Nepal records 2,328 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 376 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 03/07/2021), COVID-19: Nepal reports 2,328 new cases, 3,066 recoveries and 19 deaths (rep 03/07/2021)

COVID-19 vaccination in Nepal: 757,962 receive both doses, 2,604,866 only first (rep 03/07/2021)

Third Wave: Why We Need a Covid ‘Policy’ as Opposed to a Covid ‘Response’, by Apurva Simgh (rep 03/07/2021)

As US supplies vaccines to some countries, Nepal waits and wonders : Nepal fails to become Washington’s priority for vaccine aid despite its urgent needs. There is no clarity on doses and delivery of the jabs White House announced last month, by Anil Giri (kp 03/07/2021)

Sudurpaschim reports new Covid-19 cases after relaxation of prohibitory orders : Increase in public movement has led to a resurgence of coronavirus cases in Kanchanpur, health workers say, by Bhawani Bhatta and Menuka Dhungana (kp 02/07/2021)

Nepal sees 2,299 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : 34 deaths reported across country, Kathmandu sees 428 new cases (kh 02/07/2021), With 1,391 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 642,053 : The Health Ministry reports 34 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 02/07/2021), COVID-19: 2,299 new cases detected thru 10,596 tests (rep 02/07/2021), Nepal records 2,292 new cases, 3,451 recoveries and 34 deaths in past 24 hours (rep 02/07/2021)

PM Oli claims there will be enough vaccines from Sunday (kh 02/07/2021) [Direct connection to heaven?], NAC’s widebody aircraft bringing 1 million COVID vaccines from China (rep 02/07/2021) [Someone should explain to Oli that "enough" would be at least fifty times that amount!], Govt seals deal with China on COVID vaccine procurement; supplies to begin from July 8 (kh 03/07/2021), China to deliver first tranche of 5 million vaccines from July 8 (rep 03/07/2021)

Nepal records 2,760 new COVID-19 cases, 33 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 419 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 01/07/2021), With 1,857 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 640,662 : The Health Ministry reports 33 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 01/07/2021)

Senior citizens increasingly worried as they wait for Covid-19 vaccines : As 1.4 million people aged 65 and above are waiting for their second shots, there are other risk groups who need immediate vaccination, but the jabs are nowhere in sight, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/07/2021), Covid-19 isn’t over : A third wave will be deadlier given the low vaccination coverage (kp 01/07/2021)

Nepal records 2,892 new COVID-19 cases, 41 deaths in last 24 hours (kh 30/06/2021), With 1,889 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 638,805 : The Health Ministry reports 41 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 30/06/2021), Nepal records 2,892 new cases, 3,597 recoveries and 41 deaths on Wednesday (rep 30/06/2021)

American firms say unable to supply vaccines to Nepal before 2022 : J&J and Moderna’s inability to sign any deal within this year shrinks government’s options, just as Nepalis wait desperately to get inoculated amid a third wave threat, by Anil Giri (kp 30/06/2021)

Lockdown being relaxed against recommendations of health experts, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/06/2021)

Lessons from the second wave : Reference for averting the third wave, by Pushpa R Joshi (ht 30/06/2021)

26 patients diagnosed with black fungus in Nepal (kh 30/06/2021)

Nepal records 2,636 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 458 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 29/06/2021), With 1,728 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 636,916 : The Health Ministry reports 20 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 29/06/2021)

NHRC discusses with Health Ministry on COVID-19 control efforts (kh 29/06/2021)

Govt not to pay for COVID-19 treatment in private hospital from June 28 (kh 29/06/2021)

Lockdown further relaxed in Valley with shops and public vehicles allowed to operate : Health experts say restrictions are being eased without any preparations and this could cause virus surge, by Anup Ojha (kp 29/06/2021), COVID-19 risk in Kathmandu Valley still high even as local administrations decide to further relax restrictions (rep 29/06/2021), Prohibitory orders eased in Kathmandu Valley, but here are things that are still not allowed (rep 29/06/2021)

Nepal records 2,444 new COVID-19 cases, 42 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 514 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 28/06/2021), With 1,509 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 635,188 : The Health Ministry reports 42 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 28/06/2021)

COVID-19 Vaccination: Nepal’s status, challenges, and equity issues, by Rojina Tamrakar and Suresh Shah (rep 28/06/2021)

As black fungus cases rise, country faces shortage of drugs for treatment : India has put a ban on export of the drugs. So far around  two dozen cases of black fungus among diabetic Covid-19 patients and at least six deaths have been reported, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/06/2021)

Preparations are under way to tackle a possible third wave of coronavirus in Banke : Banke health facilities start preparing for third wave of COVID-19 (ht 28/06/2021)

COVID-19 ‘induced’ restrictions relaxed in the capital, all shops can open from 11 AM to 6PM : Prohibitory orders extended for one more week from Tuesday (kh 28/06/2021)

Prohibitory order: What’s new! (rep 28/06/2021), COVID-19 risk in Kathmandu Valley still high even as local administrations decide to further relax restrictions, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 28/06/2021)

With 1,353 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 633,679 : The Health Ministry reports 34 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 27/06/2021), Nepal records 1,920 new COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 424 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 27/06/2021)

Prohibitory order to be extended with further easing of restrictions (kh 27/06/2021)

Vital medical supplies stuck at Tatopani border point due to damaged road : Unified Covid-19 Hospital has been unable to operate its ICU ward as the oxygen plant remains stuck at the border, by Prithiv Man Shrestha (kp 27/06/2021)

Nepal records 2,016 new COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 249 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 26/06/2021), With 1,174 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 632,326 : The Health Ministry reports 30 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 26/06/2021)

31 districts have more than 500 active coronavirus cases (kh 26/06/2021)

10,000 health workers being trained on paediatric care as threat of third virus wave looms : Officials say children could be at risk if a third coronavirus wave strikes since children do not follow safety measures properly and have not been vaccinated yet, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/06/2021)

Ventilator 'bank' boosts fight against novel coronavirus in Nepal's hospitals (ht 26/06/2021)

With 1,721 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 631,152 : The Health Ministry reports 27 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 25/06/2021), Nepal sees 2,476 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : 27 deaths reported across country, Kathmandu sees 427 new cases (kh 25/06/2021)

Political mishandling aggravates vaccine uncertainty, experts say : Oli’s focus is on politics rather than governance, as he has been shuffling ministers, including at Health Ministry, and there’s a lack of will, not resources, to arrange for the jabs, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/06/2021)

The real cost of Nepal’s second wave : The pandemic makes Nepalis poorer and ruins the economy, but the government has no solutions, by Anita Bhetwal (nt 25/06/2021)

Lonely wait of Nepal’s elderly for 2nd dose : Running out of time for their second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine has added to the woes of Nepal’s seniors, by Deepali Shrestha (nt 25/06/2021)

Anger grows in Nepal over Covid vaccine delays : “Nepalis died for Britain and India, now they are letting us die.", by Alisha Sijapati (nt 25/06/2021)

NRNA donated oxygen concentrators sent to four districts (kh 25/06/2021)

Nepal records 2,474 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 335 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 24/06/2021), With 1,574 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 629,431 . The Health Ministry reports 24 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 24/06/2021)

Senior citizens made to stand for hours for vaccine in Lalitpur, by Anup Ojha (kp 24/06/2021)

Wildlife workers not vaccinated despite being in risk groupPark officials engage with wildlife and local communities, so it is important to protect them as well as animals from infection, conservationists say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 24/06/2021)

Nepal records 2,421 new COVID-19 cases, 52 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 497 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 23/06/2021), With 1,511 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 627,854
The Health Ministry reports 81 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army
(kp 23/06/2021)

Nepal records 4,522 new COVID-19 cases, 41 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 476 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 22/06/2021), With 3,703 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 626,343 : The Health Ministry reports 41 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 22/06/2021)

SC issues interim order to vaccinate 1.35 million senior citizens awaiting second dose of Covidsheild vaccine (kh 22/06/2021)

New mutant of Delta variant of COVID-19 considered less infectious and fatal, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 22/6/2021)

No evidence children will be exclusively affected if third wave hits : Child health experts say preparation is key, but no need  to panic over predictions on unfounded claims. Everyone  is at equal risk since the vaccination coverage is low, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/06/2021)

Nepal records 2,297 new COVID-19 cases, 46 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 379 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 21/06/2021), COVID-19: 3,130 recover, 46 die on Monday (rep 21/06/2021), With 1,584 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 622,640 : The Health Ministry reports 46 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 21/06/2021)

Nepal identifies new mutation of coronavirus : All age groups vulnerable to the new variant (kh 21/06/2021), New mutation of Delta variant of COVID-19 detected in Nepal (rep 21/06/2021), Highly infectious new AY.1 variant of coronavirus found in infected people, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/06/2021)

Preparations and behaviour key, say experts amid third wave warnings : With Nepal’s vaccination progress dismal, doctors stress ramping up testing and strictly following safety measures, as authorities begin to ease lockdown, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/06/2021)

Surviving at the mercy of Pashupatinath? Now it’s known that there are other variants, and the first vaccine may not  prevent all strains, by Greta Rana (kp 21/06/2021

Nepal records 2,442 new COVID-19 cases, 51 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 548 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 20/06/2021), With 1,421 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 621,056
The Health Ministry reports 51 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army
(kp 20/06/2021)

Free COVID-19 mass test sees only 10 percent people’s participation (kh 20/06/2021)

Prohibitory orders in Kathmandu Valley to be relaxed (kh 20/06/2021), Prohibitory order extended by one week, odd-even rule for private vehicles (kh 20/06/2021), Prohibitory orders extended for a week with eased restrictions : Odd-even number rule for vehicles, more shops allowed to reopen, by Anup Ojha (kp 20/06/2021)

Even after high positivity rates in some districts, testing has not been ramped up : In a first during the second wave, Kathmandu does not record most infections on a single day, raising fears  that the virus could be spreading more elsewhere, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/06/2021)

Government says there are enough oxygen cylinders amid threat of a new virus wave : Officials say they’ve taken oxygen cylinders off high priority logistics needed to combat a potential third Covid-19 wave, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/06/2021)

2,401 new corona cases detected thru 11,696 tests (rep 19/06/2021), Nepal sees 2,401 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : 34 deaths reported across country, Kathmandu sees 337 new cases (kh 19/06/2021), With 1,688 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 619,635 : The Health Ministry reports 34 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 19/06/2021)

Bajhang residents refuse Covid-19 tests to avoid missing out planting season : As many as 19 people have died of Covid-19 in Bajhang, but officials suspect actual deaths could be higher, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 19/06/2021)

Nepal sees 2,768 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : 44 deaths reported across country, Kathmandu sees 508 new cases (kh 18/06/2021), With 1,963 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 617,947 :
The Health Ministry reports 44 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army
(kp 18/06/2021), Nepal records 2,768 new cases, 4,020 recoveries and 44 deaths on Friday (rep 18/06/2021)

Nepal’s vaccine woes continue as EU rules out plan to provide jabs directly : At least two diplomats say Nepal will get Covid-19 shots only through COVAX, which itself is struggling to secure doses, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/06/2021)

Vaccines for Nepal: Too little too late (ae 17/06/2021)

Vaccines are on the horizon, but there’s still no telling when they will arrive, by Ishita Shahi (rec 17/06/2021)

Nepal records 2,607 new COVID-19 cases, 39 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 570 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 17/06/2021), With 1,768 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 615,984 : The Health Ministry reports 39 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 17/06/2021)

Monsoon displacements could complicate pandemic : Temporary shelters for the displaced can turn into coronavirus hotspots while there is the risk of water-borne and vector-borne infections, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/06/2021)

Large-scale study to assess population’s immunity to Covid-19 yet to startSeroprevalence study examines presence of antibodies for a specific disease and helps authorities prepare strategies, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/06/2021)

Covid-19 spreading in several high altitude villages of Mugu : The onset of monsoon has disrupted roads in the district, hampering the treatment of coronavirus patients, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 17/06/2021)

Kanchanpur sees decline in Covid-19 cases, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 17/06/2021(

Govt to impose ‘smart lockdown’ from June 3rd week : To resume international flights to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Japan (kh 17/06/2021)

Nepal records 2,828 new COVID-19 cases, 52 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 499 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 16/06/2021), Nepal records 2,828 new cases, 3,082 recoveries and 52 deaths on Wednesday (rep 16/06/2021), With 2,014 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 614,216 : The Health Ministry reports 52 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 16/06/2021)

Nepal to purchase 4 million doses of Sinopharm vaccine from China : Officials say procurement will be under a non-disclosure agreement. Price is not disclosed yet but is said to be around $10 per dose. No other details are available, by Anil Giri (kp 16/06/2021) [In a democratic state, people have a right to information (see Article 27 of the Constitution). There is no law that makes the purchase of vaccine a confidential matter!], Lack of response to President’s letters for vaccines a diplomatic failure, observers say : There has not even been ‘reciprocal response’ to the President’s letters requesting for vaccine support, by Anil Giri (kp 16/06/2021)

Road map to reopen : Until we secure enough doses for everyone, precautions are all we have (kp 16/06/2021)

Nepal records 2,745 new COVID-19 cases, 41 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 545 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 15/06/2021), With 1,681 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 612,202 : The Health Ministry reports 41 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 15/06/2021)

Pressure from all sides for jabs, but there is no sign of vaccine arrival : Officials say there has been pressure on health workers across the country to  give the Covid-19 jabs to friends and family members of influential people, by Atjun Poudel (kp 15/06/2021)

Nepal records 2,918 new COVID-19 cases, 53 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 607 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 14/06/2021), With 2,049 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 610,521 : The Health Ministry reports 53 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 14/06/2021)

“Oxygen, vaccines, essential medical supplies urgently needed,” says AI in new briefing (kh 14/06/2021) [see Amnesty International report (14/01/2021)]

Avoid routine follow-up PCR tests: Make better use of limited testing resources, by Paul Robertson (ht 14/06/2021)

Kathmandu metropolis administering Vero Cell today and tomorrow (kh 14/06/2021)

Authorities appear clueless about how to ease or lift lockdown : Prohibitory orders currently in place in the Valley have been extended by a week and the rest of country follows the model. Little else is being done to check virus spread, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/06/2021) [The Oli government is finding it difficult to deal rationally with the pandemic. Oli himself is only interested in staying in power, may the country go down the drain.], Shops to open till 11 am from today (kh 15/06/2021)

Citing falling demand from hospitals, oxygen manufacturers seek to resume supply to factories : Health Ministry officials say they can’t give permission immediately as the pandemic has yet to come under control, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/06/2021))

With 1,694 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 608,472 : The Health Ministry reports 46 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 13/06/2021), Nepal records 2,407 new COVID-19 cases, 46 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 653 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 13/06/2021)

Prohibitory orders likely to be extended in Kathmandu : Private vehicles to be allowed to operate by imposing odd-even rule (kh 13/06/2021), Prohibitory extended by a week in Kathmandu Valley (kh 13/06/2021)

Authorities fail to prioritise paediatric care for coronavirus-infected children : Hospitals in Lumbini and Sudurpaschim yet to set up a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for the treatment of Covid-19-infected children, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 13/06/2021)

Nepal sees 3,384 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : 61 deaths reported across country, Kathmandu sees 598 new cases (kh 12/06/2021), With 3,384 new cases, Nepal’s COVID-19 casetally jumps to 626,535 (rep 12/06/2021), With 2,382 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 606,778 : The Health Ministry reports 61 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 12/06/2021)

COVAX to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal next week (rep 12/06/2021), 348,000 doses from COVAX expected in July, but not enough for country scrambling for vaccines : Some 1.4 million people aged 65 and above are waiting to get their second dose. There is little progress on procurement despite officials saying they’re reaching out to all sources (kp 13/06/2021)

Risk communication strategy key to fighting virus, but there’s none : As cases continue to rise and without a strategy in place, the public is left confused and panicking, experts say. The latest example is conflict during ongoing vaccination, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/06/2021)

Nepal sees 3,750 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : 67 deaths reported across country, Kathmandu sees 1,140 new cases (kh 11/06/2021), With 2,709 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 604,396
The Health Ministry reports 67 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army
(kp 11/06/2021), Nepal records 5,225 recoveries, 3,750 new cases and 67 deaths on Friday (rep 11/06/2021)

Valley authorities mull easing restrictions from mid-June : Businesses and services that are less likely to cause crowding could reopen, by Anup Ojha (kp 11/06/2021)

Pandemic and the political-economy of oxygen supply : Donations of oxygen plants in response to second wave may force local producers to fold, by Kaustubh Dhital (nt 11/06/2021)

Valley CDOs mulling to extend lockdown for a week (kh 11/06/2021)

Vaccination campaign halted in KMC (kh 11/06/2021)

Few people take Covid-19 jabs in Lumbini, by Manj Paudel (kp 11/06/2021)

Nepal records 3,749 new COVID-19 cases, 59 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 764 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 10/06/2021), Nepal's Covid caseload surpasses 600k; 5293 recoveries, 59 fatalities logged (ht 10/06/2021), With 2,874 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 601,687 : The Health Ministry reports 59 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 10/06/2021)

Covid-19 recovery numbers could veil actual threat if other data are ignored : Experts say infections, severity and deaths should be viewed simultaneously and tests expanded to measure how the country is placed in the fight against the coronavirus, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/06/2021)

Lumbini villages report rise in Covid casesThe prohibitory orders in place to curb the virus spread have failed to stem the movement of people in rural areas, by Madhab Aryal (kp 10/06/2021)

Villagers in Achham unwilling to undergo coronavirus tests, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 10/06/2021)

If AstraZeneca, when? There are several questions which need clear, consistent and timely answers (kp 10/06/2021)

Local administration warns of legal action as people belonging to not-designated age group receive vaccines (rep 10/06/2021)

Nepal records 4,344 new COVID-19 cases, 81 deaths in last 24 hours Kathmandu Valley witnesses 915 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 09/06/2021)

As vaccination resumes, questions arise over equitable distribution : Experts say frequent changes in decisions by officials in Kathmandu are confusing and they also increase the risk for those in rural areas where the virus is raging, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/06/2021)

How to manage health supplies : The pandemic has thoroughly exposed the hollowness of our data management system, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 09/06/2021)

Privileged, not so privileged, by Monika Malla (rep 09/06/2021)

Govt preparing to ‘loosen’ prohibitory orders enforced in Valley after June 14 : “The government won’t lift the prohibitory orders completely. It will be loosened gradually, placing some necessary restrictions” (rep 09/06/2021)

Public response to antigen testing poor in Kathmandu Metropolitan CityF : ear of stigmatisation and lack of awareness blamed for poor public participation, by Anup Ojha (kp 09/06/2021)

With politics a preference in provinces, pandemic has become a non-issue : Chief ministers are so busy saving their chairs that they have failed to make the fight against the coronavirus, which is spreading fast in rural Nepal, their priority, by Anil Giri and Tika R Pradhan (kp 09/06/2021)

Shoppers throng state-owned stores for groceries at discounted prices : Customers said they saved money, but there was risk of infection due to lack of social distancing (kp 09/06/2021), Consumers complain govt announcement of discount a mirage for poor, by Sabina Karki (kh 09/06/2021)

‘Chinese company’s non-disclosure on price impeded vaccine procurement’ (kh 09/06/2021)

With 3,870 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 595,364 : The Health Ministry reports 108 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 08/06/2021)

Even as virus reaches rural Nepal, results of PCR tests take up to five days : The purpose is not served if reports are delayed and decline in cases needs to be taken with caution as there has not been enough testing since day one, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/06/2021)

Government yet to buy oxygen-related supplies to treat Covid-19 patients : As the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic grips the country, the government has so far wholly relied on donors and private sector for crucial medical equipment, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/06/2021)

Chinese vaccine being administered in all provinces from today : Govt tweaks age-group (kh 08/06/2021)

One age group people to be vaccinated a day to avoid congestion (kh 08/06/2021)

Nepal records 4,472 new COVID-19 cases, 92 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,115 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 07/06/2021), With 3,370 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 591,494 : The Health Ministry reports 92 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 07/06/2021)

Nepal signs non-disclosure agreement to buy Chinese Covid-19 vaccines but legal questions remain : Nepal’s law does not allow such an agreement. Nepal wants to buy 10 million doses, but Sinopharm can only supply 2 million now and the price is not fixed yet, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/06/2021)

AstraZeneca vaccine to be provided as alternative to Covishield (kh 07/06/2021)

Nepal records 3,479 new COVID-19 cases, 99 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,131 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 06/06/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 casetally surpasses 600,000 with 3,479 new cases on Sunday (rep 06/06/2021), With 3,024 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 588,124 : The Health Ministry reports 99 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 06/06/2021)

Leadership of task force formed to fight the pandemic comes into question : Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre needs to be led by experts, not ministers or security personnel, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/06/2021)

No testing and essential medicines for Covid-19 suspects in Upper Dolpa : Villagers suffering from fever, cold and headache have not been tested as the district does not have any testing facilities, by Gari Gautam (kp 06/06/2021), Medical supplies sent to upper Dolpa through helicopter (kh 07/06/2021)

How we bungled vaccine procurement : We have only ourselves to blame for not being able to get enough Covid-19 vaccines, by Kiran Raj Pandey (kp 06/06/2021)

Covid-19 fund idle as pandemic paralyses nation : Coronavirus Prevention and Control Fund officials say there was no demand for resources, but others blame political crisis for the disuse, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/06/2021)

COVID-19 raging in rural areas (ht 06/06/2021)

Free ambulance and counseling service for COVID-19 patients (rep 06/06/2021)

Nepal sees 5,042 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : 68 deaths reported across country, Kathmandu sees 937 new cases (kh 05/06/2021), With 3,540 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 585,100
The Health Ministry reports 68 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army
(kp 05/06/2021)

With 4,624 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 581,560 : The Health Ministry reports 101 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 04/06/2021), Nepal records 6,653 new cases, 8,663 recoveries and 101 deaths on Friday : The Kathmandu Valley records 1,384 new cases (rep 04/06/2021), Nepal sees 6,653 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley sees 1,384 new cases (kh 04/06/2021)

Nepal Covid-19 impact worse than official figures : Only hospital deaths are counted, without testing daily caseload total is meaningless, by Kaustubh Dhital (nt 04/06/2021) [On the insignificance of the daily reported infection and death figures!!!!!]

People visit hospitals in the night for COVID-19 tests to avoid social stigma (rep 05/06/2021), People going for COVID-19 tests clandestinely for fear of social stigma (kh 05/06/2021)

Nepal gives emergency use approval to China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine : With this the number of vaccines that Nepal’s drug regulator has given approval to reaches five (kp 04/06/2021)

3-pronged strategy to save Nepal from Covid-19 : Nepalis can protect themselves against the worst of Covid-19. Here’s how, by Mushfiq Mobarak and Neela Saldanha (nt 04/06/2021)

Upper Dolpa folks complain of  COVID-19-like symptoms, health posts lack testing kits (rep 04/06/2021)

SOS Nepal adopting 500 children whose parents died of COVId-19, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 04/06/2021)

Curbs need gradual lifting, with other measures to control pandemic, experts say : Contact tracing, testing and isolating are the key and for  this whole government machinery must be deployed. But Health Ministry alone cannot do everything, officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/06/2021)

Nepal records 6,825 new COVID-19 cases, 75 deaths in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 2,057 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 03/06/2021), With 5,825 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 576,936 : The Health Ministry reports 75 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 03/06/2021)

WHO not aware of “Nepal variant” as claimed by British tabloid (kh 03/06/2021)

HIV infected persons bearing the brunt of COVID-19 pandemic (ht 03/06/2021)

78 hotels designated as quarantine facility (kh 03/06/2021)

Management of Covid-19 victims’ bodies a challenge : Authorities in Baitadi and Syangja districts facing obstructions from locals who are against cremating the bodies of Covid-19 victims near their settlements, by Tripti Shahi and Pratiksha Kafle (kp 03/06/2021)

Prescriptions during the pandemic : Despite a fear of contracting the coronavirus, pharmacists have stayed open, providing essential services during the lockdown, by Diwash Shrestha (Record 02/06/2021)

With 4,524 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 571,111 : The Health Ministry reports 101 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 02/06/2021), Nepal records 5,316 new COVID-19 cases, 101 deaths in last 24 hours (kh 02/06/2021), Nepal records 7,219 recoveries, 5,316 new cases and 101 deaths on Wednesday (rep 02/06/2021)

History of pandemics in Nepal : Smallpox then, COVID today, by Shaguni Singh Sakya (ht 02/06/2021)

60 to 64-year-olds to get Chinese jabs as WHO urges world to give shots to Nepal : With health system bursting at the seams and a third wave likely, the world must show the same level of generosity that Nepalis have showered on visitors for years, UN body says, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/06/2021), Uncertainty over availability of vaccine worries senior citizens : Around 278,322 people in Lumbini Province are waiting for the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine, by Manoj Paudel (kp 02/06/2021)

Budget heavily relies on foreign funds for Covid-19 prevention : Government aims to get Rs 26.21 billion or 71.67 percent of the allocation for  the Covid-19 Prevention and Control Programme from foreign donors, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/06/2021)

Chitwan extends prohibitory order for a week (kh 02/06/2021), Valley CDOs holding meeting today to extend prohibitory order : Likely to extend until June 14 with some  relaxation (kh 02/06/2021), Prohibition order extended in Valley till June 14 (kh 02/06/2021), Valley prohibitory orders to be extended with groceries allowed to open till 9am : Other restrictions will be gradually relaxed after studying the situation, officials say, by Anup Ojha (kp 02/06/2021), Prohibitory orders must be eased but scientifically: Experts, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 02/06/2021)

Himalaya Airlines brings vaccines at no cost (rep 02/06/2021)

Nepal records 6,085 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 01/06/2021), Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 7,454 with 68 more deaths : With 5,285 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 104,789 according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 01/06/2021), Nepal records 6,085 new cases, 6,898 recoveries and 68 deaths on Tuesday (rep 01/06/2021)

Cases of black fungus infection reported in Nepal (rep 01/06/2021), Birgunj sees black fungus in eight people, three dead (kh 02/06/2021)

Villagers in rural parts of Lumbini Province refuse to get tested for Covid-19 : Coronavirus suspects reluctant to get tested due to social stigma, health workers say, by Madhav Aryal (kp 01/06/2021)

Upper Dolpa folks develop symptoms like of COVID-19 (kh 01/06/2021)

Valley authorities to ease prohibitory orders : Grocery stores and department stores, not allowed to open under orders in place, will be allowed to open at certain times, Lalitpur chief district officer says (kp 01/06/2021), Valley CDOs mull extending prohibitory order by 10 days with slight relaxation (kh 01/06/2021)

First batch of vaccines donated by Xizang (Tibet) arrives in Kathmandu (kh 01/06/2021), More than 850,000 doses of Chinese Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Kathmandu : A Nepal Airlines flight brought 800,000 doses from Beijing while 50,400 doses from Kunming. The rest of the 1 million doses provided in a grant will arrive by tomorrow, Foreign Ministry says (kp 01/06/2021)

Nepal records 4,762 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,263 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 31/05/2021)

Antigen kits rolled out in hundreds of thousands but daily tests remain dismal : As pandemic reaches villages which lack PCR labs, antigen tests are the alternative. Health Ministry officials blame the reluctance of local officials for the lacklustre testing, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/05/2021)

Nepal’s current COVID-19 infection rate is 34 percent (rep 31/05/2021)

Raute settlement still untouched by COVID-19 pandemic (rep 31/05/2021)

Hospitals unprepared to screen and treat black fungus cases : Black fungus patients have to be sent to Kathmandu for treatment, as the region is unable to handle the infection, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 31/05/2021)

With 3,702 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 557,124 : The Health Ministry reports 109 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 30/05/2021), Nepal records 4,369 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,093 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 30/05/2021)

COVID-19 impact: 75 districts under prohibitory orders (kh 30/05/2021)

Post-COVID-19 recovery: It may be a long process for some, by Bijay Laxmi Duwal (ht 30/05/2021)

COVID-19’s Lesson : Regulate Nepal-India Open Border, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 30/05/2021)

As monsoon nears, Nepal will have to cope with virus and seasonal diseases : Since seasonal diseases have symptoms similar to Covid-19, experts warn that treatable conditions may not be diagnosed in time and this may be fatal, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/05/2021)

With 4,311 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 553,422 : The Health Ministry reports 116 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 29/05/2021), Nepal records 4,487 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 29/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 7,163 with 116 new fatalities (kh 29/05/2021)

Eight Covid-19 patients die due to delay in oxygen supply : Oxygen supply was insufficient at the Western Regional Hospital in Pokhara onThursday due to the disruption of power supply at the oxygen plant, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 29/05/2021)

Rs23 billion spent on Covid-19 prevention and control measures in two years, survey shows : While new beds were added, health institutions and the medical workforce hardly saw any increase, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/05/2021), Govt allocates 26.75 billion for COVID-19 vaccine (kh 29/05/2021)

With 6,855 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 549,111 : The Health Ministry reports 96 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 28/05/2021), Nepal records 6,951 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 28/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 7,047 with 96 new fatalities (kh 28/05/2021), Kathmandu valley sees 2,324 fresh cases of coronavirus in 24 hours (kh 28/02/2021)

Govt mulling over declaring health emergency: PM Oli (kh 28/05/2021)

Jabs for jobs : As the lockdown is extended, a repeat of last year’s lives vs livelihoods debacle, by Shristi Karki (nt 28/05/2021)

Protecting those who protect us from Covid : Frontline healthcare providers across the country battle pandemic even as they fall sick and despite staff shortage, by Sonia Awale (nt 28/05/2021)

Aid pours into Nepal, but where be vaccines? International community rushes oxygen and PPEs, but Nepal is not even getting the vaccines it paid for, by Sonia Awale (nt 28/05/2021)

As testing is being ramped up, experts stress measures to isolate, monitor infected : Number of daily new cases has slightly come down, but experts say risk continues and authorities must also focus on other containment measures than harsher restrictions, by Arjun Poudel and Anup Ojha (kp 28/05/2021), Ramp up testing : Without curbing the infection rate, we risk a perilous situation of a flare-up in new cases and deaths (kp 28/05/2021)

Remote Ghunsa residents suffering from Covid-19-like illness, by Ananda Gautam (kp 28/05/2021)

Health workers at Bheri Hospital attacked by relatives of deceased patient, by Arjun Oli (rep 28/05/2021), Health ministry expresses concern over physical assault on health workers at Bheri Hospital (rep 28/05/2021), “There was no option but to jump off the window to save our lives” (rep 28/05/2021)

Six COVID-19 patients die for lack of oxygen in Pokhara (kh 28/05/2021), 18 more COVID-19 infected die in Kaski, Banke and Palpa (kh 28/05/2021)

With 6,731 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 542,256 : The Health Ministry reports 106 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 27/05/2021), Nepal records 6,939 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 2,367 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 27/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 6,951 with 106 new fatalities (kh 27/05/2021)

Chitwan extends prohibitory order until June 3 (kh 27/05/2021)

Absence of contact tracing spells trouble for Lumbini : Authorities blame lack of resources and high infection rate for their slow response, by Sanju Paudel and Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 27/05/2021)

Decision to close groceries triggers panic buying : Experts fear virus surge, call decision short-sighted, by Anup Ojha (kp 27/05/2021)

1.7 million antigen test kits sent to provinces : Everyone with Covid-19 symptoms and those who have come in close contact with the infected to be tested, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/05/2021)

The UK must help Nepal : The British Parliament discusses Nepal’s Covid crisis after Nepalis organised a petition, by Sanyukta Shrestha (kp 27/05/2021)

A million vaccines to come from China, but will it be enough?, by Ishita Shahi (Record 26/05/2021) [For 30 million people Nepal will need at least 50 million vaccines!], Beijing announces vaccine aid amid Kathmandu’s hectic diplomatic push : Announcement follows President Bhandari’s requests to her Indian and Chinese counterparts. Respite for Nepal as the country battles virus and political crises, by Anil Giri (kp 27/05/2021),
Buying Chinese vaccines easier said than done, officials and experts say : Though some provisions have been eased, the  non-disclosure agreement condition proposed by Sinopharm could pose a challenge to procurement, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Anil Giri (kp 28/05/2021)

With 6,677 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 535,525 : The Health Ministry reports 145 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 26/05/2021), 6,716 COVID-19 patients recover on Wednesday as Nepal adds 6,714 new cases (rep 26/05/2021), 6,677 New Cases Of COVID-19, 6,716 Recoveries, 145 Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 26/05/2021), Nepal records 6,714 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,493 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 26/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 6,845 with 145 new fatalities (kh 26/05/2021)

Prohibitory orders in Valley extended by another week with more restrictions and big fines : Anyone obstructing the implementation of Covid-19 Crisis Management Ordinance or violating the restrictions will face a fine of up to Rs500,000 and one year jail or both, by Anup Ojha (kp 26/05/2021), Kathmandu valley prohibitory orders extended by a week : Lockdown tightened further, groceries-department stores can no longer operate (ht 26/05/2021)

Care for comrades : The government should care for the caregivers, who are crucial partners to save lives (kp 26/05/2021)

Housing People Face Stigma In Pandemic, by Namrata Sharma (rn 26/05/2021)

With 8,387 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 528,848 : The Health Ministry reports 169 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 25/05/2021), Nepal records 8,636 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 2,613 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 25/05/2021), Nepal records 8,636 new cases, 6,404 recoveries and 169 deaths on Tuesday (rep 25/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 6,700 with 169 new fatalities (kh 25/05/2021)

Nepal woefully short on human resources for Covid-19 treatment : An expert group says it had sent a list of health workers trained in critical care before the first wave but there was no response from the Health Ministry, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/05/2021)

Doctors in Dolpa warn of halting Covid-19 treatment : The health workers have been deprived of allowances and facilities due to them for the treatment of Covid-19 patients since the last fiscal year, by Hari Gautam (kp 25/05/2021)

HURPES launches “Let’s collect oxygen cylinders, save lives” campaign (kh 25/05/2021)

Government decides to widen dose gap for Covishield vaccine : Officials admit they are unsure about availability of booster doses even after the deadline extension, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/05/2021)

Shame on global agencies : Intergovernmental  organisations have  failed to counter  vaccine nationalism, by Achyut Wagle (kp 25/05/2021)

Maoist Centre to establish oxygen plants in all seven provinces (kh 25/05/2021), NRNA to set up oxygen plant in all seven provinces (kh 25/05/2021)

Prohibitory orders extended by a week in Kathmandu Valley (rep 25/05/2021)

Nepal govt to take Rs 39.60 billion loan for COVID-19 treatment, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 25/05/2021)

With 7,220 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 520,461 : The Health Ministry reports 185 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal (kp 24/05/2021), Nepal records 7,425 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 2,785 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 24/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 6,531 with 185 new fatalities (kh 24/05/2021)

Prohibitory order in Kathmandu Valley likely to be stretched by one more week (kh 24/05/2021)

COVAX admits delays, asks Nepal to choose vaccine other than Covishield : The latest communication is a blow to the government’s lacklustre efforts to procure jabs as it had been banking on the facility to give second doses to the over 65s, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/05/2021), Give, and you will receive : Nepal’s sahujis can make a difference by giving back to the community in this hour of need, by Sumana Shrestha and Sakar Pudasaini (kp 24/05/2021)

COVID cases rising in villages, says MoHP (ht 24/05/2021)

Delay in arrival of test reports risks community transmission of coronavirus in Gorkha district : It takes more than a week for test results to arrive, as the district has to send swab samples to Pokhara for testing, by Hariram Upreti (kp 24/0/2021)

Despite coronavirus scare, more than 170 climbers summit Everest in a day : With a record 408 permits issued, the mountain remains crowded even after many abandoned their ascent as climbers and guides show Covid-19 symptoms, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/05/2021) [This entire action this year is totally reckless and irresponsible on the part of the climbers, the agencies involved and especially the Oli government for allowing such a thing to happen! In this way, the virus is being carried in a massive way into a remote mountain region that has so far been able to seal itself off to some extent!]

COVID-19  cases down by 5.7% this week (kh 24/05/2021)

With 7,598 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 513,241 : The Health Ministry reports 193 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 23/05/2021), Nepal records 7,914 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 2,821 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 23/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 6,347 with 193 new fatalities (kh 23/05/2021)

COVID-19 case growth rate remains constant in capital but growing elsewhere (rep 23/05/2021)

Elections in the time of a raging pandemic, a recipe for disaster : In India campaigning for assembly polls in states in April contributed to a deadly second wave. In Nepal elections are scheduled during a potential third wave, experts say, by Atjun Poudel (kp 23/05/2021)

Private hospital bills give poor Covid-19 patients the shivers : Hospitals are overcharging patients up to three times the rates fixed by the government. Yet no action has been taken, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 23/05/2021)

People with disabilities facing the brunt of COVID pandemic (ht 23/05/2021)

WHO to provide essential supplies to South-East Asia region including Nepal (ht 23/05/2021)

Local units in Rukum (West) ramp up efforts to fight Covid-19Over 200 beds and 200 oxygen cylinders have been added to treat coronavirus patients, by Hari Gautam (kp 23/05/2021)

With 8,591 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 505,643 : The Health Ministry reports 129 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 22/05/2021), Nepal records 8,980 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 22/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 6,154 with 129 new fatalities (kh 22/05/2021)

Panic over oxygen subsides in Valley but hoarding of cylinders adds to problem : As Covid-19 cases in the Valley show a slight dip, long lines are not seen at oxygen plants. But people keeping cylinders at home after use could cost others their lives, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 22/05/2021), Local units install oxygen plants at Covid-19 hospitals : Since no help was forthcoming from the federal and the provincial governments, many local units in Lumbini initiated the installation of oxygen plants with the help of donors, by Sanju Paudel (kp 22/05/2021)

All seven ventilators at Tikapur Hospital remain unused : Many critically ill Covid-19 patients have to seek treatment outside Tikapur since the district hospital has not been able to run its ventilator service for a lack of medical staff, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 22/05/2021)

Ordinance endorsed allowing government larger control to handle coronavirus crisis : Government can now declare emergency, requisition private hospitals and mobilise retired health workers (kp 22/05/2021), Govt can now impose state of emergency to curb COVID-19,  if necessary (rep 22/05/2021)

Koshi Hospital brings COVID-19 hospital with 62 beds into operation in Biratnagar (rep 22/05/2021)

Nepal records 8,607 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 21/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 6024 with 177 new fatalities (kh 21/05/2021)

Nepal’s humanitarian emergency : Nepal’s leaders need to demonstrate the same acumen they have shown at fighting each other to fight the virus (nt 21/05/2021), It’s an Emergency : Nepal’s most immediate needs: oxygen and vaccines, by Sonia Awale (nt 21/05/2021), “Nepal is a priority for vaccine shipments”, interview with Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali (nt 21/05/2021)

Helping Nepalis breathe again : There is a big difference between succumbing to Covid-19, and patients dying due to the lack of oxygen, by Tufan Neupane (nt (21/05/2021)

A pandemic of apathy: How our MPs failed to address Covid-19 : It’s our great misfortune that the ones in power continue to protect their own interests, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 21/05/2021)

UN and partners in Nepal launch emergency COVID-19 plan (rep 21/05/2021)

Dhulikhel Hospital under strain as virus cases spike in villages : The hospital is dealing with more Covid-19 patients from nearby districts lately, as experts warn of a catastrophe, by Anup Ojha (kp 21/05/2021)

Bed shortage at public hospitals pushing Covid-19 patients to expensive private hospitals : There are only two Covid-19 specific government hospitals in Kaski. As of Wednesday, 427 patients were being treated at private hospitals and 116 at government hospitals in the district, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 21/05/2021)

Medicine crunch hits Sudurpaschim Province hard (ht 21/05/2021)

Covid-19 patients reluctant to stay in isolation facilities : There are multiple reports of people fleeing various isolation and quarantine centres  in Baitadi district, putting communities at risk of a local transmission of the virus, by Tripti Shahi (kp 21/05/2021)

With 8,227 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 488,645 : The Health Ministry reports 190 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 20/05/2021), Nepal records 8,305 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 3,232 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 20/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 5,847 with 190 new fatalities (kh 20/05/2021)

IIDS recommends policies to tackle pandemic (rep 20/05/2021) [see IIDS recommendations]

Over 43,000 vaccinated with Verocell (rep 20/05/2021)

Second wave of COVID: Strategy needed to curb it, by Uttam Maharjan (ht 20/05/2021)

Self-medication proving fatal for Covid-19 patients, health ex//perts say : People are buying self-prescribed medicin//es based on information shared on social media platforms, by Sanju Paudel, Madhab Aryal, Manoj Paudel and Kamal Panthi (kp 20/05/2021)

With 8,064 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 480,418 : The Health Ministry reports 246 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 19/05/2021), 7,889 COVID-19 patients recover as Nepal adds 8,173 new cases on Wednesday (rep 19/05/2021), Nepal records 8,173 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 2,486 fresh COVID-19 cases kh), Nepal records highest single-day COVID-19 death toll of 246 on Wednesday (rep 19/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 5,657 with 246 new fatalities (kh 19/05/2021)

Lumbini hospitals under-equipped to handle rising coronavirus cases : The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is taking a toll on health facilities across the province, by Hari Gautam, Madhab Aryal, Kashiram Dangi and Birendra KC (kp 19/05/2021)

India’s Serum Institute to provide COVID-19 vaccine only by end of 2021 : Nepal likely to get the remaining one million doses only after 7 to 8 months (rep 19/05/2021)

With 8,136 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 472,354 : The Health Ministry reports 196 new deaths including figures from past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 18/05/2021), Nepal records 8,203 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 2,635 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 18/05/2021), 8,136 New Cases Of COVID-19, 6,891 Recoveries, 196 Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 18/05/2021), 8,203 people diagnosed, 6,819 recovered and 196 died on Tuesday (rep 18/05/2021)

Intensify PCR Testing To Map Out Actual COVID-19 Scenario Of Country: Health Experts, by Mahima Devkota (rn 18/05/2021)

COVID-19 vaccination: Issue of life and death, by Prakash Budhathoky (ht 18/05/2021)

With COVAX under pressure, Nepal’s vaccine crisis deepens : After failing to secure doses, the government hoped to receive jabs under the international vaccine-sharing  facility, which itself is looking to the G7 nations and the EU, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/05/2021)

Scramble For Oxygen, by Ramesh Lamsal (rn 18/05/2021)

No respite for Salyan labourers even during prohibitory orders : Many daily wage earners in the district are compelled to work in the field every day  to make ends meet, putting themselves at risk of contracting the coronavirus, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 18/05/2021)

Darchula lacks Covid-19 testing facility : The district does not have a PCR testing facility and now it is in short supply of  antigen test kits, health officials say, by Manoj Badu (kp 18/05/2021)

People, shops in Valley’s back alleys are violating lockdown rules : Many shops in the old quarters of Patan and Kathmandu have been found operating throughout the day. Virologist Pun warns the virus could get out of control, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/05/2021)

With 9,198 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 464,218 : The Health Ministry reports 214 new deaths including figures from past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 17/05/2021), Nepal recorded 9,247 new cases, 5,767 recoveries and 214 deaths on Monday (rep 17/05/2021), Nepal records 9,247 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 3,098 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 17/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 5,215 with 214 new fatalities (kh 17/05/2021)

Authorities continue to fumble around amid Covid-19 surge : With pandemic showing signs of sliding into a devastating crisis, authorities mull a new law to streamline response, as they ignore the basics like tracing, testing and isolating, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 17/05/2021)

Fewer tests mean reported cases in rural Nepal could just be tip of the icebergImmediate measures like training health workers to treat mild Covid-19 cases and getting the infected to isolate at institutions are needed to lessen severity, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/05/2021), 70 in every 100 people undergoing PCR tests in KMC diagnosed with COVID-19 : Number of active cases in the metropolis stand more than 10,000 (rep 17/05/2021)

Kathmandu Metropolis has 10,801 active cases, 345 deaths reported so far (rep 17/05/2021)

How resource-poor Nepal is grappling with second wave of COVID-19 : Just a year ago, on May 16, 2020, Nepal recorded its first COVID-19 death case and on Sunday, Nepal’s COVID-19 death cases surpassed the 5,000 mark, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 17/05/2021)

No contact tracing in Province 2 due to lack of medical equipmentUnlike last year, the local federal units in Province 2 have not set up quarantine and isolation facilities, nor initiated contact tracing and mass testing, health workers say, by Shiva Puri and Bhusan Yadav (kp 17/05/2021)

Hospitals say installing oxygen plants within deadline not possibleHospitals should have their own oxygen plants to prepare for a third wave and future pandemics, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/05/2021), Help us, world : Nepal is counting on you for life-saving  oxygen equipment and vaccines (kp 17/05/2021)

The Price Of COVID Denial And Complacency, by Mukunda Raj Kattel (rn (17/05/2021)

Act Now: Manage Health Workers to Combat COVID-19, by Nitish Lal Shrestha (kh 17/05/2021)

COVID-19 claims 189 lives in Kailali in a month (kh 17/05/2021)

Nepal records 7,368 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 2,609 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 16/05/2021), Nepal records 7,368 new cases, 6,648 recoveries and 145 deaths on Sunday (rep 16/05/2021)

Despite increase in health budget, preparations for crisis were sorely lacking : Plans to set up enough oxygen plants, ICU beds and to  procure equipment remained only on paper. Less than  4 percent of Covid-19 capital budget has been spent, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/05/2021)

Contact tracing yet to take off as ministry assigns job to local level : Cases won’t come under control unless they are checked at the source but whether local governments have the capacity to do the task is another question, experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/05/2021)

People flout health protocols despite number of infections rising every day : With prohibitory orders in place in Kathmandu Valley the general public have been told to leave their homes only for essential purposes (kp 16/05/2021)

Govt begins administering second dose of Verocell vaccine from today (rep 16/05/2021), Second dose of Vero Cell Covid-19 vaccine begins today (kh 16/05/2021)

560 oxygen cylinders arriving from Oman handed over to Health Minister (kh 16/05/2021)

How govt lied about Chinese oxygen cylinders : They are brought by businessmen, not donation (kh 16/05/2021), 18,000 empty oxygen cylinders from China arrive at Tatopani border (rep 16/05/2021)

Health Ministry issues new arrangement for COVID treatment in Valley hospitals (rep 16/05/2021)

Preparing For Third Wave Of COVID-19, by Shyam P. Lohani (rn 16/05/2021)

Woes Of Far-West Folks, by Parmeshwar Devkota (rn 16/05/2021)

Goat sacrificed to get rid of COVID-19 (kh 16/05/2021) [Poor goat!!]

Nepal-Korea Friendship Hospital starts oxygen production (ht 16/05/2021)

Bheri Hospital's oxygen supply system running at a stretch, critical COVID patients in danger (ht 16/05/2021)

Only Covid-19 hospital in Arghakhanchi does not have intensive care unit : The hospital running on basic medical infrastructure is not equipped to deal with Covid-19 cases, health workers say, by Birendra KC and Hari Gautam (kp 16/05/2021)

Seeking a rights-based approach to healthcare : The pandemic should be a wake-up call for Nepal to revamp its public healthcare system, by Mandira Sharma and Karuna Parajuli (kp 16/05/2021)

With 8,046 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 447,704 : The Health Ministry reports 187 new deaths including figures from past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 15/05/2021), 8,046 New Cases, 5,455 Recoveries And 187 Fatalities From COVID-19 In 24 Hours (rn 15/05/2021), Nepal records 8,167 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley sees 2,937 fresh cases (kh 15/05/2021)

Health workers visiting households for treatment : Many people in villages have symptoms similar to COVID but fear testing (ht 15/05/2021)

Mugu ill-equipped to deal with increasing Covid-19 cases : Health workers say the authorities’ negligence in conducting tests on returnees has resulted in the transmission of virus at the community level, by Rajbahadur Bhandari (kp 15/05/2021)

Flimsy huts set up in lieu of holding centre at Gaddachauki border point : Kanchanpur authorities are yet to set up a holding centre for people returning from India, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 15/05/2021) [Unlike the completely superfluous power struggles, this would have belonged to the real tasks of a competent and morally oriented prime minister!]

Nepal Needs Global Support Against Pandemic, by Balmukunda Regmi (rn 15/05/2021)

As infections surge uncontrolled in the country, WHO says Nepal has emergency needs : In his regular press briefing the UN health agency’s director general also called on rich countries to help in the equitable distribution of vaccines to avoid a ‘moral catastrophe’ (kp 15/05/2021), COVID-19 situation worrisome in India, urgent in Nepal: WHO (kh 15/05/2021)

With 8,467 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 439,658 : The Health Ministry reports 203 new deaths including figures from past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 14/05/2021), Nepal records 8,520 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 3,369 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 14/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 4,669 with 203 new fatalities (kh 14/05/2021), 1,547 deaths, 92,612 active cases, 50,898 recoveries recorded in past three weeks (rep 14/05/2021), Rays of hope: COVID-19 recovery numbers rising slowly but steadily (rep 14/05/2021)

Nepal’s oxygen crisis is severe and ad-hoc decisions are only exacerbating it, by Marissa Taylor (Record 14/05/2021)

Daily infection count hovers around 9,000 mark but deaths could continue to rise : As hospitals are not admitting patients due to oxygen shortages, many infected are in home isolation. Without timely and sufficient care, they are at high risk, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/05/2021) [Thank you Mr Oli, you have all the time in the world for your power struggles but no time to fulfil your obligations as Prime Minister and care for the people in their need!]

11 Covid-19 suspects died in a rural municipality in 10 daysJagarnathpur Rural Municipality in Parsa has urged authorities to dispatch a team of medical specialists after scores of villagers were down with coronavirus-like symptoms, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 14/05/2021)

Let down by the health system, Covid-19 patients left to their own devices : With the health care system unable to handle the increasing number of cases, doctors fear many elderly patients could die at home, by Anup Ojha (kp 14/05/2021)

Installation of oxygen plants halted in Sudurpaschim as COVID deaths mount (ht 14/05/2021)

At the Covid-19 frontlines in rural Nepal : Already underfunded and overstretched, hospitals in Far-West Province struggle to cope with new Covid wave, by Priti Thapa (nt 14/05/2021)

We knew the tsunami was approaching : A political power struggle delayed government response, and we were complacent, by Anita Bhetwal (nt 14/05/2021)

Corona Discourse: A Different Dimension, by Atindra Dahal (rep 14/05/2021)

With 8,842 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 431,191 : The Health Ministry reports 214 new deaths including figures from past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 13/05/2021), COVID-19 in Nepal: 5,055 patients recover, 8,960 new cases detected on Thursday : 214 patients die of coronavirus, taking the death taly to 4,466 (rep 13/05/2021), Nepal records 8,960 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 3,562 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 13/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 4,466 with 214 new fatalities (kh 13/05/2021)

Private citizens in Nepal and abroad lobby for vaccines, by Pranaya Shamsher JB Rana (Record 13/05/2021)

Amnesty Int'l urges govts in South Asia to take urgent action to combat COVID-19 surge (rep 13/05/2021) [see AI statement: South Asia: Urgent action needed to combat deadly COVID-19 surge across region (Amnesty International 13/05/2021)

EU mobilizes Rs 282 million to tackle COVID-19 surge in Nepal (rep 13/05/2021)

Data discrepancy amid virus crisis could spell disaster : Different figures on Covid-19 death toll, which have  puzzled many, raise concerns if there are more virus  fatalities than what the government is reporting, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/05/2021), How the raging coronavirus pandemic is tearing families apart : The government’s inefficiency and apathy towards handling the pandemic has made things much more challenging for people infected with Covid-19, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 13/05/2021), Chief coordinator of Pashupati crematorium says he had never seen so many bodies : Subash Karki and his staff of 35 have been cremating bodies of Covid-19 victims day and night, by Anup Ojha (kp 13/05/2021)

Goverment asks private hospitals to set up oxygen plants (ht 13/05/2021)

600 oxygen cylinders to be flown from Oman to Nepal on Saturday (rep 13/05/2021)

Nepal’s vaccination status : The country so far has received 3.14 million doses and used 2.39 million of them (kp 13/05/2021)

Service unavailable : They should have made sure the online registration system was crashproof  (kp 13/05/2021)

Oxygen shortage costs 14 lives : Three Covid-19 patients died at Bhim Hospital and 11 at Corona Special Hospital in Rupandehi on Wednesday, by Sanju Paudel and Madhav Dhungana (kp 13/05/2021), Oxygen shortage claims 16 lives in Rupandehi hospitals (ht 13/05/2021)

Nepal records 9,238 new Covid-19 cases with 168 more deaths : The Health Ministry reports 168 new deaths including figures from past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 12/05/2021), Nepal’s active COVID-19 case tally surpasses 100,000 with 9,305 new cases recorded in past 24 hours (rep 12/05/2021), Nepal records 9,305 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 3,924 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 12/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 4,252 with 168 new fatalities (kh 12/05/2021)

COVID-19 Wave II: Where will Nepal go?, by Hom Nath Chalise (rep 12/05/2021)

Nepal’s health system cracks under the strain of rising Covid-19 cases : More people are in dire need of oxygen, but plants are falling short of production, as hospitals say they cannot take new patients for lack of the life-saving gas, by Shuvam Dhungana and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/05/2021)

Hospitals stop admitting COVID-19 patients as govt sets quota on oxygen cylinders (rep 12/05/2021)

72 of Nepal’s 77 districts under prohibitory orders to curb further spread of COVID-19 : Nepal on the road to complete prohibitory order (rep 12/05/2021)

Health emergency or complete lockdown is necessary: ​​Health Minister (rep 12/05/2021)

Shocking scenario : Most of the people, as per health experts, are dying from the coronavirus due to lack of oxygen cylinders in the hospitals (ht 12/05/2021)

Desperate to return home, people are making arduous journeys on foot : Authorities in Gorkha district do not have any record of people returning and leaving Gorkha amid Covid-19 restrictions, by Hariram Upreti (kp 12/05/2021)

Ensure Fair Deal In Vaccinating Citizens, by Namrata Sharma (rn 12/05/2021)

Nepal records another highest single-day spike with 9,317 new Covid-19 cases as death toll crosses 4,000 mark : The Health Ministry reports 225 new deaths including figures from past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army (kp 11/05/2021), Nepal records 9,483 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 3,927 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 11/05/2021), 225 new deaths added in past 24 hours, Nepal's death tally goes past 4,000 (rep 11/05/2021), Adjustment of COVID-19 fatalities puts death toll at 4,084 (kh 11/05/2021)

Health equipment including 400 oxygen cylinders donated by China arrive in Kathmandu (rep 11/05/2021)

Nepal reports more Covid-19 deaths and record daily new infections : An independent research shows the Indian double mutant variant, which a WHO  scientist says is more resistant to vaccines, in some samples in the Valley. by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/05/2021)

No time for complacence – get ready for next wave of COVID- 19 (rep 11/05/2021)

Teku Hospital stops conducting PCR tests until further notice (rep 11/05/2021)

Nepal Medical College asks corona patients to get discharged by 4 PM today, owing to oxygen crunch (rep 11/05/2021)

Prohibitory orders in Kathmandu Valley extended by 15 days (rep 11/05/2021), Prohibitory orders in Valley extended until May 27 : Shops selling daily essentials to remain open until 10am. Construction work at sites except national pride projects to be halted, by Anup Ojha (kp 11/05/2021)

Nepali orders for Covid-19 supplies on low priority for Chinese firms : Some suppliers have cancelled import plans after learning that supplies cannot be delivered immediately, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/05/2021)

The hunt for O2 : We cannot wait two months to bring the lifesaving resources by sea (kp 11/05/2021)

Shortage of oxygen at Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital in Kohalpur : The hospital had stopped admitting Covid-19 patients citing oxygen shortage in the last week, by Thakur Singh Tharu and Rupa Gahatraj (kp 11/05/2021, Tikapur Hospital grapples with oxygen shortage, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 11/05/2021)

Nepal records highest single-day spike with 9,127 new Covid-19 cases : Health Ministry says 139 deaths based on statistics from the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre and Nepal Army (kp 10/05/2021) [The Oli government really has it all under control!], Nepal records 9,271 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 10/05/2021), 139 succumb to COVID-19 in 24 hours, a single day high death toll (kh 10/05/2021)

Hospitals requiring recommendation for oxygen raises concerns about red tape : Authorities say there is uneven distribution of oxygen and they needed to step in  to address shortage in a  coordinated way. Police have also stepped in, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/05/2021), Taskforce to manage oxygen supply (ht 10/05/2021), NRNA to supply oxygen concentrators to Nepal (ht 10/05/2021)

Delayed PCR test reports risk coronavirus transmission in Sarlahi district : Those who were in contact with the suspects can transmit virus to others while waiting for reports, health workers say, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 10/05/2021)

Nepal reports 8,777 new cases in the past 24 hours : Nationwide coronavirus infection tally reaches 394,667. Number of active cases stands at 88,160 (kp 09/05/2021), Nepal records 8,850 new cases, 4,422 recoveries and 88 deaths in 24 hours : COVID-19 cases doubling every week (rep 09/05/2021), Nepal records 8,850 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 4,198 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 09/05/2021), Kathmandu Valley recorded 4,198 new cases of COVID-19 in past 24 hours (rep 09/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 test positivity rate, transmission rate almost double than that of India (rep 09/05/2021)

Valley hospitals face shortage of oxygen, many have stopped admitting patients : Oxygen manufacturers say demand has gone up four times their production capacity. China has given 3,500 cylinders as a grant but they will take three weeks to arrive, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/05/2021), Oli’s virus ‘situation under control’ remark meets with criticism : Crisis continues to deepen with over 8,000 new cases  and 53 deaths. Many from Oli’s orbit and over two dozen lawmakers test positive ahead of May 10 House session, by Tika R Pradhan and Binod Ghimire (kp 09/05/2021) [??? Bring Mr Oli under control immediately!], Covid-19 hospitals in Province 1 overwhelmed with patients : BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences stops admitting new patients citing lack of beds, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 09/05/2021), Deaths likely to soar with oxygen crunch (ht 09/05/2021), Oxygen producing firms directed not to sell, distribute cylinders without health ministry’s consent (rep 09/05/2021)

ICUs in Valley overwhelmed, patients are flying out to other cities, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 09/05/2021)

Prohibitory orders likely to be extended by two more weeks (kh 09/05/2021), DCCMC recommends extending prohibitory order in Kathmandu Valley for 15 more days (rep 10/05/2021)

Government mobilises its missions seeking aid to fight pandemic : Foreign Ministry has written to all Nepali missions abroad, asking them to find help from the host countries. A diplomat in Delhi says India will resume supply of vaccines to Nepal from June-July, by Anil Giri (kp 09/05/2021)

Why a group is signing a petition asking the US to provide vaccines to Nepal : A group of Nepalis and US citizens of Nepali origin started the signature campaign after Washington announced it would share 60 million AstraZeneca vaccines with the world, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 09/05/2021)

With all hospital beds occupied, telemedicine on the rise : More people are taking consultations via digital means due to the stay-at-home orders and the risk of Covid-19 transmission at healthcare facilities, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/05/2021)

Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 3,632 with 53 more deaths : With 8,287 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 83,493 according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 08/05/2021), COVID-19 in Nepal: Daily-case count drops, recovery number rises (rep 08/05/2021), Nepal records 8,418 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 08/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,662 with 53 new fatalities (kh 08/05/2021)

Nepal wanted to buy millions of jabs. Here’s how it failed : Over the past months, conflicting narratives have emerged on what went wrong in Health Ministry that leave the country without vaccines, as virus crisis deepens, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/05/2021), Govt rules out vaccine import in near future (ht 08/05/2021), Elderly waiting for second dose , by Sabitri Dhakal(ht 08/05/2021)

Residents in Karnali and Sudurpaschim hit hard by the second wave of pandemic : Pandemic brings challenges to regions suffering from lack of proper health care system, and poor road connectivity, by Hari Gautam, Chhapal Lama, Menuka Dhungana and Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 08/05/2021)

Number of districts under prohibitory orders climbs to 62 : Full prohibitory orders in 49 and partial in 13 districts (kh 08/05/2021)

Frontline security personnel lack safety gear, support from agencies : If one officer catches the virus, there is a risk of infection spreading among many as they eat and live together, by Shuvam Dhungana and Anup Ojha (kp 08/05/2021)

Wide-body plane flying to Beijing to bring oxygen cylinders (rep 08/05/2021), Medical supplies including oxygen cylinders and ventilators ready to be delivered to Nepal: China (rep 08/05/2021), 400 oxygen cylinders to be brought from China in first phase (kh 08/05/2021)

Nepal reports another record infections with 9,023 testing positive and 50 deaths : Friday is the first time that the country crossed the 9,000-mark in new Covid-19 cases. Of the total PCR tests, 45 percent returned positive results (kp 07/05/2021), Nepal records highest-ever 9,196 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 4,106 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 07/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,579 with 50 new fatalities (kh 07/05/2021)

Local authorities are pushing contact tracing, but many residents believe it is too little, too late, by Aishwarya Baidar (Record 07/05/2021))

This is war : There is no comparison between the first and the second wave, the next two months will be difficult (nt 07/05/2021)

Microcosms of a pandemic : In the absence of government, municipalities and communities on the frontlines manage the second wave, by Sonia Awale (nt 07/05/2021)

udurpaschim records highest death toll as coronavirus transmission spikes (rep 07/05/2021), Ten die of COVID-19 in Bheri Hospital and Nepalgunj Medical College in 24 hours (rep 07/05/2021)

As private hospitals turn away COVID patients, government hospitals treat them in chairs and corridors, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 07/05/2021)

Govt says ICU beds are available, but hospitals have a different story to tell : There are 754 ICU beds and 365 ventilators available in various hospitals across the country, according to the latest data from MoHP, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 07/05/2021)

Oxygen cylinder shortage worsens, hospitals gasp for air, by Dilip Poudel (rep 07/05/2021)

How Nepal can survive 2nd Covid wave : Masking up, physical separation and mass immunisation, by Buddha Basnyat (nt 07/05/2021)

Pandemic is getting out of hand, as government has its focus misplaced  : Officials fail to heed fundamentals like increasing contact tracing and testing as they see lockdowns as only option, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/05/2021)

With hospitals occupied, Covid-19 patients are dying at home : At least four persons have died in home isolation over the past few days, as they could not find hospitals that would take them in, by Thakur Singh Tharu and Rupa Gahatraj (kp 07/05/2021)

Active cases in Kathmandu Metropolitan City cross 4,000 mark : Officials say isolation centres will come into operation from next week, by Anup Ojha (kp 07/05/2021)

Covid-19 hospital in Janakpur caught off guard by second wave : None of the ventilators at the hospital are in working order, officials say, by Santosh Singh (kp 07/05/2021)

Govt seizes 6,484 oxygen cylinders in Valley (kh 07/05/2021)

Nepal reports highest ever single-day spike with 8,970 testing positive and 54 deaths : Thursday is the second consecutive day the country has recorded over 8,000 new infections, with 44 percent of total tests returning positive results (kp 06/05/2021), Nepal records highest-ever 9,070 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 3,972 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 06/05/2021), Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,529 with 54 new fatalities (kh 06/05/2021)

Govt makes public status of medical infrastructure to tackle COVID-19 (kh 06/05/2021)

Eight quarantine hotels for passengers from India (ht 06/05/2021)

With additional assistance, US government to scale up response against COVID-19 in Nepal (kh 06/05/2021)

Lumbini Provincial Hospital runs short on oxygen cylinders (kh 06/05/2021)

No plan B to break infection chain as virus continues to rage : Experts say prohibitory orders can slow the spread of the coronavirus but until there  are other measures simultaneously in place, a let-up in the surge is unlikely, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/05/2021), Govt's indecision threatens vaccination drive : Agents of vaccine producing companies want advance payment, health ministry not ready to pay (ht 06/05/2021)

Flight suspension stalls Covid-19-related imports : Suppliers say almost all oxygen concentrators in the market have already sold out causing an acute shortage of equipment, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/05/2021)

Hospital turning away coronavirus patients for a lack of sufficient oxygen supply : Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital has oxygen enough for only 127 out of 300 beds for coronavirus patients, by Madhu Shahi (kp 06/05/2021)

Covid-19 patients from low, middle income can’t afford beds in private hospitals : The government should coordinate with private hospitals to give services to the general public as state-run hospitals cannot cope with rising number of cases, doctors say, by Anup Ojha (kp 06/05/2021)

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