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Nationwide lockdown extends till April 15

The Nepalese government has decided to take the two-week long lockdown to its third week

Around 800 tourists evacuated on four flights from Kathmandu

Around 800 more tourists were evacuated today to their respective countries in collaboration with Nepal Tourism Board

First local transmission of COVID-19

The first case of local transmission of COVID-19 has been reported in Nepal. With this, the total number of confirmed cases has reached nine across the country, of which four are from Sudurpaschim Province

First locally transmitted case confirmed in Nepal

Teh first case of local transmission of the coronavirus infection has been confirmed in Nepal. The Ministry of Health and Population today shared the information of three new confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which two persons recently returned to Nepal from India while one contracted the contagion from a previously infected person

Industries allowed to resume in Nepal with residential workers

The Nepalese government has decided to allow the resumption of operations of industrial establishments manufacturing essential products if they met certain conditions

NAC flight brings back medical kits from China

A chartered Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) flight — Airbus (A330-200) — which had flown to Guangzhou, China to bring medical kits returned home Friday

Nepal’s sixth confirmed case

One more person has tested positive for Covid-19, making it the sixth case of coronavirus infection in Nepal

Nine participants of religious congregation in India quarantined

Rajbiraj (HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE): Nine persons from Rajbiraj, Saptari, who had participated in a Muslim congregation in India and returned home after secretly crossing the border have been placed in quarantine

COVID-19 sample tests begin from all seven Nepal provinces

All seven provinces of Nepal have started COVID-19 sample testing after receiving Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machines on Tuesday

400 Nepalis stuck at Nepal-India border

Bhairahawa (HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE): More than 400 Nepali migrant workers have been stranded at the Nepal-India border in Rupandehi district for the last four days after the government closed border points with India to halt the spread of coronavirus in Nepal

Reverse migration spreads across Nepal

Hundreds of daily wage earners stranded in Kathmandu valley have started embarking on a long walk home after the government extended the lockdown, clamped to contain spread of coronavirus disease, by a week till next Tuesday

No new COVID-19 cases in Nepal

The government has conducted a total of 993 tests for COVID-19 infection as of this afternoon, including 76 tests Monday There were no new positive results today, which means there are four active cases and one cured case in Nepal

Over 300 Nepalis stranded at border point, demand passage home

More than 300 Nepalis have been stranded at the Nepal-India border point of the far-western for the last four days after government closed down border points with India and China to prevent the spreading of coronavirus in the country

Lockdown extended till April 7 midnight

Nepal has announced a relief package targeting those affected by the government’s move to put the country under lockdown to slow down the spread of coronavirus

Informal sector workers hit hard by lockdown

It’s the fifth day of the lockdown and it has already disrupted the lives of millions in Nepal. Only essential businesses such as grocery, pharmacies, hospitals, banks and petrol stations are operating, leaving informal traders and workers unsure how they are going to survive if the lockdown extends

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