Update of June 27 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 633,679 after additional 1,353 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on June 27, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 584,334 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 92.2% along with the 3,007 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 6,000 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on June 27, 23% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.1% people diagnosed positive till now. On June 27, 166 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 9,009. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 34 people died on June 27. There are 40,336 in isolation.
According to Rautahat Representative Kopila Timalsina, the meeting of the District COVID Management Committee held on June 27 decided to extend the prohibitory order till July 4, 2021. According to the District Administration Office, it has been decided to operate urgent services following the health protocols. Chief District Officer Indradev Yadav said that all kinds of gatherings, conferences, seminars, training, seminars, cinema halls, party pavilions, swimming pools, shopping malls, recreational, salons, beauty parlours, gyms, group sports, libraries, and educational institutions are not allowed to operate.
According to Surkhet Representative Durga Thapa, 91 percent of the COVID infected people have recovered in Karnali Province. Dr Rabin Khadka, Acting Director of the Karnali Provincial Health Directorate, said that 25,129 people have been cured out of 27,735 people as of June 27. A total of 153,762 people were tested among which 120,000 were tested through the PCR method and 33,484 were tested through the antigen method so far. Out of which, 27,735 people were diagnosed positive of COVID-19, said Director Khadka. In the last 24 hours, 110 were diagnosed COVID positive and three had died. Till date, 307 people have died due to COVID-19 in Karnali Province.
According to Bajhang Representative Ramesh KC, the officials of INSEC and Human Rights Defenders’ Network, Bajhang have handed over a 13-point memorandum to the Chief District Officer Mohan Adhikari on June 27, 2021. The memorandum mentions the hardship of the family of those depending on daily wage and labour for their survival. It also mentions that the vaccine against COVID-19 should be made available to everyone, people suffering from cold and fever in the rural areas should be tested, relief distribution programs should be introduced for daily-waged workers due to prohibitory order, chronic patients need to be provided with essential medicines, special initiatives should be taken at the local level for the health protection of senior citizens, children and women, people with disabilities, market prices need to be monitored as the prices of daily required goods are rising due to black market.
It has been raining continuously from the mid of June which has increased the water level of Seti and other rivers. The memorandum has demanded to collect the information of the caused damages and to collect relief for them. Chief District Officer Mohan Adhikari said that the demands made by INSEC and Human Rights Network are contemporary.
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