Update of June 1 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 566,587 after additional 5,285 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on June 1, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 454,344 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 80.2% along with the 6,898 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 17,147 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on June 1, 31% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 18.4% people diagnosed positive till now. On June 1, 630 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 7,454 According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 68 people died on June 1. There are 104,789 in isolation. There are more than 500 active cases in Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Rautahat, Dhanusha, Parsa, Mahottari, Bara, Saptari, Siraha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kavrepalanchowk, Makwanpur, Dhading, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Sindhuli, Ramechhap, Kaski, Nawalparasi East, Gorkha, Tanahu, Syangja, Myagdi, Dang, Rupandehi, Banke, Palpa, Bardiya, Kapilbastu, Arghakhanchi, Nawalparasi West, Surkhet, Salyan, Dailekh, Dadeldhura, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Baitadi, Doti and Achham.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 75 districts have been following complete or partial prohibition till June 1, 2021.
In Province 1,
In Sunsari, Gadhi rural municipality-1 has been sealed. The rural municipality has sealed for one week with effect from June 1. Rural Municipality Chairman Shree Prasad Yadav informed that the meeting of the municipality has sealed the Madheli area of Gadhi Gaonpalika-1 for one week based on the demand of the citizens and considering the risk situation.
In Bagmati Province,
In Ramechhap, the prohibitory order has been extended till June 9. The decision was taken at a meeting of the District Level Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre and District Security Committee held at the District Administration Office, Ramechhap on June 1.
In Gandaki Province,
In Gorkha, the Wayak and Pipalchhap areas of Shaheed Lakhan Rural Municipality-7 have been sealed. Sharan Shrestha, Ward Chairman of Shaheed Lakhan Rural Municipality -7 informed that the area has been till June 7.
In Tanahu, the hospital administration has suspended four employees of the GP Koirala National Respiratory Center at Shuklagandaki Municipality-7 for taking money from the public in the name of PCR test. The hospital has suspended four employees on May 31 after it was confirmed that they had collected Rs 3,000 per person from the public saying that the report from the government laboratory would be delayed.
In Lamjung, an oxygen plant has been started in the district hospital from June 1, 2021. Hemant Shrestha, administration chief of the district hospital, said that the oxygen plant with the capacity to produce 5,000 litres of oxygen in 24 hours has been brought into operation. He said that the oxygen plant, which came into operation with the help of the Gandaki provincial government, currently is consumed by 35 people daily.
In Lumbini Province,
In Banke, health workers of Bheri Hospital, Nepalgunj have been protesting in the hospital premises since May 30 demanding protection for doctors. Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr. Prakash Thapa, said that the health workers have been protesting against the frequent incidents of mistreatment of doctors and other health workers and demanding strict action against the perpetrators. Doctors and health workers working at the hospital were mistreated over the death of a patient on May 27.
In Sudur Paschim Province,
In Kailali, the human rights group, Gauriganga, has requested the municipality to provide necessary assistance and initiative, saying that the food crisis has arisen due to the prohibition order issued by the government for the infection, prevention and control of Covid-19. In Darchula, a meeting held at the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Center, on June 1 has extended the prohibitory order till June 13.
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