Coronavirus

Nepal reports 6,462 new corona cases thru 17,437 tests access_time2022-01-23

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Nepal on Sunday reported 6,462 new coronavirus cases from across the country.  According to the health ministry, new infections were detected through 16,437 tests carried out in the past 24 hours. With this, the total...

Britain classifies new form of Omicron as "variant under investigation" access_time2022-01-22

UK, Jan 22: A new form of Omicron named BA.2 has been designated a "variant under investigation," with 426 cases of the Omicron variant sub-lineage confirmed in the United Kingdom (UK), the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said Friday. "...

Nepal’s daily COVID-19 test positivity rate is almost three times more than that of India access_time2022-01-23

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Nepal on Saturday recorded as many as 10,254 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through 20,187 tests conducted across the country. Of the total test conducted on Saturday, 8,212 PCR tests and 2,042 antigen tests...

Britain classifies new form of Omicron as "variant under investigation" access_time2022-01-23

JAN 23: A new form of Omicron named BA.2 has been designated a "variant under investigation," with 426 cases of the Omicron variant sub-lineage confirmed in the United Kingdom (UK), the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said Friday. "...

COVID-19: 16 people die, 10,254 new cases detected access_time2022-01-22

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: As many as 16 people succumbed to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours as of Saturday afternoon.  Nepal reported three deaths on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).  With this, the cumulat...

268 health workers contracted COVID-19 in Gandaki Province in three weeks access_time2022-01-22

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: At least 268 health workers and doctors have been infected with COVID-19 in Gandaki Province in a period of three weeks, according to the Provincial Health Directorate.  Pokhara, the provincial capital, has most of the infect...

Odd-even rule enforced from today. Not applicable to these vehicles in Valley access_time2022-01-21

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: District administration offices (DAOs) in three districts in the Kathmandu Valley --- Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur--- enforced an odd-even rule for vehicles effective from Friday midnight to check the movement of peopl...

5,299 new corona cases in Kathmandu Valley on Friday access_time2022-01-21

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The Kathmandu Valley, on Friday, reported a cumulative of 5,299 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease.  According to the health ministry, 4,279 new cases were detected in Kathmandu district alone followed by 567 in Lalit...

COVID-19 Update: 10,703 new cases detected, active caseload hits 65,374 access_time2022-01-21

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Nepal on Friday confirmed 10,703 new COVID-19 cases.  According to the health ministry, 8,815 RT-PCR and 1,888 antigen tests turned out to be positive out of 23,092 tests carried out across the country in the past 24 hou...

MoHP projects daily COVID-19 case surge will cross 20,000 by Jan-end access_time2022-01-21

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The Ministry of Health and Population has projected that the country will witness the peak point of coronavirus infection at the end of this month.  Day-wise case count will surpass 20,000 from January-end onwards, according ...

Vaccination card mandatory to get public amenities from today. What if lost? access_time2022-01-21

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Local administrations have enforced a new rule effective from Friday making it mandatory to produce a COVID-19 vaccination card while receiving services and amenities from the public offices and places.  One has to show ...

Odd-even rule for vehicles in Kathmandu Valley access_time2022-01-20

KATHMANDU: The district administration offices (DAOs) in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur -- have decided to enforce the odd-even rule for the vehicles effective from Friday midnight.  According to Ghanashyam Upadh...

Kathmandu Valley alone sees 6,981 new cases Thursday access_time2022-01-20

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Three districts in the Kathmandu Valley --- Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur --- witnessed cumulative corona cases of 6,981 on Thursday alone.  According to the health ministry’s daily corona updates, Kathmandu distric...

Nepal reports record-high12,338 new COVID-19 cases access_time2022-01-20

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Nepal on Thursday reported 12,338 new Corona cases.  The new cases were detected through 27,497 tests carried out in the past 24 hours.  With this, the total number active cases has soared 5o 57,328.

Despite alarming case surge, people flouting COVID-19 protocol (with photos) access_time2022-01-20

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Nepal has been reporting an alarming rise in day-wise COVID-19 case surge in recent days.  According to the Health and Population Ministry (MoHP), 11,352 cases were detected on Wednesday alone, which is the highest singl...

1,038 security personnel contract COVID-19 access_time2022-01-20

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: As many as 1,038 security personnel have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). As of Wednesday, as many as 1,038 security personnel of  Nepal Police, Nepal Army and Armed Police Force are in isolation....

Kathmandu Valley alone reports 3,939 new COVID-19 cases on Monday access_time2022-01-17

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The three districts in the Kathmandu Valley, on Monday, witnessed a total of 3,939 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  According to the daily COVID-19 updates released by the Ministry of Health and Populat...

6,734 corona cases detected thru 17,465 tests access_time2022-01-17

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: As many as 6,734 new COVID-19 cases were detected from across the country on Monday.  A total of 17,465 tests were carried out in the past 24 hours to confirm the viral infection, according to the health ministry.  Wi...

Where can one get COVID-19 booster shots in the Valley? access_time2022-01-17

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Nepal started administering booster doses against COVID-19 in a full swing from Monday.  As many as 17 vaccination centers have been set up in the Kathmandu Valley to offer vaccines to the frontline workers including medics, ...

90 pc of Chinese people vaccinated against COVID-19 access_time2022-01-16

BEIJING: Over 1.26 billion Chinese people, or nearly 90 percent of the country's population, have received COVID-19 vaccine jabs as of Friday, said a health official on Saturday. Among them, more than 1.22 billion have completed their vaccinatio...