Update of July 15 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 662,570 after additional 1,782 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on July 15, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 626,468 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 94.6% along with the 1,606 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 8,256 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on July 15, 22% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.2% people diagnosed positive till now. On July 15, 208 people below the age of 20 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 9,463. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 33 people died on July 15. There are 26,822 in isolation. Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, and Kaski has more than 500 active cases.
In Province 1,
According to Jhapa representative, Naresh Khati, the prohibitory order has been extended till July 22, 2021. The meeting of the District COVID Crisis Centre held on July 15 has decided to extend the period of the prohibitory order. The notice published by the District Administration Office on July 15 has permitted public vehicles to operate following the odd and even rule.
In Province 2,
According to Rautahat representative, Kopila Timalsina, the District Administration Office has released a notice on July 15 informing about the extension of the prohibitory order till August 16, 2021. The notice has also informed about the list of activities that can and cannot be done by mid-August following the health protocols of Covid-19. Previously fixed marriages and religious dances will be allowed to take place only by following health protocols but markets and bazaars, gatherings, parties, and rallies are prohibited. And it is mandatory to have written approval of the rural municipality office to complete the procedure at home so as not to exceed 10 people, not to bring DJ instruments and not to cause noise pollution, and not to conduct teaching classes or examinations in physical presence. The notice has requested to follow health standards as a priority. Chief District Officer Yadav said that action would be taken as per the Infectious Diseases Act, 2020 BS, and Covid-19 Crisis Management Ordinance, 2028 BS.
In Bagmati Province,
According to Kathmandu representative, Bimala Paudel, the prohibitory order has been extended in the Kathmandu Valley till July 25 because the rate of Covid-19 infection has not decreased. According to Kathmandu’s Chief District Officer Kali Prasad Parajuli, a joint meeting of the Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur District Administration Offices has extended the duration of operation of business till 7 pm. Also, all kinds of gatherings, conferences, cinema halls, party palaces, dance bars, swimming pools, beauty parlors, and salons will remain closed due to the prohibitory order. Schools will also not be allowed to conduct classes in physical presence.
According to Makwanpur representative, Pushparaj Adhikari, The prohibitory order issued in the district has been extended for another week. A meeting of the District Covid-19 Management Centre held on July 16 has extended the prohibitory order till July 22. As per the directive issued by Chief District Officer Bharatmani Pandey, food stores will be open till 11 am and other shops from 11 am to 6 pm. Chief District Officer Pandey said that public transport will be available from 6 am to 7 pm. The rest of the decisions will remain the same.
According to Dhading representative, Sitaram Adhikari, the prohibitory order has been extended till July 25. A meeting of the District Covid-19 Management Centre held on July 16 has extended the prohibitory order till July 25.
According to Chitwan representative, Dipendra Adhikari, the prohibitory order has been extended till July 22. A meeting of the District Covid-19 Management Centre held on July 16 has extended the prohibitory order. From now on, the restaurants are allowed to operate following health protocols and customers will be allowed to sit and eat in the restaurant.
In Gandaki Province,
According to Myadi representative, Amrit Prasad Paudel, the prohibitory order implemented in Mustang has been extended making it flexible. The District Administration Office Mustang released a notice on July 15 extending the prohibitory order till July 22.
According to Bajhang representative, Ramesh KC, the meeting of the District COVID Crisis Management Centre held on July 14 has extended the prohibitory order with some flexible changes. Chief District Officer Mohan Prasad Adhikari said that the prohibitory order has been simplified to ensure that shops, means of transport, government and non-government offices are functioning in full compliance with the standards of public health security as the COVID infection is declining. The schools will be run as per the decision of the federal government and the schools will remain closed for the time being.
According to Kanchanpur representative Komal Niranjan Bhat, the meeting of the District COVID Crisis Management Centre held on July 15 has decided to continue the prohibitory order till July 22, 2021. Chief District Officer Ram Prasad Pandey said that the order has been issued to allow shops to be opened from 6 am to 6 pm and public vehicles to operate service from 6 am to 7 pm in full compliance with the standards of public health safety.
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