Update of 30 May Regarding Corona Virus Infection
There were additional 189 cases of coronavirus infection diagnosed in Nepal on 30 May. With this there are 1,404 people infected with the virus. The nationwide lockdown started on 24 March has not been extended till 14 June 2020. There have been six deaths till date due to the infection. The decision was taken by the cabinet in a meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar on Saturday. In the meeting, they had decided to hold the international and domestic flights till 30 June 2020. The cabinet has also passed the process of rescuing Nepalese from third countries. They will be able to come back after registering at Nepal’s Embassy and will be brought back accordingly. They will be kept in quarantine of Kathmandu’s hotels for minimum 14 days.
In Province 1, 27 coronavirus infected people were not admitted in Dharan’s BP Koirala Health Science Academy and later after the instruction of the Social Development Minister Jiwan Ghimire, they were taken to the hospital. These people had spent 29 May’s night outside the hospital. The provincial government has declared of establishing 450 bedded isolation ward for the treatment of the infected people. In this isolation ward, the patients will be treated with Ayurvedic medications. The 150 isolation beds of Sunsari’s Baraha Chhetra has started treatment with Ayurvedic medications.
In Province 2, Kamlesh Sah, a policeman guarding the quarantine of Kanchanrup Municipality-1 was beaten and injured on 30 May. He was beaten for instructing the people to maintain distaince while meeting their relatives staying in the quarantine. On 30 May, a 35-year-old man of Subarna rural municipality-1 staying in quarantine from a long time had requested INSEC’s District Representative for reference of swab test. He had been staying in the quarantine for a really long time but was not provided proper foof, water, snacks and accommodation neither his swab was collected for test. Om Prakash Kushwaha, a health worker delegated at Kalaiya Sub-metropolitan’s Gangapur Provincial Teaching Traning Centre’s COVID-19 specialized hospital has asked for security around the hospital since it is in an isolated area and doesn’t seem safe at night. There are ten staffs and 50 isolated patients in the hospital. The District Crisis Management Committee has decided to provide Nepal Army’s security around the hospital.
In Bagmati Province, on 29 May Bhotekoshi rural municipality has decided to provide insurance of rupees one hundred thousand to the 92 frontline public health workers, staffs and people’s representatives working for corona virus infection prevention, control and treatment. After five people returning from India were not allowed to stay in the quarantine by the loclas, the ward member of Tamakoshi rural municipality- 2, Om Bahadur KC has kept them in quarantine at their personal residence. Four volunteers have been delegated for their food and health facility management. People staying in the quarantine of Dhading’s Nilkantha municipality do not have materials for cleanliness and basic health care. In Lalitpur, the ambulance drivers have become contactless when they are instructed to transport coronavirus patients. The administration has decided to welcome those cooperating with them and dismiss those who deny supporting them in such situation.
In Gandaki Province, the District Ayurved Health Centre of Syangja has start to provide local herbs for increasing the immunity of the locals to protect them from the transmission of coronavirus infection and has also initiated yoga program through video conferencing for stress management. In Baglung, the teachers of Kathekhola rural municipality have been mobilized as volunteers for the management of quarantine, enquiring at entrance points and for assistance classes. Till date, around 828 people have returned from India.
In Karnali Province, during the lockdown, 18,393 people have returned from India and other provinces. According to Karnali Health Science Academy, a 39-year-old man staying in the quarantine of Dullu Municipality-7’s Electricity Board has died due to coronavirus infection. Two men staying with him have been moved to different rooms after his death. His body was buried after discussing with his family members since they do not have the facility of burning the body by electricity.
In Sudur Paschim Province, there has been till 30 May 6,081 samples collected for PCR out of which 5,536 were tested out of which 21 resulted positive, 5,516 were negative and 545 reports are pending. Five out of the 2 have been discharged after the recovery. There has been 21,820 RDT.
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