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Nepal Imposes ‘Odd-even Rule’ in Areas with 200+ COVID-19 Cases

Prohibitory orders were imposed in as many as 15 districts across the country.
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Nepal Imposes ‘Odd-even Rule’ in Areas with 200+ COVID-19 Cases

The global coronavirus death toll has crossed 700,000-mark and stood at 711,622, with the US, Brazil, India, and Mexico leading the rise in fatalities.

According to the calculations from the last two weeks, nearly 5,900 people have lost their lives every 24 hours on an average. This equates to 247 deaths per hour, or one death every 15 seconds.

As of today, the coronavirus pandemic has infected 18,999,962 people globally. Currently, there are 6,101,269 active cases and 12,187,071 recovery cases.

COVID-19 in Nepal

Covid19 Nepal

Nepal continues to witness a rise in coronavirus infections since the Nepali Government lifted the nationwide lockdown.

In the last 24 hours, Nepal has reported 381 COVID-19 positive cases, taking the nation’s caseload to 21,390.

Five persons have died of coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the total death toll to 60. The deaths are as follows

  • 65-year-old female from Malangawa of Sarlahi district
  • 46-year-old male from Birgunj-15 Biswa
  • 18-year-old female from Pokhariya-9
  • 45-year-old male from Rangeli
  • A male from Morang

Meanwhile, around 130 patients were discharged across the country, taking the total COVID-19 recoveries to 15,156.

Currently, there are 6,174 active cases, among which 46 patients are undergoing treatment at ICU and four are on a ventilator.

Kathmandu Valley Reports Over 100 COVID-19 Cases

Coronavirus Outbreak

On August 8, as many as 102 new coronavirus cases were reported in the Kathmandu Valley, the highest single-day spike in infections in the Valley. Earlier on August 7, Valley reported 62 positive cases.

According to the local authorities, most of the infected patients are from Province 2 and Indian returnees.

So far, Kathmandu Valley has reported over 900 cases.

Govt. Imposes Odd-even Rule

Government of Nepal

With the surge in coronavirus cases in the country, the Nepali Government has decided to impose an odd-even rule in places, including Kathmandu Valley, with over 200 cases starting today.

Moreover, the government has also banned the entry into Kathmandu Valley from 7 pm to 7 am starting today. However, the restrictions do not apply to essential goods vehicles.

Prohibitory Orders in 15 Districts

Nepal with Districts

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the local governments have enforced prohibitory orders in as many as 15 districts across the country.

All services, businesses, and marketplaces will be closed during this period. The locations under prohibitory orders are as follows

  • Bara
  • Saptari
  • Parsa
  • Banke
  • Sarlahi
  • Syangja
  • Dhanusha
  • Nuwakot
  • Morang
  • Mahottari
  • Bajhang
  • Birtamod and Arjundhara of Jhapa
  • Jaleswor Municipality
  • Mahottari Rural Municipality
  • Marma Rural Municipality of Darchula
  • Mirchaiya municipality of Siraha
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