Update of December 21 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 254,514 after additional 742 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on December 21, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 244,743 of the total infected have recovered. On December 21, the rate of recovery reached 96.1% along with the 1,079 latest recovered. The ministry reported that 7,976 people are being treated. Out of which 4,508 are in home isolation, 279 are being treated in ICU, and 57 are being treated with the support of the ventilators. Till now, the death toll has reached 1,795. According to the Ministry, 6,351 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. There aren’t any active cases in Manang and Mugu while Kathmandu and Lalitpur have more than 500 active cases.
In Province 1,
According to Morang Representative Netra Prasad Adhikari, the Janata Secondary School, Rangeli Municipality-4, Amatola has been closed after 60 students were diagnosed with a fever after which swab collection has started in December 21. Chief of the Health Branch of Rangeli Municipality, Bhupendra Mandal, informed that samples of the students were collected and sent for testing. The school has 400 students. It was decided to open a school in Rangeli by adopting health standards from November 30.
In Sudur Paschim Province,
According to Kanchanpur Representative Komal Niranjan Bhat, the Belauri Municipality has implemented a lockdown from December 20 to 26 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce mobbing. A meeting of the Belauri Municipal Executive Committee has decided to close all government and non-government organizations, financial institutions, educational institutions, businesses, border checkpoints, and vehicles within the Belauri Municipal Area on December 19. Dispensaries, oil stores, and sugarcane farmers’ means of transportation will remain open.
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