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Nepal’s fourth coronavirus positive case confirmed in Dhangadhi

Kathmandu, March 27 The government has said that it has confirmed a new case of coronavirus infection in the country. The fourth case was confirmed at the Provincial Hospital in Dhangadhi, Sudurpaschim province, according to Bikas Devkota, the spokesperson at the Ministry of Health. The government had announced the confirmation of the second and third […]

Covid-19: There is no medicine yet, don’t get misled by misinformation

Two months after a Nepali student who returned from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, tested positive for Covid-19 and recovered, this week two new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Nepal — a 19-year-old student who returned from France tested positive for the virus on Monday and on […]

SAARC leaders discussing strategy to jointly fight COVID-19 in region

Kathmandu, March 15 Heads of the governments of eight countries in the South Asian region including Nepal are having a teleconference this evening in their bid to prepare a common strategy to jointly fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. Government heads of the member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)–Afghanistan, […]

Concerned with new COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia, WHO calls govts for agile response

Kathmandu, March 5 As India, Indonesia and Thailand confirmed new cases of COVID-19, the World Health Organisation on Wednesday asked countries in the Southeast Asia region including Nepal to strengthen preparedness for all possible scenarios and ensure early containment measures. “The top priority of countries should be to be ready to roll out speedy response […]

Behind-the-scenes story of evacuation of 175 Nepalis from coronavirus-hit Wuhan and their quarantining

Two months ago, before the coronavirus infection became a pandemic or before the World Health Organisation declared that Nepal also was at a higher risk of the virus spread, Nepal Army’s Disaster Response and Management Cell had already started their preparations to study the situation. While their study was still ongoing, the government called a […]