Update of June 23 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 627,854 after additional 1,511 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on June 23, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 568,440 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 90.5% along with the 3,558 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 7,461 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on June 23, 20% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.1% people diagnosed positive till now. On June 23, 159 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 8,894. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 81 people died on June 23. There are 50,520 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.
In Bagmati Province,
According to Dhading representative Sitaram Adhikari, the prohibition order issued in the district has been eased and extended till June 29 to control the pandemic of Covid-19. In the government offices that have been closed due to the prohibition order, only the essential services will be operated by following the health and safety protocols prescribed by the minimum staff, according to a notice issued by the District Administration Office.
According to Sindhupalchok Representative Natibabu Dhital, the District Administration Office has extended the prohibition order from June 23 to June 28. Chief District Officer Pokhrel said that the shops and banks and financial institutions including food grains, books and stationery, construction materials have been eased to operate in the morning, afternoon and evening with less manpower and adhere to health standards.
In Gandaki Province,
According to Tanahu Representative Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, the Ghiring Rural Municipality has published the policy of upgrading Covid Temporary Hospital in the policy and program of the fiscal year 2021/22 on June 23. A policy has been brought to upgrade the existing 10-bed Covid Temporary Hospital in the rural municipality to 20 beds in the coming fiscal year.
According to Parbat representative Santosh Thapa, the Hile settlement of Painyu Rural Municipality-7 Bhorle has been sealed after 20 people were diagnosed positive with Covid-19. Punya Neupane said that the health condition of the people who tested positive was normal. The District Covid Management Committee has decided to seal the Hile settlement of Ward No. 4 and 5 of Bhorle from June 23 to 29 at the request of the village municipality. Chief District Officer Devi Pandey Khatri informed that police has been mobilized to reduce the gathering of people in that area.
In Lumbini Province,
According to Pyuthan representative Rabindra Pandey, a meeting of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre held on June 26 decided to extend the prohibition till July 4 said Chief District Officer Khimraj Bhusal. The meeting also decided to operate private vehicles in the district from odd-even system, to operate shops from 8 am to 5 pm following health protocols, to operate services from the government sector by maintaining social distance, and to provide services provided by District Land Revenue Office on a local basis. At present, 191 people are actively infected in the district while 57 people have died from the second phase of the infection, said Pushkal Shrestha, an official at the District Health Office.
In Karnali Province,
According to Rukum West Representative Manisha KC, the District Administration Office has issued a prohibitory order from June 24 to July 1 after the outbreak of Covid-19 in the district. According to him, banks and financial institutions will be open from 10 am to 5 pm. During this period, fancy, cosmetic, gold, and silver shops and ware shops will be open from 11 am to 3 pm. He said that essential services such as peace and security, health, electricity, telecommunication, drinking water and communication would be provided.
In Sudur Paschim Province,
According to Darchula representative Narendra Singh Karki, a joint team of INSEC and Human Rights Defenders Network, Darchula met Chief District Officer Siddharaj Joshi on June 24 and handed over a nine-point memorandum regarding the impact of Covid and the problems faced by the citizens. Receiving the memorandum, Chief District Officer Siddharaj Joshi said that the demands were contemporary and would be implemented.
Similarly, a meeting of the District Covid-19 Management Committee held on June 24 decided to extend the prohibition order till July 4 said Chief District Officer Siddharaj Joshi.
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