Nepal’s COVID-19 cases climbed to 23,310, with 338 new infection cases reported in the last 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), 8,432 tests were conducted across the country yesterday, among which 338 came out to be positive for coronavirus infection.
Meanwhile, a total of 140 patients were discharged from hospitals across the country, taking the total recoveries to 16,493. As of today, the recovery rate in Nepal stands at 70.7%.
Speaking at a regular press briefing on August 10, MoHP Spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam informed that five people have succumbed to coronavirus. With this, the death toll reached 81.
The deaths are as follows:
Currently, there are 6,738 active COVID-19 cases in the country.
With the resurgence of cases after the lockdown was lifted in the country, the Nepali Government has decided to suspend flight and long-distance transportation services until August 31.
The decision came in response to the recommendations made by the COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC).
Earlier on Sunday, the CCMC recommended the government not to immediately resume flight and long-distance public transportation services that were supposed to resume from August 17.
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While lifting the nationwide lockdown on July 21, the Nepali Government informed that the long-distance transport, flights, preliminary stages of international games, student admissions, and examinations from August 17.
However, the spike in cases has incited the government to revise its decision.
Other Major Decisions include: