Update of September 13 Regarding Corona Virus Infection
On September 13, an additional 1,039 cases were diagnosed with which there are now 54,159 corona virus-infected people in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 38,697 have been discharged after recovery. On September 13, 1,173 were discharged. Out of the total number of infected, 71.5% have recovered. At present, there are 15,117 people being treated in different hospitals nationwide. Till now, the death toll has reached 345. According to the Ministry, in the past 24 hours, 9,165 swabs were tested.
In Province 1,
According to Sunsari representative Jayakrishna Yadav, the OPD service of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, which was closed from August 12 until further notice, has resumed on September 13. The foundation had issued a notice to operate the OPD service from this morning. The information issued by the foundation states that the local, provincial and federal governments have decided to start OPD service as they are easing the lockdown. Arrangements have been made for PPE, necessary security, physical distance, hand washing, etc. to make the OPD service safe and organized. The institute had shut down the OPD service on August 12 due to the increasing number of corona infections in the institute.
In Province 2,
According to Dhanusha Representative Dipendra Prasad Singh, a meeting of the District Security Committee held on September 13 on the recommendation of the district level COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre extended the prohibition. Earlier, the time limit of the prohibition was extended from August 12.
Meanwhile, the District Court, Dhanusha, has decided to resume all operations except for special services due to the Corona pandemic. According to Ganga Kumar Mishra, the branch office of the court, the meeting held on September 12 decided to provide its services from September 20.
In Bagmati Province,
In this province, 486 people were infected in Kathmandu, 101 in Bhaktapur, 34 in Dhading, 33 in Lalitpur, 27 in Chitwan, 14 in Makwanpur, nine in Nuwakot, seven in Kavrepalanchok, two in Ramechhap, one each in Dolakha and Sindhupalchowk. At the same time, the number of infected people in the province has reached 15,312. Of them, 7,384 have returned home after treatment while 7,820 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals and isolation centres. So far, the death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 108 in the province.
According to Kathmandu Representative Bimala Poudel, the Parliamentary Committee of Industry and Commerce and Labor and Consumer Affairs has directed the government to rescue the Nepalis stranded abroad within a month. A meeting of the committee held on August 12 said that the rescue of Nepali nationals in foreign lands was being delayed and directed to repatriate them within a month. After the meeting, Committee Chairperson Bimal Prasad Srivastava informed that it has been decided to direct the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to immediately start the work of bringing the currently stranded Nepalis by formulating a systematic action plan to complete the rescue work within a month. The committee also directed the government to hand over the responsibility of bringing Nepali workers from abroad to Nepali airlines in countries like Saudi Arabia and to give priority to the airlines that bring them to other countries faster and easier. During the meeting, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Harish Chandra Ghimire had informed that 68,347 people stranded abroad due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) should be rescued immediately. So far, 61,710 Nepalese stranded abroad have returned home.
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