Update of October 29 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people have reached 164,718 after additional 2,364 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on October 29, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 124,862 have been discharged after recovery. On October 29, the rate of recovery reached 75.8% along with the 3,038 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that 39,952 people are being treated. Out of which, 31,898 are in home isolation, 304 are being treated in ICU and 76 are being treated with the support of the ventilators. Till now, the death toll has reached 904. According to the Ministry, 9,769 number of swabs tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
According to Khotang Representative Ramdhan Rai, most of the government offices have been closed due to the infection of COVID-19 among the employees. A public notice has been issued that most of the offices of the District Coordination Office, District Administration Office have been closed due to the infection of COVID-19. The District Administration Office and the Land Revenue Office have stated that the epidemic of COVID-19 has spread at the community level and will remain closed until further notice.
According to Saptari Representative Manohar Kumar Pokhrel, the Area Administration Office has been closed till further notice since October 28 after four employees are tested COVID-19 positive.
In Makawanpur District 76 children of age group 5 to 15 years old are tested COVID-19 positive. According to the Ministry of Social Development of Bagmati province, 1,869 children under the age of 10 have been infected with COVID-19 so far. As per the statistics of Ministry 22 children of age under 5 years old are infected in Makawanpur District only.
According to Myagdi Representative Amrit Prasad Poudel, a woman of Gharapjhong Rural Municipality of Mustang has been infected with COVID-19. A meeting of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Center of Gharpajhong Rural Municipality has decided to close the running schools in Mustang from October 28 to November 4. Chairman of Gharpajhong Rural Municipality, Ash Bahadur Thakali, said that they have decided to request the District COVID-19 Crisis Management Center to stop the operation of all vehicles except the essential ones to reduce the infection.
According to Gorkha Representative Hariram Upreti, as per the chairperson Ishwor Pandey of Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality the services of Rural Municipality is halted from October 29 after one employee is found COVID-19 positive. He added the service will be stopped till all the COVID-19 reports of other employee is received.
According to Pyuthan Representative Rabindra Pandey, the office of Sarumarani Rural Municipality has been sealed from October 29 to October 31. After the COVID-19 infection was confirmed in one of the employees working in the rural municipality. The meeting of the village level COVID-19 crisis management center on October 28 decided to stop all the services provided by the rural municipality to prevent the spread of the infection.
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