Update of August 26 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 754,915 after additional 2,052 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on August 26, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 705,893 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 93.5% along with 1,929 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 9,702 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on August 26, 21% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.5% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 10,638. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 26 people died on August 26. There are 38,384 people in isolation. Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Kavrepalanchok, Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot, Nawalparasi East, Baglung, Kaski, Gorkha, Syangja, Tanahu, Dang, Rupandehi, and Surkhet have more than 500 active cases.
On August 26, 4,672 people were tested through the antigen process among which 381 were diagnosed positive with COVID-19. Till date, 81,968 people have been diagnosed positive with antigen process. The number of infected, cured, and active cases has not been separated into this number. According to the ministry, 3,949,529 people have been fully vaccinated till August 26.
According to Jhapa representative Naresh Khati, the prohibitory order has been extended till September 25. The decision was taken in a meeting of District COVID Crisis Management Centre held on August 26, informed Chief District Officer Shrawan Kumar Timalsina.
According to Ramechhap representative Nawaraj Gimire, the prohibitory order has been extended till September 27. According to Chief District Officer Gaulochan Sainju the prohibitory order was extended because the cases of COVID-19 has not decreased in the district. He said that the prohibitory order has been extended as per the decision of the meeting of the District Security Committee and Covid Crisis Management Centre on August 25. During the prohibitory order, gatherings, processions, festivals, and banquets have been banned. Similarly, classes with physical presence have been banned in all educational institutions in the district. Training and seminars are banned except for the most essential ones. In addition to conducting urgent training, it is necessary to conduct the training maintaining distance of two metres in full compliance with the health protocols without increasing it to 25 people. The shops will be open only from 5 am to 6 pm.
According to Dolakha representative Uddhav Pokhrel, stating that the COVID-19 infection has increased, the local administration has extended the prohibitory order and eased it only for the district headquarters Charikot. The prohibitory order has been extended indefinitely throughout the district. A meeting of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre (DCCMC) on August 25 said that the covid infection has not decreased and the market will be open only from 6 am to 8 pm following the criteria set by the government. Training and seminars are banned except for the most essential ones. In addition to conducting urgent training, it is necessary to conduct the training maintaining distance of two metres in full compliance with the health protocols. The private and public vehicles can be operated by maintaining health protocols.
According to Chitwan representative Dipendra Adhikari, the prohibitory order has been eased in the district. It has been decided to operate the crowded government offices through a rotation system. In an order issued by the administration on August 26, all government offices in the district have been asked to provide services according to the bar and local level until further notice. According to the administration, the number of infected people is less than 100 per day. In particular, the administration has decided to operate the offices such as administration and land revenue office according to the bar and local level ward following alternate routines. Earlier, the administration had stopped the daily operation of the Land Revenue office, Transportation office and other offices after the locals started complaining about overcrowding.
According to Kaski representative Sushan Ghimire, the District Administration Office, Kaski has issued a notice on August 25, the prohibitory order issued in the district has been extended for eight more days. The district administration office has extended the order from August 26 to September 3, claiming that an increase in the cases of covid infection rate and death rate. As per the order issued by Chief District Officer Thaneshwor Gautam, the emphasis on public and private vehicles is still ongoing.
According to Gorkha representative Hariram Upreti, the prohibitory order implemented in the district has been extended till September 3. Chief District Officer Shaligram Sharma Poudel has issued a one-week-long prohibitory order on August 26 of the District COVID Management Committee. During the period of prohibitory order, private and public transport will be following an odd-even system.
According to Syanja representative Tilkumari Thapa, the prohibitory order issued in the district has been extended till September 10.
According to Parbat representative Santosh Thapa, the prohibitory order has been extended in the district due to the increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19. The prohibitory order issued in the district on the basis of the recommendation of the meeting of the District Covid Management Center on August 26 has been extended until further notice.
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