Update of July 23 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 676,708 after additional 1,982 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on July 23, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 639,368 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 94.5% along with the 1,678 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 13,698 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on July 23, 14% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.3% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 9,679. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 18 people died on July 23. There are 27,661 in isolation. Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Nawalparasi East Kaski, Rupandehi, and Kailali has more than 500 active cases
According to Jhapa representative Naresh Khati, the prohibitory order issued in the district has been extended till July 29, 2021. According to Chief District Officer Shrawan Kumar Timsina, the meeting of the District COVID Crisis Management Centre on July 22 decided to extend the time of the prohibition order. During the prohibitory order, markets and shops will be allowed to operate till 7 pm and long and short distance vehicles will be allowed to operate. The Arjundhara Municipality has sealed the ward from July 24 to July 30 due to the increase in the infection of COVID-19. A meeting on July 22 decided to seal the ward, said Ward Chairman of Arjundhara Municipality-8. It is mentioned in the notice issued by the municipality that the municipality has been sealed as per the decision of the meeting of the Municipal level Covid-19 response committee on July 23. The municipality has stated that the services provided by the municipal office and ward office will be closed during the seal period. It is mentioned in the notice issued by the municipality that those violating the seal will be punished according to the Infectious Diseases Act, 2020.
According to Rasuwa representative Hemnath Khatiwada, long and medium distance public transport from the district will start operating from July 23 even though the prohibitory order is still ongoing due to Covid-19. Chief District Officer Ishwori Prasad Dhakal said that the request was made as per the decision of the Ministerial level of the Government of Nepal to operate medium and long-distance vehicles by fulfilling the protocol of public health.
According to Dhading representative Sitaram Adhikari, an elderly man of Neelkanth Municipality-6 died within an hour of being vaccinated against COVID-19. A 78-year-old man of Sunaula Bazaar of Nilkantha Municipality-6 died within an hour of being vaccinated. The son of the deceased said that he fell unconscious after returning home after being vaccinated from the Johnson and Johnson vaccination and was rushed to the same health post but he could not be treated so he lost his life. Raj Kumar Shrestha, senior vice-president of the Dhading Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that the vaccination program should be postponed until the cause of death is found. An investigation has been started into the death, said Janardan Silwal, information officer at the district health office. The elderly was a patient of diabetes.
According to Gorkha representative Hariram Upreti, the prohibitory order has been extended for another 15 days. Chief District Officer Shaligram Sharma Poudel has issued a prohibitory order till August 8 on the recommendation of the District Covid Crisis Management Center. All kinds of gatherings, assemblies, and conferences are prohibited during this period. Store supplying daily necessities will be open from 5 am to 7 pm. Public and private transport will also in the district.
According to Syangja representative Tilkumari Thapa, the prohibitory order issued in the district has been eased and extended. The District Administration Office, Syangja has issued a notice on July 23 stating that the prohibitory order will be extended till August 6.
According to Tanahu representative Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, the prohibitory order issued in the district has been extended till August 4. A meeting of the District Covid Management Centre held on July 23 decided to continue the prohibitory order till August 4, said Assistant Chief District Officer Chitrangat Baral. The meeting also decided to allow the operation of restaurants and cafes from 5 am to 4 pm.
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