Update of June 25 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 631,152 after additional 1,721 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on June 25, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 576,413 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 91.3% along with the 5,455 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 9,586 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on June 25, 18% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.1% people diagnosed positive till now. On June 25, 209 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 8,945. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 27 people died on June 25. There are 45,749 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 Dhankuta representative Ishwor Thapa, the meeting of the District Covid Crisis Management Centre held on June 25 has eased the prohibitory order issued in the district and extended it till July 2. According to Chief District Officer Dahal, grocery and meat shops will be allowed to operate from 6 am to 4 pm, fruit and vegetable shops from 6 am to 6 pm and book and poultry shops from 7 are to 4 pm.
According to Baglung Representative Srijana Pant, the non-essential services have been suspended in the market area of Tamankhola for a week after the covid infection was diagnosed in 17 people at once. An antigen test conducted by the rural municipality’s health department diagnosed the infection in 17 people in Bongadovan Bazaar of Ward No. 1. According to Bikash Lamsal, Chief Administrative Officer of the rural municipality, it has been decided to close the market area from June 25 to July 1 after increasing the transmission rate.
According to Gorkha representative Hariram Upreti, the period of the prohibition order has been extended till July 3. Chief District Officer Shaligram Sharma Poudel informed that the prohibitory order has been extended on the recommendation of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre.
According to Palpa representative Yagya Murti Timilsina, a meeting of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre held on June 25 decided to extend the prohibition till July 6, said Chief District Officer Yogendra Prasad Pandey. During this period, banks and financial institutions will operate from 10 am to 5 pm and all kinds of shops will be operational from 7 am to 12 noon but public transport, schools, religious organizations, saloons, parlours, hotels and restaurants will not be allowed to operate.
According to Surkhet representative, Durga Thapa, the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre meeting held on June 25 has extended the prohibition order till July 1, said Chief District Officer Chhavilal Rijal. During the extended period, grocery stores, hardware shops, workshops, utensil shops, book stores, fancy stores, and vegetable shops will open from 6 am to 2 am and hotels, restaurants and eat-outs will be completely closed, said Chief District Officer Rijal. Banks and financial institutions and government offices will remain open during the prohibitory order.
According to Mugu representative Jeewan Sejuwal, a meeting of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre held on June 25 has extended the prohibition order till June 29. Four people have died due to covid in the district.
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