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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 Ďof concerní, the same category as the highly transmissible Delta variant, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/11/2021)

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 donít 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 doesnít 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 Capitalís 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 Ďdemand saturationí : 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 pipelineómost due to arrive by the yearís 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)

Chinaís 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 Ministerís Office is blocking Health Ministryís 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 Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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)

Nepalís 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)

ĎNo mask: No serviceí 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 havenít 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 Nepalís 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, Kathmanduís 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 Valleyís 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 Nepalís 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 ó and deaths : Delays in seeking treatment due to the similarity of scrub typhusí 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 Nepalís 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 Valleyís 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 Hobsonís choice : With online classes halted, guardians say they donít  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)

Indiaís 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), Nepalís 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 countryís 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), Nepalís 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)

Nepalís response to Covid-19 failed to ensure peopleís 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 Pfizerís 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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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 itís premature to  conclude Nepal is close to reaching herd immunity, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/08/2021), Much fuss about nothing : The Health Ministryís 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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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 ĎGaijatraí: 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, Nepalís 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 Generalís 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, Nepalís 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), Nepalís death tally reaches 10,485 with 30 new deaths recorded on Saturday (rep 21/08/2021)

13 percent of Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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 Ďsmart lockdowní 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, Nepalís 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), Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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 : ĎValley placed in red zoneí (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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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), Valleyís night-time ban on vehicles criticised as impractical, short-sighted : Kathmanduís chief district officer defends restrictions on peopleís 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, Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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 : Governmentís 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 Valleyís 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), Nepalís 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 Govtís 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 shouldíve 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), Nepalís 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), Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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 bidderís, 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)

ĎThe situation can get out of hand anytime soon as cases riseí, 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, peopleís 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 Municipalityís 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 Ďsmart lockdowní 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)

Nepalís 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)

Nepalís 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 Indiaís 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)

Biratnagarís vaccination drive mirrors Kathmanduís 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 (kŁ 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 arenít 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)

Nepalís 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)

Kathmanduís 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 : Nepalís 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 governmentís 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 wasnít 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 Chinaís 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 ĎCorona Guardí (kh 15/07/2021)

All you need to know about Nepalís vaccination status : With doses gradually arriving and commitment for more vaccines, the countryís 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, Nepalís 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)

Donít 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)

Nepalís 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 ĎPolicyí as Opposed to a Covid ĎResponseí, by Apurva Simgh (rep 03/07/2021)

As US supplies vaccines to some countries, Nepal waits and wonders : Nepal fails to become Washingtonís 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?], NACís 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 isnít 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 Modernaís inability to sign any deal within this year shrinks governmentís 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: Nepalís 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 Ďinducedí 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: Whatís 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 : Oliís focus is on politics rather than governance, as he has been shuffling ministers, including at Health Ministry, and thereís a lack of will, not resources, to arrange for the jabs, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/06/2021)

The real cost of Nepalís 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 Nepalís elderly for 2nd dose : Running out of time for their second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine has added to the woes of Nepalís seniors, by Deepali Shrestha (nt 25/06/2021)

Anger grows in Nepal over Covid vaccine delays : ďNepalis 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 Nepalís 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 itís 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 peopleís 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 theyíve 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)

Nepalís 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 thereís 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 populationís 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 Ďsmart lockdowní 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 Presidentís letters for vaccines a diplomatic failure, observers say : There has not even been Ďreciprocal responseí to the Presidentís 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)

ďOxygen, vaccines, essential medical supplies urgently needed,Ē 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 canít 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, Nepalís 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 theyíre reaching out to all sources (kp 13/06/2021)

Risk communication strategy key to fighting virus, but thereís 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 Ďloosení prohibitory orders enforced in Valley after June 14 : ďThe government wonít lift the prohibitory orders completely. It will be loosened gradually, placing some necessary restrictionsĒ (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)

ĎChinese companyís non-disclosure on price impeded vaccine procurementí (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 : Nepalís 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), Nepalís 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 Chinaís Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine : With this the number of vaccines that Nepalís 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. Hereís 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 ďNepal variantĒ 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 victimsí 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), Nepalís 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)

Nepalís 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-19ís 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), Nepalís 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), Nepalís 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 yearís 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), ďThere was no option but to jump off the window to save our livesĒ (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), Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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 Kathmanduís hectic diplomatic push : Announcement follows President Bhandariís 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), Nepalís 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), Nepalís 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 ďLetís collect oxygen cylinders, save livesĒ 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), Nepalís 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 governmentís 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 : Nepalís 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), Nepalís 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), Nepalís 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), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 6024 with 177 new fatalities (kh 21/05/2021)

Nepalís humanitarian emergency : Nepalís leaders need to demonstrate the same acumen they have shown at fighting each other to fight the virus (nt 21/05/2021), Itís an Emergency : Nepalís most immediate needs: oxygen and vaccines, by Sonia Awale (nt 21/05/2021), ďNepal is a priority for vaccine shipmentsĒ, interview with Nepalís 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 : Itís 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), Nepalís 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), Nepalís 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)

Indiaís 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, Nepalís 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 Valleyís 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), Nepalís 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, Nepalís 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 wonít 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 authoritiesí 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 agencyís director general also called on rich countries to help in the equitable distribution of vaccines to avoid a Ďmoral catastropheí (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), Nepalís 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)

Nepalís 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), Nepalís 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 governmentís 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)

Nepalís 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), Nepalís 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), Nepalís 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)

Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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 Ė 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), Nepalís 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), Oliís virus Ďsituation under controlí remark meets with criticism : Crisis continues to deepen with over 8,000 new cases  and 53 deaths. Many from Oliís 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 ministryís 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)

Nepalís 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), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,662 with 53 new fatalities (kh 08/05/2021)

Nepal wanted to buy millions of jabs. Hereís 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), Nepalís 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), Nepalís 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 canít 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)

Nepal reports another highest ever single-day death toll with 58 deaths and record-high new cases at 8,605 : This is the first time ever since the beginning of the pandemic that the country has recorded over 8,000 new infections, with 41 percent of total tests returning positive results (kp 05/05/2021), Nepal records highest-ever 8,659 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 3,835 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 05/05/2021), Kathmandu Valley's Daily COVID-19 Cases Hit Record High With 4,825 New Infections (rn 05/05/2021), Nepal witnesses its highest daily COVID-19 deaths, 58 fatalities registered (kh 05/05/2021)

Number of districts under prohibitory orders climbs to 51 : Full prohibitory orders in 39 and partial in 12 districts (kh 05/05/2021)

Fear keeps Bajura dwellers from testing for COVID-19 despite virus symptoms (ht 05/05/2021)

Complacency, miscalculation and missteps : Country records highest daily coronavirus death toll and new cases. Oliís chest-thumping and false claims  continue as vaccine supply is nowhere in sight. 47 percent of total tests return positive results, by Arjun Poudel and Binod Ghimire (kp 05/05/2021)

Covid-19 bonanza : They cannot turn the crisis into a money minting festival (kp 05/05/2021)

A man died outside a pharmacy after three hospitals in Janakpur turned him away : Janakpur Provincial Hospital turned a Covid-19 suspect away citing a lack of beds in the ICU. The man went to two  private hospitals before returning home because he could not afford treatment there, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 05/05/2021)

Government importing 20,000 oxygen cylinders, 100 ventilators from China : Some of the cylinders could arrive as early as next week, Health Ministry says, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/05/2021)

Kathmandu woefully slow in Covid-19 preparedness compared to Lalitpur and Bhaktapur : Mayor Shakya says Kathmandu has a huge floating population and serious cases from other districts are referred to hospitals in the Capital, by Anup Ojha (kp 05/05/2021)

Nepal reports highest ever single-day death toll with 55 deaths and record high new cases at 7,587 : This is the third consecutive day the country has recorded over 7,000 new infections, with 47 percent of total tests returning positive results (kp 04/05/2021), Nepal records highest-ever 7,660 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 3,893 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 04/05/2021), Nepal witnesses its highest daily COVID-19 deaths, 55 fatalities registered (kh 04/05/2021)

Nation Battling Raging Pandemic, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 04/05/2021), Turn Prohibitory Orders To Account, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 04/05/2021)

Authorities enforced antigen tests but failed to increase numbers : Such tests at border points could have been helpful  but they were few and far between, experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/05/2021)

While state-run hospitals are overwhelmed, private ones are turning away patients : Frontline health workers at both public and private hospitals were prioritised for Covid-19 vaccines so that  they would work to save lives. Private hospitals cannot shirk their responsibilities, experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/05/2021)

Kanchanpur ambulance drivers hesitant to ferry Covid-19 patients : While families of patients complain of a lack of ambulance services, ambulance drivers say they worry about their health safety, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 04/05/2021)

Kathmandu Valley district administration offices decide to enforce prohibitory orders more strictly : Shops selling essential foodstuffs will be allowed to open only in the mornings and up to 9 am. Vehicle passes will not be issued anymore (kp 04/05/2021), Prohibitory order in Kathmandu Valley extended till May 12 (kh 04/05/2021)

Nepal records highest single day toll of 37 Covid-19 deaths and record daily surge with 7,388 cases : The countrywide infection tally has reached 343,418, with the number of active cases at 54,041 (kp 03/05/2021), Nepal records highest-ever 7,448 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 3,666 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 03/05/2021), Nepal sees yet another highest single day rise of 7,448 new COVID-19 cases (rep 03/05/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,362 with 37 new fatalities (kh 03/05/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 3,666 cases on Monday alone, 29,265 cases in last 26 days (rep 03/05/2021)

China to provide 20,000 oxygen gas cylinders as Nepal struggles to cope with COVID-19 pandemic (rep 03/05/2021)

Nepal requests US govt to provide COVID-19 vaccines (rep 03/05/2021)

Dozens of Hyatt Regency employees contract COVID-19 as the hotel continues booking for wedding ceremonies (rep 03/05/2021)

Retired medics be hired for one year to tackle COVID-19 pandemic: PM Oli (rep 03/05/2021)

Social media comes to the rescue of some in search of Covid-19 treatment : Platforms dedicated to help those in need of beds, oxygen, therapeutics  have sprung up as the strain on the healthcare system grows, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 03/05/2021)

After Health Ministry bows out, municipal officials bear the brunt of Covid-19 crisis : Ward chiefs say theyíre flooded with phone calls from people asking for hospital beds. Kathmandu lacks isolation or quarantine facilities, infected persons canít access bottled oxygen, by Anup Ojha (kp 03/05/2021)

Nepal records highest-ever 7,211 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 3,595 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 02/05/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,325 with 27 new fatalities (kh 02/05/2021)

Three succumb to coronavirus in Kanchanpur (kh 02/05/2021), Eight more persons die of coronavirus in Pokhara (kh 02/05/2021)

Covid-19 peak yet to arrive, warn experts as they lay stress on curbing infections : Doctors say increasing number of beds and keeping  an eye on possible hoarding of oxygen cylinders, as well  as expanding testing, should be an immediate priority, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/05/2021)

Remote Sankhuwasabha lags in Covid-19 preparedness : The Province 1 district does not have a single PCR machine, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 02/05/2021)

No oxygen for households without doctorsí prescription, manufacturers say : Households with chronically ill and Covid-19 patients in home isolation are holding on to oxygen tanks over shortage fears, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/05/2021)

Prohibitory period to continue until May 13 in Kailali (kh 02/05/2021)

India returnees put Bajura at virus risk (ht 02/05/2021)

Government to add 1,000 more beds for COVID-19 patients in Kathmandu (kh 02/05/2021)

Prohibitory order in the Valley to be tightened from today (rep 02/05/2021)

Authorities enforce prohibitory orders in Makwanpur from today (kh 02/05/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,298 with 19 more deaths : With 5,706 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 43,213 according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 01/05/2021), Nepal records 5,763 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 2,495 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 01/05/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,298 with 19 new fatalities (kh 01/05/2021)

ĎWe give upí : Health Ministry asks people to be Ďsensibleí, saying the health system cannot cope, as hospitals have run out of beds with new cases crossing the 5,000 mark, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/05/2021) [Since Oli and other top politicians are largely to blame for this situation, this is a declaration of bankruptcy by the government and party political circles!], Number of coronavirus patients needing ventilators, intensive care up significantly in Nepal, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 01/05/2021)

Inflow of patients rises further at Nepalgunj Medical College even as hospital runs of out of beds with oxygen (rep 01/05/2021)

These 22 districts are extremely affected by COVID-19, health ministry urges public to adhere to health protocol (rep 01/05/2021), Prohibitory orders enforced in 25 districts as COVID-19 cases see a sharp spike (rep 01/05/2021), Prohibitory orders imposed in 27 districts to curb COVID-19 (kh 01/05/2021)

Karnali hospitals donít have enough health professionals to fight Covid-19 : The situation in the province is becoming increasingly worrisome since mortality rate among Covid-19 patients is high, medics say, by Kalendra Sejuwal (kp 01/05/2021)

It will take at least two months for oxygen cylinders to arrive, gas manufacturers say : Some manufacturers fear slump in market demand for oxygen after the pandemic is over, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/05/2021)

Permit no longer needed for essential services within Kathmandu : From Friday, the District Administration Office, Kathmandu started issuing permits only to those who have to travel out of the Valley for funeral rites or highly essential purposes, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 01/05/2021)

Sankhu continues jatra celebration despite COVID-19 restrictions (rep 01/05/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,279 with 33 more deaths : With 5,657 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 38,813 according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 30/04/2021), Nepal records 5,727 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 2,956 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 30/04/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,279 with 33 new fatalities (kh 30/04/2021)

CCMC meeting for stricter implementation of prohibitory order (kh 30/04/2021)

Patan and Bir hospitals gear up to treat 1,000 virus patients (kh 30/04/2021)

Banke records mortality of 11 coronavirus-infected people in single day (rep 30/04/2021), Six COVID-19 patients died at Karnali COVID Hospital in past 24 hours (rep 30/04/2021), Three more COVID-19 infected die in Birgunj (kh 30/04/2021)

ďOur health system canít contain the pandemicĒ : Health Minister blames middlemen for the delay in vaccine procurement, says it is up to the public how long the lockdown will last (interview) (nt 30/04/2021)

Scrambling for jabs, Nepal in talks with Russia, China, US : With India, the vaccine powerhouse, itself in dire need  of international support, the government looks to other countries to acquire shots as coronavirus cases surge, by Anil Giri (kp 30/04/2021)

Get back to basics, increase tests, experts say, as rising cases overwhelm hospitals : Positivity rate continues to be high which means either there is not enough testing or infection is very widespread in society. On Thursday, it was 38 percent, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/04/2021)

Kanchanpur border point faces shortage of antigen testing kits : Around 700 to 800 people are returning home from Gadda Chauki border point on a daily basis. However, only a tiny fraction of them are being tested for Covid-19, health officials say, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 30/04/2021)

First day of lockdown in Capital: Main roads empty but back alleys largely unaffected : Police detain more than 2,400 individuals and 1,920 vehicles for breaching the prohibitory orders, by Anup Ojha and Shuvam Dhungana (kp 30/04/2021)

Thousands of Nepali migrant workers from Sudur Pashchim Province return home as India is hit by the worst wave of COVID-19 (rep 30/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,246 with 35 more deaths : With 4,831 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 34,117 according to the Ministry of Health and Population kp 29/04/2021), Nepal records 4,928 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,561 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 29/04/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,246 with 35 new fatalities (kh 29/04/2021)

As virus cases surge, more children are testing positive for Covid-19 : Children usually respond to regular medications, but rush them to hospital if symptoms, which resemble those of a typical viral infection, and fever continue, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/04/2021), ĎSecond wave of COVID-19 not sparing even healthy youths in Nepalí (rep 29/04/2021)

Prohibitory orders come into effect in Kathmandu Valley : Amid the surge in the second wave of the coronavirus, authorities have enforced restrictions in a bid to break the chain of virus infection (kp 29/04/2021)

Covid-19 patients in Pokhara face difficulty getting treatment : Most government hospitals across Gandaki Province and Covid-19 designated hospitals  in the city face a hard battle against the virus in light of a shortage of health personnel, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 29/04/2021)

Sudurpaschim not prepared to tackle Covid-19 surgeThe pandemic has only highlighted the already poor health infrastructure in the province, health workers say, by Arjun Shah (kp 29/04/2021)

COVID-19 pandemic: Calls for resilient OSH systems, by Richard Howard (ht 29/04/2021)

Nepalís lockdown 2.0, new Covid curbs on travel, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/04/2021)

COVID-19 cases sharply rise in Karnali (kh 29/04/2021)

Govt exempts customs duty, VAT and excise duty on import of medical equipment including oxygen cylinder (rep 29/04/2021)

Over 200,000 leave Valley in past three days (kh 29/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,211 with 17 more deaths : With 4,774 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 30,209 according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 28/04/2021), 4,897 new cases of COVID-19, 17 more deaths recorded in Nepal in past 24 hours (rep 28/04/2021), Nepal records 4,897 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 2,047 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 28/04/2021)

How governmentís effort to diversify vaccine procurement has fallen flat : Delivery of vaccines from India remains uncertain. Officials  say funding is no issue but are hesitating to go for Chinese and Russian vaccines because of their high prices, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Arjun Poudel (kp 28/04/2021), Whatís with the delay? The government must ensure that all  eligible citizens are inoculated (kp 29/04/2021)

COVID-19 Ward of Bheri Hospital full, patients returning home (rep 28/04/2021)

Vaccine chaos : The government must set up an online preregistration system for an effective vaccine rollout (kp 28/04/2021)

Govt makes 10-day quarantine mandatory for all arrivals (ht 28/04/2021)

PPE stock at Bheri hospital depleting fast (rep 28/04/2021)

People leaving Capital in droves : Health experts fear these masses could spread the disease to remote villages untouched by  the virus and call for strict monitoring of visitors by communities and local governments, by Anup Ojha (kp 28/04/2021)

2,200 police to be deployed to enforce prohibitory orders in Kathmandu Valley : Grocery sections of department stores to open only in the mornings and  evenings just like other groceries, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 28/04/2021)

Foreigners barred entry from Jhapa borders : Covid-19 hospital in Dharan struggling to cope with growing number of patients, by Parbat Portel (kp 28/04/2021

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,194 with 18 more deaths : With 4,364 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 26,225 according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 27/04/2021), Nepal records 4,524 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,966 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 27/04/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,194 with 18 new fatalities (kh 27/04/2021), Four more COVID-19 related deaths recorded at Nepalgunj Medical College, taking Bankeís death tally to 93 (rep 27/04/2021)

ĎProhibitory orders help in breaking chain of infection, but the period should be utilised for preparationí, interview with Krishna Prasad Paudel, director of the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (kp 27/04/2021)

Back to square one, or even worse : No contact tracing even as the number of active cases crosses the 20,000 mark. Country reports 3,442 new cases and 12 deaths, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/04/2021), Set up soup kitchens : With yet another lockdown, we are back to square one. Are we better prepared this time? (kp 27/04/2021) [Definitely not! The Oli government has been busy all along with power struggles, breaking the constitution and laws and suppressing basic human rights! There was no time to deal with such trivial things as the pandemic!], Take harsh measures : Nepal may not have much of a choice other than to place extraordinary civil restrictions to break the chains of infection (ht 27/04/2021)

Prohibitory orders enforced in Kathmandu Valley for 15 days starting Thursday : Decision comes amid rising number of coronavirus cases in the Valley, which recorded more than half the total new infections reported across the country in the past 24 hours, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 27/04/2021), What all services will be allowed and what are banned during prohibitory orders? The prohibitory orders will come into effect from 6am Thursday and remain in place for 15 days kp 27/04/2021), People leave Kathmandu prior to enforcement of 15-day prohibitory order : Those living in Kathmandu are returning home as the government decided to issue prohibitory order for at least 15 days in high-risk districts including Kathmandu Valley kp 27/04/2021)

Border point in eastern part of country sans holding centres (kh 27/04/2021)

Govt warns action against the labs levying high charge for COVID test (kh 27/04/2021)

Covid-19 preparedness and response lax in Kathmandu Metropolitan City : Health experts warn the City cannot afford to repeat last yearís mistakes this time as the situation is much worse, by Anup Ojha (kp 27/04/2021)

Covid-19 patients sharing beds at Narayani HospitalThe hospital is struggling to cope with the surge in cases due to a shortage of beds and other necessary supporting infrastructure, by Bhusan Yadav and Shankar Acharya (kp 27/04/2021)

Nepal sees 3,556 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,912 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 26/04/2021), Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,176 with 12 more deaths : With 3,442 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 22,434 according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 26/04/2021)

72 people die of COVID-19 in three days : 252 in ICU, 65 in ventilator and 1,594 in institutional isolation centers, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 26/04/2021)

Large crowds gather outside hospitals for first jab : A majority of people are found waiting outside hospitals from as early as 6am (kp 26/04/2021)

Police holds 370 people from Kathmandu and Lalitpur for not wearing a mask (kp 26/04/2021)

Week-long lockdown in Banke from midnight Monday (rep 26/04/2021), Week-long prohibitory order in Kathmandu starting Thursday as the COVID-19 cases see a fresh surge (rep 26/04/2021)

Adult population increasingly driving virus spread : Doctors stress restrictions on mobility to flatten the curve, which has been going up unpredictably, as the country reports over 3,000 new cases and 28 deaths, by Arjun poudel (kp 26/04/2021), High risk of Covid spread in absence of quarantine centres, by Madhav Aryal and Birendra KC (kp 26/04/2021)

Local administrations given authority to impose prohibitory orders : Educational institutions cannot hold examinations and people entering Nepal have to stay in quarantine, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 26/04/2021)

A system that failed in the fight against pandemic : Failure to empower sub-national governments and political games in Kathmandu impacted provinces, thereby  deepening the coronavirus crisis, experts say, by Anil Giri (kp 26/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,164 with 28 more deaths : With 3,032 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 19,382 according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 25/04/2021), Nepal sees 3,122 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 25/04/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,164 with 28 new fatalities (kh 25/04/2021), Coronavirus claims 28 lives in a day in Nepal (ht 26/04/2021)

People ignoring social distancing measures despite spike in infections : When government officials and politicians themselves have been organising functions and rallies in defiance of  Covid-19 restrictions, ordinary people have stopped taking precautions, experts say, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 25/04/2021) [This criminal behaviour of Oli and the other so-called top politicians was a deliberate part of their ruthless and self-serving power struggles!]

23,137 children infected so far in Nepal; 40 dead (kh 25/04/2021)

Second wave of COVID-19: ĎHard to save critically-ill patientsí, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 25/04/2021)

As cases surge and hospitals fill up, doctors are worried : With only seriously ill cases coming for treatment, doctors say that the virus is much more widespread than daily infection data shows and the next two months will be critical, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/04/2021), Amid fears of oxygen shortage, government talks to suppliers : Manufacturers say production is sufficient but supply could be disrupted if hospitals start hoarding oxygen.  To increase capacity, more cylinders need to be imported, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/04/2021), Lax health security checks at Darchula  border points ; There is no official record of entries through five of the six border points in Darchula, by Manoj Badu (kp 25/04/2021)

Govt mulls over subsidizing customs duty on import of oxygen gas cylinders (rep 25/04/2021) [Please take time, you're not in a hurry to decide!!]

Five succumb to COVID-19 in a night in Banke : As many as 429 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours (rep 25/04/2021), COVID death toll in Banke climbs to 180 (kh 25/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,136 with 14 more deaths : With 2,486 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 16,828 according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 24/04/2021), Nepal sees 2,618 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours (kh 24/04/2021), Banke reports seven new deaths linked with COVID-19 (kh 24/04/2021)

Nepal seeks support in virus fight from crisis-hit India : The request for oxygen, antiviral drug and intensive care beds exposes the governmentís inaction despite warnings of a looming crisis, experts say, by Anil Giri (kp 24/04/2021)

Hospitals across Lumbini overwhelmed with increasing Covid-19 caseloadIll-equipped hospitals with limited staff are unable to handle the rising number of coronavirus cases, health workers say, by Madhu Shahi and Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 24/04/2024)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,122 with five more deaths : With 2,449 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 14,724 according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 23/04/2021), Nepal records 2,559 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours (kh 23/04/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 940 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 23/04/2021)

The Covid tsunami : The new surge is more lethal, but the prevention methods against the virus remain the same (nt 23/04/2021)

With rising cases of COVID-19, hospitals lack ventilators and ICU beds in Valley (kh 23/04/2021)

When governance took a backseat, second wave took hold : At border points, authorities are failing to conduct tests and quarantine people, just as health facilities are on the verge of buckling under the caseload, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/04/2021) [The Oli government is behaving almost more incompetently and irresponsibly than during the first Corona wave!]

COVID-19 wards crowded with patients, doctors suggest lockdown to break chain of infection, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 23/04/2021)

Health ministry seeks Rs 33 billion for vaccines (ht 23/04/2021)

Government mismanagement  leads to crowding at hospitals : Many were forced to return without getting the jabs despite waiting in line for hours, by Anup Ojha (kp 23/04/2021)

Authorities scramble to manage hospitals as Covid-19 cases surge in Karnali Province : Health officials say the current health infrastructure of the province will be overwhelmed if the caseload keeps increasing, by Chandani Kathayat (kp 23/04/2021)

Sound the alarm, by Ishita Shahi and Aishwarya Baidar (Record 22/04/2021)

Nepal records 2,428 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours (kh 22/04/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 1,174 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 22/04/2021)

Lives vs livelihoods? Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, lockdown fears loom : Authorities must devise strategies to contain the spread without imposing blanket restrictions as such curbs can severely impact the economy and the people, analysts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/04/2021), Red alert : The government has to stop waiting for things to turn worse and urgently prepare for the worst (kp 22/04/2021)

Authorities told to keep ambulances on standby as Covid-19 cases swell, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/04/2021)

COVID-19 crisis worsens in Nepalgunj as 337 new cases detected in past 24 hours (rep 22/04/2021), More than 200 out of 350 swab samples test positive for Covid-19 at Bheri Hospital : The recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Banke has prompted the local administration to impose lockdown in Nepalgunj (kh 22/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,112 with 10 more deaths : With 2,220 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 10,582, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 21/04/2021), Nepal records 2,351 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours (kh 21/04/2021), 2,351 new cases of COVID-19 recorded across the country in past 24 hours, cases doubling every four days (rep 21/04/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 1,051 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 21/04/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,112 with 10 new fatalities (kh 21/04/2021)

ďCOVID-19 infection rate will get further worse if public health standards are not followedĒ (rep 21/04/2021) [A lockdown is much more urgent than last year, but this time it must be carried out considerably more rationally and humanely! In particular, all public gatherings and festivals must be strictly prohibited.]

Nepal grants conditional emergency use approval to Russian Sputnik V vaccineThis is the fourth Covid-19 jab to get emergency use authorisation after Covishield, Covaxin and BBIBP-CorV, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/04/2021)

Most hospitals do not have ready supply of oxygen : Experts criticise lax preparations as the Health Ministry projects an additional 300,000 Covid-19 cases by July, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/04/2021), Oxygen shortage hits Narayani Hospital (ht 22/04/2021)

Thousands participate in Seto Machhindranath chariot procession (ht 21/04/2021) [An excellent behaviour in times of strongly increasing Corona infections!]

Police bust a racket involved in producing fake PCR reports (rep 21/04/2021), 122 passengers barred from boarding flights at TIA for carrying Ďfakeí Covid-19 test reports (kh 21/04/2021), Fake negative test reports cause for concern : 172 passengers were turned away from Tribhuvan International Airport for furnishing Covid-19 negative results  from the labs that were caught issuing test reports to foreign job aspirants without testing them, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 22/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,102 with eleven more deaths : With 1,667 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 8,659, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 20/04/2021), Nepal records 1,736 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours (kh 20/04/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 690 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 20/04/2021)

Government issues a slew of orders  amid threat of a second wave : More than 25 people cannot gather at one place; schools and places of worship among others closed till May 14. Testing and treatment made free, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/04/2021)

Stemming Resurgence Of COVID-19, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 20/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,091 with eight more deaths : With 1,227 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 7,254, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 19/04/2021), Nepal records 1,281 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours (kh 19/04/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,091 with eight new fatalities (kh 19/04/2021)

Vaccination rate dismal even as cases are surging with only 100,000 taking Chinese shots : Poor planning on accessibility, target groups, and awareness campaign; and vaccine hesitancy cited as reasons, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/04/2021)

Govt decides to close schools and colleges of city area with high risk of COVID-19 transmission (rep 19/04/2021)

Prevent second wave : Physical distancing and use of face masks can avert a large second wave of new infections (kp 19/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,083 with eight more deaths : With 1,015 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 6,290, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 18/04/2021), Nepal records 1,096 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours (kh 18/04/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,083 with eight new fatalities (kh 18/04/2021)

Officials forgot duty, public dropped masks; now second wave is here : New variants of the coronavirus are more transmissible and deadlier, but people are not taking precautions and there is not enough testing and monitoring of those in home isolation, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/04/2021)

Police launch ĎCompulsory Mask Campaigní in western Nepal (rep 18/04/2021)

Corona hospital in Dang runs out of beds (kh 18/04/2021)

Infection rate higher in children below 19 (kh 18/04/2021), National Human Rights Commission says schoolchildren at risk of virus infections : The rights watchdog calls upon heath and education ministries not to disseminate contradictory statements and urges the government to uphold the childrenís right to health and life (kp 18/04/2021)

75 Out Of 81 RT-PCR Tests Report COVID-19 Positive In Bheri Hospital, 600 Infections Recorded In 4 Days (rn 18/04/2021), Three COVID-19 infected patients die at Bheri Hospital in a single night (rep 18/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,075 with five more deaths : With 768 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 5,545, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 17/04/2021), Nepal records 843 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours (kh 17/04/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 395 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 17/04/2021)

Authorities unprepared to tackle coronavirus spike in Lumbini : The provincial authorities are yet to step up preventive measures to curb further spread of the virus,  say health officials in Lumbini, where 238 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, by Madhu Shahi, Sanju Paudel and Manoj Paudel (kp 17/04/2021)

Kathmandu valley turns pandemic hub again : 560 active cases in Kathmandu Metropolis alone (kh 17/04/2021)

CCMC meeting shortly, to take crucial COVID-19 related decisions (rep 17/04/2021)

COVID-19 infection rate up by 2 percent in a day (rep 17/04/2021)

One more succumbs to COVID-19 in Bheri Hospital, by Arjun Oli (rep 17/04/2021)

Six health workers of Bheri Hospital who had received COVID-19 vaccine test positive (rep 17/04/2021)

Second dose of COVID vaccine from Tuesday (kh (17/04/2021)

Virus Infections Increasing In Children, Youths, by Sampada A Khatiwada (rn 17/04/2021)

To open, or not to open : Contradicting messages from government about running schools  amid the coronavirus scare confuse guardians, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,070 with four more deaths : With 836 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 5,008, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 16/04/2021), Nepal records 900 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours (kh 16/0472021)

Health Ministry advises closing schools in 14 highly vulnerable districts : Directs all government hospitals to allocate 50 percent of their beds for Covid-19 patients and provide free care, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/04/2021), KMC directs schools to suspend physical classes for a week if any teacher or student tests positive for COVID-19 (rep 16/04/2021), Gross negligence shown in implementing necessary health protocols puts schools at high risk (rep 16/04/2021), Out of 183 COVID-19 tests conducted, 127 tested positive in past 24 hourS : Nepalgunj Sub-metropolis decides to stop physical classes in schools and colleges from Sunday (rep 16/04/2021)

49 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment at Bheri Hospital in critical condition (rep 16/04/2021)

Birgunj turns into COVID-19 hotspot, once again (rep 16/04/2021)

COVID-19 patients on the rise in Banke (ht 16/04/2021)

Number Of Children Infected With UK Variant Increasing, Experts Call To Follow Safety Standards, by Mukunda Gaire (rn 16/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,066 with five more deaths : With 490 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 4,384, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 15/04/2021), Nepal records 534 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours (kh 15/04/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,066 with five new fatalities (kh 15/04/2021)

Monitoring those in home isolation crucial, experts say : Doctors advise authorities not to be lax as the UK variant of the virus is highly infectious and possibly more lethal, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/04/2021)

People throng religious sites ignoring risk of contracting virus (ht 14/05/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,061 with three more deaths : With 580 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 4,056, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 14/04/2021), Nepal records 603 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours (kh 14/04/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,061 with three new fatalities (kh 14/04/2021)

The second wave is knocking on the border : The government seems to be unconcerned about a possible renewed virus outbreak, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 14/04/2021), Covid-19 infecting more children, but government reluctant to close schools : Epidemiology and Disease Control Division says the UK variant B.1.1.7. might be responsible for over 60 percent of the new infections in Nepal, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/04/2021)

Virus Teaches New Norm Of Celebrations, by Namrata Sharma (rn 14/04/2021), Thousands throng Pokharaís Lakeside to celebrate New Year despite risk of COVID-19 transmission (rep 14/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,058 with five more deaths : With 460 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 3,608, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 13/04/2021), Nepal records 460 fresh cases, tally hits 2,80,984 (kh 13/04/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,058 with five new fatalities (kh 13/04/2021)

Health Ministry projects 11,000 daily coronavirus cases from second week of June (kh 13/04/2021)

Govt to issue new health protocol directive as Nepal braces for COVID-19 variant : Not to close any sectors immediately (kh 13/04/2021), Govt likely to impose lockdown from next week (kh 13/04/2021), Health Ministry recommends closure of schools for a month (kh 13/04/2021)

Govt to administer second dose of Covid-19 vaccine from April 19 (rep 13/04/2021), Second shot of Covid-19 vaccine to be administered from April 20 : Around 438,000 people who took their first jab between January 27 and March 5 should take the booster dose between April 20 and April 24 (kp 13/04/2021)

Chinese vaccine being administered to 40-59 age group from today (kh 13/04/2021)

Experts warn against lapses and complacency as virus cases surge : As Nepal reports 13 new deaths with a daily count of  496, concerns grow over a repeat of last yearís cycle if  authorities fail to ramp up measures to contain the spread, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/04/2021), Lumbini Province sees surge in Covid-19 cases ; Health officials are concerned about cases increasing in all districts of the province that borders with India, by Thakur Singh Tharu and Sanju Paudel (kp 13/04/2021), New Virus Variant : Averting Second Wave Of Pandemic, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 13/04/2021)

Covid-19: tracking the realities : We now have more knowledge about the virus and the disease than we ever did before, by Sameer M Dixit (kp 13/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,053 with 13 more deaths : With 496 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 3,306, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 12/04/2021), Nepal records 496 fresh cases, tally hits 2,80,524 (kh 12/04/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,053 with 13 new fatalities (kh 12/04/2021), Number of patients suffering from severe COVID-19 infection sees a spike in Kathmandu Valley, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 12/04/2021), Govt fails to identify variant of new COVID-19 cases detected in Nepal (rep 12/04/2021)

Indian ban on Remdesivir exports may not have much impact on Nepal : Officials and experts say the concern, however, is about possible ban on other essential drugs as India continues to see record high Covid-19 cases and Nepal lacks vaccines, by Suresh Raj Neupane and Arjun Poudel (kp 12/04/2021)

Nepal records 303 fresh cases, tally hits 2,80,028 (kh 11/04/2021)

Health Ministry recommends school closure for at least three weeks : Of the total infections at present, 14 percent are in children compared to 4 percent in the past, officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,039 with one more death : With 337 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 2,800, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 10/04/2021), Nepal records 337 fresh cases, tally hits 2,79,725 (kh 10/04/2021)

As Nepal struggles to get vaccines, two ministers talk with Indian counterparts : Foreign and health ministers are assured of resumption of supplies but when the vaccines will come is not yet clear, by Anil Giri (kp 10/04/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 279,388 with 288 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 09/04/2021), Nepal records 288 fresh cases, tally hits 2,79,388 (kh 09/04/2021)

Province 2 districts vulnerable to Covid-19 resurgence but preparedness sorely lacking : Border crossings in Parsa and Bara districts have been witnessing a rise in the number of people returning from India lately, by Shankar Acharya and Laxmi Sah (kp 09/04/2021)

Health Ministry to revisit its Covid-19 projection as new cases may exceed 50,000 mark by July : A second wave of infections has already started in Kathmandu Valley but the authorities have still not increased the test numbers, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/04/2021), Covid-19, Part Two : We were in such a hurry to throw away our masks (kp 09/04/2021)

1st signs of the 2nd wave in Nepal : The coronavirus surge in India has increased the risk of the spread of the virus to Nepal, by Sonia Awale (nt 09/0472021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 279,100 with 332 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 08/04/2021), Nepal records 357 fresh cases, tally hits 2,79,125 (kh 08/04/2021)

UK variant responsible for surge in coronavirus cases in Nepal, Health Ministry says : Experts stress the need to invest more in equipment and technology to ascertain variants and devise strong strategies in light of looming second wave, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/04/2021)

Tourism workers receive jabs against COVID-19 infection (ht 08/04/2021)

2,656 people vaccinated with Covid-19 jabs  provided by China : Government aims to inoculate 400,000 essential workers, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/04/2021)

Nepal records 339 fresh cases, tally hits 2,78,809 (kh 07/0472021)

Essential workers to be immunised with Chinese vaccine from today : The jabs will be administered from 23 hospitalsó19 in Kathmandu Valley and four in districts bordering  China. Around 400,000 people have been targeted in this latest phase, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/04/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 278,470 with 260 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 06/04/2021), Nepal records 260 fresh cases, tally hits 2,78,470 (kh 06/04/2021)

Govt will not enforce lockdown: Health Minister Tripathi (kh 06/04/2021)

Antigen test mandatory for those entering Kathmandu with any Covid-19 symptom : The measure comes as the country recorded more than 200 cases in 24 hours for the first time since January. Health minister warns infections could reach their peak in May/June (kp 06/04/2021), Pandemic fatigue : Sense must prevail in our battle to contain the spread of the coronavirus (kp 06/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,036 with four more deaths : With 266 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 1,832, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 05/04/2021), Nepal records 266 fresh cases, tally hits 2,78,210 (kh 05/04/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,036 with four new fatalities (kh 05/04/2021)

Preparing for the next pandemic : Experts are set to talk about strategies that worked and policies that stuttered during this pandemic, by Prakriti Dhakal (kp 05/04/2021)

Procure vaccines : Availability apart, rumours about the efficacy of the vaccines could thwart the govt's efforts to vaccinate the targeted population (ht 05/04/2021)

Jhapa likely to become coronavirus hotbed, by Gopal Jhapali (kh 05/04/2021)

Chinese Covid-19 vaccines to be administered to essential workers from Wednesday : The 800,000 doses will be given from 12 hospitals of the Valley, and elsewhere later depending on their availability, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/04/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 277,944 with 176 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 04/04/2021), Nepal records 176 fresh cases, tally hits 2,77,944 (kh), Nepal reports no COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hours (kh 04/04/2021)

Landslide of COVID-19 cases if contact tracing is not resumed, warn experts (rep 04/04/2021), Nepal has so far failed to test new COVID-19 variants (rep 04/04/2021)

56 home returnees antigen-tested, positive for Covid-19 (kh 24/04/2021)

Amid virus surge, experts say time has come to prepare for worst case scenario : They are worried about lack of quarantine facilities on  the border with India as cases there continue to rise, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,032 with one more death : With 128 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 1,613, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 03/04/2021), Nepal records 128 fresh cases, tally hits 2,77,768 (kh 03/04/2021)

COVID-19 cases surge at Nepal border points as Nepali migrant workers flee home after second wave hits India (rep 03/04/2021), 24 India Returnees Test Positive (rn 03/04/2021)

As Nepal struggles to continue vaccine drive, India denies export restrictions : With supply halted,  government has stopped the inoculation campaign, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 03/04/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 277,640 with 179 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 02/04/2021)

Experts fear new wave of Covid-19 may be here as infection numbers increase : Like elsewhere in the world, a new variant may be responsible for the rising number of infection and hospitalisation cases but authorities are not showing urgency to identify them and this could be detrimental, public health experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/04/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,031 with one more death : With 152 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 1,579, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 01/04/2021), Nepal records 152 fresh cases, tally hits 2,77,461 (kh 01/04/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,031 with one new fatality (kh 01/04/2021)

Officials in a fix over vaccination drive as WHO suggests Ďown decisioní amid vaccine shortage : Authorities say they are not in a position to say anything right now as there are just enough doses to vaccinate those who took the first shots in the first phase, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/04/2021)

Uncertainty over second dose of COVID-19 vaccine worries 1.5 million Nepalis (rep 01/04/2021)

People between 40 and 59 years to be inoculated with vaccine received from China (rep 01/04/2021), Safety Concerns of Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine, by Nitish Lal Shrestha (kh 01/04/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 277,309 with 162 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 31/03/2021), Nepal records 162 fresh cases, tally hits 2,77,309 (kh 31/03/2021), Nepal reports no COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hours (kh 31/03/2021)

Private firm seeks permit to import, sell Indian vaccine : It has told officials it can import 500,000 doses of Covaxin in three months, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/03/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,030 with three more death : With 167 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 1,390, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 30/03/2021), Nepal records 167 fresh cases, tally hits 2,77,147 (kh 30/03/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,030 with three new fatalities (kh 30/03/2021)

Bhaktapur schoolís virus report raises concern : Health experts say educational institutions could become coronavirus hotspots if health and safety measures are continued to be ignored, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/03/2021), Continuum of risk : We must strictly enforce safety protocols in schools (kp 31/03/2021)

Avoiding Second Wave Of COVID-19, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 30/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 276,980 with 141 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 29/03/2021), Nepal records 141 fresh cases, tally hits 2,76,980 (kh 29/03/2021), Nepal reports no COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hours (kh 29/03/2021)

China-gifted 800,000 doses of vaccine arrive in Nepal : Health Ministry says it is yet to decide who will be administered the Sinopharm jabs (kp 29/03/2021)

Deteriorating air quality amid spike in Covid-19 cases causes concerns : Experts say asking people to stay inside and wear  face masks is just a temporary solution and stress  a long-term plan to deal with such situations, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/03/2021)

Disregarding Covid-19 risk, hundreds celebrate Holi : Health experts fear the revelry could become a Ďsuper-spreadingí event, by Anup Ojha (kp 29/03/2021)

Nepal negotiating $150 million aid with ADB to procure Covid-19 vaccines : The World Bank has announced a $75 million loan to Nepal for the immunisation drive. With the economy  hit by pandemic for more than a year, the government is struggling to collect revenues, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp29/03/2021)

Nepal spent around Rs 534 million to import facemasks in first eight months of current FY (rep 29/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 276,839 with 89 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 28/03/2021)

Migrant workers start returning home as India reports rise in Covid-19 cases : As least 34 people entering Nepal from Gauriphanta  border tested positive for Covid-19 in the past five days, by Arjun Shah (kp 28/03/2021)

Devotees Ignore Covid Restrictions, Celebrate Holi At Basantapur (rn 28/03/2021)

Three more Nepalis living abroad died of COVID-19 in past one week (rep 28/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 276,750 with 85 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 27/03/2021), Nepal records 85 fresh cases, tally hits 2,76,750 (kh 27/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 276,665 with 156 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 26/03/2021), Nepal records 156 fresh cases, tally hits 2,76,665 (kh 26/03/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,024 with four new fatalities (kh 26/03/2021), Corornavirus infected person dies in Dhulikhel hospital (kh 26/03/2021)

Kathmandu authorities to make masks mandatory in public vehicles : The announcement comes as the number of cases has been rising of late and there have been a spike of cases in neighbouring India too (kp 26/03/2021)

What is a Ďdouble mutantí variant of the coronavirus detected in India? The name is given to a variant where two mutations come together in the same virus. It, however, has not been linked to the resurgence in Covid-19 cases in India (kp 26/03/2021)

Valley authorities to punish Covid-19 rule flouters : But they are not sure what exactly the punishment entails for violating the mask and social distancing requirements., by Anup Ojha (kp 26/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 276,509 with 120 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 25/03/2021), Nepal records 120 fresh cases, tally hits 2,76,509 (kh 25/03/2021), Nepal reports no COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hours (kh 25/03/2021)

Nepal vaccination drive could be affected as India halts exports of AstraZeneca vaccines : Of the 2 million doses for which the government has paid for, the Serum Institute has yet to supply 1 million doses, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/03/2021)

COVID-19 infection on the rise, country might go into lockdown if trend continues, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 25/03/2021)

Vaccines from Bahrain likely to be used along with China-gifted jabs : Nepal is bringing Sinopharm vaccines, the same one the Bahraini prince brought, next week. But reports suggest three doses might be needed because the Chinese shots in some cases have not generated enough protective antibodies, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/03/2021)

Kathmandu Metropolitan City unprepared to deal with potential second wave of Covid-19, by Anup Ojha (kp 25/03/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,020 with one more death : With 145 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 1,182, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 24/03/2021), COVID-19: 145 new cases detected on Wednesday (rep 24/03/2021), Nepal records 145 fresh cases, tally hits 2,76,389 (kh 24/03/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,020 with one new fatality (kh 24/03/2021)

ĎVirus? What virus?í attitude among public may fuel infection risks : With second wave looming, carelessness could spell a disaster, but people blame officials for doing little to raise awareness in communities and say no to another lockdown, by Anup Ojha and Arjun Poudel (kp 24/03/2021)

High alert at border transit points with surge in coronavirus cases in India (rep 24/03/2021), Kanchanpur steps up safety measures to curb COVID-19 (kh 24/03/2021)

National flag carrier flying to China to bring 800,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine (rep 24/03/2021)

Health Ministry starts large-scale seroprevalence study : Experts say the study is necessary as it would provide data on the prevalence of coronavirus in communities, and help authorities prepare strategies, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 276,244 with 188 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 23/03/2021), Nepal records 188 fresh cases, tally hits 2,76,244 (kh 23/03/2021), 97 new COVID-19 cases detected in Kathmandu Valley on Tuesday (rep 23/03/2021), Nepal reports no COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hours (kh 23/03/2021)

Stay safe : It will be difficult for us to bring the coronavirus under control should the second wave spread in the communities (ht 23/03/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,019 with three more death : With 150 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 1,017, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 22/03/2021), 150 new cases reported in Nepal, 84 cases in Kathmandu Valley alone (rep 22/03/2021), Nepal records 150 fresh cases, tally hits 2,76,056 (kh 22/03/2021)

Donít let your guard down, experts say amid vaccination halt and second wave looming : Doctors call on authorities to start active case finding, strictly enforce safety measures, expand testing and step up surveillance along the open border with India, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 275,906 with 77 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 21/03/2021), Nepal records 77 fresh cases, tally hits 275,906 (kh 21/03/2021)

No plans to procure vaccine developed in India despite Nepal giving it emergency use approval : Authorities approved the vaccine after review of third phase trial data, making Nepal  the third country to do so. But they say its price could put it away from Nepalís reach, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/03/2021) [The financial support by the World Bank is meant to buy vaccine, not for corruption!]

National Covid-19 tally reaches 275,829 with 79 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 20/03/2021), Nepal records 79 fresh cases, tally hits 2,75,829 (kh 20/03/2021), Nepal reports no COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hours (kh 20/03/2021)

COVID-19 Crisis Management Center is Ďnonfunctionalí : The CCMC sat for a meeting after a gap of three months on Thursday (rep 20/03/2021)

Nepal becomes third country to give emergency nod to Indian vaccine COVAXIN (rep 20/03/2021)

World Bank approves $75 million for Nepal to buy Covid-19 vaccines : It is expected to facilitate vaccination of at least one-third of  the population (kp 20/03/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,016 with one more death : With 125 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 1,001, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 19/03/2021), Nepal sees 125 fresh COVID-19 cases Friday (kh 19/03/2021), Kathmandu Valley Confirms 45 COVID-19 Cases (sp 19/03/2021)

Vaccines from Bahrain, which are under probe, are Chinese, officials say : Nepalís drug regulator says it is consulting with foreign and health ministries, as the issue is not just technical  but also concerns bilateral ties and diplomacy, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/03/2021)

1.6 million vaccinated, 20 million to go, by Sonia Awale (nt 19/03/2021)

Despite doubts, Nepal sticks with AstraZeneca jabs : The suspension of the Oxford vaccine in Europe may mean there will be more for countries like Nepal, by Sonia Awale (nt 19/03/2021)

Moment of truth : The leadership should leave no stone unturned to manage the vaccine shortage (kp 19/03/2021)

Covid-19 immunisation to be halted as vaccine flow stops : Existing stock will be used for the second dose to be given from April 20. Government should approach other manufacturers too, experts suggest, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 275,518 with 94 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 17/03/2021), Nepal records 94 fresh cases, tally hits 2,75,518 (kh 17/03/2021), Nepal reports no COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hours (kh 17/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 275,424 with 114 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 16/03/2021), Nepal records 114 fresh cases, tally hits 2,75,310 (kh 16/03/2021)

Health Ministry mulls inoculating people over 60 : Nepal has an existing stock of 700,000 doses and delivery of another million doses is expected in days. As for the second dose, there will be no issues with supply, officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/03/2021), Ongoing vaccination drive against COVID-19 falls uncertain as Covishield vaccine maker fails to deliver second batch of vaccines on time (rep 16/03/2021)

Nepalís drug regulator launches probe into arrival of Covid-19 vaccines in Nepal from Bahrain : A team led by a Bahrain royal member, which arrived in Kathmandu on Monday for Everest expedition, brought 2,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, but officials in Nepal were unaware, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/03/2021), Bahrain Everest team brought 2,000 doses of vaccine. It seems there was no permission : While the Foreign Ministry was aware of the arrival of the vaccines on Monday, the Health Ministry wasnít. The Department of Drug Administration has launched a probe, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 275,231 with 79 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 15/03/2021), Nepal records 79 fresh cases, tally hits 2,75,310 (kh 15/03/2021), Nepal reports no COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hours (kh 15/03/2021)

As government struggles to procure vaccines, it allows private firms to import them : Public health experts, who say the government should continue its efforts to provide vaccines for free, worry  that all will not be able to pay for the anti-Covid-19 shots, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 275,231 with 53 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 14/03/2021)

Elderly citizens confident after anti-Covid vaccine : No health complications reported in Kanchanpur residents, by Mohan Budhaair and Bhwani Bhatta (kp 14/03/2021), Health Ministry says ongoing Covid-19 vaccination will not stop : While several countries in Europe have reported side effects and suspended use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, no serious adverse effects have been seen in Nepal, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/03/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,014 with two more death : With 60 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 915, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 13/03/2021), Nepal records 60 fresh cases, tally hits 2,75,178 (kh 13/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 275,118 with 48 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 12/03/2021), Nepal records 48 new COVID-19 cases (kh 12/03/2021)

People with comorbidities  yet to get Covid-19 vaccine : Over 80 percent of people who have died due to Covid-19 in Nepal had comorbidities,  but the highly vulnerable group is yet to be included in the inoculation campaign, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 275,070 with 97 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 11/03/2021), Nepal records 97 fresh cases, tally hits 2,75,070 (kh 11/0372021)

High vaccine acceptance among above 65 population encourages officials : More people are seeking jabs in the second phase, surpassing authoritiesí expectations, but arranging vaccines is still a challenge, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/03/2021), 669,591 Senior Citizens Receive Jab In 3 Days (rn 11/0372021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 274,973 with 104 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 10/03/2021), Nepal records 104 fresh cases, tally hits 2,74,973 (kh 10/03/2021)

Shortage of Covid-19 vaccines in Gorkha : Many senior citizens were turned away from vaccination centres without getting inoculated, by Hariram Upreti (kp 10/03/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,012 with one more death : With 59 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 870, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 09/03/2021), Nepal records 59 fresh cases, tally hits 2,74,869 (kh (09/03/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,012 with one new fatality (kh 09/03/2021)

Why only a few came : There is a serious lack of information about the vaccination drive (kp 09/03/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,011 with one more death : With 89 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 872, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 08/03/2021), Nepal records 89 fresh cases, tally hits 2,74,810 (kh 08/03/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,011 with one new fatality (kh 08/03/2021)

People of Limi and Yari in Humla deprived of immunisation against Covid-19 : Public health experts say the government has failed to ensure equal health care rights to all people, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/03/2021)

Reducing COVID-19ís Impact On Education, by Bhushan Dahal (rn 08/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 274,721 with 66 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 07/03/2021), Nepal records 66 fresh cases, tally hits 2,74,721 (kh 07/03/2021)

Short of doses, government decides to vaccinate only those above 65 from todayThe Health Ministry has 1.5 million shots, WHO is delivering 348,000 on Sunday and  the delivery of a million doses from Serum Institute of India is expected within a week, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/0372021), Nepal receives first batch of COVAX vaccine against COVID-19 (rep 07/03/2021)

341 Nepalis living abroad have succumbed to coronavirus as of today (rep 07/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 274,655 with 47 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 06/03/2021), Nepal sees 47 fresh cases of COVID-1 (kh 06/0372021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 274,608 with 120 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 05/0372021), Nepal records 120 fresh cases, tally hits 2,74,608 (kh 05/03/2021)

Officials mull vaccinating only those above 65 yearson first three days of second phase of campaign : Serum Institute is yet to deliver a million doses. Officials expect WHO to provide 300,000 and China 800,000 doses within a few days, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 274,488 with 107 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 04/03/2021), Nepal records 107 fresh cases, tally hits 2,74,488 (kh 04/03/2021)

Vaccine shortage : The government must ensure there is enough to go around (kp 04/03/2021)

Adjustment of COVID-19 fatalities puts death toll at 3,010 (kh 03/03/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 3,010 : With 87 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 766, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 03/03/2021), Nepal records 87 fresh cases, tally hits 2,74,381 (kh 03/03/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 274,294 with 78 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (rn 02/03/2021), Nepal records 78 fresh cases, tally hits 2,74,294 (kh 02/03/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,777 with three more deaths : With 73 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 968, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 01/03/2021), Nepal records 73 fresh cases, tally hits 2,74,143 (kh 01/03/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,774 with one more death : With 78 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 962, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 28/02/2021)

COVAX jabs supply to fall short of forecast : WHO likely to provide only 380,000 doses of 2.25 million it was expected to deliver to Nepal in the first phase of scheme, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/02/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,773 with two more deaths : With 81 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 967, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 27/02/2021), Nepal records 81 fresh cases, tally hits 274,065 (kh 27/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2, 773 with two new fatalities (kh 27/02/2021)

A year of pandemic teaches a lot, but lessons not learnedPublic health experts say the Covid-19 crisis exposed a lot of weaknesses, which could be used as an opportunity to improve and prepare for the future, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/02/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,771 with four more deaths : With 112 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 936, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 26/02/2021), Nepal records 112 fresh cases, tally hits 273,984 (kh 26/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,771 with four new fatalities (kh 26/02/2021)

Provisions issued to check spread of new COVID variants (ht 26/02/2021)

Nepal fights infodemic to push vaccine : A more effective communication strategy can turn Nepal into a model for a Covid vaccination drive, by Sonia Awale (nt 26/02/2021)

Should Nepalís elderly take the Covid-19 vaccine? Absolutely, say experts, by Cilla Khatry (ae 26/02/2021)

Health ministry revises COVID-19 death number for second time, 702 more deaths added in two days : With government confirming 83 more deaths, the COVID-19 death tally jumps to 2,767s (rep 27/02/2021) [The number of infections would even be much higher if testing were finally carried out. The daily number of new infections is simply a farce!]

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,767 : With 112 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours, the active case count stands at 882, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 25/02/2021), Nepal records 112 fresh cases, tally hits 2,73,872 (kh 25/02/2021)

Government seeks another 5 million doses of Covishield from India vaccine maker : Identifying the virus variants spreading in the country is equally important to contain the infections, health experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/02/2021)

COVID toll crosses 2,600 as govt revises data (ht 25/02/2021)

Sales of masks, sanitisers drop as people become carefree : The pandemic is not over yet, and people should take precautions even if they have been vaccinated, health experts say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 25/02/2021) [Highly responsible for this aberration are Oli, Dahal, Nepal Deuba and all the other so-called top politicians who lure the people en masse to the streets for their political power games and make them believe that there is no pandemic in Nepal!]

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,684 with one more death; national tally reaches 273,760 with 94 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 3,692 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 24/02/2021), Nepal records 94 fresh cases, tally hits 2,73,760 (kh 24/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,066 with one new fatality (kh 24/02/2021)

Covid-19 prevalence in Valley might have been underestimated, study suggests : Over 45 percent of hospital workers had developed antibodies by December, offering clues as to why new cases declined, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/02/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,065 with four more deaths; national tally reaches 273,666 with 110 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 3,218 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 23/02/2021), COVID-19: Nepal records 110 fresh cases, tally hits 2,73,666 (kh 23/02/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 53 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 23/02/2021)

Government crunching numbers to make vaccination effective : Officials likely to request WHO to delay the shipment of vaccines under COVAX programme, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/02/2021)

125 Covid-19 cases reported in past 24 hours : According to the Health Ministry, there has been no Covid-19 deaths in the last three days (kp22/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 cases reach 2,73,556 with 125 new cases (kh 22/02/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 52 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 22/02/2021), Man succumbs to coronavirus in Kailali (kh 22/02/2021), Nepal reports no COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hours (kh 22/02/2021) [?????]

How Oli government botched COVID-19 response, by Ashim Neupane (rep 22/02/2021)

As million more doses arrive, experts call for effective vaccine awareness campaign : Following a scramble in the first phase of inoculation, micro-level planning, expansion of immunisation centres and taking people into confidence is imperative, they say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/02/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 273,431 with 80 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 21/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 cases reach 2,73,431 with 80 new cases (kh 21/02/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 49 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 21/02/2021)

One million doses of Covishield vaccine arrive from India (kh 21/02/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 273,351 with 88 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 20/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 cases reach 2,73,351 with 88 new cases (kh 20/02/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 54 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 20/02/2021), Nepal reports no COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hours (kh 20/02/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,061 with three more deaths; national tally reaches 273,263 with 97 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 2,931 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 19/02/2021), Nepal records 97 fresh cases, tally hits 2,73,263 (kh 19/02/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 34 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 19/02/2021)

Nepal braces for new wave with vaccine drive : Reduced Covid-19 infections provides Nepal a window to catch-up with vaccinating the vulnerable, by Sonia Awale (nt 19/02/2021)

All above 55 to get Covid-19 vaccine in second phase : Officials say the government will soon secure sufficient doses to inoculate senior citizens under the campaign scheduled to start on March 7, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/02/2021) [???]

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,058 with three more deaths; national tally reaches 273,166 with 96 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 3,541 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 18/02/2021), COVID-19: Nepal records 96 fresh cases, tally hits 2,73,166 (kh 18/02/2021)

Elderly to be vaccinated against COVID from Mar 7 (ht 18/02/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 273,070 with 125 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 17/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 cases reach 2,73,070 with 125 new cases (kh 17/02/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 60 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 17/02/2021), Nepal reports no COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hours (kh 17/02/2021)

WHO approves emergency use of ĎCovishieldí vaccines used in Nepal, by Shree Ram Subedi (kp 17/02/2021)

Cabinet clears way to procure 2 million vaccine doses : Nepal is buying the jabs from the Serum Institute of India at $4 per dose, for which the government, changing existing guidelines, has given the nod to 80 percent advance paymentóaround Rs749 millionóto the manufacturer, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/02/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 272,945 with 105 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 16/02/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 cases reach 2,72,945 with 105 new cases (kh 16/02/2021), Nepal reports no COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hours (kh 16/02/2021)

Nepal at risk from new virus variants, experts warn : The governmentís focus on vaccination while ignoring importance of testing, contact tracing and genome sequencing could prove costly, they say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/02/2021) [The completely wrong and conceptless handling of the pandemic is undoubtedly one of the biggest areas of failure of the Oli government!]

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,055 with one more death; national tally reaches 272,840 with 122 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 3,541 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 15/02/2021), COVID-19: Nepal records 122 new cases; tally hits 2,72,840 (kh 15/02/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 73 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 15/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,055 with one new fatality (kh 15/02/2021)

Vaccination begins for third group, but experts say target will be missed again : Around 300,000 local representatives and staffers and those working at financial institutions are on the list, but without proper planning, itís unclear if all will be covered, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/02/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 272,718 with 104 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (kp 14/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 tally reaches 2,72,718 with 104 news cases (kh 14/02/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 61 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 14/02/2021), Nepal reports no COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hours (kh 14/02/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 272,614 with 57 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not report any new Covid-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours (kp 13/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 tally reaches 2,72,614 with 57 news cases (kh 13/02/2021), Nepal reports no additional COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hour (kh 13/02/2021)

Rethinking Covishield vaccine efficacy : Nepal has completed first phase of Covishield vaccination successfully and has paused for the second dose to be given after 28 days. Nepal should go for single dose and longer interval, by Mahesh K Maskey (rep 23/02/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,054 with two more deaths; national tally reaches 272,557 with 127 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 4,000 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 12/02/2021), Nepal records 127 new cases of coronavirus, tally hits 272,557 (kh 12/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,054 with two new fatalities (kh 12/02/2021)

Covid-19 vaccination may have started, but health experts are concerned about new variantsWith technology to detect new variants not available in the country and inoculation  taking time to complete, doctors urge all to continue strictly following safety measures, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/02/2021)

Interval between Covishield vaccine doses likely to be eight to 12 weeks, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/02/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,052 with five more deaths; national tally reaches 272,430 with 81 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 3,023 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 11/02/2021), Nepal records 81 new cases of coronavirus, tally hits ,2,72,430 (kh 11/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,052 with five new fatalities (kh 11/02/2021)

Govt procuring two million doses of ĎCovishieldí from India within a month : The vaccine will be administered to people above 55 years of age (rep 11/02/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 272,349 with 134 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not report any new Covid-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours (kp 10/02/2021), Nepal reports zero COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours (rep 10/02/2021), Active COVID-19 cases nil in seven districts of Karnali Province (rep 10/02/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 65 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh10/02/2021)

Ministry mulls vaccinating workers who come in frequent contact with public : Bankers, transport staff and public utility workers, among other priority groups, to get the vaccine, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/02/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,047 with two more deaths; national tally reaches 272,215 with 160 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 4,309 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 09/02/2021), Nepal records 160 fresh cases, tally hits 272,215 (kh 09/02/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 79 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 09/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,047 with two new fatalities (kh 09/02/2021)

Poor planning responsible for low Covid-19 vaccination rate in first phase, experts say : Studies were needed to inform policy on who to get the vaccine and when, they suggest, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/02/2021),
Conduct sero survey : We cannot afford to let our guard down yet (kp 09/02/2021), Why are more than 245,000 frontliners refusing to get COVID-19 vaccine? : Though the government had planned to vaccinate at least 430,000 frontline workers, only 184,857 people chose to get the shot (rep 09/02/2021)

Nepal records 130 fresh cases, tally hits 2,72,055 (kh 08/02/2021)

Number of new Covid-19 cases has come down dramatically and experts wonder howFewer tests, virus variants becoming weaker and already infected population are some of the hypotheses, but doctors say no one should be complacent and warn of a resurgence, by Arjun Poudel (kp) [The figures reported by the Oli government are completely unrealistic. Those who do not test do not detect new infections. At the same time, Oli and the opposition he has aroused call masses onto the streets every day, mostly without mouth-nose masks or not wearing masks correctly. Nepal seems like the only wonderland in the Corona crisis: the Oli government does nothing to contain it and yet the disease is visibly disappearing even without vaccination.]

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,038 with two more deaths; national tally reaches 271,925 with 119 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 2,251 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 07/02/2021), Nepal records 119 fresh cases, tally hits 2,71,925 (kh 07/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,038 with three new fatalities (kh 07/02/2021)

With extended vaccination deadline for frontliners over, only about half took the jabs : Lack of proper risk communication, overestimating the number of health workers and geography are the reasons, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/02/2021)

Fewer than 100 Covid-19 infections and no death in last 24 hours, as tally reaches 271,806 with 99 new infections : This is the third time in the last 10 days that there have been no deaths related to the coronavirus disease (kp 06/02/2021), Nepal records 99 fresh cases, tally hits 271,806 (kh 06/02/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 66 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 06/02/2021), Nepal reports no additional COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hours (kh 06/02/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,035 with two more deaths; national tally reaches 271,707 with 105 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 2,799 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp), Nepal records 105 fresh cases, tally hits 271,707 (kh 05/02/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 58 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 05/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,035 with two new fatalities (kh 05/02/2021)

Plan to procure 4 million Covid-19 vaccines in final phase, ministry says : Those above 60 will get vaccines after a month. Nepal began its drive to inoculate 430,000 frontline workers last week and 158,487 people have received the jab so far, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/02/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,033 with two more death; national tally reaches 271,602 with 171 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 3,878 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 04/02/2021), 171 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís tally hits 2,71,602 (kh 04/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,033 with two new fatalities (kh 04/02/2021)

Nepal set to receive 2.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine : Around 3.3 percent of the population can get the jabs with doses to be provided under COVAX facility, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/02/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,031 with one more death; national tally reaches 271,431 with 142 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 3,597 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 03/02/2021), 142 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís tally hits 2,71,431 (kh 03/02/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 55 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 03/02/2021)

WHO to help national lab set up whole-genome sequencing facility : With the new facility installed, it will be easier to monitor new variants of coronavirus in the country, officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/02/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,030 with one more death; national tally reaches 271,289 with 171 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 2,946 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 02/02/2021), 171 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís tally hits 2,71,289 (kh 02/02/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,030 with one new fatality (kh 02/02/2021)

National Covid-19 tally reaches 271,118 with 159 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, the country did not report any new Covid-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours (kp 01/02/2021), 159 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís tally hits 2,71,118 (kh 01/02/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 85 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 01/02/2021), Nepal reports no additional COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hours (kh 01/02/2021)

It may take years to inoculate everyone against Covid-19, experts say : Health Ministry officials say only preparations to start a mass vaccination campaign may require three months, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/02/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,029 with two more deaths; national tally reaches 270,959 with 105 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 3,308 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 31/01/2021), Nepal reports 105 new cases; tally hits 2,70,959 (kh 31/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 68 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 31/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,029 with two new fatalities (kh 31/01/2021)

Primary health centres to administer Covid-19 vaccine to expedite first phase : Ministry aims to complete the innoculation drive by February 5, officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/01/2021)

Number of leprosy patients on the rise in Bagmati Province : According to the data of Health Directorate in Hetauda, the province has 367 leprosy cases in the current fiscal year, a rise from 209 cases in the last fiscal, by Pratap Bista (kp 31/01/2021), Eliminating leprosy and its stigma : People who are suffering from any kind of disability from leprosy should be provided with employment to help them live an independent life, by Pallavi Koirala (rep 31/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,027 with two more deaths; national tally reaches 270,854 with 109 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 3,618 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 30/01/2021), 109 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís tally hits 2,70,854 (kh 30/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 64 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 30/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,027 with two new fatalities (30/01/2021), 174 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU and ventilator (kh 30/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,025 with five more deaths; national tally reaches 270,745 with 157 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 3,221 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 29/01/2021), Nepal reports 157 new cases of COVID-19; tally reaches 270,745 (kh 29/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,025 with five new fatalities (kh 29/01/2021), 1,249 COVID-19 infected in institutional isolation (kh 29/01/2021)

Zero Covid-19 deaths doesnít mean risk subsided, experts say : For the first time in six months, Nepal reports zero deaths due to coronavirus infection as more frontline health workers continue to get vaccinated throughout the country, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/01/2021)

No Covid-19 death in Nepal for the first time since August last year : 213 new infections confirmed in the past 24 hours, Health Ministry says (kp 28/01/2021), Nepal reports 213 new cases of COVID-19; tally reaches 2,70,588 (kh 28/01/2021), Nepal reports no additional COVID-19 deaths over last 24 hours (kh 28/01/2021)

Nepal begins first phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive : Prime Minister Oli says all eligible citizens will be inoculated within three months but officials fail to explain how. The country  will need around 45 million doses to cover 72 percent of the 30 million people, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,020 with three more deaths; national tally reaches 270,375 with 283 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 4,382PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 27/01/2021), Nepal reports 283 new cases of COVID-19; tally reaches 2,70,375 (kh 27/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 145 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 27/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,020 with three new fatalities (27/01/2021)

Is this the time for election? Governmentís effort should have been centered on reviving the economy and protecting people from the huge financial and mental loss. Nepal cannot afford costly elections at this moment, by Bikram Thapa (rep 27/01/2021)

First phase of Covid-19 vaccination to be launched today : Now that frontline workers are getting the jab, public health experts ask the government to expedite the  procurement of vaccines for the wider population, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/01/2021), Who should avoid Indiaís COVID-19 vaccine? (rep 27/01/2021)

End of Nepalís first COVID-19 wave: Lessons to be learnt, by Sher Bahadur Pun (ht 27/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,017 with six more deaths; national tally reaches 270,092 with 303 new infections (kp 26/01/2021), Nepal reports 303 new cases of COVID-19; tally reaches 270,092 (kh 26/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 172 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 26/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,017 with six new fatalities (kh 26/01/2021)

Provincial governments gear up to administer first dose of Covid-19 vaccine : The vaccination drive will be executed from district hospitals and health centres that are under provincial governments, by Subash Bidari (kp 26/01/2021), Around 62 hospitals to administer COVID-19 vaccines from Wednesday (kh 26/01/2021)

Health workers get training for Covid-19 immunisation campaign : Vaccination drive starts tomorrow in over 50 districts. Politicians and bureaucrats to get the jabs in the second phase, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,011 with ten more deaths; national tally reaches 269,789 with 339 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 4,858 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 25/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 154 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 25/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,011 as 10 more die (kh 21/01/2021)

Vaccine hesitancy poses challenge for Nepalís campaign against Covid-19 : Tackling misinformation is as important as ensuring  efficient supply and equitable access, according to WHO, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 2,001 with seven more deaths; national tally reaches 269,450 with 270 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 4,413 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 24/01/2021), 270 new cases take Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 2,69,450 (kh 24/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 133 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 24/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,001 as seven more die (kh 24/01/2021)

Covid-19: The year of living dangerously : One year since Nepal reported its first case, government response has been dismal. Vaccines are likely to be available sooner or later, but the path to inoculate all is not clear, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,994 with eight more deaths; national tally reaches 269,180 with 232 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 3,541 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 23/01/2021), 232 new cases take Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 269,180 (kh 23/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 109 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 23/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,994 as eight more die (kh 23/01/2021)

COVID-19 vaccine to be administered from Jan 27 (kh 23/01/2021)

COVID-19 vaccines being dispatched to all provinces : Vaccination to be carried out at 10 hospitals in Kathmandu (kh 23/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,986 with seven more deaths; national tally reaches 268,948 with 302 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 3,545 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 22/01/2021), 302 new cases take Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 268,948 (kh 22/01/2021), Nepalís death toll reaches 1,986 with seven new fatalities (kh 22/01/2021)

Plans afoot to buy additional doses of Covid-19 vaccine, officials say : Government to procure four million doses within a month, but some basic preparations like making guidelines and training health workers are yet to be completed, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,979 with four more deaths; national tally reaches 268,646 with 336 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,030 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 21/01/2021), 336 new cases take Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 268,646 (kh 21/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 198 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 21/01/2021), Nepalís death toll reaches 1,979 with four new fatalities (kh 21/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,975 with six more deaths; national tally reaches 268,310 with 318 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,012 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 20/01/2021), Nepal records 318 new coronavirus cases, tally reaches 2,68,310 (kh 20/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley sees 145 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 20/01/2021), COVID-19: Death toll reaches 1,975 with six new fatalities (kh 20/01/2021)

The first jab : The government cannot let a lack of infrastructure impede Covid-19 vaccination drive (kp 20/01/2021), One million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to arrive in Nepal from India on Thursday : The announcement was made at a joint press conference by the Health Ministry and Indian Embassy in Kathmandu (kp 20/01/2021), Vaccines arriving in Nepal one year after the country reported its first Covid-19 case : One million doses of coronavirus vaccine to land in Nepal today under grant  assistance from India, which, officials say would be used for frontline workers, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,969 with four more deaths; national tally reaches 267,992 with 348 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 4,956 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 19/01/2021), 348 new cases take Nepalís coronavirus tally to 2,67,992 (kh 19/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,969 with four new fatalities (kh 19/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,965 with six more deaths; national tally reaches 267,644 with 322 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 4,306 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 18/01/2021), 322 new Covid-19 cases registered on Monday; nationwide tally hits 267,644 (ht 18/01/2021), With 322 new cases, Nepalís coronavirus cases reach 2,67,644 (kh 18/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley registers 163 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 18/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,965 with six new fatalities (kh 18/01/2021)

Nepal confirms three cases of new coronavirus variant (kh 18/01/2021), Fast-spreading coronavirus variant reported for first time in Nepal as three UK returnees test positive : The government had sent swab samples to the World Health Organizationís collaborating centre  in Hong Kong on January 11 to ascertain if they were infected with the new variant of the virus, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/01/2021), New variant of coronavirus detected in Nepal, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 19/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,959 with five more deaths; national tally reaches 267,322 with 266 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 3,508 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 17/01/2021), With 266 new cases, Nepalís coronavirus cases hit 2,67,322 (kh 17/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,959 with five new fatalities (kh 17/01/2021)

Death toll of Nepalis abroad due to COVID-19 reaches 319 (kh 17/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,954 with six more deaths; national tally reaches 267,056 with 240 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 3,819 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 16/01/2021), COVID-19: Nepal records 240 new cases; tally hits 2,67,056 (kh 16/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,954 with six new fatalities (kh 16/01/2021)

Oxford-AstraZeneca jab gets emergency use nod : Government should fulfil its promise to inoculate all eligible citizens, only allow private players to import if authorities canít do so, experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,948 with five more deaths; national tally reaches 266,816 with 270 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 3,084 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 15/01/2021), 270 New COVID-19 Cases, 390 Recoveries, Five Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 15/01/2021), COVID-19: Nepal records 270 new cases; tally hits 266,816 (kh 15/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,948 with five new fatalities (kh 15/01/2021), 203 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU and ventilator (kh 15/01/2021), 994 COVID-19 infected in institutional isolation (kh 15/01/2021)

Nepal approves ĎCovishieldí for emergency use (kp 15/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,943 with six more deaths; national tally reaches 266,546 with 403 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,032 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 14/01/2021), 403 new Covid-19 cases registered on Thursday; nationwide tally hits 266,546 (ht 14/01/2021), Nepal records 403 new coronavirus cases; tally hits 2,66,546 (kh 14/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley registers 246 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 14/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,943 with six new fatalities (kh 14/01/2021)

Money should be no issue for government to procure Covid-19 vaccines, experts say : Public health experts react after government publishes  a notice seeking contributions to vaccinate Nepalis saying saving lives is its legal and moral responsibility, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,937 with five more deaths; national tally reaches 266,143 with 445 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 4,154 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 13/01/2021), COVID-19 Update: 445 New Cases, 414 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 13/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley registers 246 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 13/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,937 with five new fatalities (kh 13/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,932 with five more deaths; national tally reaches 265,698 with 430 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,300 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 12/01/2021), Nepal confirms 430 new COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 265,698 (kh 12/01/2021), 430 New Cases Of COVID-19, 390 Recoveries, Five Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 12/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley registers 259 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 12/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,932 with five new fatalities (kh 12/01/2021)

Mahakali Hospital fails to run PCR lab : Bhimdatta Municipality purchased a PCR machine six months ago but it is yet to come into operation due to delays in procurement of testing kits and other equipment, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 12/01/2021)

Around 95 percent  quarantine facilities closed in KarnaliMore than 40,000 beds have been removed from various quanrantine centres throughout the province, according to the Karnali Provincial Health Directorate, by Chandani Kathayat (kp 12/01/2021)

Seroprevalence study data yet to be made public : Officials want yet another study, but that too hasnít begun, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/01/2021)

Vaccine diplomacy and Nepal : Leaders are busy negotiating when they should be focusing on public health issues, by Bikram Timilsina (kp 21/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,927 with 10 more deaths; national tally reaches 265,268 with 488 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,309 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 11/01/2021), 488 New Cases Of COVID-19, 527 Recoveries, 10 Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 11/01/2021), Nepal confirms 488 new COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 2,65,268 (kh 11/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley registers 314 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 11/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,927 with 10 new fatalities (kh 11/01/2021)

Almost 50 pc COVID-19 patients staying isolated at home breach health protocols, study finds, by Sher Bahadur Pun (rep 11/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,917 with five more deaths; national tally reaches 264,780 with 259 new infections : According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 258,441 infected people have recovered from the disease so far (kp 10/01/2021), 259 new cases of COVID-19, 513 recoveries, five fatalities in 24 hours (rn 10/01/2021), 259 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís tally hits 2,64,780 (kh 10/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley registers 126 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 10/01/2021), 5 more succumb to coronavirus, Nepalís death toll reaches 1,917 (kh 10/01/2021)

Half of Covid-infected not maintaining social distancing at home, study finds : Public health experts say the findings are alarming as the second wave of infections may start soon in the country, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,912 with three more deaths; national tally reaches 264,521 with 362 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 4,286 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 09/01/2021), 362 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís tally hits 264,521 (kh 09/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,909 with six more deaths; national tally reaches 264,159 with 554 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,269 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 08/01/2021), 554 New Cases Of COVID-19, 585 Recoveries In 24 Hours (rn 08/01/2021), 554 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís tally hits 2,64,159 (kh (08/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley registers 207 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 08/01/2021), 6 more succumb to coronavirus, Nepalís death toll reaches1,909 (kh 08/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,903 with four more deaths; national tally reaches 263,605 with 412 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,132 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 07/01/2021), 412 fresh cases take Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 2,63,605 (kh 07/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley records 251 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 07/01/2021), 4 more succumb to coronavirus, Nepalís death toll reaches 1,903 (kh 07/01/2021)

Authorities donít know yet whether the new variant of coronavirus has entered the country : The government is yet to set up facilities for genome sequencing while it has refused to seek support from the private sector, thereby putting more people at risk, experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,899 with six more deaths; national tally reaches 263,193 with 409 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 6,706 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 06/01/2021), COVID-19 Tally Hits 263,193 With 409 New Cases (rn 06/01/2021), 409 new cases reported in past 24 hours; Nepal COVID-19 caseload hits 263,193 (kh 06/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley records 184 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 06/01/2021), 6 more succumb to coronavirus, Nepalís death toll reaches 1,899 (kh 06/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,893 with eight more deaths; national tally reaches 262,784 with 522 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 4,551 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 05/01/2021), 522 new Covid-19 cases registered on Tuesday; nationwide tally hits 262,784 (ht 05/01/2021), 231 new cases of Covid-19 recorded today in Kathmandu valley (ht 05/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley records 232 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 05/01/2021), Eight Covid-19 fatalities recorded today, death-tally shifts to 1,893 (ht 05/01/2021)

952 ICU Beds, 438 Ventilators Remain Vacant With Decreasing Cases Of COVID-19, by Keshab Raj Poudel (rn 05/01/2021)

Nepal's Preparation For Vaccines, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 05/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,885 with seven more deaths; national tally reaches 262,262 with 403 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 4,401 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 04/01/2021), 403 New COVID-19 Cases, 594 Recoveries, Seven Fatalities (rn 04/01/2021), 403 new cases reported in past 24 hours; Nepal COVID-19 caseload hits 262,262 (kh 04/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley records 185 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 04/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,885 with seven new fatalities (kh 04/01/2021)

New variant of coronavirus is travelling but authorities are watching arrivals only from UKNepal had directed all airlines not to bring passengers from the UK or those transiting through the country but people are still arriving in the country through transit flights, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,878 with eight more deaths; national tally reaches 261,859 with 421 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,800 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 03/01/2021), Nepal: 421 new cases, 637 recoveries, eight deaths and 5,800 PCR tests in last 24 hours (rep 03/01/2021), COVID-19: Nepal registers 421 new cases, caseload hits 2,61,859 (kh 03/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley registers 154 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 03/01/2021)

Death toll of Nepalis abroad due to COVID-19 reaches 315 as three more die (kh 03/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,870 with six more deaths; national tally reaches 261,438 with 419 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,000 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 02/01/2021), COVID-19: Nepal registers 419 new cases, caseload hits 2,61,438 (kh 02/01/2021), Kathmandu Valley registers 154 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 02/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,870 as six more succumb to pandemic (kh 02/01/2021)

Isolation centres lying vacant for want of COVID patients (ht 02/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,864 with eight more deaths; national tally reaches 261,019 with 426 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,225 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 01/01/2021), 426 new Covid-19 cases registered on Friday; nationwide tally hits 261,019 (ht 01/01/2021), Nepal registers 426 new cases, caseload hits 261,019 (kh 01/01/2021), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,864 as eight more succumb to pandemic (kh 01/01/2021)

Threat Of COVID-19 Is Still Intact: Public Health Experts, by Mukunda Gaire (rn 01/01/2021)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,856 with nine more deaths; national tally reaches 260,593 with 534 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 6,000 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 31/12/2020), Nepal registers 534 new cases, caseload hits 2,60,593 (kh 31/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley logs 312 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 31/12/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,856 as nine more succumb to pandemic (kh 31/12/2020)

Health Ministry to set up cold rooms and freezer rooms to store vaccines : Gavi, the global vaccine alliance, has provided $700,000 to establish the facilities, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,847 with seven more deaths; national tally reaches 260,059 with 511 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,110 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 30/12/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally reaches 2,60,059 with 511 new cases (kh 30/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 312 COVID-19 cases (kh 30/12/2020), Seven more succumb to coronavirus in Nepal; death toll hits 1,847 (kh 30/12/2020)

Some COVID Vaccine Producing Companies Respond To Govt To Supply Vaccine, by Keshab Raj Paudel (rn 30/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,840 with eight more deaths; national tally reaches 259,548 with 708 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 6,135 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 29/12/2020), 708 new Covid-19 cases registered on Tuesday; nationwide tally hits 259,548 (ht 29/12/2020), 708 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís tally reaches 2,59,548 (kh 29/12/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 1,840 with eight new fatalities (kh 29/12/2020)

Over 80 Percent ICU, Ventilators For COVID-19 Patients Vacant, by Keshab Raj Paudel (rn 29/12/2020)

Five arrivals from UK test positive, raising fears new coronavirus variant may be here : Whether they are infected with the new variant can  be ascertained only after  sample is tested abroad, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/12/2020)

Health Ministry expects second wave of Covid-19 cases in three weeks, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,832 with seven more deaths; national tally reaches 258,840 with 659 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,578 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 28/12/2020), 659 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís tally reaches 258,840 (kh 28/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 287 COVID-19 cases (kh 28/12/2020)

Quarantine centres are being closed as pandemic rages on : Public health experts say the importance of quarantine facilities has increased in the wake of the emergence of new coronavirus strains said to be more contagious and lethal, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/12/2020)

Nepal reports 481 new COVID-19 cases, tally hits 2,58,181 (kh 27/12/2020), 6 more succumb to coronavirus taking Nepalís death toll to 1,825 (kh 27/12/2020)

Serious COVID-19 linked syndrome in children reported (rep 27/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,819 with three more deaths; national tally reaches 257,700 with 500 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,434 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 26/12/2020), 500 new cases reported, Nepalís COVID-19 tally hits 257,700 (kh 26/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 267 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 26/12/2020), Three more succumb to coronavirus taking Nepalís death toll to 1,819 (kh 26/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,816 with eight more deaths; national tally reaches 257,200 with 608 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 4,142 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 25/12/2020), With 608 new cases in past one day, Nepal's COVID-19 case tally reaches 257,200 (rep 25/12/2020), 608 new cases reported, Nepalís COVID-19 tally hits 257,200 (kh 25/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 279 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 25/12/2020), Nine more succumb to coronavirus taking Nepalís death toll to 1,816 (kh 25/12/2020)

Public responsible for containing spread of new coronavirus variants, officials say : Experts argue new strain could spread across the country if officials donít step up monitoring and strictly enforce quarantine rules, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/12/2020)

Ensuring Access To Vaccine, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 25/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,808 with five more deaths; national tally reaches 256,592 with 613 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,510 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 24/12/2020), 613 new cases reported, Nepalís COVID-19 tally hits 2,56,592 (kh 24/12/2020), 5 more succumb to coronavirus taking Nepalís death toll to 1,808 (kh 24/12/2020), 310 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU and ventilator (kh 24/12/2020), 3,993 COVID-19 infected in home isolation (kh 24/12/2020)

New Covid-linked ailment in infected children raises alarm : Over dozen cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome have been recorded in children at various hospitals, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,803 with five more deaths; national tally reaches 255,979 with 743 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 6,559 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 23/12/2020), COVID-19 death tally goes past 1,800 in Nepal (rep), Nepal records 743 new coronavirus cases; tally hits 255,979 (kh 23/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 318 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 23/12/2020), 5 more succumb to coronavirus taking Nepalís death toll to 1,803 (kh 23/12/2020)

Coronavirus spread is not slowing down, these four indicators demonstrate : Critical care facilities are still overwhelmed, positivity rates havenít declined, death rates have increased and 15 percent of healthy people seeking to go abroad are testing positive, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,798 with three more deaths; national tally reaches 255,236 with 722 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 7,000 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 22/12/2020), Nepal records 722 new coronavirus cases; tally hits 2,55,236 (kh 22/12/2020), 3 more succumb to coronavirus taking Nepalís death toll to 1,798 (kh 22/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,795 with seven more deaths; national tally reaches 254,514 with 742 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 6,351 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 21/12/2020), Nepal records 742 new coronavirus cases; tally hits 2,54,514 (kh 21/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 311 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 21/12/2020), 7 more succumb to coronavirus taking Nepalís death toll to 1,795 (kh 21/12/2020)

Government is whitewashing extent of coronavirus infection, public health experts say : Health Ministry counting test results of travellers, health workers and government staff, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,788 with 11 more deaths; national tally reaches 253,772 with 588 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 4,620 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 20/12/2020), 11 more succumb to coronavirus taking Nepalís death toll to 1,788 (1,097 COVID-19 Recoveries, 588 New Infections, 11 Fatalities In Last 24 Hours (rn 20/12/2020), Nepal records 588 new coronavirus cases; tally hits 2,53,772 (kh 20/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 238 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 20/12/2020), 11 more succumb to coronavirus taking Nepalís death toll to 1,788 (kh 20/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,777 with 12 more deaths; national tally reaches 253,184 with 710 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 4,780 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 19/12/2020), 88 people succumb to COVID-19 this week, 5,591 others get infected (rep 19/12/2020), Nepal records 710 new coronavirus cases; tally hits 253,184 (kh 19/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 281 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 19/12/2020), 12 more succumb to coronavirus taking Nepalís death toll to 1,777 (kh 19/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,765 with 16 more deaths; national tally reaches 252,474 with 782 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,706 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 18/12/23020), 888 people have succumbed to COVID-19 in Bagmati Province alone : Nepal stands third in terms of COVID-19 recoveries in the SAARC region (rep 18/12/2020), Nepal records 782 new coronavirus cases; tally hits 252,474 (kh 18/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 287 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 18/12/2020), 16 more succumb to coronavirus taking Nepalís death toll to 1,765 (kh 18/12/2020)

Quarantine and isolation period for COVID-19 infected reduced to 10 days (rep 1/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,749 with six more deaths; national tally reaches 251,692 with 776 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 6,588 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 17/12/2020), Nepal records 776 new coronavirus cases; tally hits 251,692 (kh 17/12/2020), 95.5 percent COVID-19 patients recover in Nepal, 340 receiving treatment at ICU and ventilators (rep 17/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 363 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 17/12/2020), Six fatalities take Nepalís COVID-19 death toll to 1,749 (kh 17/12/2020)

Government pushes antigen tests to confirm the spread of virus : Public health experts say antigen tests are unreliable  and could lead to fresh outbreaks, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/12/2020),
Government to ramp up antigen test once again (ht 17/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,743 with 13 more deaths; national tally reaches 250,916 with 736 new infections : With individuals 239,416 discharged after successful recovery, the active case count stands at 9,757, according to the Health Ministry (kp 16/12/2020), 847 COVID-19 Recoveries, 736 New Cases, 13 Fatalities In Last 24 Hours (rn 16/12/2020), Nepal's COVID-19 update: 736 new cases, 847 recoveries and 13 deaths in past 24 hours (rep 16/12/2020), 736 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís caseload hits 2,50,916 (kh 16/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 391 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 16/12/2020), 13 fatalities take Nepalís COVID-19 death toll to 1,743 (kh 16/12/2020)

Keep using face masks until vaccines become available, experts say : As it might take months, if not years, for vaccines to be available in Nepal, wearing masks and maintaining  distance should be the new norm, they point out, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,730 with 14 more deaths; national tally reaches 250,180 with 936 new infections : With 238,569 individuals discharged after successful recovery, the active case count stands at 9,881, according to the Health Ministry (kp 15/12/2020), 936 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís caseload hits 2,50,180 (kh 15/12/2020), 14 fatalities take Nepalís COVID-19 death toll to 1,730 (kh 15/12/2020)
[Just to illustrate what these low figures mean: Out of about 7,000 tests, about 900 were positive on 15 December, which is a share of about 13%. If you take the figures in Germany for comparison: There, almost 200,000 people were tested on 14 December, of which about 14,500 were positive, i.e. about 7.25%.
Conclusion: The proportion of positive tests in all tests carried out is extremely high in Nepal. If one wanted to test a similar number of people in relation to the total population as in Germany, about 75,000 tests would have had to be carried out. Measured in terms of the percentage of positive tests in the total tests, one would arrive at a probable quota of 9,750 positive tests. Of course, many factors remain unconsidered in this calculation, but it becomes clear that the infection figures would be considerably higher with more intensive testing than indicated daily by the government. This casts considerable doubt on the relevance of the daily reported figures.
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Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,716 with 18 more deaths; national tally reaches 249,244 with 821 new infections : With 236,573 individuals discharged after successful recovery, the active case count stands at 10,955, according to the Health Ministry (kp 14/12/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 case tally nears 250,000 : Nepal sees 821 new COVID-19 cases, 842 recoveries on Monday (rep 14/12/2020), Nepal records 821 new coronavirus cases; tally reaches 2,49,244 (kh 14/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 333 new COVID-19 cases (kh 14/12/2020), 18 more succumb to COVID-19 in Nepal, tally hits 1,716 (kh 14/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,698 with nine more deaths; national tally reaches 248,423 with 830 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,181 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 13/12/2020), Nepal's COVID-19 update: 830 new cases, 1,500 recoveries and nine deaths in past 24 hours (rep 13/12/2020), Nepal records 830 new coronavirus cases; tally reaches 2,48,423 (kh 13/12/2020), 9 more succumb to COVID-19 in Nepal, tally hits 1,698 (kh 13/12/2020)

Itís there, not here yet. As the jab is still far away, precaution is vaccine, experts say : With countries racing to vaccinate their populations,  there are concerns Nepal may be left behind, as the  end of the pandemic is still nowhere in sight, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,689 with 15 more deaths; national tally reaches 247,593 with 899 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 5,242PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 12/12/2020), Nepal reports 899 new cases; below 1,000 cases a day in a month (rep 12/12/2020) [5,000 tests per day are completely ridiculous and the reported results consequently in no way meaningful!], Nepal records 899 new coronavirus cases (kh 12/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley confirms 482 new COVID-19 cases (kh 12/12/2020), 15 more succumb to COVID-19, tally hits 1,689 (kh 12/12/2020)

COVID-19 recovery rate increasing in Nepal (ht 12/12/2020) [This is no wonder against the extremely small number of test!]

13.9 Per Cent Of Coronavirus Infection In Community (rn 12/12/2020)

COVID-19 pandemic, its psychosocial impact on healthcare workers, by Saswot Kumar Dhakal and Ujwol Neupane (kh 12/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,674 with 11 more deaths; national tally reaches 246,694 with 1,044 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 7,414 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 11/12/2020), COVID-19 in Nepal: MoHP confirms 1,044 new cases  and 1,271 recoveries (rep 11/12/2020), Nepalís Covid-19 tally advances to 246,694 with 1,044 new cases recorded on Friday (ht 11/12/2020), 1,044 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís tally hits 246,694 (kh 11/12/2020), Kathmandu valley records 541 new Covid-19 cases on Friday (ht 11/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 541 new COVID-19 cases (kh 11/12/2020), 11 fatalities take Nepalís COVID-19 death toll to 1,674 (kh 11/12/2020)

For free vaccines : The vaccines must be made available for free so that no one is left behind in the vaccination programme (ht 11/12/2020)

With new reported Covid-19 cases declining, people are downplaying its risk : Governmentís one-way communication of risk has failed to change peopleís behaviour, and science-defying statements from figures in power are making things worse, experts warn, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/12/2020) [This decline is artificial depending on insufficient tests!]

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,663 with 12 more deaths; national tally reaches 245,650 with 1,217 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 7,232 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 10/12/2020), COVID-19 updates: Nepal registers 1,217 new COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths (rep 10/12/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 caseload hits 245,650 with 1,217 new cases (kh 10/12/2020), 12 fatalities take Nepalís COVID-19 death toll to 1,663 (kh 10/12/2020)

Phase-III trial of favipiravir starts in Kathmandu and Pokhara, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/12/2020)

Early inoculation a long shot in Nepal (ht 10/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,651 with 14 more deaths; national tally reaches 244,433 with 1,056 new infections : With 230,236 individuals discharged after successful recovery, the active case count stands at 12,245, according to the Health Ministry (kp 09/12/2020), 1056 New Cases, 1483 Recovered, 14 Deaths (rn 09/12/2020), Nepal sees 1,056 new cases, 1,483 recoveries and 14 deaths linked with COVID-19 (rep 09/12/2020), Nepal reports 1,056 new COVID-19 cases; tally hits 2,44,433 (kh 09/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 507 new COVID-19 cases (kh 09/12/2020), 14 more succumb to coronavirus in Nepal; death toll reaches 1,651 (kh 09/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,637 with 23 more deaths; national tally reaches 243,377 with 1,382 new infections : With 229,054 individuals discharged after successful recovery, the active case count stands at 12,686, according to the Health Ministry (kp 08/12/2020), Nepal detects 1,382 new COVID-19 cases, recovery rate stands at 94.1 percent : The Kathmandu Valley alone reported 645 COVID-19 deaths (rep 08/12/2020), Nepal reports 1,382 new COVID-19 cases; tally hits 243,377 (kh 08/12/2020), 594 new Covid-19 cases reported in Kathmandu Valley on Tuesday (ht 08/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 594 new COVID-19 cases (kh 08/12/2020), 23 more succumb to coronavirus in Nepal; death toll reaches 1,637 (kh 08/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,614 with 20 more deaths; national tally reaches 241,995 with 1,014 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 6,220 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 07/12/2020), 1,014 New Cases Of COVID-19, 1,628 Recoveries, 20 Fatalities In Last 24 Hours (rn 07/12/2020), Nepal records 1,014 new cases, 1,628 recoveries and 20 deaths linked with COVID-19 (rep 07/12/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally hits 241,995 with 1,014 new cases (kh 07/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 422 new COVID-19 cases (kh 07/12/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,614 with 20 fatalities (kh 07/12/2020)

60 percent of people who have died of Covid-19 in Nepal were above 60 : Experts say as infected people are staying home, it is difficult to save senior citizens with co-morbidities, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/12/2020)

301 Nepalis die of Coronavirus in 49 countries (ht 07/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,594 with 17 more deaths; national tally reaches 240,981 with 1,096 new infections : According to the Health Ministry, 6,495 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours (kp 06/12/2020), 1,096 new cases detected on Sunday, taking Nepalís COVID-19 caseload to 240,981 (rep 06/12/2020), 1,096 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís tally reaches 2,40,981 (kh 06/12/2020), 17 more succumb to COVID-19; Nepalís death toll reaches 1,594 (kh 06/12/2020)

Government halts COVID antigen test after low public participation (ht 06/12/2020)

Govt import of COVID-19 vaccine to suffice for 20 pc population (kh 06/12/2020)

1,024 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís tally reaches 239,885 (kh 05/12/2020), 10 more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll reaches 1,577 (kh 05/12/2020)

Nepal sees 1,272 new cases, 1,575 recoveries and 16 deaths linked with COVID-19 (rep 04/12/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally hits 238,861 with 1,272 new cases (kh 04/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 606 new COVID-19 cases (kh 04/12/2020), 16 more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll reaches 1,567 (kh 04/12/2020)

Why Nepalís Covid-19 figures are deceptive : The positivity and recovery rates go down, while daily deaths stay up, by Sonia Awale (nt 04/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,551 with 13 more deaths; national tally reaches 237,589 with 1,343 new infections : The active case count stands at 15,766 with 220,272 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 03/12/2020), 1,343 new COVID-19 cases, 2,111 recoveries and 13 deaths on Thursday (rep 03/12/2020), With 1,343 new cases, Nepalís COVID-19 tally hits 237,589 (kh 03/12/2020), Nepalís Covid-19 case count reaches 237,589 Thursday with 1,343 new infections (ht 03/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 561 new COVID-19 cases (kh 03/12/2020), 13 more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll reaches 1,551 (kh 03/12/2020), 453 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU and ventilator (kh 03/12/2020), 10,271 COVID-19 infected in home isolation (kh 03/12/2020)

Until September, one in eight exposed to virus, seroprevalence survey shows : A seroprevalence of 13 percentóProvince 2 tops the list  at 23 percent followed by Bagmati at 17 percentóis a bit too high, public health experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/12/2020)

Health experts raise questions about indiscriminate Covid-19 antigen tests : Mass testing without contact tracing, use of new technology for precise testing doesnít help contain the virus, they say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,538 with 9 more deaths; national tally reaches 236,246 with 1,490 new infections : The active case count stands at 16,547 with 218,161 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 02/12/2020), Nepal sees 1,490 new cases, 1,567 recoveries and nine deaths linked with COVID-19 (rep 02/12/2020), With 1,490 new cases, Nepalís COVID-19 tally hits 2,36,246 (kh 02/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 723 new COVID-19 cases (kh 02/12/2020), 9 more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll reaches 1,538 (kh 02/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,529 with 21 more deaths; national tally reaches 234,756 with 1,304 new infections : The active case count stands at 16,633 with 216,594 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 01/12/2020), Nepalís Covid-19 case count reaches 234,756 on Tuesday with 1,304 new infections (ht 01/12/2020), 1,304 new cases confirmed on Tuesday, taking Nepalís COVID-19 case tally to 233,452 (rep 01/12/2020), With 1,304 new cases, Nepalís COVID-19 tally hits 233,452 (kh 01/12/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 530 new COVID-19 cases (kh 01/12/2020), 21 more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll reaches 1,529 (kh 01/12/20209

With free testing available only for symptomatic patients contact tracing is yet to resume : As people are left to die in their homes due to government apathy, officials say that asymptomatic cases, which make up the majority of the infected, may be superspreaders, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/12/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,508 with 29 more deaths; national tally reaches 233,452 with 1,474 new infections : The active case count stands at 17,423 with 214,521 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 30/11/2020), COVID-19 death tally goes past 1,500 in Nepal: MoHP : 1,474 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed while 1,931 patients got over the disease in the past 24 hours (rep 30/11/2020)

Nepal's coronavirus genome is similar to that found in India: Study, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 30/11/2020)

Govt starts rapid antigen testing to contain virus spread (rep 30/11/2020), Govt launches Ďantigení test against COVID-19; report to come instantly (kh 30/11/2020)

1,255 more test positive for COVID-19, 25 patients die in past 24 hours (rep 29/11/2020), Nepal reports 1,255 fresh COVID-19 cases, caseload reaches 2,31,978 (kh 29/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 548 new COVID-19 cases (kh 29/11/2020), 25 fatalities recorded, Nepalís death toll hits 1,479 (kh 29/11/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,454 with 19 more deaths; national tally reaches 230,723 with 1,380 new infections : The active case count stands at 18,083 with 211,186 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 28/11/2020), 1,380 New Cases, 515 Recoveries, 19 Deaths In Last 24 Hours (rn 28/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 645 new COVID-19 cases (KH 28/11/2020), 19 fatalities recorded, Nepalís death toll hits 1,454 (kh 28/11/2020)

4,400 health workers infected in two months (ht28/11/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,435 with 23 more deaths; national tally reaches 229,343 with 1,703 new infections : While Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and Kaski districts have more than 500 active cases, Manang and Dolpa do not have any active case, according to the Health Ministry (kp 27/11/2020), 1,703 New Cases, 1,236 Recoveries, 23 Fatalities In Last 24 Hours (rn 27/11/2020), With 1,703 new cases in past one day, Nepal's coronavirus case tally reaches 229,343 (rep), 1,703 fresh cases take Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 229,343 (kh 27/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records 822 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 27/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 822 new COVID-19 cases (kh 27/11/2020) 23 fatalities recorded, Nepalís death toll hits 1,435 (kh 27/11/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,412 with 23 more deaths; national tally reaches 227,640 with 1,614 new infections : While Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and Kaski districts have more than 500 active cases, Manang, Dolpa and Mugu do not have any active case, according to the Health Ministry (kp 26/11/2020), 1,614 more people test positive for COVID-19 on Thursday as Nepal carries out a total of 9,491 PCR tests (rep), COVID-19 Update: 1,614 New Cases, 1,437 Recoveries, 23 Fatalities In Last 24 Hours (rn 26/11/2020), 1,614 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís tally hits 227,640 (kh 26/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 785 new COVID-19 cases (kh 26/11/2020), 23 fatalities recorded, Nepalís death toll hits 1,412 (kh 26/11/2020)

900,000 people to be vaccinated in the first phase, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 26/11/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,389 with 28 more deaths; national tally reaches 226,026 with 1,948 new infections : According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 3,140 infected people recovered in the past 24 hours (kp 25/11/2020), Nepal records 1,948 new cases, 3,140 recoveries and 28 deaths linked with COVID-19 in the past one day (rep 25/11/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally hits 2,26,026 with 1,948 new cases (kh 25/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 835 new COVID-19 cases (kh 25/11/2020), Nepal reports 28 fatalities, death toll hits 1,389 (kh 25/11/2020)

With winter here, respiratory infections will surge and so will virus spread, doctors warnCold, dry air, low humidity, indoor stay and poorly ventilated rooms are likely to facilitate transmission of the coronavirus in a country where winter is deadly even at normal times, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/11/2020)

Only isolation centre in Rolpa closed despite several Covid cases, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 25/11/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,361 with 24 more deaths; national tally reaches 224,078 with 1,790 new infections : According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 2,791 infected people recovered in the past 24 hours (kp 24/11/2020), Nepal reports 1790 new cases, 2,791 recoveries and 24 deaths linked with COVID-19 (rep 24/11/2020), 1,790 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís tally hits 224,078 (kh 24/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 947 new COVID-19 cases (kh 24/11/2020), 24 fatalities recorded, Nepalís death toll hits 1,361 (kh 24/11/2020), 450 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU and ventilator (kh 24/11/2020), 6,518 COVID-19 infected in home isolation (kh 24/11/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,337 with 16 more deaths; national tally reaches 222,288 with 1,980 new infections : According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 3,043 infected people recovered in the past 24 hours (kp 23/11/2020), 1,980 new cases recorded on Monday; Nepalís Covid-19 tally hits 222,288 (ht 23/11/2020), COVID-19 Update: 1,980 New Cases, 3,043 Recoveries, 16 Fatalities In Last 24 Hours (rn 23/11/2020), Nepalís COVID19 recovery tally goes past 200,000; 18,884 yet to recover (rep 23/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 1,007 new COVID-19 cases (kh 23/11/2020), 16 fatalities recorded, Nepalís death toll hits 1,337 (kh 23/11/2020)