Update of May 26 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 535,525 after additional 6,677 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on May 26, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 411,603 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 76.9% along with the 6,716 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 19,030 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on May 26, 35% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 17.9% people diagnosed positive till now. On May 26, 801 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 6,845 According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 145 people died on May 26. There are 117,077 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 May 26, 2021, no further information have been received later.
In Province 1,
In Sunsari, it has been decided to seal three wards of Dewanganj rural municipality. An emergency meeting of the rural municipality has decided to seal wards number 1, 2 and 6 from May 26 to prevent and control the growing infection. An all-party meeting held in Dewanganj village municipality has also committed to implementing the decision and it has been decided to seal the wards from midnight on May 26.
In Province 2,
In Saptari, the service period of all banks and financial institutions operating in the district has been extended for one week. A meeting of the District Crisis Management Centre held on May 26 extended the prohibition period by one week. Banks and financial institutions are closed after the District Crisis Management Centre decided to suspend their services for a week except for medical treatment, health items and funeral rites.
In Bagmati Province,
In Chitwan, locals have vandalized 15 trippers used in the excavation of the Narayani River. According to DSP Surya Thapa of the District Police Office, Bikal Chhetri, Executive Director of Bhishma & Brothers Construction, said that the locals had vandalized a tripper on the Gyaneshwar Community Forest Road in Sanugadhi. Chitwan is under prohibition right now.
Two wards of Gaurishankar rural municipality have been sealed since May 26 after the number of COVID infections started increasing. The entire area of Ward No. 1 and 2 of Gaurishankar Rural Municipality has been sealed till June 1. In Makwanpur, the prohibition has been extended for a week.
In Lumbini Province,
In Rupendehi, a meeting of the District Covid Crisis Management Committee held on May 26 decided to extend the prohibition order till June 3.
In Nawalparasi West Representative, the PCR machine for Prithvichandra Hospital, Parasi could not come into operation due to lack of budget. The hospital has stated that the machine could not come into operation due to a lack of budget for space management and the purchase of other equipment. Although the Ministry of Health and Population sent the machine 15 days ago, it could not be connected due to a lack of infrastructure and budget. It will cost Rs 2.5 million to purchase other equipment required for the connection of the machine and a budget has been demanded from the ministry for this, said Dr. Mohammad Nurul Hoda, Acting Chief of the hospital.
In Karnali Province,
The Karnali provincial government has provided Rs 20 million to the provincial health directorate Surkhet and the public health service office Kalikot for the construction of the oxygen plant. As per the decision of the Karnali Provincial Council of Ministers on May 26, Rs 12 million has been provided to the Health Directorate Surkhet and Rs 8 million to the Health Service Office Kalikot to ensure a sustainable and reliable supply of oxygen in the province. The meeting of the Jumla District Covid Crisis Management Committee has recommended extending the prohibition order on May 26. The Dailekh District Covid Crisis Management Committee recommended an extension of the prohibition on May 26.
In Sudurpachim Province,
In Baitadi, a fee of Rs. 1,000 will be charged for the re-examination of their swab. The District Hospital, Baitadi has issued a notice on May 26 stating that those who have been in isolation for 14 days after covid infection does not need to be tested again and those with symptoms should stay in isolation for 14 days.
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