Update of May 4 Regarding COVID-19 Infection

  May 4, 2021 By: INSEC

The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 351,005 after additional 7,587 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on May 4, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 287,790 of the total infected have recovered and the rate of recovery has reached 82% along with the 1,775 latest recovered.

According to the Ministry, 16,131 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on May 4, 47% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 13.8% people diagnosed positive till now. On May 3, 626 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.

Till now, the death toll has reached 3,417. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 55 people died on May 4. There are 59,798 in isolation. There are more than 500 active cases in Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Dhanusha, Parsa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kavrepalanchowk, Makwanpur, Kaski, Dang, Rupandehi, Banke, Palpa, Bardiya, Kapilbastu, Surkhet and Kailali.

Government Adds One More Week of Prohibition in Kathmandu Valley

According to Kathmandu Representative Bimala Poudel, the prohibition implemented in Kathmandu Valley has been extended for one week. A joint meeting of the chief district officers of the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley on May 4 decided to extend the prohibition till May 12. According to Kathmandu Chief District Officer Kali Prasad Parajuli, the meeting has fixed the opening hours of grocery shops from 7 am to 9 am. According to Parajuli, the meeting decided to stop the public from going out of the house except for urgent works. He said it has been decided to cancel all the vehicle passes issued earlier. It has been decided that banks and financial institutions will be allowed to open 25 percent of their offices and only 20 percent of the employees will have to work there. The meeting has also stopped the operation of carts.

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