Smokers more vulnerable to coronavirus: ExpertsBy Ajita Rijal
The government has lifted the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19, with some restrictions in place, but still the threat is there. As the threat of COVID-19 continues to rise, doctors have suggested everybody to exercise the precautionary measures and the smokers to quit at the earliest to keep the COVID-19 at bay.
COVID-19 recovery rate climbs to 70.39%By Ajita Rijal
The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) confirmed 147 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. The new cases were discovered by conducting 3,481 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests in the last 24 hours. In the 3,481 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 147 persons were found with the virus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the MoHP, in the daily press briefing on Thursday.
Exercise safety precautions, risk is still high: MoHPBy Ajita Rijal
With the lifting of the 120-day nationwide lockdown implemented from March 24 to curb COVID-19 spread, the MoHP has urged everyone not to misinterpret the relaxation of the lockdown as the end of COVID-19 but rather be more cautious stating that high risk of infection still exists. The MoHP has requested every citizen to maintain and continue with all the usual safety preca
1,705 patients discharged on single day in winning battle against virusBy Ajita Rijal
The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in the country has reached 60.7 per cent after 1,705 patients were discharge from various isolation facilities on Monday. As of today, there are 10,294 recovered patients and 6,613 active cases for COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP). It said 1,705 COVID-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This is the highest single day recovery in Nepal so far. “The recovery rate stands at 60.7 per cent,” said Dr. Jageshwor...
Nepal ahead in PCR testing in SAARC regionBy Ajita Rijal
The number of ongoing Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests for COVID-19 in Nepal is considered higher in comparison to several other South Asian nations, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) said.
99% COVID-19 cases in Nepal asymptomatic, 97% importedBy Ajita Rijal
Almost 99 per cent of the COVID-19 cases in Nepal are asymptomatic and of them 97 per cent are imported cases, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) “Of the around 16,000 infected cases so far, 99 per cent have no symptoms. They are infected, but they do not show symptoms, so we have taken this as a different scenario from many other countries,” said Dr. Bashudev Pandey, Director of Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) of MoHP.
With 54 new cases in a day, Kathmandu faces growing threat of coronavirusBy Ajita Rijal
In 4,128 RT-PCR tests conducted in 25 laboratories across the nation in the last 24 hours, 180 new cases of COVID-19 were detected on Monday. The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has confirmed 180 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The ministry urged the people to follow guidelines and safety protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Health experts ask public to maintain discipline to contain virusBy Ajita Rijal
With the relaxation of lockdown by the government the public are found to be less cautious to adopt preventive measures to keep COVID-19 at bay. The COVID-19 caseload has been soaring daily but people have been acting as if “things have returned to normal.” It seems people have stopped following the guidelines and there’s little social distancing, said Poshan Sharma, a businessman from Balaju.
COVID-19 cases to peak at 15,000: Minister DhakalBy Ajita Rijal
The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) confirmed ninth COVID-19 death in Nepal on Wednesday. A 76-year-old man from Dolakha, who tested positive for COVID-19, died during treatment at TU Teaching Hospital Wednesday morning, according to Dr Bikash Devkota, spokesperson for the MoHP.
Budget prioritises health sector, Rs 90.69b allocatedBy Ajita Rijal
The government has allocated Rs 90.69 billion budget for the health sector for the upcoming fiscal year (FY) 2020/21. Unveiling the government’s annual budget for the FY 2020/2021 Finance Minister (FM) Dr Yubraj Khatiwada announced that Rs 90.69 billion was allocated for the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).