Thousands of Nepalis without food or shelter await entrance at the Karnali border
Migrants arriving from India are massed at the border without basic amenities as the provincial government has sought to test them all for Covid-19 before letting them in.
For Nepalis in the US, the response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been sobering
Many Nepalis live in fear that they will not receive treatment if they contract Covid-19, and even if they do get treatment, they fear they will go broke.
Is Nepali media failing to abide by ethical journalistic standards in its quest for clicks and breaking news?
Media outlets, both old and new, must abide by fair and ethical reporting, along with verification of information, while reporting the news especially in the time of a pandemic, observers say.
Arbitrary ambulance service rates have hit people in emergency needs during lockdown
Lockdown has also seen some ambulance drivers cashing in on the desperation of people stranded away from their homes.
For Nepali women, rampant objectification and sexualisation on the internet
One community on Reddit with more than 4,500 members has been sexualising, objectifying and humiliating women with photos taken from their social media accounts.
Where government efforts have faltered, the people have come to the rescue
In the absence of governmental efforts, many individuals and communities across the country are working to ensure that relief reaches the most vulnerable.
With everyone forced indoors and online by the lockdown, cases of cybercrime are increasing
Police advise that individuals take safety measures to protect their information and identities online as criminals too have more time on their hands.
Fears of a rise in cases of domestic violence due to the lockdown may have come to pass
Although official data says otherwise, anecdotal evidence from helplines and rights organisations report a significant increase in cases of gender-based violence.
A worrying rise in Islamophobia ever since a number of Muslim men were diagnosed with Covid-19
Speculation that Muslims are knowingly spreading Covid-19 has begun to spread, aided and abetted by social media and some online news portals.
Lockdown takes a toll on senior citizens already vulnerable to coronavirus
While some are worried about their children abroad, others fear the shutdown will take their life before the virus does.
The pandemic is reinforcing social inequalities
For minority groups already suffering under various inequalities, the pandemic and the lockdown are already furthering their marginalisation.
Farmers are selling their produce for a pittance even as customers are paying exorbitant prices
The lockdown has meant that farmers are unable to travel to Kathmandu to sell their produce, relying instead on middlemen who are maximising profits.
Dependent on a daily cash flow and with few savings, small and medium enterprises risk collapse
The central bank has announced financial measures for the private sector but many believe small and medium enterprises will require a different approach.
Can computers replace classrooms?
As a result of the nation-wide lockdown, colleges have rolled out online classes. But their effectiveness is questionable in a country where traditional pedagogy approaches are still highly practised.
For many women, working from home has meant working while doing the housework
During the lockdown, women are having to work shifts from home alongside unpaid housework, coupled with the anxiety of losing their jobs if their performance is subpar.