Update of November 22 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 220,308 after additional 1,669 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on November 22, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 199,024 have recovered. On November 22, the rate of recovery reached 90.6% along with the 5,699 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that 20,166 people are being treated. Out of which, 13,612 are in home isolation, 359 are being treated in ICU, and 66 are being treated with the support of the ventilators. Till now, the death toll has reached 1,321. According to the Ministry, 8,032 swabs tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
According to Kaski representative Sushan Ghimire, Pokhara Metropolitan has suspended its non-essential services for a week from November 22 after some employees of the Pokhara Metropolitan, including the people’s representative, were diagnosed positive with COVID-19.
In Karnali Province
According to Salyan representative Meena Budhathoki, the District Administration Office, Salyan, has extended the sealing period in the surrounding area, including the main business centre Srinagar Bazaar. The administration has extended the period from November 22 to November 25 for the third time. A statement issued by the District Administration Office, Salyan states that the seal period has been extended after assessing the potential risk and sensitivity of COVID-19. The information states that the areas around Chawang Jhula, Shantinagar, Srinagar Bazaar, Chapdanda, Darimchaur and Patneri of Ward No. 1, Jogideukhola of Ward No. 2 and Barla of Ward No. 6 have been sealed.
Bagchaur Municipality-12 Dobhan Bazaar has been sealed indefinitely. As per the directive of the ward office and the decision of the market management committee, it has been sealed indefinitely from November 21 due to the infection in the locals with the symptoms of COVID-19. The border of Rolpa is sealed in the east, Khaula in the west, Rukum Sukidaha in the north and Ratamata area of Ward No. 11 in the south, said Dilli Bahadur Oli, chairman of the market management committee.
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