Update of June 13 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 608,472 after additional 1,694 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on June 13, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 531,105 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 87.3% along with the 3,994 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 7,517 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on June 13, 23% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 18.9% people diagnosed positive till now. On June 13, 219 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 8,412 According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 46 people died on June 13. There are 68,955 in isolation. There are more than 500 active cases in Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Rautahat, Dhanusha, Parsa, Mahottari, Bara, Saptari, Siraha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kavrepalanchowk, Makwanpur, Dhading, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Sindhuli, Ramechhap, Kaski, Nawalparasi East, Gorkha, Tanahu, Syangja, Myagdi, Dang, Rupandehi, Banke, Palpa, Bardiya, Kapilbastu, Arghakhanchi, Nawalparasi West, Surkhet, Salyan, Dailekh, Dadeldhura, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Baitadi, Doti and Achham.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 75 districts have been following complete or partial prohibition till June 13, 2021, no further information have been received later.
In Province 1,
According to Taplejung representative Devraj Gurung, the prohibition order issued by the district administration has been extended to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection. Chief District Officer Umesh Pandey has said that the prohibition order has been extended from June 13 to June 21. It has been decided to operate the shop from 6 am to 12 noon and the bank from 2 pm by maintaining social distance during the prohibition order, said Chief District Officer Pandey.
According to Ilam representative Kokila Dhakal, the prohibition order has been extended till June 21 in the district. A meeting of the District Covid Management Committee on June 13 has decided to extend the prohibition order.
In Province 2,
According to Parsa representative Krishnachandra Lamichhane, the meeting of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Center (DCCMC) held on June 13 has extended the prohibition order till June 20. Anup Tiwari, a member of DCCMC and president of the Federation of Nepali Journalists, Parsa, said that the prohibition order has been recommended to the Chief District Officer for the sixth time. Chief District Officer Pitamber Ghimire said that the prohibition order will be issued in the district following the authority given by Section 4 of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Ordinance and Section 6 (3) of the Local Administration Act, 2028 BS.
According to Bara representative Bholanath Poudel, meeting of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Center (DCCMC) has decided to extended the prohibitory order till June 20. Chief District Officer Surendra Poudel said that the prohibition order has been continued to be issued in the district using the authority given by the Infectious Diseases Act 2020 and Local Administration Act 2028.
In Bagmati Province,
According to Kathmandu Representative Bimala Poudel, a meeting of the Chief District Officers of the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley has decided to extend the prohibition order by one week. Chief District Officers of Kathmandu Valley have also decided to add a prohibition order and changed the structure. According to the new decision, the hotel restaurant will now be able to start ‘take away’ service. It has been decided to provide take away service from 7 am by taking orders online, said Kathmandu Chief District Officer Parajuli.
According to Makwanpur representative Pushparaj Adhikari, the prohibition order issued in Makwanpur has been extended till June 21. A meeting of the District Covid-19 Management Center held on June 13 has decided to extend the prohibitory order with some ease.
In Gandaki Province,
According to Baglung representative Srijana Pant, a one-week prohibitory order has been added in Baglung. A meeting of the Covid Crisis Management Center (DCCAC) held on June 13 has decided to add a prohibition order from June 16 to June 21 after the rate of covid infection did not decrease. During this period, banks and financial institutions will be open four days a week from 7 am to 10 am.
According to Tanahu representative Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, the prohibition order issued in the district has been extended till June 21. A meeting of the District Covid Crisis Management Center held on June 12 decided to extend the ban till July 20, said Assistant Chief District Officer Chitrang Baral.
In Lumbini Province,
According to Kapilbastu representative Parbati Acharya, a meeting of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Committee and the District Security Committee held at the District Administration Office on June 13 has decided to extend the prohibition for a week. The District Administration Office has informed that those who do not follow the prohibition order will be punished as per Section (4) of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Ordinance 2078 BS and Sub-section 3 of Section 6 of the Local Administration Act, 2028 BS.
In Sudur Paschim Province,
According to Darchula representative Narendra Singh Karki, a meeting of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Center held on June 13 extended the prohibition till June 24, said Chief District Officer Siddharaj Joshi.
According to Baitadi Representative Naridatta Badu, a meeting of the District COVID-19 Crisis Management Center held on June 13 said that the Covid infection rate was not under control and the prohibition order was extended till June 29. According to Chief District Officer Pandey, it has been decided to reopen the banks and financial institutions till 1 pm, food, fruits and vegetables, construction material shops, clothing and other shops till 12 noon only after testing the antigen method of the traders.
According to Achham representative Shivaraj Dhungana, the district administration office, Achham, has extended the prohibition order till June 21, said Chief District Officer Rudra Bahadur Malla. Public services other than health and treatment services, ambulances, emergency services are banned, food shops can be operated only from 5 am to 10 am following health standards.
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