Update of October 11 Regarding Corona Virus Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people have reached 107,755 after additional 2,071 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on October 11, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 75,804 have been discharged after recovery. On October 12, the rate of recovery reached 70.3% along with the 1,552 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that 31,315 people are being treated. Out of which, 17,666 are in home isolation, 329 are being treated in ICU and 76 are being treated with the support of the ventilators. Till now, the death toll has reached 636. On October 11, 22 people lost their life due to COVID-19. According to the Ministry, 12,427 number of swabs tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
In Province 1,
According to Sunsari representative Jaya Krishna Yadav, the Land Reform and Land Revenue Office, Inaruwa, has been closed for a week after 11 employees were diagnosed positive with COVID-19.
According to Udaypur representative Bharat Khadka, the district hospital has suspended all services except emergency and maternity services since October 10 after the hospital staff was diagnosed positive with COVID-19. A 48-year-old employee of the Corona Laboratory of the Provincial Hospital, Biratnagar, was diagnosed positive with COVID-19.
In Province 2,
According to Saptari Representative Manohar Kumar Pokhrel, the Rupani Rural Municipality Office has been closed for a year after three employees and a ward member of Rupani Rural Municipality were diagnosed positive with COVID-19 on October 11. After the infection was confirmed in a 33-year-old people’s representative on October 8, his son and daughter have also been diagnosed positive with COVID-19.
A 67-year-old woman from Dakneshwari Municipality-7 who’s currently operating a shop on Siraha Road in Rajbiraj Municipality-6 has died on October 11 due to COVID-19 infection. Prem Yadav, chairperson of Rajbiraj Municipality-6, informed that she died while undergoing treatment at Chhinnamasta Hospital in Rajbiraj on October 11 due to respiratory problems.
According to Siraha Representative Durga Pariyar, eight employees of Dhangadhimai Municipality were diagnosed positive with COVID-19 after which, all the services provided by the municipality except the essential ones have been suspended from October 11 to October 15.
According to Dhanusha representative Dipendra Prasad Singh, the office of Survey has been closed from October 11 after the employees of the office in Dhanusha showed signs of COVID-19 infection. The reports of the staffs are still pending.
According to Sarlahi representative Budhan Sah, services other than peace and security and disaster management have been suspended after six employees of the District Administration Office, Malangwa, were found to be diagnosed positive with COVID-19.
In Bagmati Province,
According to Sindhupalchowk representative Natibabu Dhital, a staff member of Chautara Sangachokgadhi Municipality has been diagnosed positive with COVID-19. Krishna Adhikari, executive officer of Chautara Sangachokgadhi Municipality, said that the service being provided by the municipality has been completely shut down from October 11 due to the increase of the infection among the employees. According to the official, the service provided by the municipality will be discontinued and the swabs of all the employees will be tested as the infected employees may spread the disease to other people.
In Gandaki Province,
According to Baglung Representative, Srijana Pant, the municipality has closed all services indefinitely after the people’s representatives and health workers of the municipality were diagnosed positive with COVID-19. Yukta Prasad Subedi, information officer of the municipality informed that the municipality has closed all the services except the emergency services after the covid infection was confirmed at the community level including the health workers and people’s representatives. The municipality has stopped non-essential services in all 14 wards including the municipal office. So far, 525 people have been infected in Baglung district. Of them, 367 have recovered and one has died.
According to Gorkha representative Hariram Upreti, non-essential services of Palungtar and Gorkha municipalities have been suspended. Both the municipalities have issued a notice on October 11 stating that non-essential services will be shut down.
In Sudur Paschim Province
According to Doti representative Basudev Joshi, two wards of Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality, Ward No. 6 and Ward No. 9 have been sealed for the period from October 10 to 16 after the employees were diagnosed positive with COVID-19.
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