With first case of local transmission, window to prevent a mass outbreak is fast closing, public health experts say
As Nepal enters stage 2 of the pandemic, Saturday’s three new cases have brought the total number of cases reported in the country to nine.
Nepal confirms three more Covid-19 cases, including first case of local transmission
The number of Covid-19 cases in the country has now reached nine, said the Health Ministry.
Government considering assigning medical equipment procurement contract to Nepal Army
Department of Health Services calls meeting with local suppliers to address the immediate shortage of protective gear and reagents.
Experts suggest using rapid diagnostic kits to minimize risks of Covid-19 spread
The efficacy of the ones that the government has procured, however, has come into question, and officials say the test kits can be used only after they pass the test.
Health Ministry confirms sixth Covid-19 case
Covid-19 has been confirmed in a 65-year-old woman who accompanied the 19-year-old, who had earlier tested positive, from Belgium all the way to Baglung.
Health Ministry cancels tender to purchase medical equipment from China over controversy
Controversy had erupted over the government's decision to purchase medical equipment from China despite high costs and concerns over standards.
Rapid testing kits only for use in case of a massive outbreak, says Health Ministry
Amid concerns about the efficacy, quality and cost of the kits purchased from China, the ministry has said that it will be testing them before use.
Media’s tendency to link every death to Covid-19 is spreading misinformation and stigma, say doctors
Doctors believe media portals need to exercise caution while publishing stories about the coronavirus as false reports can be very damaging to the social fabric.
Private hospitals not taking fever patients, forcing people to seek treatment at state-run health facilities
The government is considering seeking clarification from the hospitals turning down patients, Health Ministry spokesperson says.
As Covid-19 fears grow, some medical personnel face eviction from their homes
Reports of medical personnel being forced to work without adequate protection have only aggravated discriminatory behaviour from landlords, say doctors.
Authorities face a hard time when it comes to contact tracing those who travelled with four Covid-19 patients
Of the 458 passengers who shared flights with four persons from Qatar, Sharjah and Delhi, 302 are still out contact.
Covid-19 testing service starts at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan
Government working to set up similar facilities in Nepalgunj, Hetauda and Pokhara.
Fourth Nepali tests positive for Covid-19
This case, in a 34-year-old man who returned from the UAE, brings the total number of live coronavirus cases to three.
Oli admitted to hospital after increased heart rate
The prime minister's health condition is normal now and he will be discharged later today, his aides and doctors say.
Lockdown helps control rapid spread of the virus but it also lessens chances of more tests
Fear and halt in transportations services massively reduce the number of people visiting hospitals.