Update of 26 April Regarding Corona Infection
According to the cabinet meeting held on 26 April, the nationwide lockdown has extended till 7 May 2020. The government suggested one-week-long lockdown but it got extended for 10 days more. The lockdown had started right after the second corona patient was diagnosed in Nepal. This is the fifth round of lockdown. The government has decided to stop using international borders till 13 May 2020 while international flights will be halted till 15 May. Till date, 51,179 people have been tested for coronavirus. There have been 9,931 PCRs and 41, 436 RDTs. Till date, there have been 52 patients out of which 16 have recovered. After a 50-year-old man from Jhapa was diagnosed on 26 April, the number reached 52.
In Province 1, a 50-year-old man from Jhapa was diagnosed on 26 April, the number reached 52. There are 31 coronavirus patient in this province. There are 24 in Udaypur, four in Biratnagar, one in Bhojpur and two in Jhapa. The provincial government has started operating a 100 bedded corona specialized hospital in Dharan. The provincial assembly has returned back one hundred million to the provincial government. Birat Nursing Home of Biratnagar has sent back a woman suffering from stomach ache on 26 April without attending her. The District Administration Office has requested the Muslim community to celebrate their month long fasting festival of Ramzan inside their houses. The FNCCI of Jhapa is distributing free seeds of vegetables to encourage people to produce them.
In Province 2, there are seven patients of coronavirus out of which four have recovered. The Chief Minister has requested the Muslim community to celebrate their month-long fasting festival of Ramzan inside their houses. Province 2 government received 100 PPE, one carton sanitizers, 100 N95 masks, 2000 surgical masks, 2000 surgical gloves by Gajendra Singh Memorial Academy Nepal and Nepal-India Youth Friendship Organization.
In Bagmati Province, a Human Rights Situation Monitoring Committee was established under the coordination of INSEC’s District Representative from Rasuwa, Hemnath Khatiwada. In Dolakha, the ambulances were divided in partition for safety, just in-case any case of infection was detected. The 150 soldiers of Gorakh Gan staying at their houses after lockdown returned back and are in quarantine.
In Gandaki Province, people living in the slum have complained of not receiving relief and protested around the ward office of Pokhara Metropolitan-9. Durga Gurung, Chairperson of Krishna Tole Development Organization has informed regarding 194 houses which were deprived of the relief while other places have received reliefs three times. There has been a hotline number- 1181 and 1186 launched to address the complaints from the civilians.
In Province 5, two people of working at Bardiya Rajapur Municipality-10 Kothiyaghat’s Crusher Factory were found positive of coronavirus after which Kothiyaghat was sealed completely. Indians working in Nepali factories have returned back to their houses. The 35 Nepalese staying in the quarantine of India were brought back to Kapilbastu. Among them 23 are from Kapilbastu, eight are from Dang and four are from Rupandehi.
In Karnali Province, 197 people have been rescied from different parts of the country and brought back to Rukum West, out of which 155 are in quarantine whereas 42 denied it. Likewise, 77 people returning from Surkhet and Nepalgunj were rescued and kept in quarantine.
In th Sudur Paschim Province, after the Federal Capital Kathmandu, Provincial Capital Dhangadi and other districts started bringing back students, the District Crisis Management Committee has started keeping everyone in quarantine and they will be examined by RDT.
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