Update of May 6 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 368,580 after additional 8,970 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on May 6, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 292,490 of the total infected have recovered and the rate of recovery has reached 79.4% along with the 2,707 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 20,367 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on May 6, 44% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 14.3% people diagnosed positive till now. On May 6, 817 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 3,529. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 55 people died on May 6. There are 72,561 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.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has implemented complete and partial prohibition in 60 districts.
According to Sindhupalchowk Representative, Natibabu Dhital, the Sindhupalchowk District Administration Office has issued prohibition at seven local levels from May 6, 2021. According to Sub-section 3 of Section 6 of the Local Administration Act 2028, a prohibitory order has been issued in Chautara Sagachokgadhi, Melamchi and Barhabise municipalities and Balefi, Bhotekoshi, Sunkoshi and Jugal Rural Municipality from May 6 to 14, said Assistant Chief District Officer Baburam Khanal.
A total of 134 people have been diagnosed positive with COVID-19 in the district till May 6, while three people have died, said Durgadatta Chapagain, chief of the district health office.
Chautara Hospital has constructed a 24-bed isolation room from May 5. Chief of the District Health Office, Durgadatta Chapagain, said that six infected people have been kept in the centre till May 6. Rural Municipality Chairman Kamal Nepal said that the Lisankhupakhar Municipality has constructed an isolation room in Dandapakhar.
According to Bara Representative Bholanath Paudel, an indefinite prohibition has been issued in the district for the prevention and control of Covid-19 infection from 6 am on May 6, informed Chief District Officer Surendra Poudel. Similarly, the district court has changed the service flow from the court considering the Covid-19 infection.
According to Mahottari representative Ajay Kumar Sah, a prohibition order has been issued in Mahottari from May 5, 2021, after the rapid spread of covid infection with the new variant spread. Chief District Officer Tirtha Raj Bhattarai informed that the meeting of the District Crisis Management Committee held on May 5 has decided to implement the prohibition from May 5 to 14. The administration has instructed not to leave the house except for urgent work during this period and warned that action will be taken against the violators.
According to Saptari representative Manohar Kumar Pokhrel, the meeting of the District Crisis Management Centre has decided to stop the hired vehicles in Saptari until further notice and issue a prohibition order on May 6.
Similarly, it has been decided to close non-emergency services at Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital in Rajbiraj. Doctors and health workers working in government hospitals have been asked to close clinic services and serve only in hospitals.
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