Update of June 17 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 615,984 after additional 1,768 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on June 17, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 545,662 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 88.5% along with the 2,141 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 7,711 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on June 17, 23% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19% people diagnosed positive till now. On June 17, 214 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 8,597. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 39 people died on June 17. There are 61,725 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 17, 2021.
In Province 1,
According to Dhankuta representative Ishwor Thapa, the prohibition order issued to reduce the infection of Covid-19 has been extended till June 25. According to Chief District Officer Basudev Dahal, the meeting of the District Covid Crisis Management Centre on June 17 extended the prohibition order.
In Bagmati Province,
According to Chitwan representative Dipendra Adhikari, the District Administration Office, Chitwan has extended the prohibition till June 24 after the District Crisis Management Committee recommended for an extension. Book shops, department stores, workshops, banks are allowed to open during this prohibition.
In Sudur Paschim Province,
According to Darchula Representative Narendra Singh Karki, the teachers have been deprived of vaccinations despite the teachers’ recruitment campaign, publication of test results and other activities as per the directives issued by the government during the pandemic of COVID-19. Binod Singh Kunwar, co-chairperson of the Teachers Federation, Darchula, complained that he has not been vaccinated even though he has to go to school amidst the risks of COVID-19. The demand letter handed over to Chief District Officer Joshi said that the regular functioning of the school could not be carried out due to lack of vaccination management before the operation of the school and urged to include students above 18 years of age in the vaccination campaign. So far, teachers and staff of community and institutional schools in the district have not been vaccinated against COVID.
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