Coronavirus

India reports 11,739 new COVID-19 cases, 25 more deaths access_time2022-06-26

NEW DELHI, June 26: As many as 11,739 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in India, taking the total tally to 43,389,973, according to the data released by the health ministry on Sunday. Besides, 25 deaths were reported due to the pandemic in the count...

IN PICS: Govt administering COVID-19 vaccines to children access_time2022-06-23

KATHMANDU, June 23: The government is administering COVID-19 vaccines to children aged between 5 to 12 years in 27 districts from Thursday. The government will be inoculating the first dose of the vaccine from June 23 to June 29 and second dose from...

Govt administering COVID-19 vaccines to children in these 27 districts from Thursday access_time2022-06-22

KATHMANDU, June 22: The government is all set to administer COVID-19 vaccines to children aged between 5 to 12 years in 27 districts from Thursday. The government will be inoculating the first dose of the vaccine from June 23 to June 29 and second d...

BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron: How worried should we be? access_time2022-06-19

JUNE 19: BA.4 and BA.5 were first identified in South Africa and may soon become the dominant strains in Europe and the US, health experts say. What exactly are BA.4 and BA.5? Ever since it first emerged, Covid has been mutating or shape-shifting...

As India confirms new variant of COVID-19, genome sequencing being conducted in Nepal as well access_time2022-06-13

KATHMANDU, June 13: As BA 5, a new sub-variant of omicron, has been detected in Pune, Maharashtra, India, genome sequencing is being conducted in Nepal as well, according to Chuman Lal Das, director of the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division. ...

New variant of COVID-19 detected in India access_time2022-06-12

KATHMANDU, June 12: BA.5, a new sub-variant of omicron, has been detected in Pune, Maharashtra, India. The latest report of whole genome sequencing from B J Medical College, Pune has found a 37-year-old man positive for the BA.5 sub-variant of the O...

COVID-19 booster dose to children from today access_time2022-06-10

KATHMANDU, June 10: The government is administering COVID-19 booster dose to children from Friday.  According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), children aged between 12 to 17 years will be inoculated with the dose from today. ...

North Korea: Fighting Covid with traditional medicine access_time2022-05-20

MAY 20: In early 2020, the country sealed its borders to try to insulate itself from the pandemic. Its leadership has so far rejected outside medical support. And state media has recommended traditional treatments to deal with what is referred to...

North Korea announces first death from Covid-19 access_time2022-05-13

MAY 13: Six people died after suffering a fever with one testing positive for Omicron, state media reported on Friday. It said 187,000 people with a fever were being "isolated and treated". While experts believe the virus has been prese...

WHO rules out COVID-19 vaccines side effects as causes of concerning unknown hepatitis in children access_time2022-05-11

BEIJING, May 11: Since a new kind of acute hepatitis of unknown origin among children was first reported last month in Britain, around 300 cases have been reported in over 20 countries, drawing great concern from health officials and parents. The Wo...

Covaxin: India approves two Covid vaccines for children under 12 access_time2022-04-27

APRIL 27: Covaxin, made by Bharat Biotech, has been granted emergency use permission for the six-12 age group, health minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted. It is already administered to children aged 12-18, and adults. Two other vaccines have also ...

Beijing kicks off mass testing after spike in Covid cases access_time2022-04-26

APRIL 26: The Chaoyang district reported 26 cases over the weekend - the highest number so far in Beijing's latest surge. Long queues outside supermarkets and shops were seen despite government assurances there is sufficient food. It comes am...

Govt directs authorities at 16 border points used by travelers as entry points with China, India to remain in high alert access_time2022-04-21

KATHMANDU, April 20: In a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Ministry of Health and Population has directed authorities at 16 border points used by travelers as entry points with China and India to remain in high al...

Covid: Woman caught virus twice within record 20 days access_time2022-04-21

APRIL 21: Tests show the woman was infected with two different variants - Delta in late December and then Omicron in January. This shows that even if you have had Covid before, you can still be infected again even if fully vaccinated, the researcher...

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 500 mln: WHO access_time2022-04-15

GENEVA, April 15: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 500 million, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO). Globally, as of 8:36 p.m. CEST (1836 GMT) on Thursday, there have been 500,186,525 c...

Valneva Covid vaccine approved for use in UK access_time2022-04-14

APRIL 14: It is manufactured by Valneva, using more traditional technology - similar to how polio and flu shots are made. It contains a whole copy of the virus which has been inactivated, so that it can't cause the disease but does teach the bod...

Covid: Blood clot risk higher for six months after having virus access_time2022-04-07

APRIL 7: The research found people with severe Covid, and those infected during the first wave, had the highest clot risk. This highlights the importance of being vaccinated against the virus, the researchers say. Blood clots can also occur after...

COVID-19 virus likely continues to evolve but severity reduces over time: WHO access_time2022-03-31

GENEVA, March 31: SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, is likely to keep evolving as transmission continues globally, but its severity will reduce due to immunity acquired by vaccination and infection, the World Health Organizat...

Why China is locking down its cities? access_time2022-03-29

China's zero-Covid policy has been among the strictest approaches to tackling the pandemic anywhere in the world. But a recent surge in infections is forcing it to reconsider how it deals with the pandemic. How serious is the current wave? ...

Experts warn another uptick in COVID-19 cases due to new variant access_time2022-03-22

LOS ANGELES, March 22: Experts warned that the United States may see another rise in COVID-19 cases in the next few weeks as the new Omicron subvariant continues to spread across the country. Infections of the the highly transmissible variant, known...