Nearly after two months of an onslaught of the second wave of the pandemic, Nepal has seen some respite in daily new infections. For the second consecutive day, the Himalayan nation has recorded more number of daily recoveries than infections.
In the last 24 hours, Nepal has reported 6,939 new positive cases and 7,226 new recoveries. Likewise, on Wednesday, the county recorded 6,714 new cases and 6,716 recoveries.
With this, Nepal’s COVID-19 caseload has reached 542,256, of which 116,467 are active cases and 418,829 are recovery cases.
Meanwhile, 106 patients have succumbed to COVID-19, taking the nation’s fatality tally to 6,951.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), the country’s coronavirus infection rate stood at 33.05% on Thursday. The total cases per million population stood at 18,314, slightly lower than COVID-battered India.
A joint meeting of chief district officers of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur have extended the prohibitory order in the Kathmandu Valley for another week from Today. The prohibitory order will remain effective until June 3, 2021. However, the prohibitory order this time comes with stricter measures, even not allowing grocery shops to operate during the period. Only vegetable shops are allowed to operate until 9 AM.
The violators will face jail for one year or a fine of up to NPR 500,000.
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