Update of July 25 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 680,556 after additional 1,539 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on July 25, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 643,615 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 94.6% along with the 2,050 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 10,569 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on July 25, 15% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.2% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 9,713. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 18 people died on July 25. There are 27,228 in isolation. Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Nawalparasi East, Kaski, and Rupandehi have more than 500 active cases.
According to Morang representative Netra Prasad Adhikari, the government of Province 1 has started distributing the vaccines against COVID -19 across the province from July 24, 2021. According to the Province Health Supply Management Centre, Biratnagar, vaccination campaign has started in all 14 districts. Chief of the Supply Management Centre, Shambhu Shah, said that the distribution of vaccines received from the Ministry of Health and Population has started on July 23. According to Shah, 169,000 doses of Verocell vaccine and 48,000 vile (240,000 doses) of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine have been received in Province 1. According to Shah, the J&J vaccine will be distributed only after the Verocell vaccine is given.
According to Jhapa Representative Naresh Khati, the Damak Municipality has decided to lock down the Damak Municipality from July 27 to August 1 due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. Mayor of the municipality Romnath Oli has said that the decision to implement the lock down was taken after a meeting held on July 25. It is mentioned in the notice issued by the municipality on July 25 that all services except emergency will be closed during the lockdown. The Damak Municipality has stated that Nepal Police and Armed Police Force will be mobilized for the complete implementation of the lockdown.
In Ilam, the District Administration Office has notified to implement lockdown till July 30 due to the increase in the infection of Kovid-19. According to Chief District Officer Dhruva Bahadur Khadka, a meeting of the COVID Crisis Management Centre on July 22 decided to implement a lockdown in the district till July 30. It is mentioned in the notice regarding lockdown by the District Administration Office on July 25 that all services except essential will be closed during lockdown.
According to Kathmandu Representative Bimala Poudel, a meeting of the Chief District Officers of the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley has decided to extend the prohibitory for 10 days from July 26 to August 4. A meeting of the Chief District Officers of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur on July 24 decided to extend the prohibitory for another 10 days. Chief District Officer Parajuli said that all the instructions were as per the previous order even though the prohibitory was extended. The extended prohibitory order will not allow any kind of gathering, conference, cinema hall, party palace, dance bar, rehearsal, dance hall, club and other crowded events. Earlier, the district administration office had not allowed long-distance vehicles to run. However, after receiving a letter from the Home Ministry, a notice was issued on July 25 allowing long and medium distance vehicles to operate.
According to Ramechhap representative Nawaraj Ghimire, the prohibitory has been extended in the district as the infection of COVID-19 has not been brought under control. Assistant Chief District Officer Geeta Gurung informed that the prohibitory order has been extended till August 1 as per the decision of the District Level Crisis Management Center and District Security Committee. The extended prohibitory order will not allow any kind of gathering, conference, cinema hall, party palace, dance bar, rehearsal, dance hall, club and other crowded events. Shops and hotels in the district will be open only from 5 am to 7 pm. Except for the very necessary programs, training or seminars will not be held. Apart from regular worship, other religious programs are banned. Schools, libraries, party palaces, gyms and other places have also been banned from operating.
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