Covid tests declines due to festive season

Kathmandu: Due to the great festival of Nepalese, Dashain, most of the laboratories have been closed and the number of tests has dropped in the last 24 hours.According to an update released by the Ministry of Health and Population on Tuesday, 2,725 PCRs have been tested in just 24 hours. Even in Monday’s report, only… Continue reading Covid tests declines due to festive season

Health ministry direct to provide free treatment for infected who cannot afford it

Kathmandu: The Ministry of Health and Population has urged all hospitals to provide free treatment to those who cannot afford the treatment. The government had recently decided to provide free testing and treatment to the poor, helpless, disabled and frontline workers only if they show symptoms and others should be treated at their own expense.After… Continue reading Health ministry direct to provide free treatment for infected who cannot afford it

U.S. breaks daily record for coronavirus cases with over 84,000 new infections

FILE PHOTO: Certified nursing assistant (CNA) Jermaine LeFlore prepares to take a patient's nasal swab at a drive-thru testing site outside the Southside Health Center as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan/File Photo

(Reuters) – The United States broke its daily record for new coronavirus infections on Friday as it reported 84,218 new cases due to outbreaks in virtually every part of the country, according to a Reuters tally.The spike in cases comes less than two weeks before the presidential election on November 3 and is hitting battleground… Continue reading U.S. breaks daily record for coronavirus cases with over 84,000 new infections

France extends curfew as COVID second wave surges in Europe

(REUTERS): French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced a curfew imposed last week on Paris and eight other cities would be extended to 38 more departments, confining 46 million out of the country’s 67 million population to their homes from 9 pm to 6 am.“A second wave of the coronavirus epidemic is now under way in… Continue reading France extends curfew as COVID second wave surges in Europe

Germany issues travel warnings as COVID surges in Europe

BERLIN/MADRID (Reuters) – Germany warned on Thursday against travel to neighbouring countries, Belgium’s foreign minister went into intensive care and Spain said COVID-19 was “out of control” in many areas, as governments across Europe took action to fight the pandemic. As German authorities reported more than 10,000 daily cases for the first time, Berlin issued… Continue reading Germany issues travel warnings as COVID surges in Europe

Govt set a criteria for free corona treatment

Kathmandu: Nepal government has set a criteria for the free treatment of covid-19 infection. The Ministry of Health and Population has categorized those infected with free treatment into seven lists. According to the list made public by the Health Emergency Operations Center under the Ministry, the first priority is to provide free treatment is to… Continue reading Govt set a criteria for free corona treatment

Texas woman died from COVID-19 while on flight

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(New York Post) : A Texas woman died from COVID-19 while on a flight from Arizona, officials announced this week. The unidentified Garland woman in her 30s began to have difficulty breathing while on the tarmac awaiting takeoff on July 25, as reported on New York Post. The woman, who had underlying health issues, was… Continue reading Texas woman died from COVID-19 while on flight

Global coronavirus cases surpass 40 million milestone

People wearing protective face masks leave the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India, on September 22, 2020. Photo: Reuters

(Reuters) – Worldwide coronavirus cases have crossed 40 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, as the onset of winter in the northern hemisphere fuelled a resurgence in the spread of the disease. The Reuters tally is based on official reporting by individual countries. Experts believe the true numbers of both cases and deaths… Continue reading Global coronavirus cases surpass 40 million milestone

All hospitals must provide 50% of total beds for covid-19 patients

Kathmandu: The government has directed all types of hospitals to set aside at least 50 percent of beds for the treatment of covid-19 patients. Speaking during a regular press meet today, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, Jageshwar Gautam has said that all private, community, government hospitals, and medical colleges should set aside… Continue reading All hospitals must provide 50% of total beds for covid-19 patients