Provinces roll out rapid testing on all suspects and all those who’ve returned from India
As there are concerns about the efficacy of the test kits and the rapid testing method itself, PCR tests will be conducted on any positive samples, said the Health Ministry.
Government is completely lost and out of focus in its preparedness against Covid-19, medical experts say
The government is sending medics to work in critical care with three days of training.
Panic, paranoia and anxiety: Doctors report a worrying rise in mental health patients
Increased exposure to distressing news, uncertainty and increased stressors due to the Covid-19 lockdown are prompting numerous mental health issues.
Rapid test kits to be tested for efficacy and if found acceptable, rolled out for mass testing
The government currently has around 75,000 rapid test kits imported from China but they haven’t been used due to concerns about their quality.
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.
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.
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.
Contact tracing of all who got close with Covid-19 patients continues but time is fast running out
Authorities have traced just 11 of the more than 30 people the third Covid-19 patient came into contact with, but none has been tested yet.
How to take care of your mental health during Coronavirus
Human beings are social animals that thrive in social settings, and staying in quarantine can be strenuous for our mental health.
Mind food: Eat well for mental health
At times like these, it’s just as important as ever to look after yourself and maintain a healthy diet--with whatever resources you have.
Public health laboratory confirms third Covid-19 case
The laboratory confirmed the presence of the coronavirus in a 32-year-old man who had just returned from the Middle East.
19-year-old woman who returned from France via Qatar tests positive for Covid-19
According to doctors, there is no need to panic as the woman had self-quarantined herself since arriving in the country and has not developed any serious symptoms.
For health workers on the front lines, no training and no protective gear
As health workers are more at risk of exposure to the virus, it is necessary to ensure that they are trained and have proper gear, or they might quit.
How can people stay safe from coronavirus?
Without proven cure, there are concerns over a potential outbreak of the disease in Nepal. However, this may be a time to take precautions rather than panic.
Doctors advise contact tracing of all suspected of harbouring Covid-19
Contact tracing has been effective in preventing the virus’ spread in many East Asian countries but Nepal lacks the means to trace and adequate means to test.
Mask etiquette 101
With Covid-19 being declared a pandemic, everyone is using masks to protect themselves. But do we know how to use them right?
Central laboratory is equipped to test 500 Covid-19 cases a week, but that is far too low, say public health experts
An outbreak in densely populated Kathmandu could overwhelm the laboratory, which is the only public health facility where the test is conducted.
Does pranic healing work?
While practitioners of pranic healing believe it to be an alternative for curing many ailments, not many buy it due to lack of scientific evidence.