Update of November 9 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people have reached 197,024 after additional 2,571 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on November 9, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 159,724 have been discharged after recovery. On November 9, the rate of recovery reached 81% along with the 1,798 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that 36,174 people are being treated. Out of which, 29,836 are in home isolation, 411 are being treated in ICU and 83 are being treated with the support of the ventilators. Till now, the death toll has reached 1,126. According to the Ministry, 12,311 number of swabs tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
In Province 2,
According to Siraha Representative Durga Pariyar, two health workers aged 28 and 30 of Friends Model Hospital Lahan were diagnosed COVID-19 positive after which the hospital in Lahan Municipality-3 has been sealed from November 8. The municipality’s health department Chief Ram Sundar Yadav said that the hospital was sealed after the two health workers received a positive report on the evening of November 8. The hospital was sealed in the presence of Area Police Office Lahan DSP Sarat Kumar Thapa Chhetri and Lahan Municipality Health Branch Chief Yadav.
In Bagmati Province,
According to Nuwakot representative Navdeep Shrestha, the district administration office has issued a notice stating that a prohibition will be enforced from November 10. The district administration office has issued a district-wide prohibitory order on November 10 until further notice due to the risk of COVID-19 infection in the district. Following the decision of the District Crisis Management Center, Chief District Officer Jhanga Nath Dhakal issued the prohibitory order on November 8. The prohibition has banned the gathering of religious places including Deusivailo, dance songs, fares, cultural programs, temples, monasteries, processions and festivals.
According to Kavre representative Hiraman Tamang, all the services will be closed from November 10 to November 17 as four employees of Namobuddha Municipality have been infected with COVID-19. Chief Administrative Officer of the municipality Bhola Prasad Chapagain has issued a notice on November 8 stating that the service has been suspended till November 17. The suspension of services of all ward offices along with the municipality has affected the services provided by the ward including social security allowance, recommendation, relationship proof and registration.
In Gandaki Province,
According to Parbat representative Santosh Thapa, the Paiyun Municipality has stopped the administrative services of the rural municipality and its subordinate wards since November 8, due to the spread of COVID-19 infection in the community. The municipality has decided to suspend all non-essential services of the village and ward indefinitely after a swab test of two men were tested at the Pokhara Institute of Health Sciences on November 7. The infected persons has been kept in a temporary corona hospital built by the rural municipality. A statement issued by Khagendra Prasad Tiwari, chairperson of the rural municipality, said that it has been decided to close the banks and financial institutions within the rural municipality, non-essential services of the rural municipality executive and ward office, and request people to wear masks in crowded places. The Paiyun municipality has also banned playing deusi during the festival to control the spread of the infection. Earlier, Kushma Municipality, Modi Municipality and Jaljala Municipality have carried out lockdown for a week out of seven local levels.
According to Baglung representative Sirjana Pant, Sigana of Baglung Municipality-8 has started lockdown after the community started tracing COVID-19 infection. Jit Bahadur Chhetri, Ward Chairperson of Baglung Municipality-8, said that the risk of infection has increased after receiving the information that the person living in home isolation has moved to the village after the corona infection was confirmed.
According to Kaski representative Sushan Ghimire, all the services provided by the Pokhara Metropolitan City-22 office have been suspended since November 9 citing the increase in COVID-19 infection. Ward Chairperson Mitra Lal Baral informed that it has been decided to close the ward office till November 13, saying that the COVID-19 infection is spreading in Ward No. 22 and the infection is spreading rapidly in the neighboring wards as well.
In Lumbini Province,
According to Kapilvastu Representative Parbati Acharya, the non-essential services of Shivaraj Municipality have been suspended for four days from November 9 after the infection of COVID-19 was confirmed to seven employees and health workers of the Shivaraj Municipal Office. Mayor Netra Raj Adhikari said that the services provided by the municipality and its subordinate ward offices have been suspended till November 13. Similarly, the direct learning facilitation programs in the municipality have also been closed, the municipality said in a statement.
In Karnali Province,
According to Salyan District Representative Meena Budhathoki, the annual examination of the Shivajan Secondary School in Ward No. 1 Shitalpati has been postponed after Sarada municipality was sealed for the prevention of COVID-19. Although the class 11 examination, which started on November 6, has been conducted for two days, it has been postponed until further notice, said Principal Hiralal Nepali. There were 282 regular and 272 partly-appearing students participating in the examination.
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