Update of December 6 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 240,981 after additional 1,093 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on December 6, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 225,805 of the total infected have recovered. On December 6, the rate of recovery reached 93.7% along with the 1,752 latest recovered. The ministry reported that 13,582 people are being treated. Out of which, 8,461 are in home isolation, 313 are being treated in ICU, and 55 are being treated with the support of the ventilators. Till now, the death toll has reached 1,594. According to the Ministry, 6,495 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. There aren’t any active cases in Manang and Dolpa while Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Jhapa, Morang, and Kaski, have more than 500 active cases.
In Sudur Paschim Province,
According to Achham Representative Shivaraj Dhungana, the Mangalsen Municipality and Panchadewal Binayak Municipality have been sealed for one week from December 6 to control the sudden spread of COVID-19 infection. Chief Administrative Officer Khakendra Bahadur Sodari informed that the non-essential services have been suspended till December 12 due to the increasing number of COVID-19 infected people in the village along with the people’s representatives and 20 employees of Mangalsen Municipality. According to Sodari, vegetables, milk, and food grains will be available only from 7 am to 10 am.
The Kamal Bazar Municipality has sealed the city for two weeks to prevent the spread of COVID infection. Deputy Chief of the Municipality, Bhumisharan Dhakal Bajagain, informed that the areas other than the essential services have been closed and sealed till December 16. According to the decision of Kamalbazar Municipality Crisis Management Center, the market has been sealed for two weeks to prevent further spread. Vegetables, milk, and food grains will be available only from 7 to 10 am.
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