Update of May 4 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 351,005 after additional 7,587 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on May 4, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 287,790 of the total infected have recovered and the rate of recovery has reached 82% along with the 1,775 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 16,131 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on May 4, 47% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 13.8% people diagnosed positive till now. On May 3, 626 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 3,417. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 55 people died on May 4. There are 59,798 in isolation. There are more than 500 active cases in Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Dhanusha, Parsa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kavrepalanchowk, Makwanpur, Kaski, Dang, Rupandehi, Banke, Palpa, Bardiya, Kapilbastu, Surkhet and Kailali.
Government Adds One More Week of Prohibition in Kathmandu Valley
According to Kathmandu Representative Bimala Poudel, the prohibition implemented in Kathmandu Valley has been extended for one week. A joint meeting of the chief district officers of the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley on May 4 decided to extend the prohibition till May 12. According to Kathmandu Chief District Officer Kali Prasad Parajuli, the meeting has fixed the opening hours of grocery shops from 7 am to 9 am. According to Parajuli, the meeting decided to stop the public from going out of the house except for urgent works. He said it has been decided to cancel all the vehicle passes issued earlier. It has been decided that banks and financial institutions will be allowed to open 25 percent of their offices and only 20 percent of the employees will have to work there. The meeting has also stopped the operation of carts.
The UN Secretary-General Urges Security Council For Decisive Action In Addressing Escalating Crisis of The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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Police Arrest Accused of Social Media Harassment
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Court Adjourns Case Against Accused of Rape of a 14 Year Old Girl
The case against 22-year-old Mo Ziauddin of Dakneswari Municipality-9, Patthargadha Muslim Toll, accused of raping an 18-year-old girl, has been adjourned. The decision to adjourn the case was made by…
INSEC Provides Support to Victim of Domestic Violence
Ms. Bami Kami, a 58-year-old resident of Bheriganga Municipality-6, who faced financial constraints preventing her from engaging in the legal process, received financial assistance from the Informal Sector Service Center…