Update of August 4 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 705,072 after additional 2,975 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on August 4, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 661,159 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 93.8% along with the 1,535 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 11,354 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on August 4, 26% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.3% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 9,957. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 35 people died on August 4. There are 33,464 in isolation. Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Kavrepalanchok, Nuwakot, Nawalparasi East, Baglung, Kaski, Gorkha, Rupandehi, and Surkhet have more than 500 active cases.
According to Saptari representative Manohar Kumar Pokhrel, the prohibitory order has been extended from August 4 to 10. Extending the period of prohibition order for control of COVID-19 infection as per Section 4 of Covid-19 Crisis Management Ordinance 2078 and Section 6 Sub-section 3 of Local Administration Act 2028 for one week.
According to Nuwakot representative Navdeep Shrestha, the district administration office has extended the prohibitory order till August 16 to control the infection of COVID-19. The prohibitory order issued in the notice issued by Chief District Officer Jeevan Prasad Dulal on August 4 will remain till August 16.
According to Dhading representative Sitaram Adhikari, a meeting of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Center held on August 4 has decided to extend the prohibition order issued in the district till August 16. The meeting stated that the prohibitory order has been issued to maintain the previous orders.
According to Tanahu representative Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, the prohibitory order issued in Tanahu has been extended till August 16. Chief District Officer Sagar Acharya issued the notice on August 4 and extended the existing prohibitory order till July 12.
According to Lamjung representative Dal Bahadur Majakoti, the prohibitory order has been extended till August 17.
According to Palpa representative Yagyamurti Timilsina, all services except emergency ones have been suspended after the Covid-19 infection was confirmed in the staff of the district administration office. Chief District Officer Yogendra Prasad Pandey said that it has been decided to close all non-essential services from August 4 to 13 as other employees may also be affected and the beneficiaries may also be at risk.
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