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WHO Warns Nepal Over ‘Coronavirus’ – Live Updates

On the back of the outbreak of ‘Coronavirus’ in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the virus may also enter Nepal.

It exclaimed that Nepal lacks proper healthcare institutes and research laboratories for treatment and diagnosis of highly infectious diseases caused by a coronavirus.

Coronavirus is responsible for the outbreak of pneumonia in China, so the movement of people between Nepal and China could spread the deadly virus to Nepal, said the WHO.

Chinese health officials confirmed that the virus originated in a food market that was selling animals likes snakes for consumption.

Wuhan, China

Live Updates on ‘Coronavirus’:

China—

Till date, there are 2,744 confirmed coronavirus cases in China. The death toll has reached at least 80.

Steps taken by the Chinese Government:

  • Ban on wildlife trade across the country
  • Travel restrictions to and from Wuhan as well as 12 other nearby cities
  • Public holidays till February 2, 2020

USA—

  • So far, 5 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the United States
  • Over 100 suspected coronavirus patients were under investigation

Other Countries:

  • Thailand – 8 confirmed cases
  • Australia – 5 confirmed cases
  • Taiwan – 4 confirmed cases
  • Japan – 4 confirmed cases
  • Malaysia – 4 confirmed cases
  • Singapore – 4 confirmed cases
  • South Korea – 4 confirmed cases
  • France – 3 confirmed cases
  • Vietnam – 2 Confirmed cases
  • Africa – 1 suspected case

Tracking Coronavirus  Cases Worldwide (26 January 2020)

Confirmed cases of Wuhan Coronavirus Nations

Confirmed cases of Wuhan Coronavirus Nations

Wuhan Coronavirus Global Cases as of Jan 25,2020


Nepali Govt. Issues Strict Directives!

The Nepali Government is on high alert and has already taken necessary steps to prevent the possible risk of transmission of the virus into the country.

The Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Control Hospital (STIDH) and Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) have already initiated health screening of passengers flying in from China, Japan, and Thailand.

A health desk to detect infection of the virus among the inbound tourists is deployed at Tribhuvan International Airport.

As of today (27th Jan 2020),  three coronavirus infection cases have been reported in Nepal.

  • A student, 32, was confirmed to be infected with the virus
  • A male, 28, and a female, 48, were suspected to be infected with coronavirus and were undergoing treatment in the isolation ward in Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital

In view of this, the Nepali Government has assigned the following five hospitals in Kathmandu for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients.

  • Sukraraj Tropical & Infectious Disease Hospital
  • Bir Hospital
  • Civil Hospital
  • Patan Hospital
  • Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH)

Moreover, the authorities at  Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) have taken the necessary steps for intensive health screening of the passengers from abroad.

Novel Corona Virus (nCOV) Nepal Stay Safe

Source: Government of Nepal

A Nepali who was back from Wuhan, China was kept under observation for suspected infection of coronavirus.


What is ‘Coronavirus’?

Coronavirus are a broad range of viruses that can cause infections ranging from mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses like common cold to much more serious diseases like SARS. The virus can spread from human to human and from animals to humans.

What is Coronavirus?

As of now, there is no sustained human-to-human transmission, however, the WHO has warned the countries to prepare for the possibility that there could be a wider outbreak.

Anyone suffering from fever, difficulty in breathing and respiratory illnesses should be quarantined to decrease the risk of contracting and spreading the disease, said Maria Van Kerkhove, acting head of WHO’s emerging diseases unit.

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Stay tuned to NepaliSansar for more latest ‘Coronavirus’ live updates!


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