Update of August 9 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 717,486 after additional 2,609 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on August 9, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 671,083 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 93.5% along with the 1,784 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 10,445 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on August 9, 25% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.4% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 10,115. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 22 people died on August 9. There are 36,288 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 Morang representative Netra Prasad Adhikari, the Belwari Municipality has decided to shut down the municipality till August 16 due to the increase in the infection of COVID-19. According to Santosh Bishwakarma, Health Branch Coordinator of Belwari Municipality, the meeting on August 10 decided to lock down the hospital saying that the infection rate has increased.
According to Sankhuwasabha representative Bhawin Karki, the Chainpur Municipality has issued lockdown till August 22. Mayor Bharat Kumar Khatri has informed that the decision has been taken to lock down the school from August 6 to August 22 due to the increase in the infection of COVID-19.
According to Dhankuta representative Ishwor Thapa, the Mahalakshmi Municipality has suspended all non-essential services from the municipality till August 16. Chief Administrative Officer Basanta Giri said that it has been decided to seal the municipality till August 16 due to the increase in the infection of COVID-19. The municipality has stated that shops for daily necessities are allowed to open only from 6 am to 10 am.
According to Dolakha representative Udhhav Pokharel, The local administration has issued a prohibitory order in the district headquarters Charikot saying that COVID-19 infection has increased in the district. The local administration, which had earlier issued an indefinite prohibitory order, has decided to close the district headquarters Charikot Bazaar for a week as the number of COVID-19 infected people has been increasing day by day. Chief District Officer Basudev Ghimire said that a meeting of the District COVID -19 Crisis Management Center (DCCMC) held on August 9 decided to close Charikot Bazaar from August 9 to 18 for prevention and control as the infection rate has increased in recent days. A statement issued by Chief District Officer Ghimire said that all shops, shops, trades, businesses, hotels, and restaurants in the market area of Bhimeshwar Municipality Ward Nos. 3 and 6 will be closed completely and internal vehicles will not be allowed in the area except long-distance vehicles. In the information, the government offices in the district headquarters Charikot, which has a large number of service seekers, have been asked to arrange the service flow according to the health standards in such a way that the services of the rural municipality are provided alternately and there is no crowd.
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