In the last 24 hours, Nepal has reported 484 new COVID-19 cases, taking the nation’s caseload to 24,432. Currently, there are 7,613 active cases in the country.
Eight people have died due to coronavirus on Wednesday, the highest single-day death toll in the country so far. With this, Nepal’s death toll has reached 91.
The fatalities include:
Meanwhile, 64 patients were discharged from various hospitals across the country, taking the recovery cases to 16,728.
Because of rising coronavirus infections, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) has directed all 77 District Administration Offices (DAOs) to stop issuing ‘vehicle pass’ for inter-district travel until further notice.
Even the passes issued earlier will become invalid starting from August 14.
The move comes in the wake of a recent COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC) meeting taking decisions to effectively control the inter-district movement of people to curb further spread of COVID-19.
The Department of Information and Broadcasting has decided to postpone the issuance and renewal of the press representative certificate until further notice in view of COVID-19.
“As this activity needs physical presence of persons in office and not possible via electronic medium now, the service has been postponed,” said the Department in a press release.
However, the working journalists can submit their complaints at the Press Registrar.
The emergency ward of the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) has been sealed-off as the on-duty health workers tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the hospital authorities, two doctors and six nurses posted at the emergency ward have contracted the infection.
Swab samples of other health workers of the hospital have been sent for the PCR test. The resumption of emergency services will depend on the test results of these medics.
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