COVID hits one of the last uninfected places on the planetBy TRN Online
Officials tested each returning passenger three times in nearby Fiji, required that they be vaccinated, and put them in quarantine with additional testing when they arrived home. It wasn’t enough. More than half the passengers tested positive for the virus, which has now slipped out into the community and prompted the government to declare a state of disaster. An initial 36 positive cases from the flight had ballooned to 181 cases by Friday.
4,807 new cases, 5,432 recoveries in 24 hoursBy TRN Online
In 13,791 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 4,807 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update.
Cases plateauing in parts of India but omicron still surgesBy TRN Online
Indian health officials said Thursday there were signs of COVID-19 infections plateauing in some parts of the country but cautioned that cases were still surging in other states, linked to a new, stealthier version of the omicron variant.
Minister Badu infected with COVID-19By RSS
He went for a PCR test on Wednesday after experiencing a problem in his health. Coronavirus infection was found in him through the PCR test, Ministry's information officer Rajaram Dahal said. Minister Badu is in normal health and he will remain in isolation for some days now, Dahal added.
5,816 new cases, 15 deaths in 24 hoursBy TRN Online
In 15,736 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 5,816 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update.
WHO staff complaint, email allege racism and abuse in AsiaBy TRN Online
Current and former staffers have accused the top director of the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific of racist, unethical and abusive behaviour that has undermined the U.N. health agency’s efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
Pfizer and BioNTech start trials of new Omicron-specific jabBy BBC
Pfizer and BioNTech have started clinical trials of a new Covid vaccine that targets the Omicron variant. The companies plan to test the protection gained from the new vaccine as a booster jab and as three separate jabs in unvaccinated people.
1.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrivesBy RSS
A total of 1.3 million doses of vaccine donated by France and Italy through the COVAX facility has arrived here today.
5,571 new cases, 4,433 recoveries, five deaths in 24 hrsBy TRN Online
As many as 5,571 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the PCR test of 13,549 people across the country in the last 24 hours.
Order to provide essential medicineBy RSS
The Supreme Court has issued an order in the name of the government to make essential medicines like citamole and paracetamol easily available.
Prasuti Griha provides delivery services to 90 pregnant women infected with Corona in a weekBy TRN Online
Dr. Amir Babu Shrestha, Director of the PMWH, also known as Prasuti Griha, said that despite having 22 percent of the medical and non-medical staff staying on leave for suffering from COVID-19, the hospital provided birthing services to 90 pregnant women, with COVID-19, from January 16 to 23.
9,432 new cases, eight deaths in 24 hoursBy TRN Online
In 18,103 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 9,432 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update.
CPN (Maoist Chair) Prachanda's spouse Sita discharged from hospitalBy TRN Online
In its statement, the hospital has urged the patient family to get her admitted to the hospital for additional treatment if her health deteriorates.
Over 1.6 million doses of Moderna vaccine arrive in NepalBy RSS
More than 1.6 million doses of Moderna vaccine against coronavirus has arrived in Nepal. According to Chief of Supplies Section, Department of Health Services, Management Division, Surendra Chaurasiya, 1.660 million doses of Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 under COVAX facility and with World Bank support arrived here on Monday evening.
537 health workers contract corona virus in ChitwanBy RSS
With 144 cases, the BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital has recorded the highest number of corona virus cases while 114 in Chitwan Medical College, Chief of Health Office Chitwan Dipak Prasad Tiwari said.
WHO chief says world at 'critical juncture' in COVID pandemicBy TRN Online
The head of the World Health Organization on Monday urged countries to work together to bring the acute phase of the pandemic to an end, saying that they now have all the tools available to do so. "The COVID-19 pandemic is now entering its third year and we are at a critical juncture," said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a press conference alongside Germany's development minister Svenja Schulze.
8,054 new cases, four deaths in 24 hoursBy TRN Online
In 16,654 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 8,054 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update.
All citizens of Lumbini Province to get vaccinated until March 14: Health Minister TharuBy RSS
So far, 80 and 70 percent of the population has been administered first and full dose respectively, he informed, adding that preparations were underway to vaccinate people between the 12-17 age group. The death toll among those who received the first dose has been at two percent and among those who were fully vaccinated at one percent, he said at a face-to-face programme organised today in Butwal by the Reporter’s Club, Lumbini Province.
Rich countries' access to foreign nurses during Omicron raises ethical concerns, group saysBy TRN Online
The Omicron-fuelled wave of COVID-19 infections has led wealthy countries to intensify their recruitment of nurses from poorer parts of the world, worsening dire staffing shortages in overstretched workforces there, the International Council of Nurses said. Sickness, burnout and staff departures amid surging Omicron cases have driven absentee rates to levels not yet seen during the two-year pandemic, said Howard Catton, CEO of the Geneva-based group that represents 27 million nurses and 130 national...