Senior citizens await second dose of vaccine anxiouslyBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
The government’s drive to inoculate the senior citizens aged above 65 years began on March 7. ‘Covishield’ vaccine, which is developed by AstraZeneca, University of Oxford and produced by Serum Institute of India, was administered to the senior citizens.
Experts recommend breastfeeding even during virus infectionBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has been raging all across the nation, mostly the youths are being infected with the coronavirus. With over 6000 people testing positive for the virus every day in the country, it is possible that a lot of new mothers might have contracted the virus. Similarly, many expecting mothers having to visit the hospitals or clinics frequently are also in fear of catching the virus during or after the time of their delivery. "My biggest fear is contracting the...
No reason for voting against government: PM OliBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had called all members of the House of Representatives to vote for his confidence motion by evaluating all the achievements of the government that took place during his tenure. Addressing the special session of the HoR held on Monday to vote on the confidence motion presented by Prime Minister Oli, he said, "I request all political parties to give the vote of confidence to me." Stating that he was backed by t
Resurging virus casts a pall over wedding ceremoniesBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
A few days before the government imposed prohibitory orders, the main bazaar areas of the valley were thronged with people for wedding-related shopping as Baisakh month of the lunar calendar, considered auspicious for weddings, is in progress. However, a lot of wedding ceremonies scheduled for Ba
People aged 60-65 years await vaccinationBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
Right after the much-awaited vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus kicked off, the nation has been hit hard by the second wave of the pandemic. In the midst of the increasing threat of the spread of new, even more contagious and deadly strain of the virus, those who got inoculated are feeling somewhat relieved. However, people between 60-65 years of age have complained that the government had been unfair to them as they were not included in the vaccination drive.
Learn from India, follow safety protocols: ExpertsBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
The fear of COVID-19 pandemic has been on the rise across the nation with the increase in daily infection and death rate. As India, to which the nation shares an open border, has been in the grips of a public health emergency, its effects have started surfacing in Nepal.
COVID-19 active cases cross 12,000 with 170 in ICUBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
According to the MoHP's daily update, 2,220 new infections were recorded in 10,001 RT-PCR tests, and 63 cases were recorded in 447 antigen tests done at health desks in various border points. The nation's daily infection rate is currently at 12.2 per cent.
Virus infections increasing in children, youthsBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has said that the COVID-19 infection and fatality rate have been increasing especially in children and youths lately. Warning that the upcoming days could be challenging if the virus continued to spread at the same pace, the Health Ministry said, “All places having a maximum flow of people including schools must make sure that the health and safety protocols are followed strictly.”
Continue following health safety measures: ExpertsBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
The government on Wednesday started administering China’s Vero cell COVID-19 vaccine. The Ministry of Health and Population has announced that at least 400,000 people would be vaccinated with the vaccine.