Update of June 6 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 588,124 after additional 3,024 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on June 6, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 491,009 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 83.5% along with the 6,636 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 10,471 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on June 6, 29% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 18.7% people diagnosed positive till now. On June 6, 348 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 7,898 According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 99 people died on June 6. There are 89,217 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 6, 2021, no further information have been received later.
In Province 1,
The prohibition order in the Fungling Municipality of Taplejung has been extended till June 14, 2021.
In Gandaki Province,
In Lamjung, Gandaki Province’s Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung has inaugurated the oxygen plant of District Hospital through a virtual program. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the oxygen plant has the capacity of producing 5,000 litres of oxygen in 24 hours. Chief Minister Gurung has expressed commitment that the provincial government will manage the skilled manpower required for the operation of ICU and ventilator in the hospital soon.
In Nawalparasi (Bardaghat Susta East), the Chief District Officer of the District Administration Office has issued a notice on June 6 and extended the prohibition order till June 14 to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection. The prohibition period of Baglung has been extended for a week, till June 14. During this period, banks and financial institutions will be allowed to operate with only one-fourth of the employees.
In Lumbini Province,
In Kapilbastu, a meeting of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Committee and the District Security Committee on June 6 has decided to extend the ban till June 14, 2021. The District Administration Office has informed that those who do not follow the prohibition order will be punished as per Section 4 and 5 of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Ordinance 2078 BS and Sub-section 3 of Section 6 of the Local Administration Act, 2028 BS.
Similarly, the District Administration Office has decided to bring the Agro-vet shops on the list of urgent tasks as it is the time for cultivation, said Chief District Officer Chakrapani Pandey. The number of deaths due to Covid-19 has reached 187 in the district so far while there are 684 active infected people in the district at present.
In Nawalparasi West, the prohibition order has been extended till June 14, 2021. The banks and financial institutions have been instructed to operate maintaining the health protocol.
In Karnali Province,
In Jajarkot, even though the contract period has expired, the district hospital has not been able to establish the oxygen plant. Tikaram Jaisi, acting manager at the Health Service Office, Jajarkot, said that Neptech Medical Suppliers was supposed to finish the task within May 29, 2021 but since the project was not completed, the hospital is compelled to bring oxygen from Nepalgunj. Manager Jaisi said that the office has only extended the time by five days due to demand for time.
A meeting of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre and District Security Committee Mugu held on June 7 has extended the prohibition period till June 14, 2021.
Fifteen inmates of Jumla Prison have contracted Kovid-19. Jailer Gaya Prasad Pandey said that 15 out of 123 prisoners including two women and 121 men were infected. He said, “One of the 15 infected men, a 77-year-old man, is undergoing treatment at the Karnali Institute of Health Sciences in isolation.”
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