Update of June 8 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 595,364 after additional 3,870 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on June 8, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 504,530 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 84.7% along with the 6,570 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 12,065 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on June 8, 32% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 18.8% people diagnosed positive till now. On June 8, 443 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 8,098 According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 108 people died on June 8. There are 82,736 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 8, 2021, no further information have been received later.
In Province 2,
According to Sarlahi representative Budhan Sah, a prohibition order has been issued for the prevention and control of Covid-19 infection in the district considering the situation where the infection is increasing at various local levels of the district. According to the decision of the meeting of the district level Covid-19 Crisis Management Center (DCCMC) held on June 8, the prohibition order has been issued with effect from June 8 to June 14, said Chief District Officer Hemraj Tamang.
In Gandaki Province,
According to Gorkha representative Hariram Upreti, the vaccination campaign against Covid-19, which started in the district on June 8, has been affected due to the shortage of vaccines. The campaign has been launched only in Shahid Lakhan rural municipality on June 8. In Gorkha, which has 11 local levels, most of the locals have not been vaccinated. Concerned local levels have stated that there is a problem in conducting the campaign due to the shortage of vaccines. Three hundred doses of vaccine have been received in Arughat rural municipality with a target group of 1,647 locals. “We are in a dilemma as less than one-third of them have been vaccinated,” said Bijay Shrestha, Chief of the health department of Arughat rural municipality. He said that only 678 doses of vaccine were only given in the place with a population of 1,500 people. According to Rishi Khatri, a cold-chain inspector at the Gorkha Health Office, only Dharche and Ajirkot rural municipalities have been vaccinated till June 8. According to Khatri, there are 4,087 people in the age group of 62 to 64 in Gorkha. However, he said that only 3,461 doses of vaccine have been received.
According to Syangja representative Tilkumari Thapa, Bhirkot Municipal Hospital has started providing oxygen service from June 7. An oxygen plant has been constructed in partnership with the National Innovation Centre and Bhirkot Municipality and handed over to Bhirkot Municipal Hospital on June 7. The National Innovation Centre run by Mahabir Pun has built a mini oxygen plant for the first time in Nepal. Bhirkot is the first in the district and the innovation centre has set up an oxygen plant with this technology for the first time in Nepal. At a time when the pandemic is spreading and there is a lack of oxygen, the innovation centre has made arrangements to produce oxygen and reach 12 beds at a time, said Mayor Chhaya Ram Khanal.
In Lumbini Province,
According to Dang Representative Jayanarayan Pun, a meeting of the Covid-19 District Crisis Management Committee on June 8 decided to extend the prohibition order till June 15, said Chief District Officer Dirghanarayan Poudel. The meeting made the prohibition order a little flexible. It has been decided to operate banks and financial institutions daily from 10 am to 2 pm, while all other shops except hotels, restaurants, salons, cafes, and tea shops will be operated from 6 am to 10 am.
In Karnali Province,
According to Surkhet representative Durga Thapa, a meeting of the Covid-19 District Crisis Management Center held on June 7 added a prohibitory order till June 14, said Chief District Officer Chhavilal Rijal. The extended period of the prohibition order will be a little flexible for development works and groceries and vegetable and milk shops will be allowed to open three days a week (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday) from 6 am to 9 am daily.
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