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COVID-19 testing lab launched in Bhaktapur

KATHMANDU: The Nepal-Korea Friendship Municipality Hospital in Madhyapur Thimi has officially launched coronavirus tests on Thursday. The testing lab with a polymerase chain reaction machine at the hospital was set up two weeks ago. A molecular laboratory and a histology laboratory have also come..

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Health Ministry directs hospitals not to stop emergency services Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

KATHMANDU: Ministry of Health and Population has directed the hospitals not to halt any kind of emergency service. The Ministry spokesperson Dr Bikas Devkota, in the regular media briefing today, directed all government-owned, community-based and private hospitals not to stop any kind of emergency..

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Medical equipment brought from China handed to Nepal government Sunday, March 29th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Dozens of packets filled with medical supplies from neighboring country China arrived in Kathmandu to assist Nepal in its fight against the deadly COVID-19 were handed over to the government officials today. The national flag carrier Nepal Airlines plane had brought the medical supplies..

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Corona infected undergoing treatment at Dhaulagiri hospital Saturday, March 28th, 2020

BAGLUNG: The 17-year-old girl of Baglung municipality, who is the fifth person in Nepal to test positive to COVID-19, has been brought to Dhaulagiri zonal hospital for treatment. The girl was in self-quarantine and was admitted to the hospital on Saturday after test carried out in Kathmandu showed..

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COVID-19 sample test also begins from Dharan today

SUNSARI: Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) has started laboratory tests for COVID-19 infection from today. At a press conference today, Ministry spokesperson Dr Bikas Devkota shared that coronavirus infection test has also begun from Dharan on Saturday. Before this,..

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Fourth Case Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Nepal Friday, March 27th, 2020

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed another positive case of COVID-19. "A 34-year old man has tested positive for the virus and he has been kept in isolation in Seti State Hospital, Dhangadhi," said Dr. Bikash Devkota, Spokesperson at the Health Ministry. Dr. Devkota..

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Nepal Government Announces Vacancies For Health Workers Thursday, March 26th, 2020

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population has announced vacancies for 34 doctors and 100 staff nurses on contract basis to fulfill the recent need of health workers for the prevention and control of COVID-19. Despite the cases of COVID-19 not increasing alarmingly, the country with three..

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Over 700 tested negative for COVID-19: Health Ministry

KATHMANDU: Over 700 suspected people that came in contact have been tested negative for coronavirus, according to the Ministry of Health and Population. The information was shared at a press conference organised by the Ministry here. Of the three people tested positive for the virus earlier, one..

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Virus death toll passes 20,000, three billion under lockdown Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

United Nations, (AFP): More than three billion people around the world were living under lockdown on Wednesday as governments stepped up their efforts against the coronavirus pandemic which has left more than 20,000 people dead. As the number of confirmed cases worldwide soared past 450,000, UN..

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COVID-19 suspected should not come in Ktm for confirmation Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population has stated that the people suspected of carrying the COVID-19 virus need not come to Kathmandu for further test. According to Ministry Spokesperson Dr Bikas Devkota, the concerned hospitals have been directed to keep the suspected one in isolation..

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Testing blunders crippled US response as coronavirus spread Monday, March 23rd, 2020

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, MIKE STOBBE and MATTHEW PERRONE, WASHINGTON (AP): A series of missteps at the nation’s top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal response as the pandemic spread across the country like..

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What Trump Needs To Say Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Recently, a reporter at the daily White House coronavirus briefing asked US President Donald Trump what he would say to his fearful fellow citizens. Here is what..