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Latest ‘Live’ Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nepal

Three Nepalis and a French national have been admitted to the Teku Hospital under the suspicion of coronavirus infection on March 4, 2020. Three Nepalis have recently returned to the country from South Korea, UAE and Qatar.

The throat swab samples of all the 4 coronavirus suspected people have been collected and sent to the National Public Health Laboratory for coronavirus test. The coronavirus test reports of all the four will come on March 5, 2020.

Impact of Coronavirus

On the back of growing fear of COVID-19, the number of visitors to the hotels across the nation has reduced drastically. According to the President of the Regional Hotel Association Sauraha, Deepak Bhattarai, the current hotel bookings in Sauraha, Chitwan is only 20% against 90% around this period last year.

As there are no visitors, the hotels in Sauraha have started sending their employees on leave. Around half of the hotels have already sent 50% of their staff on leave.

[UPDATE: Nepal Takes Drastic Measures to ‘Stop’ Coronavirus Spread]

Response by the Nepali Government—

With the growing coronavirus cases across the world, the Nepali Government has started taking the necessary steps to tackle the virus.

  • The Police Hospital and Nepal Police Headquarters have initiated various programs to create awareness among the people about Covid-19
  • Postponed the security meeting scheduled for March 6-7, 2020 in the Sudurpachchhim State
  • Postponed the Visit Nepal Year 2020 unification trail trek event scheduled on March 7, 2020
  • Prepared isolation wards at Dhulikhel hospital and the Scheer Memorial Hospital, Banepa

Meanwhile, the tourism Minister Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai has ordered the concerned authorities to form an ‘Action Team’ at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).

Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation Minister Yogesh Bhattarai

The ‘Action Team’ has to compile a report on the impact of coronavirus on the Nepali tourism industry and should find out the measures to be taken to minimize the impact.


Global Overview of Coronavirus Pandemic Cases (27 March 2020)

Global Overview of Coronavirus Pandemic Cases (27 March 2020)

So far, coronavirus has spread across more than 190 countries across the world killing 24,100 people and infecting 538,240 people (as on 27 March 2020).

China, the epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, has reported 3,292 coronavirus death cases and 81,340 infection cases.

Around 20,808 people have died in various countries outside China, the vast majority in Italy, Spain, United States, Germany and Iran.

  • United States: 85,476 Cases / 1,307 Deaths
  • Spain: 57,786 Cases / 4,365 Deaths
  • Italy reported 8,215 deaths and 80,589 infection cases
  • Iran 2234 deaths and 29,406 infection cases.
  • India reported 733 coronavirus infection cases and 20 Deaths
  • Nepal reported 3 cases so far!

Stay tuned to NepaliSansar for live #Coronavirus news updates!

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