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Due to restriction in movement following the nationwide virus-lockdown imposed by the government in Nepal, they were compelled to stay at quarantine in another side of the border.
In the wake of the coronavirus infection, quarantine facilities at 18 local levels have been established in Rautahat district keeping in mind those arriving in Nepal from foreign countries.
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As many as 11 persons have been discharged from isolation and 69 others have tested negative for COVID-19, in Province 1.
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Foreign tourists visiting the historical town of Bandipur do not want to go back to their country, according to former chairman of Bandipur Tourism Development Committee, Vaish Gurung.
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With the seasonal change, GP Koirala National Centre for Respiratory Diseases in Shuklagandaki Municipality of Tanahun is receiving about a hundred patients every day.
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Sudurpaschim provincial government has intensified its efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus.
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The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has issued a circular to all local levels to provide necessary relief materials to persons and groups who are in need of special protection, as the country reels under the threat of coronavirus pandemic.
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Local levels in Lamjung have established quarantine facilities to keep COVID-19 suspects and those who have come from abroad, but these facilities are empty.
While the country has come to a halt due to the nationwide lockdown imposed by the government to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic, measles outbreak has hit Chepanggaun hard at Ward No 6 of Benighatrorang Rural Municipality, Dhading, for the past one-and-a-half months.
The sample swabs of seven family members, including the wife of a COVID-19 patient from Hasanpur of Dhangadi Sub-Metropolitan City tested negative. The youth infected with COVID-19 is receiving treatment at the isolation ward of Seti Provincial Hospital.
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Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, which has been designated by the government for treating coronavirus patients, lacks anaesthetists and critical care physicians.
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The Chinese government is reluctant to open trade routes with Nepal, saying the coronavirus infection has been gradually spreading in Nepal.
The government on Sunday decided to mobilise at least 50,000 rural health volunteers in the fight against the novel coronavirus infection, with Nepal reporting its first case of local transmission yesterday.
The government has deployed 14-member teams of health professionals to conduct rapid laboratory tests in three districts — Kailali, Kanchanpur and Baglung.
The municipality’s dedicated helpline number 9852082100 can be accessed for prevention, control related information and to report coronavirus cases within the municipality.
Chame Rural Municipality of Manang, in cooperation with Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police, has distributed necessary health supplies and equipment to security personnel, prison authorities, and locals to maintain safety measures against Covid-19.
The NRNA has also expressed its readiness to provide support to the Government in this regard.
It was the seventh day of nationwide lockdown last Monday on March 30, when some locals near the Hanumante River at Gatthaghar, Bhaktapur, called police and informed about the body stuffed inside a jute sack dumped on the river bank.
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A settlement of quake-displaced people is reeling under acute shortage of food at Pauwa of Tripurasundari Rural Municipality-1, Dhading.
While the government is preparing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic across the country, Jajarkot does not have any mechanism to collect samples for COVID-19 lab-test.
As many 704 people, who returned home from abroad, have been quarantined in Tanahun.
A 66-year-old Nepali national from Parsa district, who had taken part in the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat Markaz in the Indian capitals’ Nizamuddin area tested positive for coronavirus. He is undergoing treatment in Ambala, Haryana of India.
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The Nepali Congress on Saturday issued a press release urging the government to take the local transmission of coronavirus in Kailali district seriously and to ramp up COVID-19 tests.
In comparison to other countries, COVID-19 pandemic entered South-Asia, including Nepal quite late; hence there was ample time for preparation.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Saturday held a telephone conversation with Bahrain’s Prime Minister Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa and inquired about safety of Nepalis there.
The government on Saturday decided to conduct rapid mass testing for coronavirus in Kailali, Kanchanpur and Baglung districts where new COVID-19 positive cases have been found.
The woman in Kailali who tested positive for coronavirus, had been sent home from quarantine citing lack of symptoms.
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The first case of local transmission of COVID-19 has been reported in the country.
A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Saturday took some important decisions as further precautions to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
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The 34-year-old woman of Kailali who tested positive for the coronavirus infection on Saturday had earlier been sent home only after two days in quarantine.
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