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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)

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 Prap 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 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.
]

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)

Nepal plans to immunize 72 percent of population with corona vaccine within two years, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 23/11/2020)

KMC begins swab collection for free PCR tests (ht 23/11/2020)

91pc Nepalis recover from COVID-19 abroad (ht 23/11/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,321 with 16 more deaths; national tally reaches 220,308 with 1,669 new infections : According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 5,699 infected people recovered in the past 24 hours (kp 22/11/2020), COVID-19 Update: 1,669 New Cases, 5,699 Recoveries, 16 Deaths In Last 24 Hours (rn 22/11/2020), 1,669 fresh cases take Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 2,20,308 (kh 22/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley registers 957 new COVID-19 cases (kh 22/11/20209, Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,321 as 16 more die (kh 22/11/2020)

17,206 COVID-19 infected in home isolation (kh 22/11/2020)

Long neglected, people of Humla see no point in cooperating to check virus spread : A week after 56 people were found to be infected, contact tracing has yet to begin. Winter brings seasonal flu, which has symptoms similar to Covid-19 and people may not be aware that they are carrying the coronavirus, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/11/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,305 with seven more deaths; national tally reaches 218,639 with 1,674 new infections : According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 2,323 infected people recovered in the past 24 hours (kp 21/11/2020)

COVID-19 Update: 1,674 New Cases, 2,323 Recoveries In Last 24 Hours (rn 21/11/2020), COVID-19 Updates: 2,323 recover while 1,674 test positive on Saturday (rep 21/11/2020), 1,674 fresh cases take Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 218,639 (kh 21/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley registers 899 new COVID-19 cases (kh 21/11/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,305 as 7 more die (kh 21/11/2020)

600,000 COVID-19 infections projected in Nepal: Health Minister Dhakal (rep 21/11/2020)

100,000 antigen tests to be carried out in Kathmandu Valley, one million nationwide : As polymerase chain reaction tests do not give accurate results, public health experts suggest exploring other technologies, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/11/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,298 with 22 more deaths; national tally reaches 216,965 with 1,945 new infections : With 1,107 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, the number of confirmed cases in the Kathmandu Valley has crossed 100,000 mark, according to the Health Ministry (kp 20/11/2020), Nepalís highest single-day COVID-19 recovery of 5,364 recorded on Friday (rep 20/11/2020), 1,945 fresh cases propel Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 216,965 (kh 20/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley registers 1,107 new COVID-19 cases (kh 20/11/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,298 as 22 more die (kh 20/11/2020)

Door opens for trial : While the ordinance has paved the way for importing vaccines for trial, the govt must ensure that they are affordable (ht 20/11/2020)

Vax populi, by Sonia Awali (nt 20/11/2020), When will Nepalís Covid vaccine turn come? Nepal may be one of the last countries to get a vaccine, even then the poor here will be at the end of the line, by Sonia Awale (nt 20/11/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,276 with 17 more deaths; national tally reaches 215,020 with 2,103 new infections : According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 2,858 infected people recovered in the past 24 hours (kp 19/11/2020), COVID-19 Update: 2,103 New Cases, 2,858 Recoveries, 17 Fatalities In Last 24 Hours (rn 19/11/2020), COVID-19 Updates: 2,103 new cases, 2,858 more recoveries and 17 new deaths in Nepal (rep 19/11/2020), 2,103 fresh cases propel Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 215,020 (kh 19/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley registers 1,229 new COVID-19 cases  (kh 19/11/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,276 as 17 more die (kh 19/11/2020)

More Than 500 Active Cases Of COVID-19 In 14 Districts, Highest Infection Rate In Bagmati Province (rn 19/11/2020)

Rising tuberculosis cases could soon lead to another epidemic, experts warn : They say that misdiagnosis and under-reporting of the bacterial infection could spread the disease further, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/11/2020), Dealing with tuberculosis : We need an evidence-based strategic plan to fill the gap in tuberculosis detection and cure (kp 20/11/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,259 with 12 more deaths; national tally reaches 212,917 with 1,442 new infections : While 326 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 54 others are on ventilator support, according to the Health Ministry (kp 18/11/2020), COVID-19: Nepal reports 1,442 new cases; tally hits 2,12,917 (kh 18/11/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 1,259 with 12 new fatalities (kh 18/11/2020)

Number of Covid-19 deaths far higher than what the government claims, officials say : Health Ministryís data does not include all known deaths as well as of those who were  suspected to have died of the coronavirus but were not tested, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/11/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,247 with 17 more deaths; national tally reaches 211,475 with 502 new infections : While 318 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 38 others are on ventilator support, according to the Health Ministry (kp 17/11/2020), 502 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís tally reaches 211,475 (kh 17/11/2020), Nepal sees 507 new cases, 2878 recoveries and 17 deaths linked with COVID-19 in the past one day (rep 17/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 339 new COVID-19 cases (kh 17/11/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 1,247 with 17 new fatalities (kh 17/11/2020)

318 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU, 38 on ventilator support (kh 17/11/2020)

Over 5,400 kids below 10 years infected with COVID-19 so far (kh 17/11/2020)

1,197 new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Nepal taking the national tally to 210,973 (rep 16/11/2020)1,197 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís tally reaches 210,973 (kh 16/11/2020), Nepal's COVID-19 Tally Hits 210,973 With 1,197 New Infections (rn 16/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 501 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 16/11/2020), Nine more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 1,230 (kh 16/11/2020)

310 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU, 44 on ventilator support (kh 16/11/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,221 with six more deaths; national tally reaches 209,776 with 1,477 new infections : While 354 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 64 others are on ventilator support, according to the Health Ministry (kp 15/11/2020), With 1,477 new cases on Sunday, Nepalís COVID-19 tally advances to 209,776 (rep 15/11/2020), 1,477 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís tally reaches 209,776 (kh 15/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 807 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 15/11/2020), Six more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 1,221 (kh 15/11/2020)

Number of Nepali nationals dying of COVID-19 in foreign countries rises to 293 (rep 15/11/2020), Death toll of Nepalis abroad due to COVID-19 reaches 293 as eight die in India (kh 15/11/2020)

Health Ministry has spent Rs20 billion on pandemic but infections continue to surgeOfficials and public health experts say lack of coordination and collaboration among various state agencies is the main reason behind the losing battle against Covid-19, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/11/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 1,215 with 13 more deaths; national tally reaches 208,299 with 1,946 new infections : While 376 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 74 others are on ventilator support, according to the Health Ministry (kp 14/11/2020), 1,946 new cases recorded on Saturday; Nepalís Covid-19 tally advances to 208,299 (ht 14/11/2020), Nepal adds 1,946 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, total number jumps to 208,299 (rep 14/11/2020), 1,946 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís tally reaches 208,299 (kh 14/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 835 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 14/11/2020), 13 more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 1,215 (kh 14/11/2020)

376 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU, 74 on ventilator support (kh 14/11/2020)

Nepal reports 13 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 1,202; national tally reaches 206,353 with 2,111 new infections : While 387 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 87 others are on ventilator support, according to the Health Ministry (kp 13/11/2020), 2,111 new cases of COVID-19 in Nepal in past one day (rep 13/11/2020), COVID-19: Nepal records 2,111 new cases, tally hits 206,353 (kh 13/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 1,207 new COVID-19 cases (kh 13/11/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 1,202 with 13 new fatalities (kh 13/11/2020)

Nepal reports 15 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 1,189; national tally reaches 204,242 with 1,913 new infections : While 373 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 87 others are on ventilator support, according to the Health Ministry (rn 12/11/2020), Nepal confirms 1,913 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths on Thursday (rep 12/11/2020), 1,913 new cases recorded on Thursday; Nepalís Covid-19 tally advances to 204,242 (ht 12/11/2020), 1,913 new cases take Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 204,242 (kh 12/11/2020), COVID-19 Update: 1,913 New Cases, 2,349 Recoveries, 15 Deaths In Last 24 Hours (rn 12/11/2020), 15 more fatalities registered today; Covid-19 death-toll advances to 1,189 (ht 12/11/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 1,189 with 15 new fatalities (kh 12/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 973 new COVID-19 cases (kh 12/11/2020)

Health Ministry preparing legal grounds to roll out Covid-19 vaccines, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/11/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 infection tally crosses 200,000 mark with 2,569 new cases : Twenty-six more fatalities take the death toll to 1,174, according to the Health Ministry (kp 11/11/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 case tally goes past 200,000 mark (rep 11/11/2020), 2,569 new cases take Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 2,02,329 (kh 11/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 1,261 new COVID-19 cases (kh 11/11/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 1,174 with 26 new fatalities (kh 11/11/2020)

Govt spends over Rs 6 billion for COVID-19 prevention, treatment (kh 11/11/2020)

Race for a cure :The Oli administration needs to be on its toes about the latest vaccine developments (kp 11/11/2020)

Isolation Centers Vacant; All Infected At Home (rn 11/11/2020)

Nepal reports 22 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 1,148; national tally reaches 199,760 with 2,736 new infections : While 404 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 96 others are on ventilator support, according to the Health Ministry (kp 10/11/2020), Nepal's COVID-19 case tally inching closer to 200,000, Kathmandu Valley confirms 93,775 cases (rep 10/11/2020), 2,736 new cases take Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 199,760 (kh 10/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 1,420 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 10/11/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 1,148 with 22 new fatalities (kh 10/11/2020)

Nepal reports 18 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 1,126; national tally reaches 197,024 with 2,571 new infections : While 411 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 83 others are on ventilator support, according to the Health Ministry (kp 09/11/2020), 2,571 new cases recorded on Monday; Nepalís Covid-19 tally hits 197,024 (ht 09/11/2020), COVID-19 Update: 2,571 New Cases, 1,798 Recoveries, Caseload 197,024 (rn 09/11/2020), 2,571 fresh cases take Nepalís COVID-19 caseload to 197,024 (kh 09/11/2020), 2,571 new cases added to Nepalís COVID-19 tally, 81 percent patients recover (rep 09/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records 1,428 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Last 24 Hours (rn 09/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 1,428 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 09/11/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 1,126 with 18 new fatalities (kh 09/11/2020)

Women Account For 33% Of COVID-19 Infections (rn 09/11/2020)

2,817 new cases added to Nepalís COVID-19 case tally, 2,812 patients recover (rep 08/11/2020), Nepalís Covid-19 tally reaches 194,453 with 2,817 new cases on Sunday (ht 08/11/2020), COVID-19 Update: 2,817 New Cases, 2,812 Recoveries, 21 Deaths In Last 24 Hours (rn 08/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records 1,533 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 08/11/2020), 21Covid-19 fatalities registered on Sunday, death-toll shifts to 1,108 (ht 08/11/2020)

544 Nepalis Abroad Contract Coronavirus This Week, One More Death Reported (rn 08/11/2020)

Nepal reports 17 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 1,087; national tally reaches 191,636 with 2,753 new infections : While 365 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 76 others are on ventilator support, according to the Health Ministry (kp 07/11/2020), Nepal has witnessed 191,636 COVID-19 infections since Jan 23; 2,753 added on Saturday (rep 07/11/2020), 2,753 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís tally reaches 1,91,636 (kh 07/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,512 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 07/11/2020), 17 more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 1,087 (kh 07/11/2020)

Govt mulls over bringing Chinese vaccine for clinical trial in Nepal (rep 07/11/2020)

150,000 plus people win their battle against COVID-19 in Nepal, the country records highest single-day recovery of 4,500 (rep 06/11/2020), 2,909 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís tally reaches 188,883 (kh 06/11/2020), 18 more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 1,070 (kh 06/11/2020)

Spared at first, elderly hit hard by Covid-19 : The coronavirus crisis has added to the hardships and isolation of Nepalís seniors, by Sonia Awale (nt 06/11/2020)

Heat map of Nepalís Covid-19 hotspots : Cell phone data tracking reveals high risk areas because of the movement of people during Dasain, by Sonia Awale (nt 06/11/2020)

Nepal reports 18 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 1,052; national tally reaches 185,974 with 3,051 new infections : While 428 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 74 others are on ventilator support, according to the Health Ministry (kp 05/11/2020), COVID-19 Updates: Nepal confirms COVID-19 3,051 cases out of 13,068 tests carried out on Thursday (rep 05/11/2020), Nepal reports 3,051 new coronavirus cases; tally reaches 185,974 (kh 05/11/2020), COVID-19 Update: 3,051 New Cases, 3,430 Recoveries, 18 Deaths In Last 24 Hours (rn 05/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley Logs 1,398 New Cases Of COVID-19 (ht 05/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,398 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 05/11/2020), 18 more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 1052 (kh 05/11/2020)

30 COVID-19 Infected In Critical Condition In Banke (rn 05/11/2020)

Nepal sets new daily record for Covid-19 fatality with 30 deaths : The national infection tally has reached 182,923 with 3,309 new confirmed cases, according to the Health Ministry (kp 04/11/2020), 30 more COVID-19-related deaths recorded on Wednesday, highest number of fatalities in a single day so far (rep 04/11/2020), Nepal sees 3,309 new cases and 3,844 recoveries linked with COVID-19 in the past one day (rep 04/11/2020), Nepal reports 3,309 new coronavirus cases; tally reaches to 1,82,923 (kh 04/11/2020), Nepalís Covid-19 tally reaches 182,923 with 3,309 new cases on Wednesday (ht 04/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,878 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 04/11/2020), 30 more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 1,034 (kh 04/11/2020)

379 COVID-19 patients in ICU, 78 receiving treatment on ventilator (kh 04/11/2020)

Critical Covid-19 patients canít get treatment in Lamjung : The district has not set up an ICU facility even after receiving funds six months ago, by Aash Gurung (kp 04/11/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 death toll surges past 1,000 with 20 more fatalities in the past 24 hours : The national infection tally has reached 179,614 with 3,114 new confirmed cases, according to the Health Ministry (kp 03/11/2020), COVID-19 death tally in Nepal goes past 1000 mark as country confirms 3,114 cases on Tuesday (rep 03/11/2020), COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 1,000 Mark, 3,114 New Infections In Last 24 Hours (rn 03/11/2020), Nepalís Covid-19 tally reaches 179,614 with 3,114 new cases on Tuesday (ht 03/11/2020), 3,114 cases propel Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 179,614 (kh 03/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,468 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 03/11/2020), 20 more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 1,004 (kh 03/11/2020)

372 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU, 68 on ventilator support (kh 03/11/2020)

Nepal reports 24 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 984; national tally reaches 176,500 with 2,933 new infections : The active case count stands at 37,524 with 137,992 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 02/11/2020), COVID-19 Updates: 2,933 new cases detected through 13,446 PCR tests on Monday; 24 new deaths reported (rep 02/11/2020), Nepalís Covid-19 tally reaches 176,500 with 2,933 new cases on Monday (ht 02/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 1,630 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 02/11/2020), 24 fatalities take Nepalís COVID-19 death toll to 984 (kh 02/11/2020)

Over 4,700 kids below 10 years infected with COVID-19 so far (kh 02/11/2020)

Gandaki lacks beds to care for Covid-19 patients : The province, which has 3,000 active cases, has only 176 intensive care beds and 57 ventilators, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 02/11/2020)

In a U-turn, Health Ministry now says it will run free tests based on contact tracing :The ministry had discontinued free tests and treatment, which public health experts say made the Covid-19 situation worse, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/11/2020)

Nepal reports 23 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 960; national tally reaches 173,567 with 2,824 new infections : The active case count stands at 37,765 with 134,842 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 01/11/2020), COVID-19 Updates: Nepalís case tally jumps to 173,567 including 2,824 new cases confirmed on Sunday (rep 01/11/2020), 2,824 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís tally jumps to 173,567 (kh 01/11/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 1,622 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 01/11/2020), 23 fatalities take Nepalís COVID-19 death toll to 960 (kh 01/11/2020)

Pandemic is out of control in Kathmandu, warn health experts : One in every 28 people in Kathmandu diagnosed with COVID-19, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 01/11/2020)

Remdesivir shows mixed results in Nepal, experts say : The medication cut hospital stay of serious patients, lessened symptoms of Covid-19, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/11/2020)

Sudurpaschim districts lack ICU beds (ht 01/11/2020)

Nepal reports 17 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 937; national tally reaches 170,743 with 2,508 new infections : The active case count stands at 38,584 with 131,222 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 31/10/2020), COVID-19 Update: 2,508 New Cases, 2,264 Recoveries, 17 Fatalities In Last 24 Hours (rn 31/10/2020), 2,508 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Nepal on Saturday (rep 31/10/2020), 2,508 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís tally jumps to 170,743 (kh 31/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,357 new cases of COVID-19 in past 24 hours, Valleyís COVID-19 case tally reaches 76,348 : 54 percent of total COVID-19 cases recorded across the country on Saturday were detected in the Valley alone (rep 31/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 1,357 COVID-19 cases (kh 31/10/2020), 17 fatalities take Nepalís COVID-19 death toll to 937 (kh 31/10/2020)

Crematorium workers fear taking virus home to family : Nine of 16 employees have already tested positive, by Anup Ojha (kp31/10/2020)

Nepal reports 16 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 920; national tally reaches 168,235 with 3,517 new infections : The active case count stands at 38,357 with 128,958 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 30/10/2020), Nepal registers 3,517 fresh coronavirus cases : National tally reaches 168,235 (kh 30/10/2020), 1,888 test COVID-19 positive in Kathmandu Valley in last 24 hrs (kh 30/10/2020), 76.7 percent patients win COVID-19 in Nepal as case tally soars to 168,235 : The country reports the highest single-day COVID-19 recoveries of 4,096 (rep 30/10/2020), 16 more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll reaches 920 (kh 30/10/2020)

300 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU, 71 on ventilator support (kh 30/10/2020)

COVID-19 spread may accelerate in winter, warn scientists, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 30/10/2020)

Kathmandu district alone has 42.34 percent of total active cases in Nepal (rep 30/10/2020) [This shows above all where there is more testing!]

No risk communication strategy yet as Covid-19 infections and death toll soar, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/10/2020)

Impoverished families in Udayapur have no access to Covid-19 testing : Poor people with Covid-19-like symptoms forced to stay home as they canít pay for expensive tests, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 30/10/2020)

COVID-19 kills 406 people in just 29 days, Nepalís death tally goes past 900 (rep 29/10/2020)

Nepal reports 17 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 904; national tally reaches 164,718 with 2,364 new infections : The active case count stands at 38,952 with 124,862 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 29/10/2020), 2,634 diagnosed positive, coronavirus tally reaches 164,718 (kh 29/10/2020), Nepal adds 2,364 new COVID-19 cases, national case tally reaches 164,718 (rep 29/10/2020), 1,615 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kathmandu Valley in past 24 hours (rep 29/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 1,615 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 29/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 904 with 17 new fatalities (kh 29/10/2020)

304 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU, 76 on ventilator support (kh 29/10/2020)

Jumla Again Witnesses Coronavirus Cases (rn 29/10/2020)

In Nepal's capital, sole crematorium for COVID victims becomes busier, by Gopal Sharma (rep 29/10/2020)

Covid cases expected to surge in villages in next two weeks : Experts urge authorities to prepare district hospitals as they expect Dashain returnees to transmit the virus, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/10/2020), Virus in the villages : Dashain  has been a low-key affair this year. But it might have helped spread the coronavirus (kp 29/10/2020)

Nepal reports 11 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 887; national tally reaches 162,354 with 1,954 new infections : The active case count stands at 39,643 with 121,824 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 28/10/2020), 1,954 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nepal on Wednesday (rep 28/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally reaches 162,354 with 1,954 fresh cases (kh 28/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 843 new COVID-19 cases, total caseload goes past 71,000 (rep 28/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 843 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 28/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 887 with 11 new fatalities (kh 28/10/2020)

Nepal reports 14 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 876; national tally reaches 160,400 with 570 new infections : The active case count stands at 40,681 with 118,843 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 27/10/2020), Nepal witnesses sharp decline in COVID-19 cases, only 570 new cases recorded in past 24 hours (rep) [But only thanks to little testing during Dashain!!], Kathmandu Valley Reports 252 New Cases Of Novel Coronavirus (rn 27/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 876 with 14 new fatalities (kh 27/10/2020)

252 new COVID-19 cases, four new fatalities reported in Gandaki Province (kh 26/10/2020) [Forget this figure on Dashain! The daily reported numbers are irritating anyway. If they prove anything, then it is the fact that outside the Kathmandu valleys there is much less testing than around the centre of power!]

Nepal reports five more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 847; national tally reaches 158,089 with 2,856 new infections : The active case count stands at 45,572 with 111,670 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 25/10/2020), 2,856 fresh cases take Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 158,089 (kh 25/10/2020), 2,856 new COVID-19 cases recorded in past 24 hours, Nepalís case tally reaches 158,089 (rep 25/10/2020), 1,535 new cases of COVID-19 detected in Kathmandu Valley in past 24 hours (rep 25/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 1,535 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 25/10/2020). Five more die of COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 847 (kh 25/10/2020)

273 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU : 66 on ventilator support (kh 25/10/2020)

Number of Nepali nationals dying of COVID-19 in foreign countries rises to 284 (rep 25/10/2020)

Nepal reports 17 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 829; national tally reaches 153,008 with 4,499 new infections : The active case count stands at 46,691 with 105,488 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 24/10/2020)

COVID-19 Update: 2,225 New Cases, 2,846 Recoveries, 13 Deaths In Last 24 Hours (rn 24/10/2020), 2,225 new cases of COVID-19 recorded across the country in the past 24 hours : Nepalís COVID-19 case tally hits 155,233 as death toll stands at 842 (rep 24/10/2020), Nepalís confirms 2,225 fresh cases, COVID-19 tally jumps to 155,233 (kh 24/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,110 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 24/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 842 with 13 new fatalities (kh 24/10/2020)

Youth dies in isolation center after hospitals deny admission (kh 24/10/2020) [A 36 years old adult should not be called youth!]

Nepal reports 17 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 829; 4,499 new infections take tally to 153,008 : The active case count stands at 46,691 with 105,488 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 23/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally surpasses 150,000 mark, Kathmandu Valley records 2,720 new cases (rep 23/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 2,720 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 23/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 829 with 17 new fatalities (kh 23/10/2020)

Nepalís COVID-19 case tally nears 150,000, Kathmandu Valley adds 1,552 new cases (rep 22/10/2020), COVID-19 Update: 3,637 New Cases, 3,215 Recoveries, Tally Hits 148,509 (rn 22/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally reaches 148,509 with 3,637 fresh cases (kh 22/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley Logs 1,552 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 22/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 812 with 21 new fatalities (kh 22/10/2020)

Contact tracing was never effective. Government decision on tests and treatment has made it even more difficult : After authorities said people have to pay for tests and treatment, labs are refusing to conduct tests and no one is coming forward to share information, making contact tracing difficult, which could exacerbate the virus situation, public health experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/10/2020)

Nepal sets new daily records for Covid-19 fatality and infection with 26 deaths and 5,743 cases : Kathmandu Valley also confirmed a record 3,107 new infections in the past 24 hours (kp 21/10/2020), Nepal sees record daily jump of 5,743 coronavirus infections on Wednesday (rep 21/10/2020), Nepal Records Highest Single-Day Spike In COVID-19 Tally With 5,743 New Infections, 26 Fatalities In 24 Hours (rn 21/10/2020), 5,743 fresh cases propel Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 1,44,872 (kh 21/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley Logs 3,107 New Cases Of COVID-19, Highest In A Single Day (rn 21/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 3,107 new COVID-19 cases (kh 21/10/2020), Nepal reports 26 more COVID-19-related deaths, highest single-day fatalities (rep 21/10/2020), 26 more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll reaches 791 (kh 21/10/2020)

COVID-19 Patients Dying In State No 1 Due To Lack Of Hospital Beds (rn 21/10/2020)

COVID-19 Update: 3,093 New Cases, 2,108 Recoveries, Tally Reaches 139,129 (rn 20/10/2020), 3,093 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís tally jumps to 139,129 (kh 20/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley Logs 1,702 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 20/10/2020), 3,093 COVID-19 cases added to national tally on Tuesday, Kathmandu Valley reports 1,702 new cases (rep 20/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,702 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 20/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 765 with eight new fatalities (kh 20/10/2020)

Health officials in Dailekh warn of difficult times with surge in Covid-19 cases : Eighty-nine people in the district tested positive for the virus in the past week,  raising fears that the virus might have spread in the community, by Jyotee Katuwal (kp 20/10/2020)

COVID-19 Update: 3,790 New Cases, 2,335 Recoveries, 18 Deaths In Last 24 Hours (rn 19/10/2020), 3,790 COVID-19 cases added to Nepalís national tally on Monday;  2,388 more cases in Kathmandu Valley (rep 19/10/2020), 3,790 fresh cases propel Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 136,036 (kh 19/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 757 with 18 new fatalities (kh 19/10/2020)

Serious Covid-19 patients are not getting hospital beds : To make room for serious patients, the Ministry of Health has decided to discharge patients whose conditions are not severe but patients are still not getting hospital beds, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/10/2020)

Govt decides not to foot cost of COVID test, treatment, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 19/10/2020)

Protocol for disposal of COVID dead changed : Family members will now have to take responsibility of managing bodies of those who die of COVID-19 at homed, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 19/10/2020)

2,942 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís COVID-19 tally jumps to 132,246 (kh 18/10/2020), Nepal adds 2,942 cases, 2,326 recoveries and 12 deaths linked with COVID-19 (rep 18/10/2020), 1,698 New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Kathmandu Valley (rn), 12 succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 739 (kh 18/10/2020)

Risk of community transmission high in BaglungHealth officials have a tough time tracing contacts as Covid-19 suspects move freely in the community, by Prakash Baral (kp 18/10/2020)

Global COVID-19 death toll of Nepali people surpasses 1000 mark (rep 18/10/2020), 1,010 Nepalis die of COVID-19 abroad; 171,000 infected (kh 18/10/2020)

Nepal reports 12 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 727; national infection tally reaches 129,304 with 3,167 new cases : Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,746 new infections with 1,451 cases in Kathmandu, 152 in Lalitpur and 143 in Bhaktapur, according to the Health Ministry (kp 17/10/2020), 3,167 new COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday in Nepal, total number nears 130,000 (rep 17/10/2020), 3,167 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís COVID-19 tally jumps to 129,304 (rep 17/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 1,746 new COVID-19 cases (kh 17/10/2020), 12 succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 727 (kh 17/10/2020)

Youths at a higher risk of COVID-19 in Kathmandu Valley (rep 17/10/2020) [However, this is not surprising in view of the fact that more than 50% of the total population is younger than 25 years of age!]

Nepalís COVID-19 case tally jumps to 126,137 with 4,392 cases on Friday (rep 16/10/2020), 4,392 fresh cases propel Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 126,137 (kh 16/10/2020), Valleyís COVID-19 case tally surpasses 50,000 mark with 2,402 new cases reported in past 24 hours (rep 16/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 2,402 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 16/10/2020), 21 more die of COVID-19, Nepalís death toll reaches 715 (kh 16/10/2020)

Nepal reports 19 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 694; national infection tally reaches 121,745 with 3,749 new cases : Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,935 new infections with 1,693 cases in Kathmandu, 134 in Bhaktapur and 108 in Lalitpur, according to the Health Ministry (kp 15/10/2020), Nepal adds 3,749 cases, 3,564 recoveries and 19 fatalities linked with COVID-19 (rep 15/10/2020), Nepal records 3,749 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally jumps to 121,745 (kh 15/10/2020), Valleyís COVID-19 case tally nears 50,000 with 1,935 new cases recorded in past 24 hours (rep 15/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley registers 1,935 new COVID-19 cases (kh 15/10/2020), COVID-19: Death toll reaches 694 with 19 new fatalities in Nepal (kh 15/10/2020)

Number of Covid-19 patients in need of critical care isincreasing in SudurpaschimThe current medical infrastructure and human resources across all Covid-19 specific hospitals in the province are not enough to provide effective treatment, health officials say, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 15/10/2020)

Nepal sees 2,638 new cases, 2,174 recoveries and 12 deaths linked to COVID-19 in past 24 hours (rep 14/10/2020), 2,638 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís tally jumps to 1,17,996 (kh 14/10/2020), With 1,403 new cases in the past 24 hours, the Kathmandu Valleyís COVID-19 case tally reaches 47,401 (rep 14/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 1,403 cases in last 24 hours (kh 14/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 675 with 12 new fatalities (kh 14/10/2020)

COVID-19 death rate highest in Chitwan district (rep 14/10/2020)

Nepal reports 18 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 663; national infection tally reaches 115,358 with 3,556 new cases : Kathmandu Valley recorded 2,129 new infections with 1,746 cases in Kathmandu, 216 in Lalitpur and 167 in Bhaktapur, according to the Health Ministry (kp 13/10/2020), Nepal records 3,556 new COVID-19 cases, national caseload rises to 115,358 (rep 13/10/2020), 3,556 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís tally jumps to 115,358 (kh 13/10/2020), COVID-19 Update: 3,556 New Cases, 1,503 Recoveries, Tally Spikes To 115,358 (rn 13/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 2,129 new COVID-19 cases (kh 13/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley Logs 2,129 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 13/10/2020), 2,129 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kathmandu Valley in past 24 hours (rep 13/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 663 with 18 new fatalities (kh 13/10/2020), 307 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU, 66 on ventilator support (kh 13/10/2020)

Local units unprepared to manage people returning home for festive season : Locals are worried about the possible outbreak of Covid-19, as authorities do not  conduct PCR tests on those returning home for Dashain and Tihar, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 13/10/2020)

Govt reduces COVID-19 test fee to Rs 1,000 (kh 13/10/2020)

Among 33,880 Active Patients, 19,957 In Home Isolation (rn 13/10/2020)

Majority of Covid-19 patients in Chitwan in home isolation : Health workers worry about the lack of proper system to monitor the health of patients in home isolation, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 13/10/2020)

Nepalís COVID-19 caseload surges to 111,802  with 4,047 new cases; active case tally  jumps to 33,880 (rep 1/10/2020), 4,047 cases propel Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 111,802 (kh 12/10/2020), Kathmandu Valleyís COVID-19 case tally rises to 43,869 with 2,283 new cases in the past 24 hours : Valleyís COVID-19 death toll surpasses the 200 mark (rep 12/10/2020), Kathmandu valley registers 2,283 new COVID-19 cases; 4 deaths (kh 12/10/2020), Nine more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll reaches 645 (kh 12/10/2020)

Same patient, same day, two different hospitals, two different reports : Experts say misleading lab reports could be one reason  for the uncontrolled spread of the virus while authorities say there could be different reasons for result variation, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/10/2020)

ĎWe thought they would come back to usí : As people get on with life amid the pandemic, a family that lost three of their loved ones  to the coronavirus wants people to understand the deadly face of the virus, by Stizu Bajracharya (kp 12/10/2020)

17 more Nepalis die of COVID abroad (ht 12/10/2020)

Nepalís COVID-19 caseload jumps to 107,755 with 2,071 new cases (rep 11/20/2020), Nepal reports 2,071 COVID-19 cases; tally reaches 1,07,755 (kh 11/10/2020), 1,416 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kathmandu Valley in past 24 hours : Valleyís COVID-19 caseload increased by 10,738 in just one week (rep 11/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 1,416 new COVID-19 cases; 8 deaths (kh 11/10/2020), With 22 New Fatalities, Nepal's COVID-19 Death Toll Spikes To 636 (rn 11/10/2020), (kh 11/10/2020), COVID-19 death toll hits 636 with 22 more fatalities in Nepal (kh 11/10/2020)

Nepal has lowest recovery rate and highest active case rate in South Asia (rep 11/(10/2020)

11 more succumb to COVID-19 in Nepal (kh 11/10/2020)

Record-high single-day spike of 5,008 COVID-19 cases reported in Nepal in past 24 hours (rep 10/10/2020), Nepal reports 5,008 cases in highest single-day spike : COVID-19 tally reaches 105,684 (kh 10/10/2020), Nepal records 5000+ single-day infections for the the first time : Tally leaps to 105,684 (ht), Highest single-day spike of 2,672 new cases recorded in Kathmandu Valley in past  24 hours (rep), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 614 with 14 more fatalities (kh 10/10/2020), One more person dies of coronavirus in Dhading (kh 10/10/2020)

We are heading to critical situation, says govt as COVID-19 cases surges (kh 10/10/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 tally crosses 100,000 mark with 2,059 new infections; death toll reaches 600 with 10 more fatalities : According to the Health Ministry, 318 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 75 others are on ventilator support (kp 09/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally jumps to 100,676 with 2,059 fresh cases (kh 09/10/2020), With 2,059 fresh cases recorded in past 24 hours, Nepalís coronavirus case tally crosses 100,000 mark (rep 09/10/2020), Nepal's COVID-19 Caseload Crosses 100,000-Mark With 2,059 New Infections (rn 09/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley reports 1,409 new cases (rep 09/10/2020), 1,409 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Kathmandu Valley (rn 09/10/2020), With 10 New Fatalities, Nepal's COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 600 (rn 09/10/2020), 10 succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 600 (kh 09/10/2020)

Nepal records highest single-day spike for the second day in a row with 4,364 new coronavirus infections ; Kathmandu Valley reported a record 2,540 new infections, with 2,085 cases in Kathmandu, 320 in Lalitpur and 135 in Bhaktapur, according to the Health Ministry (kp 08/10/2020), Nepal reports 4,364 fresh cases in highest single-day spike : COVID-19 caseload hits 98,617 (kh 08/10/2020), Nepal reports record-high 4,364 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, caseload inching closer to 100,000 : The Kathmandu Valley recorded 36.59 percent of the confirmed cases across the country on Thursday (rep 08/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley saw highest single-day spike of 2,540 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours : Valley death toll hits 181 as case tally reaches 36,089 (rep 08/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley registers record-high 2,540 new COVID-19 cases (kh 08/10/2020), Two more die of COVID-19 in Dharan (kh 08/10/2020)

181 ICU beds, 76 ventilators in Kathmandu Valley: Health Ministry (kh 08/10/2020)

Protect health workers  No one is safe if our frontliners are unsafe (kp 08/10/2020)

Fear as 91 infected go out of contact in capital (kh 08/10/2020)

Active Covid-19 cases soar to 25,007 after country sees new spike in daily infectionsPublic health experts say the number of cases could be much higher, as many  asymptomatic patients are yet to be tested, which raises risk of virus spreading further, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/10/2020)

Nepal witnesses highest single day spike of 3,439 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking tally to 94,253 (rep 07/10/2020), 3,439 New Cases Of COVID-19, Highest In A Single Day, 25,007 Active Cases (rn 07/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees record daily jump of 1,684 coronavirus infections in past one day (rep 07/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records Highest Single-Day Tally With 1,684 New Cases (rn 07/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 578 with 15 new fatalities (kh 07/10/2020)

Crowded prisons have raised Covid-19 risk among inmates, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/10/2020)

Nearly third of COVID dead below 50 years (ht 07/10/2020)

COVID-19 Cases Escalating, Precautions Lessening, by Aashish Mishra (rn 07/10/2020)

COVID-19 Update: 1,551 New Cases, 2,340 Recoveries, Tally Crosses 90,000 (rn 06/10/2020), Nepal confirms 1,551 new COVID-19 cases, tally jumps to 90,814 (kh 06/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley Logs 1,017 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 06/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 563 with nine new fatalities (kh 06/10/2020)

Valley has run out of intensive care beds and ventilators for Covid-19 patients : Even if the facilities are added, they will not be able to keep up with the growing number of cases, which will mean seriously ill patients wonít get the support they need, officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/10/2020), Hospitals face shortage of ICU beds, ventilators (ht 06/10/2020)

PCR machine lies unused for lack of supportive equipment : The machine was purchased at Rs 3.8 million to test swab samples in Mahakali Hospital in Bhimdatta Municipality, but it has been sitting idle for last two months, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 06/10/2020)

Nepal reports 19 more Covid-19-related deaths, highest single-day fatalities; 2,440 new infections take national tally to 89,263 ; Kathmandu Valley reported 1,531 new infections, with 1,178 cases in Kathmandu, 250 in Lalitpur and 103 in Bhaktapur, according to the Health Ministry (kp 05/10/2020), Nepalís coronavirus case tally nears 90,000 with 2,440 new cases in past 24 hours (rep 05/10/2020), 2,440 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís tally reaches 89,263 (kh 05/10/2020), Kathmandu Valleyís COVID-19 cases tally surpasses 30,000 with 1,531 new cases recorded in last 24 hours (rep 05/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 1,531 new COVID-19 cases,12 deaths (kh 05/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 554 with record-high 19 new fatalities (kh 05/10/2020)

Number of Covid-19 deaths increasing in Province 1 : Sixteen people in the province died due to the virus  in the past week, according to data, by Deo Narayan Sah and Jitendra Sah (kp 05/10/2020)

Over 70% Of New Virus Cases In Valley (rn 05/10/2020)

Nepalís COVID-19 case tally surpasses 86,000 mark with 2,253 new cases reported in past 24 hours : Death toll hits 535 (rep 04/10/2020), 2,253 cases propel Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 86,823 (rep 04/10/2020), COVID-19 Update: 2,253 New Cases, 1,329 Recoveries, Tally Jumps To 86,823 (rn 04/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley Logs 1,599 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 04/10/2020), COVID-19 caseload in Kathmandu Valley nears 30,000 : 1,599 more people contracted the virus in the past 24 hours in the Kathmandu Valley (rep), Nepal records seven fatalities, COVID-19 death toll reaches 535 (kh 04/10/2020)

35,900 Nepalis abroad recover from coronavirus, 266 die (kh 04/10/2020)

COVID-19 Update: 2,120 New Cases, 2,044 Recoveries, Tally Hits 84,570 (rn 03/10/2020), 2,120 new cases, 8 deaths and 2,044 cases of recovery recorded in Nepal in past 24 hours (rep 03/10(2020), 2,120 cases propel Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 84,570 (kh 03/10/2020), 1,177 New Cases Of COVID-19 Recorded In Kathmandu Valley (rn 03/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley logs 1,177 new COVID-19 cases; three die (kh 03/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 60 pc of Nepalís total COVID-19 cases (kh 03/10/2020), Kathmandu Metropolis alone witnesses almost 10,000 cases of COVID-19 (rep 03/10/2020), Nepal's COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 528 With Eight Fatalities (rn 03/10/2020), Eight fatalities recorded, Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 528 (kh 03/10/2020)

Risk Of Infection Spreading To Villages In Festival (rn 03/10/2020)

COVID-19 likely to spread further during Dashain and Tihar (kh 03/10/2020)

Nepal Records Highest Single-Day Spike In COVID-19 Cases With 2,722 New Cases, 3,307 Recoveries, Tally Surges To 82,450 (rn 02/10/2020), Nepal sees record daily jump of 2,722 coronavirus infections in past one day, COVID-19 tally reaches 82,450 (rep), Nepal confirms 2,722 new cases in highest single-day spike : COVID-19 tally reaches 82,450 (kh), Kathmandu Valley Records A Whopping 1,638 New Cases Of COVID-19, Highest In A Single Day (rn 02/10/2020), Kathmandu reports highest single-day jump of 1,638 coronavirus cases (rep 02/10/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses record-high 1,638 COVID-19 cases; five die (kh 02/10/2020), Nepal's COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 520 With 11 New Fatalities (rn 02/10/2020), 11 more succumb to coronavirus, Nepalís death toll hits 520 (kh 02/10/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 death toll crosses 500 mark; 1,911 new infections take the national tally to 79,728 : Kathmandu Valley reported a record 943 new infections, highest for a single day, with 817 new cases in Kathmandu, 68 in Lalitpur and 58 in Bhaktapur (kp 01/10/2020), 1,911 new COVID-19 cases detected in Nepal, caseload closer to 80,000 (rep), 1,911 diagnosed COVID-19 positive in last 24 hours, Nepalís caseload reaches 79,728 (kh 01/10/2020), COVID-19 Update: 1,911 New Cases, 961 Recoveries, Tally Surges To 79,278 (rn 01/10/2020), Kathmandu Valleyís COVID-19 caseload nears 25,000-mark with 943 new cases in past 24 hours (rep), Kathmandu Valley Records Highest Single-Day Tally With 943 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 01/10/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll crosses 500-mark : 11 succumb to pandemic in last 24 hours (kh 01/10/2020), Nepal's COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 500 With 11 New Fatalities (rn 01/10/2020), Nepalís coronavirus-related death toll crosses 500 mark (rep 01/10/2020), A Doctor Dies From COVID-19 While Under Treatment At Bheri Hospital, by Govinda Sharma (rn 01/10/2020), 220 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU : 25 on ventilator support (kh 01/10/2020)

COVID-19 Update: 1,559 New Cases, 1,057 Recoveries, Tally Hits 77,817 (rn 30/09/2020), Nepal sees 1,559 cases, 1,057 recoveries, and seven deaths linked to COVID-19 in past 24 hours (rep 30/09/2020), 1,559 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís caseload reaches 77,817 (kh 30/09/2020), 902 New Cases Of COVID-19 Recorded In Kathmandu Valley (rn 30/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley alone witnessed 57.86 percent of total COVID-19 cases recorded across Nepal in the past 24 hours (rep 30/09/2020), Nepal's COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 498 With Seven Fatalities (rn 30/09/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 tally reaches 76,258 with 1,513 new cases; 10 more fatalities take death toll to 491 : Kathmandu Valley reported a record 934 new infections, highest for a single day, with 747 new cases in Kathmandu, 114 in Lalitpur and 73 in Bhaktapur (kp 29/09/2020), COVID-19 Update: 1,513 New Cases, 731 Recoveries, Tally Hits 76,258 (rn 29/09/2020), 1,513 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís caseload reaches 76,258 (kh 29/09/2020), 1,513 cases, 731 recoveries, and 10 fatalities linked to COVID-19 reported in Nepal in past 24 hours (rep), Kathmandu Valley records highest single-day spike of 934 new cases of COVID-19 (rep 29/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees record-high 934 COVID-19 cases; three die (kh 29/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records 934 New Cases Of COVID-19, Highest In A Single Day (rn 29/09/2020), With 10 New Fatalities, Nepal's COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 491 (rn 29/09/2020), 10 more succumb to coronavirus, Nepalís death toll hits 491 (kh 29/09/2020)

Number of PCR tests conducted to detect coronavirus in Nepal crosses 1 million mark : 4,021 real time PCR tests on average a day conducted since the first test on January 23 (rep 29/09/2020)

Weak monitoring increases risk of COVID-19 transmission in public vehicles in Valley, by Kunga Hyolmo ()rep 29/09/2020)

Russia to supply 25 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nepal (rep 29/09/2020), Officials unaware of Russia supplying Covid-19 vaccines : Officials from state agencies, including foreign and health ministries, say they donít know about the purported deal with a private firm on Russian vaccines arriving in Nepal, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/09/2020) [Such a measure should not be possible at all without the knowledge and priority involvement of the government! What kind of government is this?]

Nepalís Covid-19 tally reaches 74,745 with 1,351 new cases; four more fatalities take death toll to 481 : Kathmandu Valley recorded 817 new infections with 649 new cases in Kathmandu, 132 in Lalitpur and 36 in Bhaktapur, according to the Health Ministry (kp 28/09/2020), COVID-19 Update: 1,351 New Cases, 742 Recoveries, Tally Hits 74,745 (rn 28/09/2020), 1,351 new cases reported across county, Nepalís COVID-19 tally reaches 74,745 (kh 28/09/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 caseload nears 75,000  including 19,624 active cases (rep), 817 New Cases Of COVID-19 Recorded In Kathmandu Valley (rn 28/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley's coronavirus-related death toll rises to 134 (rep 28/09/2020), Woman dies of COVID-19 in Banke, Nepalís death toll hits 482 (kh 28/09/2020)

Despite a spike in cases, authorities are reducing tests and contact tracing in Valley : More than 800 coronavirus-infected people are out of contact, authorities say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/09/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 tally reaches 73,394 with 1,573 new cases; 10 more fatalities take death toll to 477 : Kathmandu Valley recorded 809 new infections with 633 new cases in Kathmandu, 104 in Lalitpur and 72 in Bhaktapur, according to the Health Ministry (kp 27/09/2020), COVID-19 Update: 1,573 New Cases, 885 Recoveries, Tally Soars To 73,394 (rn 27/09/2020), 1,573 cases, 10 fatalities and 885 recoveries linked to COVID-19 recorded in past one day (rep 27/09/2020), 1,573 fresh cases propel Nepalís COVID-19 caseload to 73,394 (kh 27/09/2020), 809 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Kathmandu Valley (rn 27/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 809 new cases of COVID-19, Valleyís COVID-19 case tally reaches 21,307 (rep 27/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley registers 809 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths (kh 27/09/2020), With 10 New Fatalities, Nepal's COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 477 (rn 27/09/2020), 10 more fatalities take Nepalís COVID-19 death toll to 477 (kh 27/09/2020)

People above 60 years of age urged to stay indoors (kh 27/09/2020)

Scrub Typhus And Dengue Patients On The Rise (rn 26/09/2020)

More health workers contract coronavirus, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 26/09/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 tally reaches 70,614 with 1,313 new cases; six more fatalities take the death toll to 459 : The active case count stands at 18,289 with 51,866 individuals discharged after successful recovery, according to the Health Ministry ()kp 25/09/2020)

COVID-19: 1,313 new cases reported; Nepalís tally jumps to 70,614 (kh 25/09/2020), With 1,313 fresh cases in past 24 hours, Nepalís coronavirus case tally surpasses 70,000 mark (rep 25/09/2020), 645 new COVID-19 cases in Valley (rep 25/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 645 new coronavirus cases, two deaths (kh 25/09/2020), Six more die of COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 459 (kh 25/09/2020), 227 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU, 39 on ventilator support (kh 25/09/2020)

Covid-19 lessons for Kathmandu from the Tarai : Tables are turned as the virus jumps from the plains to spread rapidly in Kathmandu Valley, by Sonia Awale (nt 25/09/2020)

1,497 new COVID-19 cases reported, Nepalís tally jumps to 69,301 (kh 24/09/2020), 755 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kathmandu Valley, case tally reaches 19,128 : Valleyís COVID-19 death toll hits 122 with six new deaths on Thursday (rep 24/09/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 453 with record-high 17 new fatalities (kh 24/09/2020)

As Covid-19 cases soar, test numbers are declining and contact tracing is ineffectiveThe authorities that were too slow to recognise the looming threat seem to have given up the fight against the virus, public health experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/09/2020)

Overnight wait for PCR test for scores (ht 24/09/2020)

Surge in covid patients requiring ventilator support across Nepal (ht 24/09/2020)

Frontline workers at risk of Covid-19 despite dip in cases141 health workers, 49 janitors, three ambulance drivers tested positive for virus in Parsa, by Shankar Acharya (kp 24/09/2020)

Dhaulagiri Hospital in Baglung yet to get a PCR machine : Itís been three months since the decision to place a PCR machine at the hospital was taken but Ministry of Health and Population is yet to release the budget, by Prakash Baral (kp 24/09/2020)

1,172 new cases propel Nepalís COVID-19 caseload to 67,804 (kh 23/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley COVID-19 case tally reaches 18,374 with 637 new cases in the past 24 hours (rep 23/09/2020), Seven more persons succumb to coronavirus in Nepal : Death toll reach 436 (kh 23/09/2020)

507 Inmates Contract COVID-19 At Siraha Prison (rn 23/09/2020)

Nepalís COVID-19 case tally hits 66,632 with 1,356 new cases in past 24 hours (rep 22/09/2020), 1,356 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís tally jumps to 66,632 (kh 22/09/2020), Two more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll reaches 429 (kh 22/09/2020)

Four contract scrub typhus in Bajura (ht 22/09/2020)

COVID-19 recovery rate of Province 1 is 27 percent less than national average (rep 22/09/2020)

Nepal reports 16 more Covid-19-related deaths, highest single-day fatalities : Countryís infection tally reaches 65,276 with 1,154 new cases, death toll hits 427, according to the Health Ministry (kp 21/09/2020), 1,154 new COVID-19 cases registered, Nepalís tally jumps to 65,276 (kh 21/09/2020), Kathmandu Valleyís COVID-19 caseload increased by 674 in past 24 hours, taking the Valleyís tally to 17,090 (rep 21/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley reports 674 fresh COVID-19 cases, six deaths (kh 21/09/2020), 16 people died of COVID-19 in past 24 hours, death toll hits 427 (rep 21/09/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 427 with record-high 16 new fatalities (kh 21/09/2020)

Nepalís COVID-19 Recovery Rate 72.10%, Death Rate 0.64% (rn 21/09/2020)

Women, children highly affected by COVID pandemic (ht 20/09/2020)

Nepal adds 1,325 cases, 966 recoveries and 10 deaths linked to coronavirus in past 24 hours (rep 20/09/2020), Nepal reports 1,325 new coronavirus cases, tally reaches 64,122 (kh 20/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley reports 767 new COVID-19 cases, taking caseload to 16,416 : Valley alone has one fourth of the total cases confirmed across the country (rep 20/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 767 new COVID-19 cases (kh 20/09/2020)

244 Nepalis die of COVID-19 abroad : 100,831 Nepalis are infected by COVID-19 globally as of Sunday morning (rep 20/09/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 401 with 11 more deaths; 1,204 new infections take total cases to 62,797 : According to the Health Ministry, 45,267 people have recovered from the disease so far with 1,447 in the past 24 hours (kp 19/09/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 caseload inches closer to 63,000 with 1,204 new cases in past 24 hours (rep 19/09/2020), 1,204 diagnosed positive, Nepalís COVID-19 caseload reaches 62,797 (kh 19/09/2020), COVID-19 Update: 1,204 New Cases, 1,447 Recovered, Tally Stands At 62,797 (rn 19/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 711 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths (kh 19/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records 711 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 19/09/2020), Kathmandu Valleyís COVID-19 tally surpasses 15,500-mark as death toll hits 100 (rep 19/09/2020), Nepal's COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 400 With 11 Fatalities (rn 19/09/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 toll hits 401 with 11 more deaths (kh 19/09/2020)

Nepal records highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases with more than 2,000 new infections : The Kathmandu Valley reports a record daily infection surge with 859 new cases (kp 18/09/2020), Nepal records 2,000 plus COVID-19 cases for first time, taking the countryís COVID-19 case tally to 61,593 (rep 18/09/2020), Nepal records 2,020 COVID-19 cases in highest single-day spike, tally jumps to 61,593 (kh 18/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley alone recorded 859 new cases of COVID-19 and four new deaths in past 24 hours (rep 18/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses record-high 859 COVID-19 cases, four deaths (kh 18/09/2020), Seven more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 390 (kh 18/09/2020)

Fear of infection looms large as 500 tested positive go out of contact in capital (kh 18/09/2020)

Ban on PCR tests on deceased draws flak (ht 18/09/2020)

Home-treatment of mild and moderate Covid-19 cases in Nepal, by Anup KC (ae 18/09/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 tally reaches 59,573 with 1,246 new infections; four more fatalities take the death toll to 383 : According to the Health Ministry, the active case count stands at 16,241 with 42,949 individuals discharged after successful recovery (kp17/09/2020), 1,246 diagnosed positive in last 24 hours, Nepalís COVID-19 tally soars to 59,573 (kh), COVID-19 Update: 1,246 New Cases, 1,243 Recovered, Tally Stands At 59,573 (rn 17/09/2020), With 1,246 fresh cases and four more fatalities, Nepalís coronavirus case tally nears 60,000 (rep 17/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records 618 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 17/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 618 new COVID-19 cases (kh 17/09/2020), Kathmandu Valleyís COVID-19 caseload surpasses 14,000-mark as death toll hits 91 : 618 new cases and one new death in the past 24 hours in the Valley (rep 17/09/2020), With Four Fatalities, Nepal's COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 383 (rn 17/09/2020), Four Covid-19 deaths recorded on Thursday, death toll stands at to 383 (ht 17/09/2020), Four more fatalities take Nepalís COVID-19 death toll to 383 (kh 17/09/2020)

Half of Covid-19 infections in Chitwan are hospital-acquired : A report released by the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre on Monday points at a high rate of infection among doctors, nurses and health workers, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 17/09/2020)

Myagdi Records More Cases Of Dengue, Scrub Typhus, by Amrit Prasad Poudel (rn 17/09/2020)

COVID-19 Update: 1,539 New Cases, 1,068 Recovered, Tally Stands At 58,327 (rn 16/09/2020), Nepal confirms 1,539 new COVID-19 cases, tally jumps to 58,327 (kh 16/09/2020), Record-high surge in single-day Covid-19 cases in Kathmandu valley, 737 infections reported Wednesday (ht 16/09/2020), COVID-19 cases in Kathmandu Valley reach closer to 14000-mark as death toll hits 90 : 737 new cases in the past 24 hours (rep 16/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses record 737 new COVID-19 cases (kh 16/09/2020)

Sudurpaschim labs not utilised to their full extent : The provinceís four labs can test over 4,000 swab samples a day. But only 1,000 samples are being collected, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 16/09/2020)

Nepal records 1,459 new Covid-19 infections, highest for a single day; 11 more deaths take toll to 371 : According to the Health Ministry, Kathmandu Valley reported 676 new infections, with 555 cases in Kathmandu, 86 in Bhaktapur and 35 in Lalitpur districts (kp 15/09/2020), Nepal sees 1,459 new cases, 11 more fatalities linked to coronavirus in past 24 hours (rep 15/09/2020), Nepal confirms 1,459 coronavirus cases in highest single-day spike : Caseload reaches 56,788 (kh 15/09/2020), Kathmandu Valleyís COVID-19 tally surges to 12,924 with 676 new cases in the past 24 hours (rep 15/09/2020), COVID-19: Kathmandu Valley witnesses 676 new cases, four deaths (kh 15/09/2020), Nepal records 11 new fatalities, death toll climbs to 371 (kh 15/09/2020)

PCR report of private hospitals also valid now (ht 15/09/2020)

Nepal reports 15 more Covid-19 deaths, highest single-day fatalities : Countryís tally reaches 55,329 with 1,170 new infections, death toll hits 360, according to the Health Ministry (kp 14/09/2020), Nepal records 1,170 new cases, 15 new fatalities attributed to coronavirus in past 24 hours (rep 14/09/2020), Nepal confirms 1,170 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally jumps to 55,329 (kh 14/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records 512 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 14/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley COVID-19 caseload surges to 12,248 with 512 new cases in past 24 hours (rep 14/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley reports 512 new COVID-19 cases; 8 deaths (kh 14/09/2020), Nepal Records 15 Deaths From COVID-19, Highest In A Single Day (rn 14/09/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 360 with record-high 15 new fatalities (kh 14/09/2020)

1,039 cases propel Nepalís coronavirus tally to 54,159 : 9 deaths reported (kh 13/09/2020), 1,039 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths in past 24 hrs; Nepalís caseload surpasses 54,000 (rep 13/09/2020), Kathmandu Valleyís COVID-19 tally reached 11,736 with 597 new cases in the past 24 hours : 5,143 cases of COVID-19 recorded in the past 10 days in Valley (rep 13/09/2020), Nine more succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 345 (kh 13/09/2020)

Govt lowers cost of PCR test for COVID-19 to Rs 2,000 (rep 13/09/2020), Decrease in price of PCR tests could lead to compromise in quality, experts warn : The Health Ministry, however, says the decision was  taken after evaluating the market price and that  there is a mechanism for quality control, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/09/2020)

Sudurpaschim ill-equipped to fight Covid-19 pandemic, by Arjun Shah (kp 13/09/2020)

43 Nepali nationals succumbed to COVID-19 in foreign lands last week (rep 13/09/2020), Death toll of Nepalis abroad due to COVID-19 hits 243 (kh 13/09/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 336 with 14 more deaths; 1,201 new infections take tally to 53,120 : According to the Health Ministry, 37,524 people have recovered from the disease so far with 852 discharged in the past 24 hours (kp 12/09/2020), COVID-19 Update: 1,202 New Cases, 852 Recovered, Tally Hits 53,120 (rn 12/09/2020), 1,201 cases propel Nepalís coronavirus tally to 53,120 (kh 12/09/2020), With 1,201 new cases in past 24 hours, Nepalís COVID-19 caseload goes past 53,000 (rep 12/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records 431 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 12/09/2020), Kathmandu Valleyís COVID-19 case tally surpasses 11,000 mark with 431 new cases in past 24 hours (rep 12/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 431 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths (kh 12/09/2020), COVID-19 Death Toll Surges To 336 With 14 Fatalities (rn 12/09/2020), 14 succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 336 (kh 12/09/2020)

Nepal Records Highest Single-Day Spike With 1,454 New Cases Of COVID-19, Tally Hits 51,919 (rn 11/09/2020), Nepal sees 1,454 new cases, five more fatalities linked to coronavirus in past 24 hours (rep 11/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records Whopping 696 Cases Of COVID-19, Highest In A Single Day (rn 11/09/2020), Nepal adds 1,454 coronavirus cases in highest single-day spike : Caseload reaches 51,919 (kh 11/09/2020), 8,210 cases recorded in Kathmandu Valley in last 23 days; total caseload surges to 10,708 : Valley records highest single-day spike of 696 cases (rep 11/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley reports record-high 696 COVID-19 cases (kh 11/09/2020), Five More Succumb To COVID-19, Death Toll Reaches 322 (kp 11/09/2020), Five deaths in 24 hours take total COVID-19 fatalities to 322 (kh 11/09/2020), Woman succumbs to COVID-19 in Biratnagar (kh 11/09/2020)

Take infected areas as clusters, restrict movement and speed up tests, say experts : Doctors say that contact tracing and tests will be ineffective if Covid-19 spills over to the wider community, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/09/2020)

COVID-19 reporting: Need of collaboration between media and research, by Chhatra Karki (ht 11/09/2020) [see discussed special issue of ASTA]

With 1,246 new cases of coronavirus in past 24 hours, Nepalís COVID-19 case tally crosses 50,000 mark (rep 10/09/2020), 1,246 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís caseload hits 50,465 (kh 10/09/2020), Kathmandu Valleyís COVID-19 case tally surpasses 10,000 with 572 new cases in past 24 hours (rep 10/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley reports record high spike in COVID-19 cases : 572 cases in Valley (kh 10/09/2020)

Nepal should rethink approaches of combating Covid-19 : We are not nearly testing enough number of people to know where we are on the curve. Thereís a chance that the infection is already rampant, by Sarans Pandey (rep 10/09/2020)

59 inmates in Siraha prison test positive for COVID-19 (kh 10/09/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 death toll reaches 312 with six more fatalities; 1,081 new infections take tally to 49,219 : With 33,882 individuals discharged after successful recovery, the active case count stands at 15,025, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (kp 09/09/2020), 1,081 diagnosed COVID-19 positive, Nepalís caseload hits 49,219 (kh 09/09/2020, With 1,081 new cases in past 24 hours, Nepal's COVID-19 tally nears 50,000 (rep 09/09/2020), Kathmandu Valleyís COVID-19 tally rises to 9,440 with highest single-day rise of 464 new cases in the past 24 hours (rep 09/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 464 new COVID-19 cases; 2 deaths (kh 09/09/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll rises to 312 : Six more deaths recorded in past 24 hours (rep 09/09/2020), Six succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll reaches 312 (kh 09/09/2020)

Delay in test reports hinders contact tracing in Kapilvastu, by Manoj Paudel (kp 09/09/2020)

COVID-19 Update: A Record 2,287 Recovered In A Single Day, 902 New Cases, Tally Hits 48,138 (rn 08/09/2020), Nepalís reports 902 new cases, COVID-19 tally jumps to 48,138
2,287 discharged in last 24 hours
(kh 08/09/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally crosses 48,000 mark with 902 new cases in past 24 hours (rep 08/09/2020), With 396 new cases in past 24 hours, Kathmandu Valleyís COVID-19 tally jumps to 8,580 (rep 08/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records 396 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 08/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 396 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths (kh 08/09/2020), Six More Succumb To COVID-19, Death Toll Reaches 306 (rn 08/09/2020), Woman dies of coronavirus in Pokhara (kh 08/09/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 300 with 11 more deaths; 979 new infections take tally to 47,236 : According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 30,677 Covid-19 patients have recovered so far with 1,736 being discharged from various hospitals in the past 24 hours (kp 07/09/2020), 979 diagnosed COVID-19 positive in last 24 hours, Nepalís tally reaches 47,236 (kh 07/09/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally rises to 47,236 with 979 new cases in past 24 hours (rep 07/09/2020), COVID-19 Update: 979 New Cases, 1,736 Recovered, Tally Stands At 47,236 (rn 07/09/2020), 326 New Cases Of COVID-19 Recorded In Kathmandu Valley (rn 07/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley reports 326 COVID-19 cases, three deaths (kh 07/09/2020), Kathmandu Valleyís COVID-19 tally hits 8,254 : 326 new cases reported in past 24 hours (rep 07/09/2020), With 11 Fatalities, COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 300 (rn 07/09/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 300 (rep 07/09/2020), Nepalís coronavirus death toll climbs to 300 with 11 more fatalities (kh 07/09/2020)

Coronavirus death toll of Nepalis abroad climbs to 200 (ht 07/09/2020)

Control border movement, save lives, by Devendra Gautam (rep 07/09/2020)

Nepalís COVID-19 tally rises to 46,257 with 980 new cases in last 24 hours (rep 06/09/2020), 980 new coronavirus cases take Nepalís tally to 46,257 (kh 06/09/2020), COVID-19: Man under home isolation dies in Kathmandu (kh 06/09/2020)

As virus spreads, city to focus on contact tracing : As many families live in the same house in Kathmandu, the risk of transmission from one household to another is high, officials say, by Anup Ojha (kp 06/09/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 280 with nine more deaths; 1,041 new cases take tally to 45,277 : According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 27,127 people have recovered so far with 1,566 being discharged in the last 24 hours (kp 05/09/2020), COVID-19 Update: 1,041 New Cases, 1,566 Recovered, Tally Surges To 45,277 (rn 05/09/2020), With 1,041 new cases in last 24 hours, Nepalís COVID-19 tally surpasses 45,000 (rep 05/09/2020), 1,041 new coronavirus cases take Nepalís tally to 45,277 : 1,566 discharged in last 24 hours (kh 05/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records 408 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 05/09/2020), 5,402 COVID-19 cases in Kathmandu Valley since prohibitory orders enforced : Valley records 16.54 percent COVID-19 cases of the national tally (rep 05/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 408 COVID-19 cases, three deaths (kh 05/09/2020), With Nine Fatalities, COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 280 (rn 05/09/2020), Nine more succumb to coronavirus, Nepalís death toll hits 280 (kh 05/09/2020)

Coronavirus patients in home isolation complain of being neglected by authorities : Health workers have not reached out to every patient in home isolation for lack of  manpower and resources, say local authorities, by Amrita Anmol and Sanju Paudel (kp 05/09/2020)

With 1,359 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours, national tally climbs to 44,236. Kathmandu Valley alone reported 33.40 percent of the total cases recorded today (rep 04/09/2020), 1,359 new cases of coronavirus reported in last 24 hours : National COVID-19 tally reaches 44,236 (kh 04/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 454 new COVID-19 cases (kh 04/09/2020), 14 fatalities take Nepalís coronavirus death toll to 271 (kh 04/09/2020)

Coronavirus infected woman, treated using plasma therapy, dies (kh 04/09/2020)

Cluster infections cause Covid-19 cases to soar in Valley despite restrictions : Just extending curbs is not helping contain the virus spread as nearly two-thirds of the cases so far were detected during two weeks of prohibitory orders, health experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/09/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 tally moves to 42,877 with 1228 new cases on Thursday (ht 03/09/2020), 1,228 new cases push Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 42,877 (kh 03/09/2020), Nepal recorded 1,228 new cases of coronavirus in past 24 hours, taking country's national COVID-19 tally to 42,877 (rep), Kathmandu Valley reports 445 new COVID-19 cases; 4,540 cases in last 15 days (rep 03/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley yet again witnesses record-high 445 COVID-19 cases (kh 03/09/2020), Over 400 infections reported in Kathmandu valley yet again on Thursday (ht 03/09/2020), Six deaths attributed to COVID-19 reported in Nepal in past 24 hours (rep 03/09/2020), Six succumb to COVID-19, death toll hits 257 (kh 03/09/2020)

Bharatpur Hospital Calls For Blood Donation For Plasma Therapy (rn 03/09/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 death toll reaches 251 with 12 more fatalities; 1,120 new infections take national tally to 41,649 : According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 1,112 Covid patients were discharged from various hospitals in the past 24 hours (kp 02/09/2020), Nepal's COVID-19 national update: 1,120 fresh cases, 12 deaths and 1,112 recoveries in past 24 hours (rep 02/09/2020), Nepal records 1,120 new coronavirus cases, caseload reaches 41,649 (kh 02/09/2020), COVID-19 Update: 1,120 New Cases, 1,112 Recovered, Tally Hits 41,649 (rn 02/09/2020), 388 New Cases Of COVID-19 Recorded In Kathmandu Valley (rn 02/09/2020), Kathmandu Valleyís COVID-19 tally surpasses 6000 mark (rep 02/09/2020), 12 Succumb To COVID-19, Death Toll Reaches 251 (rn 02/09/2020), Nepal reports twelve deaths linked to coronavirus in past 24 hours (rep 02/09/2020)

Government To Study About COVID-19 Infection Spreading In Community-Level (rn 02/09/2020)

Nepalís toll reaches 239 with 11 more Covid-19 related deaths; 1,069 new infections take national tally to 40,529 : According to the Ministry of Health and Population, Kathmandu Valley reported a record 481 new infections, with 393 cases in Kathmandu, 58 in Lalitpur and 30 in Bhaktapur (kp 01/09/2020), COVID-19 Update: Tally Soars To 40,529 With 1,069 New Cases, 768 Recovered (rn 01/09/2020), 1,069 diagnosed coronavirus positive in last 24 hours : Nepalís caseload reaches 40,529 (kh 01/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records 481 New Cases Of COVID-19, Highest In A Single Day (rn 01/09/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 481 COVID-19 cases in highest single-day spike (kh 01/09/2020), No sign of COVID-19 coming under control in Kathmandu even after 13 days of lockdown : 481 cases reported in the Valley in the past 24 hours (rep 01/09/2020), 1,069 diagnosed coronavirus positive in last 24 hours : Nepalís caseload reaches 40,529 (kh 01/09/2020), Province 2 records four more COVID-19 deaths (kh 01/09/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 239 with 11 more fatalities (kh 01/09/2020)

On average, four people died of COVID-19 a day in past one week : 1,386 new cases recorded in past one week, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 01/09/2020) [related to Province 2]

Remdesivir Used In Nepalgunj Medical Hospital For First Time To Treat COVID-19 Patient, by Siraj Khan (rn 01/09/2020)

Current efforts to slow the virus not working, time to start antibody tests, doctors say : The mass testing, or seroprevalence survey, can provide estimation on the percentage of people in a population with antibodies against SARS-Cov-2, which causes Covid-19, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/09/2020)

Corona Patients Need Humane Treatment, by Yam Bahadur Dura (rn 01/09/2020)

Nepal records 899 cases, tally jumps to 39,460 (kh 31/08/2020), Nepal reports 899 new cases of coronavirus in past 24 hours, taking national COVID-19 tally to 39,460 (rep 31/08/2020), COVID-19 Update: Tally Surges To 39,460 With 899 New Cases (rn 31/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records 298 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 31/08/2020), With 298 new cases reported in Kathmandu Valley in last 24 hours, COVID-19 tally reaches 5,426 (rep 31/08/2020), Nepalís coronavirus death toll climbs to 228 with seven more fatalities (kh 31/08/2020)

Ensure effective contact tracing and place symptomatic patients in hospitals, doctors say : Given the lack of facilities at home for self-isolation for a majority of Nepalis, encouraging them to stay home after testing positive for Covid-19 could spell a disasters, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/08/2020)

Province 2 has seen highest number of coronavirus deathsAs many as 85 Covid-19 patients have died in the  province as of Sunday, according to the Social Development Ministry in Janakpur, by Ajit Tiwari and Bhusan Yadav (kp 31/08/2020)

Govt Postpones Vaccine Testing (rn 31/08/2020)

Province 1 sees 3,311 COVID-19 cases; death rate stands at around 1 percent : Province 1 has witnessed 3,311 cases of coronavirus until Monday morning (rep 31/08/2020)

Nepal reports highest single-day death toll and new Covid-19 infections : According to the health ministry, 14 individuals succumbed to the disease while 1,221 new cases were recorded across the country with 429 in the Kathmandu Valley alone, in the last 24 hours (kp 30/08/2020), Nepal sees record daily jump of 1,221 coronavirus infections on Sunday (rep 30/08/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 caseload reaches 38,561 with 1,221 new cases (kh 30/08/2020), 429 new cases of COVID-19 in Kathmandu Valley, tally hits 4,997 (rep 30/08/2020), Kathmandu witnesses 429 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (kh 30/08/2020), 14 more coronavirus deaths reported in Nepal : Death toll hits 221 (kh 30/08/2020)

Most people dying of COVID-19 in Nepal belong to 41-50 age group : 73.91 percent of the deceased are males; Death rate in past one week is 0.933 percent (rep 30/08/2020)

Govt reduces PCR test fee to Rs 4,400 (kh 30/08/2020)

Despite growing evidence, ministry says no community transmission yet : With system overwhelmed, infected not getting re-tested for virus but told to continue home isolation and only  serious cases may be accommodated in hospitals, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/08/2020), Dhangadhi reports community transmission cases of Covid-19, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 30/08/2020)

Tackling Social Stigma Against Health Workers, by Shyam P. Lohani (rn 30/08/2020)

COVID-19 tracing easier said than done : Lack of teams, inability to use digital signals hindering job, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 30/08/2020)

COVID-19 Update: Tally Stands At 37,340 With 884 New Cases (rn 29/08/2020), Health ministry reports 884 new cases in past 24 hours, taking national COVID-19 tally to 37,340 (rep 29/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records 186 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 29/08/2020), 884 cases recorded, Nepalís COVID-19 caseload reaches 37,340 (kh 29/08/2020), 186 persons test coronavirus positive in Kathmandu Valley (kh 29/08/2020), 12 COVID-19 related deaths confirmed, death toll crosses 200, reaches 207 (rn 29/08/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll crosses 200-mark : 12 succumb to pandemic in last 24 hours (kh 29/08/2020), Nepal records one COVID-19 death every three and a half hours : Death rate keeps on rising while recovery rate goes down (rep 29/08/2020), Nepal records a coronavirus related death in every two hours (kh 29/08/2020), 49,200 will die of COVID-19 by 2020-end in Nepal: Study (kh 29/08/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 death toll reaches 195 with record 12 more fatalities, 927 new infections take the tally to 36,456 : Kathmandu Valley reports 415 new cases, highest for a single day so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 28/08/2020), COVID-19 Update: Tally Climbs To 36,456 With 927 New Cases (rn 28/08/2020), Nepal's COVID-19 tally surpasses 36,000-mark as 927 new cases recorded in past 24 hours (rep 28/08/2020), 927 diagnosed coronavirus positive in last 24 hrs : Nepalís case tally reaches 36,456 (kh 28/08/2020), Valley Records Highest Single-Day Tally With 415 New COVID-19 Cases (rn 28/08/2020), 12 Succumb To COVID-19, Death Toll Hits 195 (rn 28/08/2020)

Covid-19 is sickening and killing people of all age groups : Doctors say attributing coronavirus-related deaths simply to pre-existing and underlying conditions is akin to  denying the threat of virus which has penetrated society, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/08/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 caseload reaches 35,529 with record 1,111 new infections, eight more deaths take the toll to 183 : Kathmandu Valley reports 377 new cases, highest for a single day so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 27/08/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally jumps to 35,529 with 1,111 fresh cases (kh 27/08/2020), COVID-19 Update: Tally Surges To 35,529 With 1,111 New Cases, 569 Recovered (rn 27/08/2020), COVID-19 cases keep soaring in Kathmandu Valley; 377 new cases reported in past 24 hours : COVID-19 tally in Valley stands at 4,019 (rep 27/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records 377 New Cases Of COVID-19, Highest For A Single Day (rn 27/08/2020), Eight Succumb To COVID-19, Death Toll Reaches 183 (rn 27/08/2020), Nepal's COVID-19 death toll climbs to 183 with eight fatalities in past 24 hours (rep 27/08/2020)

WHO predicts a surge in coronavirus deaths (ht 27/08/2020)

Government Initiates Discussion On Prospects Of Clinical Trial Of COVID-19, by Sharad Sharma (rn 27/08/2020)

By extending restrictions, government is barking up the wrong tree, experts say : Authorities are still not following the basicsódoing effective contact tracing, isolating the infected,  listening to experts and ensuring that there are sufficient dedicated Covid-19 health facilities, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/08/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 175 with 11 more deaths; 885 new infections take tally to 34,418 : Kathmandu Valley records 301 new infections, highest for a single day so far, according to the Health Ministry (kp 26/08/2020), COVID-19 Update: Tally Surges To 34,418 With 885 New Cases (rn 26/08/2020), Nepal reports 885 new cases of COVID-19; toll hits 175 (kh 26/08/2020), Health Ministry records 885 new cases of coronavirus in past 24 hours, taking country's COVID-19 tally to 34,418 (rep 26/08/2020), With 301 Cases, Kathmandu Records Highest Single-Day Spike In COVID-19 Cases (rn 26/08/2020), 11 Succumb To COVID-19, Death Toll Hits 175 (rn 26/08/2020)

With Over 3,700 COVID-19 Cases In Kathmandu, Experts Estimate Community Transmission, by Ishwor Chandra Jha (rn 26/08/2020)

Health workers say they reuse disposable masks as hospitals donít provide enough : More health workers not involved in treating Covid-19 patients are getting infected with the coronavirus due to the lack of enough personal protective equipment, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/08/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 toll reaches 164 with seven more deaths; 855 new infections take tally to 33,533 : According to the Ministry of Health, three persons from Kathmandu and one each from Siraha, Parsa, Dhanusa and Rupandehi died due to Covid-19 related complications (kp 25/08/2020), 855 persons tested positive for coronavirus in past 24 hours, taking country's COVID-19 tally to 33,533 (rep 25/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley records highest single-day tally with 232 new cases of COVID-19 (rn 25/08/2020), COVID-19 cases in Kathmandu Valley keep on soaring; 232 cases on Tuesday alone (rep 25/08/2020), Seven succumb to COVID-19, death toll hits 164 (rn 25/08/2020), Bara reports two new COVID-19 deaths (kh 25/08/2020)

COVID-19 testing halted after PCR kits turn dysfunctional (kh 25/08/2020)

Docs advocate plasma therapy for critically ill COVID patients : ĎMaybe the govt, media, celebrities should appeal to recovered patients to donate plasmaí, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 25/08/2020)

Experts stress full compliance with procedures for Covid vaccine trials : China, Russia and UKís Oxford University Group have shown interest to perform Phase III clinical trials in Nepal, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/08/2020), Moving forward safely : The government must consider ethical guidelines and protocols before allowing Covid-19 vaccine trials (kp 26/08/2020), Misleading Oxford Projection About Nepal, by Namrata Sharma (rn 09/09/2020)

Covid-19 tests proving difficult in remote regions of Karnali : Local governments say geographical remoteness and human resources shortage have hindered them from running effective virus containment measures, by Chandani Kathayat (kp 25/08/2020)

Two district hospitals in Province 5 closed after health workers catch coronavirusDistrict Hospitals in Arghakhanchi and Nawalparasi (West) have closed all services, except for emergency, and sent the infected health workers in isolation, by Birendra KC and Nabin Paudel (kp 25/08/2020)

743 new cases of coronavirus infection recorded in last 24 hrs: National tally reaches 32,678 (kh 24/08/2020), With 743 new cases of coronavirus in past 24 hours, Nepal's COVID-19 tally reaches 32,678 (rep 24/08/2020), 224 test positive for COVID-19 in Kathmandu Valley (kh), Kathmandu Valley reports 2,911 cases in last 24 days, 224 new cases today : Total COVID-19 count in Valley stands at 3,262 (rep 24/08/2020), Koteshwor and Maharajgunj are COVID-19 Ďhotspotsí in Kathmandu (rep 24/08/2020), With eight fatalities, Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 157 (kh 24/08/2020)

Over 1,000 police personnel infected from COVID-19 (kh 24/08/2020)

454 health workers infected with COVID-19 (kh 24/08/2020)

Health workers under attack as lack of Covid awareness is fuelling stigma: While the government fumbles in handling the pandemic, it is also failing to ensure risk communication and make people aware of the disease in a proper way, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/08/2020)

Phase III clinical trials of three COVID-19 vaccines to start soon in Nepal : Three possible vaccines against COVID-19  positive to conduct clinical trials in Nepal (rep 24/08/2020)

COVID-19 Update: 818 New Cases, 281 Recovered (rn 23/08/2020), Nepal records 818 new cases of coronavirus in past 24 hours: MoHP (rep 23/08/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally reaches 31,935 with 818 new cases: Death toll hits 149 (kh 23/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records 166 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 23/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 166 more cases, 100 plus cases in past eight days in a row (rep 23/08/2020), Three Succumb To COVID-19, Death Toll Hits 149 (rn 23/08/2020)

192 Nepali nationals have succumbed to COVID-19 in foreign countries so far (rep 23/08/2020)

Suture the wound, heal Nepal : Almost unrestricted movement of aliens from across the open border is one of the main reasons behind a rapid spread of the virus in places close to the border, by Devendra Gautam (rep 23/08/2020)

Asymptomatic patients staying home raises fear among city residents : The government decision came after a surge in the number of active Covid-19 cases across the country, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 23/08/2020)

Remdesivir now available in Nepal to treat COVID-19 patients, by Sampada A. Khatiwada (rn 22/08/2020)

Government urged to treat corona patients in COVID hospitals (ht 22/08/2020)

With a deluge of new COVID-19 cases, govt directs hospitals to admit only serious COVID-19 patients (rep 22/08/2020)

With 838 new cases of coronavirus in past 24 hours, Nepal's COVID-19 tally crosses 30,000-mark (rep 21/08/2020), 838 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepalís caseload reaches 30,483 (rep 21/08/2020), 182 new COVID-19 cases in Kathmandu Valley (rep 21/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley reports 182 new COVID-19 cases on Friday (kh), 11 fatalities take Nepalís COVID-19 death toll to 137 (kh), With three new deaths today, Valleyís COVID-19 toll reaches 16 (rep 21/08/2020), Two succumb to COVID-19 at Patan Hospital (rn 21/08/2020), Two COVID-19 patients die at APF Hospital (kh 21/08/2020), One more dies from COVID-19 in Butwal (kh 21/08/2020), COVID-19 patient in home isolation succumbs to infection in Biratnagar (rn 21/08/2020), 56 from Sudurpaschim diagnosed COVID-19 positive at Dadeldhura Hospital (kh 21/08/2020), Gandaki Province sees 21 fresh cases of COVID-19 (kh 21/08/2020)

Learning from HIV to fight Covid-19 in Nepal : Nepalís experience in HIV/AIDS prevention holds lessons in tackling the spread of the novel coronavirus, by Sonia Awale (nt 21/08/2020)

India returnees being sent home directly (ht 21/08/2020)

Restrictions canít check virus spread, proper response needed, experts say: Public health experts reiterate that the authorities must  utilise the period to expand testing and contact tracing and devise short- and long-term strategies, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/08/2020)

Rupandehi authorities face local resistance to their bid to set up isolation centres: Tilottama and Siddharthanagar municipalities have failed to set up new isolation centres as Covid-19 cases spiral, by Sanju Paudel (kp 21/08/2020)

Restrictions canít check virus spread, proper response needed, experts say: Public health experts reiterate that the authorities must  utilise the period to expand testing and contact tracing and devise short- and long-term strategies, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/08

Health ministry confirms 707 new cases of coronavirus in past 24 hours (rep 20/08/2020), Nepal records 707 cases in last 24 hours, tally reaches 29,645 (kh 20/08/2020), COVID-19 tally in Kathmandu crosses 2,000 in just 20 days (rep 20/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 200 fresh COVID-19 cases (kh 20/08/2020), COVID-19 cases in Kapilvatu surpass 1,000, by Kiran Man Bajracharya (rep 20/08/2020), Six succumb to COVID-19, death toll hits 126 (kh 20/08/2020)

28-yr-old youth dies from coronavirus in Rajbiraj (kh 20/08/2020)

COVID-19 caseload spikes to 28,938 with 681 new cases, 131 in ICU (rn 19/08/2020), Nepal reports 681 additional Covid-19 cases today; nationwide-tally stands at 28,938 (ht 19/08/2020), 159 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Kathmandu Valley (rn 19/08/2020), Health Ministry confirms 681 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours (rep 19/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 159 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (ht 19/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 159 new cases of COVID-19 in last 24 hours (ht 19/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 159 new cases of coronavirus (kh 19/08/2020), Nepal reports 681 new cases of COVID-19, tally hits 28,938: Death toll at 120 (kh 19/08/2020)

Authorities not keeping track of Covid patients in home isolationAs of Tuesday, 11 individuals have died and 2,232 tested positive for the coronavirus in Province 1, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 19/08/2020)

Many avoid tests due to Covid-related stigma, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 19/08/2020)

Nepal records 1,016 new Covid-19 infections, highest for a single day: According to the Health Ministry, Kathmandu Valley reported 205 new cases, the most single day infections, while seven people died due to Covid-19 related complications (kp 18/08/2020), Nepal reports 1,016 new cases in highest single-day spike: COVID-19 tally stands at 28,257 (kh 18/08/2020), Nepal records highest single-day tally with 1,016 new cases, tally soars to 28,257 (rn 18/08/2020), With 205 new cases, Kathmandu witnesses highest single-day COVID-19 cases (rn 18/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees 205 fresh coronavirus cases (kh 18/08/2020), Seven fatalities reported, Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 114 (kh 18/08/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 115 after woman dies in Chitwan (kh 18/08/2020)

COVID-19 patients in home isolation recovering faster than those staying in hospital isolation centers: MoHP (rep 18/08/2020)

It's still possible to control the Covid-19 threats, by Suresh Sharma (rep 18/08/2020)

Virus is taking hold in community, warn public health experts: With not enough tests being done, infection sources not being traced and 70 percent of the infected in the Valley in home isolation, experts warn of an alarming situation, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/08/2020)

COVID-19 update: Tally jumps to 27,241 with 581 new cases (rn 17/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 168 new cases of COVID-19 (rn 17/08/2020), Death toll reaches 107 with three COVID-19 related deaths (rn 17/08/2020)

More health workers contract coronavirus in Chitwan district (ht 17/08/2020)

With 641 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Nepal's COVID-19 tally reaches 26,660 (rep 16/08/2020), COVID-19 Nepal: 641 test positive, 134 discharged in last 24 hrs: National caseload at 26,660 (kh 16/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley sees highest single-day spike with 172 new cases, 1391 cases since Aug 1 (rep 16/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley records highest single-day Covid-19 surge with 172 new cases (kh 16/08/2020), Biratnagar reports one more COVID-19 related death (rep 16/08/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 104 after woman dies in Dharan (kh 16/08/2020), Health Ministry reports two more COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hours: 104 people succumb to the COVID-19 in Nepal (rep 16/08/2020)

Quarantine facilities in Achham start filling up again: Around 20,000 Nepalis working in India returned to the district within the first three months of the nationwide lockdown (kp 16/08/2020)

Government to set up 2,000 additional isolation beds in Kathmandu Valley: Health experts suggest converting state-run hospitals into Covid-19 hospitals and pushing preventive measures, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/08/2020)

28 people including Bharatpur Hospital chief test positive for COVID-19, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 16/08/2020)

With 468 new cases in last 24 hours, Nepalís COVID-19 tally hits 26,019: Number of total PCR tests conducted so far stands at 505,660 (rep 15/08/2020), COVID-19 Nepal: 468 test positive, 124 discharged in last 24 hrs: National caseload at 26,019 (kh 15/08/2020), COVID-19 tally surpasses 1,200 in Kathmandu in two weeks, 98 in last 24 hours (rep 15/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley reports 98 new COVID-19 cases (kh 15/09/2020), COVID-19 patient dies in Butwal, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 15/08/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll surpasses 100-mark (rep 15/09/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 102 (kh 15/08/2020)

Medical colleges instructed to allocate one-third beds for COVID-19 patients (kh 15/08/2020)

Two dozen cases reported in Kapilvastuís Taulihawa Bazaar on Friday: District Hospital, the only government hospital in the area, has closed its services after Covid-19 spread among staff, by Manoj Paudel (kp15/08/2020)

Scrub typhus kills one person in Bajhang, eight others in hospital: The disease has been reported in the district for the first time, say health workers, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 15/08/2020)

Nepal records 594 new cases and four more COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours (rep 14/08/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally reaches 25,551 after 594 diagnosed positive (kh 14/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 119 coronavirus cases (kh 14/08/2020), Four more succumb to coronavirus, Nepalís death toll hits 99 (kh 14/08/2020)

Covid-19 in Sudurpashchim: Experts fear COVID-19 could have been spreading at community level as people without recent travel history test positive, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 14/08/2020)

Contact tracing is key, but a lack of human resource is making it ineffective: As virus cases rise, public health experts say authorities must mobilise more people to do the jobĖand they don't necessarily need to be health workers. College students, teachers and members of local clubs can do it, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/08/2020)

COVID-19 Update: Tally Climbs To 24,957 With 525 New Cases (rn 13/08/2020), With 525 new cases in last 24 hours, Nepalís COVID-19 tally nears 25,000 (rep 13/08/2020), COVID-19 Cases In Kathmandu Valley Continue To Rise, 127 Cases Recorded On Thursday (rn 13/08/2020), COVID-19 in Nepal: 525 diagnosed positive, 109 discharged in past 24 hours: National tally reaches 24,957 (kh 13/08/2020), Valley sees 100 plus COVID-19 cases three days in a row, 127 in past 24  hours (rep 13/08/2020), Four COVID-19 Related Deaths Confirmed, Death Toll Hits 95 (rn 13/08/2020), Province 1 records highest single-day spike with 115 new COVID-19 cases (rep 13/08/2020)

Most people ignoring plea to wear mask in Kathmandu, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 13/08/2020)

With 484 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Nepal's COVID-19 tally reaches 24,432 (rep 12/08/2020), Nepalís tally rises to 24,432 as 484 more test positive for COVID-19 (kh 12/08/2020), Two, including one tested positive for COVID-19, die in Butwal Corona Hospital, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 12/08/2020), 38-year-old woman dies of coronavirus at Patan Hospital (rep 12/08/2020), Nepal's COVID-19 death toll climbs to 91 (rep 12/08/2020), Nepal confirms 8 more deaths, COVID-19 death tally reaches 91 (kh 12/08/2020)

PCR laboratories in Province 1 overwhelmed with increasing number of samples: Delay in test results has not only caused distress but also risked community transmission of the disease, Covid-19 suspects and patients say, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 12/08/2020)

ĎCOVID-19 likely to persist until India gets rid of ití (ht 12/08/2020)

COVID spreads at community level in Rautahat (ht 12/08/2020)

COVID-19 Update: Tally Soars To 23,948 With 638 New Cases (rn 11/08/2020), 638 fresh cases propel Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 23,948 (kh 11/08/2020), Nepal records 638 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours (rep), Nepalís Covid-19 tally reaches 23,948 as 638 new infections surface Tuesday (ht 11/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley records highest single day spike of 134 new cases of COVID-19, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 11/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records Highest Single Day Tally With Whopping 134 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 11/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley registers 134 COVID-19 cases (kh 11/08/2020), MoHP Confirms Four COVID-19 Related Deaths  (rn 11/08/2020), Nepal reports four COVID-19 fatalities, pushing death toll to 83 (kh), Newborn baby of COVID-19 patient dies in Nepalgunj (rep 11/08/2020)

183 health workers in Nepal infected with COVID-19 so far (rep 11/08/2020)

Cases of coronavirus rising among bank staff (ht 11/08/2020)

29 Nepal Army personnel diagnosed with COVID-19 in Dang (rep 11/08/2020)

Donít let COVID-19 overshadow the risk of dengue, by Mahesh Lamsal (ht 11/08/2020)

As Covid-19 cases rise, government plans to place patients in all hospitals, but public health experts say it could be tricky: Doctors warn against repeating Italyís mistake and suggest that authorities convert some community and private hospitals into dedicated coronavirus hospitals instead, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/08/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 tally speeds past 23k as 338 cases surface Monday (ht 10/08/2020), With 338 new cases of coronavirus, Nepal's COVID-19 tally crosses 23,000-mark (rep 10/08/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 caseload reaches 23,310 with 338 fresh cases (kh 10/08/2020), 44 new COVID-19 cases in Kathmandu Valley (rep 10/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley adds 44 new confirmed coronavirus cases (kh 10/08/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 79: 140 COVID-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours (rep 10/08/2020), Four die of coronavirus in last 24 hrs, Nepalís death toll hits 79 (kh), Janakpur reports one more COVID-19 death, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 10/08/2020)

'Nearly 28 percent of Kathmanduites do not wear facemasks' (rep 10/08/2020)

Losing the fight against a pandemic, one battle after another: The governmentís promise to set up more isolation beds in the Valley has failed to materialise while money allocated for provinces has not been properly utilised, officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/08/2020)

Biratnagar sees a surge in coronavirus infections in the past few days: As many as 245 people have tested positive for the virus in the metropolis as of Sunday, by Madhav Ghimire and Jitendra Sah (kp10/08/2020)

14 COVID patients out of contact in Banke (ht 10/08/2020)

Nepal reports 380 new COVID-19 cases, tally at 22,972 (kh 09/08/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 cases surpass 22,900 with 380 fresh cases in the last 24 hours (rep 09/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley witnesses 92 new COVID-19 cases (kp 09/08/2020), One more succumbs to COVID-19 in Banke (rep 09/08/2020)

Two die in Janakpur, PCR results awaited (rep 09/08/2020), Girl who died after denied admission to hospitals tests COVID-19 positive (kh 09/08/2020), 62-year-old man dies of COVID-19 in Pokhara: Nepalís death toll from pandemic reaches 74 (kh 09/08/2020), Woman with breathlessness symptom dies on way to hospital (kh 09/08/2020)

After two weeks of reopening, hospitals are full. Worst is yet to come, doctors say: Public health experts say piecemeal efforts wonít help curb the virus spread and authorities must step up to increase testing, tracing and isolation beds, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/08/2020)

Death toll of Nepalis abroad due to coronavirus hits 191 (kh 09/08/2020)

Ministry of Health confirms 378 new COVID-19 cases; nationwide tally hits 22,592 today (ht 08/08/2020), Kathmandu valley records 62 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday (ht 08/08/2020). Kathmandu Valley records 62 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours; 461 cases this week (rep 08/08/2020), 378 diagnosed with COVID-19 in last 24 hrs, Nepalís tally at 22,592 (kh 08/08/2020)

COVID-19 cases found in 136 places in Kathmandu Valley (kh 08/08/2020)

Hand washing stations were installed across the city to fight virusĖbut they have no water now: While people complain about authoritiesí failure to ensure one simple measure against the virus, officials say no one uses them as everyone uses hand sanitiser, by Anup Ojha (kp 08/08/2020), Lax approach by authorities in dealing with new arrivals could spell a disaster for Sudurpaschim: Lack of coordination among government agencies and poor policy to blame for the spike in coronavirus cases, health officials say, by Chitranga Thapa (kp 08/08/2020), Birtamod Municipality starts mass screening while under lockdown: The sole isolation centre in Jhapa reaches its capacity within first four days of its operation, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 08/08/2020)

COVID-19 Update: Tally Soars To 22,214 With 464 New Cases (rn 07/08/2020), Nationwide COVID-19 tally crosses 22k with 464 new cases detected on Friday (ht 7/08/2020), 106 New Cases Of COVID-19 Today, Kathmandu Valley Gets A New Record In Single Day Spike (rn 07/08/2020), 464 new cases propel Nepalís COVID-19 caseload to 22,214 (kh 07/08/2020), 106 more people test positive for COVID-19 in Kathmandu Valley (rep 07/08/2020), Two Persons Succumb To COVID-19 In Patan Hospital (rn 07/08/2020), Five Succumb To COVID-19, Death Toll Climbs To 70 (rn 07/08/2020), Nepal's coronavirus death toll reaches 70 (rep 07/08/2020), One more dies of coronavirus in Biratnagar (kh 07/08/2020)

Nepalís virus vortex: As cases surge and hospitals fill up, by Sonia Awale (nt 07/08/2020)

Valley hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, no isolation bed available for new patients (rep 07/08/2020)

Testing time for Nepal: The time may have come to randomly test people in communities to get a fair assessment of the spread of the virus (ae 07/08/2020)

Restrictions maybe in place, but Valleyís mobility is too high to curb virus spread: With a growing number of people living in core city areas of the Valley being infected, doctors warn that the Capital is turning into a coronavirus hotspot, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/08/2020)

Gandaki begins mass testing to contain coronavirus transmission: Provincial Health Directorate said people working in vulnerable sectors will be prioritised, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 07/08/2020)

Covid-19 toll reaches 65 after five more deaths, 360 new cases confirmed: Ministry says two persons from Morang and one each from Dhanusha, Sarlahi and Saptari died. Kathmandu recorded highest 76 new cases in 24 hours (kp 06/08/2020), COVID-19 Update: Tally Soars To 21,750 With 360 New Cases (rn 06/08/2020), 360 new coronavirus cases detected; nationwide tally hits 21,750 (ht 06/08/2020), With 360 new cases in the past 24 hours, Nepalís COVID-19 tally reaches 21,750 (rep 06/08/2020), A Record 87 New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Kathmandu Today, Valley Tally Crosses 500 Mark (rn 06/08/2020), 87 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kathmandu Valley; 293 in last five days (rep 06/08/2020), Five More Succumb To COVID-19, Death Toll Reaches 65 (rn 06/08/2020), 56-year-old man succumbs to coronavirus in Birgunj: Nepalís death toll from pandemic hits 66 (kh 06/08/2020)

COVID-19 and its impacts, by Sagar Prasad Phuyal (rep 06/08/2020)

Coronavirus Insurance Programme formally launched (ht 06/08/2020), Govt offers 50 pc subsidy on premium charge to families insuring against coronavirus (rep 07/08/2020)

COVID-19 Update: Tally Stands At 21,390 With 381 New Cases (rn 05/08/2020), Kathmandu Records 62 New Cases Of COVID-19 On Wednesday (rn 05/08/2020), 46-Year-Old COVID-19 Patient Dies In Parsa (rn 0n5/08/2020), 381 new cases detected today take Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 21,390 (ht 05/08/2020), With 381 new cases in the past 24 hours, Nepalís COVID-19 tally reaches 21,390, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 05/08/2020), Nepal's coronavirus death toll reaches 60 (reo 05/08/2020), Five succumb to coronavirus on Wednesday (kh 05/08/2020)

Kathmandu Valley's Covid-19 tally exceeds 60 two days in a row, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 05/08/2020)

Gandaki State Introduces Mass Screening Programme For COVID-19 (rn 05/08/2020)

The pandemic is intensifying postpartum depression: With restrictions on movement, families cannot travel to extend support, and new mothers fear infection if they go for check-ups, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 05/08/2020)

Province 2 does not have enough beds for surging number of Covid patients: The provincial government has declared its plan to add 500 beds across hospitals in the province to accommodate the increasing number of coronavirus patients, by Ajit Tiwati (kp 05/08/2020)

Shortage of VTMs squeezes PCR testing in Province 1: Contrary to the provincial governmentís declaration to conduct 1,000 PCR tests per day, the province in its entirety has the capacity to perform only 450 swab tests on a daily basis, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 05/08/2020)

What is convalescent plasma therapy, how it works and does it work for Covid-19: Medical experts across the world are experimenting with the therapy in moderate to critical Covid-19 patients. There has been some success, but they are yet to conclusively call it a proven and effective treatment (kp 05/08/2020)

With 259 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Nepal's COVID-19 tally crosses 21,000-mark (rep 04/08/2020), 62 new cases reported in Kathmandu Valley in past 24 hours, by Kamal Subedi (rep 04/08/2020), Nepal confirms 259 cases, coronavirus tally hits 21,009: Death toll reaches 58 (kh 04/08/2020)

COVID-19 Update: Caseload Surges To 20,750 With 418 New Cases (rn 03/08/2020), Kathmandu Valley Records 51 New Cases Of COVID-19 (rn 03/08/2020), Resurgence of Covid-19 cases in Nepal as 418 new cases surface on Monday, tally reaches 20,750 (ht 03/08/2020), One more succumbs to COVID-19 in Morang (rep 03/08/2020), With 418 new cases, Nepalís COVID-19 tally soars to 20,750 (rep 03/08/2020), 418 cases in past 24 hrs take Nepalís COVID-19 caseload to 20,750 (kh 03/08/2020)

Govt urges children below 12 and elderly above 60 not to come out of home (rep 03/08/2020)

COVID patient recovers after plasma therapy, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 03/08/2020)

How the government got lost in its fight against the pandemic: After refusing to recognise the risk and failing to come up with right strategies, authorities now have few options left to contain the virus spread, experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/08/2020)

Nepalís COVID-19 count reaches 20,332 with 246 new cases detected on Sunday (ht 02/08/2020), Nepal reports 246 new COVID-19 cases, tally jumps to 20,332 (kh 02/08/2020)

Kathmandu Valley Ďcould become' next hotspot for COVID-19 outbreak: , by Ashim Neupane (rep 02/08/2020)

189 Nepalis abroad succumb to coronavirus so far: 28 including 25 in India die in past week (kh 02/08/2020)

As Covid-19 cases rise, Kathmandu Valley could see yet another lockdown: Restrictions canít be ruled out amid increasing risk of virus spread and difficulty in contact tracing, officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/08/2020), Officials trade blame as virus spreads in Capital: Mayor Shakya passes the buck to central authorities, who say local governments need to act more responsibly to contain the spread of coronavirus, by Anup Ojha (kp 02/08/2020)

Say no to coronavirus stigmatisation: Misinformation and prejudice during a pandemic may be more dangerous than the pandemic itself, by Subidha Parajuli (kp 02/08/2020)

Lack of ventilators in Province 2 hospitals contributes to Covid-19-related deaths: Although the Janakpur government in April decided to purchase 50 ventilators for government hospitals in the province, the decision is yet to be implemented, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 02/08/2020)

COVID-19 Update: Tally Surges To 20,086 With 315 New Cases (rn 01/08/2020), With 315 new cases of coronavirus today, Nepal's COVID-19 tally surpasses 20,000-mark, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 01/08/2020), 315 diagnosed with COVID-19, Nepalís caseload at 20,086 (kh 01/08/2020), Woman succumbs to COVID-19 in Birgunj, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 01/08/2020), 68-year-old woman dies in Birgunj, Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 58 (kh 01/08/2020)

Biratnagar goes under lockdown for two weeks after spike in coronavirus cases: With 11 new coronavirus cases reported on Friday, the total number of cases crossed 100 in the metropolis, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 01/08/2020)

Three Including CEO Of Jagadamba Enterprises Succumb To COVID-19 In Parsa (rn 31/07/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 56 as sexagenarian dies at Patan Hospital (kh 31/07/2020)

Community transmission in Nepal (ae 31/07/2020)

Sunsari denizens cautioned on threat of COVID-19 community spread (ht 31/07/2020)

With state-run hospitals overwhelmed, government permits private hospitals to admit patients: Public health experts say that the government should not shun its prime responsibility of protecting the people, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/07/2020)

Covid-19 fears grip police personnel after 44 officers in Nepal Police Headquarters contract virus: Law enforcement officers have been working without adequate safety gear, which has raised their risk of catching coronavirus, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 31/07/2020), 72 personnel infected with COVID-19 at Nepal Police Headquarters: 250 police personnel infected nationwide (ht 31/07/2020)

Province 2 witnesses resurgence of coronavirus infections and deaths: Ten deaths and as many as 643 new cases were confirmed in the past two weeks, by Ajit Tiwari and Santosh Singh (kp 31/07/2020)

MUS to control COVID-19, by Alok Rajouria (ht 31/07/2020)

COVID-19, Handwashing, and Access to Water, by Manita Raut and Alok Rajouria (ht 31/07/2020)

With 274 new cases of coronavirus today, Nepal's COVID-19 tally reaches 19,547: 227 COVID-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours (rep 30/07/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally jumps to 19,547 with 274 fresh cases (kh 30/07/2020), Kathmandu Valley reports 45 new COVID-19 cases (kh 30/07/2020)

Failure to ensure effective contact tracing could spell a disaster as Covid-19 cases rise, experts say: With lockdown lifted, there has been an increase in peopleís movement, but government authorities have failed to keep up with contact tracing, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/07/2020)

Katari bazaar in Udayapur closed due to the risk of coronavirus infection: Until Wednesday, 92 people had tested positive for coronavirus in Udayapur. Among them, seven are from Katari, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 30/07/2020)

COVID-19 Update: Tally Stands At 19,273 With 210 New Cases, 146 Recovered (rn 29/07/2020), With 210 new cases recorded today, nationwide COVID-19 count reaches 19,273 (ht 29/07/2020)

Public health experts warn of community spread of virus as Valley reports 53 new cases: With the lockdown declared over and increased public movement, doctors say contact tracing will be more difficult, and Kathmandu could turn into a Covid-19 hotspot, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/07/2020

Two Saptari local levels shut (ht 29/07/2020)

Coronavirus infected patients sent home to self-isolate as Parsaís Covid hospital exceeds its bed capacity: All 50 beds in Gandak Hospital are occupied, which has led the hospital to send 26 infected patients home to self-isolate, by Shankar Acharya (kp 29/07/2020)

34 Persons Including NA, NP Officials, Jail Inmates Test COVID-19 Positive In Parsa, by Dipak Prasad Gautam (rn 29/07/2020)

311 new cases take Nepalís COVID-19 tally to 19,063 (kh 28/07/2020), Health Ministry reports 311 new cases and one more COVID-19 related death (rep 28/07/2020), Man succumbs to coronavirus in Bajhang, Nepalís death toll reaches 49 (kh 28/07/2020)

13 out of 34 COVID-19 cases in Kapilvastu have no travel history (kh 28/07/2020)

More Indian nationals are seeking Covid-19 tests in Kathmandu post lockdown: The Health Ministry starts collecting random samples of people entering Kathmandu Valley, but public health experts stress mandatory tests for all travellers, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/07/2727)

Public sacrifice wasted: Itís only a matter of time before pocket lockdowns turn national and push the country further into uncertainty (kp 28/07/2020)

Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 48 (kh 27/07/2020), ICU Ward Of Janakpur Hospital Sealed After Death Of A COVID-19 Patient (rn 27/07/2020)

COVID-19 Update: 139 New Cases, 626 Recovered, Tally Hits 18,752 (rn 27/07/2020), Health Ministry reports 139 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours (rep 27/07/2020), 139 new cases in past 24 hrs, Nepalís COVID-19 count reaches 18,752 (rep 27/07/2020)

Prohibitory order continues in Saptari as COVID cases surge (ht 27/07/2020)

Biratnagar shuts all non-essential services while Inaruwa goes under lockdown as infections rise: Health unit claims community transmission of coronavirus in Biratnagar; Social Development Ministry in Province 1 says itís too early to confirm, by Madhav Ghimire & Deo Narayan Sah (kp 27/07/2020), Biratnagar shuts services other than essential ones (ht 27/07/2020)

Infection Rate Hasn't Increased: Govt., Risk Is Still High: Health Experts, by Ishwar Chandra Jha (rn 27/07/2020)

Government may reimpose lockdown if coronavirus infections continue to spike: The governmentís failure to expand the test range and increase in public mobility post lockdown have raised the infection risk, Health Ministry officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp

COVID-19 Update: 130 New Cases, 75 Recovered, Tally Reaches 18,613 (rn 26/07/2020), 65-Year Old COVID-19 Suspect Dies In Birgunj, PCR Report Yet To Come (rn 26/07/2020), Nepal COVID-19 Update: 130 new cases, 75 recoveries recorded on Sunday (ht 26/07/2020), With 130 new cases witnessed in the past 24 hours, Nepal's COVID-19 tally reaches 18,613: 75 COVID-19 patients recovered on Sunday (rep 26/07/2020), Indian national dies at Narayani COVID-19 Hospital, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 26/07/2020), Nepalís coronavirus count reaches 18,613 with 130 new cases (kh 26/07/2020)

COVID-19 detected in community (ht 26/07/2020)

Biratnagar Metropolis Decides To Strictly Implement Health Safety Protocols (rn 26/07/2020)

Nepalis' Death From COVID-19 Reaches 161: NRNA (rn 26/07/2020)

Health Ministry warns explosion of Covid-19 cases without safety measures: With rapid growth in India, health officials seek tightening of cross-border movement, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/07/2020)

COVID-19 Update: 109 New Cases, 106 Recovered (rn 25/07/2020), 17-Year Old Dies Of COVID-19, Death Count Reaches 45 (rn 25/07/2020), 109 new COVID-19 cases reported today; nationwide tally stands at 18,483 (ht 25/07/2020), COVID-19: 109 new cases reported in past 24 hours, taking national tally to 18,483; Recovery tally reaches 13,053 (rep 25/07/2020), Nepalís coronavirus count hits 18,483 with 109 new cases (kh 25/07/2020)

Nepal witnesses rise in COVID-19 symptomatic patients (kh 25/07/2020)

One more Covid-19 related death and 133 new cases takes Nepalís tally to 18,374: According to the Health Ministry, an 85-year-old woman from Parsa, who had contracted the coronavirus, died at Narayani Hospital in Birgunj on Friday (kp 24/07/2020), COVID-19 Update: Caseload Stands At 18,374 With 133 New Cases, 107 Recovered (rn 24/07/2020), 85-Year Old Woman Succumbs To COVID-19 (rn 24/07/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally stands at 18,374 with 133 new cases reported on Friday (ht 24/07/2020), COVID-19 tally reaches 18,374 with 133 new cases in past 24 hours; 70.5 percent patients recover so far (rep 24/07/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally stands at 18,374 with 133 new cases (kh 24/07/2020)

Curfew To Be Clamped From Saturday Morning In Birgunj To Curb COVID-19 Spread, by Deepak Gautam (rn 24/07/2020), Indefinite prohibitory order imposed in Birgunj after spike in coronavirus cases: Authorities have decided to heighten surveillance along Nepal-India border and expand tests and contact tracing, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 25/07/2020)

Nepal records 147 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours (rep 23/07/2020), Nepal adds 147 cases, COVID-19 tally reaches 18,241 (kh 23/07/2020)

Nepalís coronavirus death toll climbs to 43 as 60-yr-old dies in Birgunj (kh 23/07/2020)

COVID-19 Update: National Tally Stands At 18,094 With 100 New Cases, 207 Recovered (rn 22/07/2020), Nepal reports 100 new COVID-19 cases; 2 deaths in last 24 hours: Death toll reaches 42; total cases stand at 18,094 (kh 22/07/2020), Chinese woman dies of coronavirus at Teaching Hospital (kh 22/07/2020)

Risk of community transmission increases in Kathmandu despite expansion in testing criteria: About 5,000 persons enter the Valley every day despite restrictions on movement from one district to another, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/07/2020)

Nepalís coronavirus tally reaches 17,994 with 150 fresh cases (kh 21/07/2020)

Public health experts criticise decision to test all returnees within five days: Although testing all returnees is a good idea, it needs to be done at least after eight days, they say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/07/2020)

COVID-19 Update: Tally Hits 17,844 With 186 New Cases, 173 Recovered (rn 20/07/2020), Nepal logs 186 new coronavirus cases on Monday; nationwide count stands at 17,844 (ht 20/07/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally climbs to 17,884 as 186 more test positive in past 24 hours, 11,868 recover so far (rep 20/07/2020)

With 156 new cases, Nepalís COVID-19 count reaches 17,658 on Sunday (ht 19/07/2020), COVID-19: Nepal reports 156 news cases, total tally reaches 17,658 including 11,695 recoveries (rep 19/07/2020), Nepal reports 156 new cases taking COVID-19 tally to 17,658 (kh 19/07/2020)

With 57 new cases reported on Saturday, Nepalís COVID-19 count reaches 17,502 (ht 18/07/2020), Nepal reports 57 new COVID-19 cases, 103 recoveries in past 24 hours (rep 18/07/2020)

Ineffective contact tracing increases risk of community transmission in Karnali: A large number of people in public roles have exposed themselves to the risk of Covid-19 while managing quarantine facilities, distributing relief, and attending public gatherings, by Kalendra Sejuwal (kp 18/07/2020)

Elderly Succumbs To COVID-19 In Saptari, by Dhirendra Prasad Shahi (rn 17/07/2020)

COVID-19 Update: 285 Recovered, 101 New Cases, Caseload Reaches 17,445 (rn 17/07/2020), Nepal COVID-19 Update: 101 new cases, 285 recoveries, one death recorded on Friday (ht 17/07/2020)

COVID-19 Pandemic Is Not Only Biological, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 17/07/2020)

No COVID-19 community transmission in Kathmandu Valley: Health Ministry (kh 17/07/2020)

Health Ministry fails to set up intensive care facility for Covid-19 patients in Kirtipur: One ministry official says there have been no Covid-19 cases requiring intensive care and they will set up the facility as per the need, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/07/2020)

Nepal reports 116 new COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 17,177 (kh 15/07/2020)

116 new coronavirus cases detected; Nepalís COVID-19 tally crosses 17,000 mark (ht 14/07/2020), With 116 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Nepal's COVID-19 tally surpasses 17,000-mark (rep 14/07/2020), COVID-19: With 116 new cases, Nepalís tally reaches 17,061 (kh 14/07/2020)

Use of Ayurvedic doctors to treat Covid patients by Health Ministry raises concern among public health experts: Ministry spokesperson says Ďtreatment is treatment, anyone who can provide treatment can be usedí, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/07/2020)

144 new cases in 24 hrs, Nepalís COVID-19 caseload at 16,945: 10,294 discharged so far (kh 13/07/2020)

82 cases reported, Nepalís Covid-19 case count stands at 16,801 (ht 12/07/2020), Nepal reports 82 news cases of COVID-19 in past 24 hours taking the national tally to 16,801 (rep 12/07/2020), 82 new cases take Nepalís COVID-19 count to 16,801 (kh 12/07/2020)

ĎWaterborne disease, another threat for nationí (ht 12/07/2020), Amid Covid-19, health experts warn of an outbreak of water-borne diseases: Doctors say water- and vector-borne diseases could kill more people than the coronavirus if authorities fail to pay attention as monsoon wreaks havoc, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/07/2020)

Even months into the pandemic, the government has yet to introduce risk communication strategy: Public health experts say failure to communicate with people properly and provide them with accurate information could lead them either to overreact to the risk or undermine it, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/07/2020) [You must understand that Oli and his colleagues have more important things to do like power struggles and suppression of fundamental rights!]

With upsurge in cases, govt sets eyes on community level tests: 45,000 samples to be tested throughout the country, by Rita Lamsal (kh 11/07/2020)

Three more Covid-19 deaths and 70 new infections reported in Nepal as case count reaches 16,719: 8,442 people, including 431 in the last 24 hours, ha ve returned home after recovery from the infection (kp 11/07/2020), Three More Succumb To COVID-19, Death Toll Hits 38 (rn 11/07/2020), Three persons succumb to COVID-19, Nepalís death toll hits 38 (kh 11/07/2020)

Major coronavirus crisis looms as Health Ministry reduces sample collection and test range: Health experts warn the government is making a serious mistake by lowering the test numbers, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/07/2020)

118 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in the past 24 hours : Health Ministry (rep 10/07/2020), Kathmandu Valley records 42 new cases of coronavirus (rep 10/07/2020)

COVID-19 Tally Reaches 16,531 With 108 New Cases, 139 Recovered (rn 09/07/2020), Nepal confirms 108 new cases, COVID-19 caseload hits 16,531 (kh 09/07/2020)

255 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the past 24 hours : Health Ministry (rep 08/07/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 count reaches 16,423 with 225 new cases: As many as 253 discharged (kh 08/07/2020)

Patients seeking treatment in non-Covid hospitals are testing positive for coronavirus: Health Ministry officials, who have so far claimed that the infection does not spread from asymptomatic patients, are now saying there is a high risk of community transmission, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/07/2020), Pandemic could affect school retention and enrolment rates: Government needs to roll out financial packages for marginalised communities so that children can go to school, they say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/07/2020)

Local government in Bajura rushes to send people home from quarantine: Fourteen of the 51 individuals sent home from quarantine three days ago test positive for virus, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 08/07/2020)

688 Recover From COVID-19, New Cases 204 Today (rn 07/07/2020), Nepalí COVID-19 count reaches 16,168 with 204 fresh cases (kh 07/07/2020)

Nepal Covid-19 Update: 180 new cases, 264 recoveries, one death recorded on Monday (ht 07/07/2020)

'Over 99 Per Cent COVID-19 Patients In Nepal Are Asymptomatic' (rn 07/07/2020)

People rescued from abroad and placed in holding centers are coming out and moving freely: Doctors at TU Teaching Hospital say such people are reaching the hospital on their own not only for tests but also to collect the reports, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/07/2020)

180 new cases take Nepalís COVID-19 caseload to 15,964 (kh 06/07/2020)

Volunteers, teachers and college students to be trained for contact tracing: Government has allocated Rs 380 million to each province to expand their isolation facilities, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/07/2020)

Individuals returning from quarantine centres are not adhering to home quarantine mandate: Covid-19-infected people have started attending wedding ceremonies and are taking part in paddy transplantation and other social gatherings in their community, raising fears among the locals, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 06/07/2020)

COVID-19 Case Load Hits 15,784 With 293 New Cases, Total 6,547 Recovered (rn 05/07/2020), COVID-19 tally hits 15,784 with 293 new cases in Nepal (kh 05/7/2020)

Health Ministry reports two more COVID-19 deaths (rep 04/07/2020), Coronavirus death toll climbs to 34 in Nepal (kh 04/07/2020)

232 new cases of coronavirus deteced across the country on Saturday (rep 04/07/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally hits 15,491 with 232 new cases (kh 04/07/2020)

Ministry develops guidelines for rehab centres (ht 04/07/2020)

Coronavirus detected in sewers of Kathmandu Valley: Research shows that the number of asymptomatic COVID-19 patients might be huge in the Valley (rep 04/07/2020)

Nepal's COVID-19 death toll climbs to 32 (rep 03/07/2020), Man succumbs to COVID-19 in Kathmandu, Nepalís death toll reaches 32 (kh 03/07/2020)

Nepal sees highest single-day spike with 740 cases of coronavirus, total number of COVID-19 surpasses 15,000 (rep 03/07/2020), Nepal reports 740 new cases in highest single-day spike: COVID-19 tally stands at 15,259 (kp 03/07/2020)

91 health workers across the country have been infected with coronavirus so far: Public health experts warn health facilities could become coronavirus hotspots if the government fails to set up an infection control system, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/07/2020)

49-day-old baby dies of COVID-19 in Nepal: Death toll reaches 31 (kh 02/07/2020)

473 new cases in past 24 hrs, Nepalís COVID-19 tally jumps to 14, 519 (kh 02/07/2020)

Six percent of Covid-19 cases are from communities, but no community transmission yet, Health Ministry says: Public health experts have long suspected community transmission and have urged the government to acknowledge the fact and take adequate measures, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/07/2020)

482 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, nationwide tally crosses 14,000 (ht 01/07/2020), COVID-19: Nepal reports 482 new cases, total surges to 14,046: Nepal reports 30 death so far (kh 01/07/2020)

Virus testing halted in Surkhet after machine stops working: In Karnali, around 1,600 swab samples are yet to be tested, authorities say, by Kalendra Sejuwal (kp 01/07/2020)

ĎNepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan have already lost a golden opportunity to contain the COVID-19 with no or minimal damageí, interview with Dinesh Neupane (South Asia Time 30/06/2020)

COVID-19 Tally Hits 13,564 With 316 New Cases, 53,070 Still In Quarantine (rn 30/06/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 count stands at 13,564 with 316 new cases recorded today (ht 30/09/2020), Nepal records 316 new cases of COVID-19 in past 24 hours (rep 30/06/2020), COVID-19: Nepal reports 316 new cases, total surges to 13,564 (kh 30/06/2020)

Restrictions on testing and focus on returnees from abroad donít contain Covid-19, say experts: They say active surveillance and testing of all symptomatic patients are necessary to flatten the curve and stop coronavirus from spreading in the community, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/06/2020)

Local units in Province 5 have mandated home quarantine for returnees but without any regulation: The local units across various districts in the province have no record of how many people have returned and are currently quarantining at home (kp 30/06/2020)

Nepal's COVID-19 death toll climbs to 29 (rep 29/06/2020), Nepal reports a new coronavirus death, tally reaches 29 (kh 29/06/2020)

Nepal COVID-19 Update: 476 new cases, 121 recoveries, one death (ht 29/06/2020), Nepalís coronavirus cases reach 13,248 with 476 fresh cases (kh 29/06/2020)

June 29 deadline missed: Is ramping up PCR tests still possible?, by Rita Lamsal 29/06/2020)

Nepal Health Research Council to perform whole-genome sequencing of coronavirus: The council is planning to collect samples from 60 infected people for the study to determine the strain and properties of the virus found in Nepal, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/06/2020)

Poor management continues to afflict people quarantined in Tarai districts: Health workers hardly visit those centres and the infected people in the isolation wards are not getting any medical attention, they say, by Shiva Puri (kp 29/06/2020)

Madi quarantine facilities become breeding ground for coronavirus: 27 out of 63 positive cases in Chitwan are from Madi Municipality alone, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 29/06/2020)

COVID-19: Tally reaches 12,772 as Nepal reports 463 new cases (kh 28/06/2020)

158 Nepalis die from COVID-19 abroad (kh 28/06/2020)

Health Ministry reports 28th Covid-19 death in Nepal, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 27/06/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 death toll hits 28 (kh 27/06/2020)

554 New Cases Confirmed Today, National COVID-19 Tally Climbs To 12,309 (rn 27/06/2020), Nepalís coronavirus count crosses 12,000-mark with 554 new cases recorded today (ht 27/06/2020), With 554 cases of coronavirus in past 24 hours, Nepal's Covid-19 tally surges to 12,309 (ht 27/06/2020),

(kh 27/06/2020)

COVID-19 spreads to all 77 districts of Nepal (kh 27/06/2020)

Experts say Covid-19 epidemic yet to start, stress community tracing: ĎTesting people placed in quarantine only will not help contain the pandemicí, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/06/2020)

Woman dies of coronavirus in Dang, Nepalís death toll hits 27 (kh 26/06/2020)

MoHP reports 593 new cases today, Nepalís Covid-19 tally jumps to 11,755 (rep 26/06/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 count reaches 11,755 with 593 new cases (kh 26/06/2020)

Lalitpur resident succumbs to Covid-19 (rep 25/06/2020)

55-Year Old Succumbs To COVID-19 In Gandaki State, Case Load Hits 753 (rn 25/06/2020), COVID-19 death toll reaches 25 in Nepal as 55-yr-old dies in Pokhara (kh 25/06/2020)

629 new cases reported on Wednesday, Nepalís coronavirus tally hits 10,728 (ht 24/06/2020)

Incompatible PCR test kits will raise infection risk, Parsa health officials warn: PCR tests have been halted at the Narayani Hospital in Birgunj since Monday for a lack of compatible PCR test kits, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 24/06/2020)

Apex court stays COVID quarantine guideline: Makes PCR test mandatory before discharging those showing no symptom from quarantines (ht 24/06/2020)

Man succumbs to coronavirus in Surkhet, Nepalís death toll hits 24 (kh 23/06/2020)

538 New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed Today, Caseload Surges To 10,099 (rn 23/06/2020), 538 new cases in past 24 hrs, Nepalís COVID-19 count reaches 10,099 (kh)

SC stays guideline for discharging COVID-19 patients sans test (kh 23/06/2020)

Coronavirus infected persons moving freely in Bajura (ht 23/06/2020)

Fear of Covid-19 and overlapping symptoms increase risk of late diagnosis of seasonal ailments: Doctors say fatalities will increase from seasonal diseases if not treated on time, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/06/2020)

PCR test kits procured by Nepal Army incompatible with most Nepali laboratories: Health Ministry officials say that around 28,000 PCR test kits purchased by the Nepal Army do not work with most PCR testing machines, which could lead testing rates to decline, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/06/2020) [???]

With 535 new cases reported on Monday, Nepalís coronavirus tally hits 9,561 (ht 22/06/2020), With 535 new cases of coronavirus, Nepal's Covid-19 tally soars to 9561 (rep 22/06/2020), Nepalís COVID-19 tally stands at 9,561 with 535 new cases, by Khabarhub (kh 22/06/2020)

Covid-19 reaches community transmission stage in Karnali Province, provincial ministry says: The risk of community transmission is increasing due to the lack of contact tracing and delay in PCR tests, doctors say, by Kalendra Sejuwal (kp 22/06/2020)

Number of COVID-19 cases in Nepal crosses 9000-mark (rep 21/06/2020), Nepal COVID-19 recovery tally jumps to 1,772 with 194 recoveries in last 24 hours, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 21/06/2020), Nepal reports 421 new cases of COVID-19, tally reaches 9,026: Death toll reaches 23 in the country (kh 21/06/2020)

Death toll of Nepalis due to coronavirus reaches 130 (kh 21/06/2020)

First COVID-19 case found in Mustang (ht 21/06/2020), Elderly who traveled to Mustang from Bauddha tests positive for Covid-19 (rep 21/06/2020)

Nepalís COVID-19 death toll reaches 23 (kh 20/06/2020)

Nepalís Covid-19 tally stands at 8,605 with 331 new cases on Saturday (ht 20/06/2020), 331 new cases of COVID-19, Nepalís tally reaches 8,605 (kh 20/06/2020)

Nepal records 426 new cases, coronavirus tally jumps to 8,274 (kh 19/06/2020)

Rapid test kits procured by Omni only accurate 50 percent of the time, says report: A report by the Nepal Health Research Council on the poor validity of the test kits was submitted to the Health Ministry in May but rapid tests have continued regardless, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/06/2020)

As 30,000 plus swab samples pile up, patients have to wait for up to three weeks to get results (rep 19/06/2020)

Budget for improvement of quarantine facilities (kp 19/06/2020)

Health ministry projects 40,000 COVID-19 cases by mid-July (rep 18/06/2020)

Two fatalities registered on Thursday, Nepalís Covid-19