Update of September 3 Regarding Corona Virus Infection

  September 4, 2020 By: INSEC

On September 3, an additional 1,228 cases were diagnosed with which there are now 42, 877 corona virus-infected people in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 24,207 have been discharged after recovery. On September 3, 917 were discharged. Out of the total number of infected, 56.5% have recovered. At present, there are 18,413 people being treated in different hospitals nationwide. Till now, the death toll has reached 257. According to the Ministry, in the past 24 hours, 13,413 swabs were tested. Till date 693,472 swabs have been tested nationwide.

Provincial Reports

In Province 1,

According to the District Representative of Sankhuwasabha, Bhavin Karki, the District Administration Office has extended the prohibition issued. Stating that the risk of coronavirus is increasing day by day, the District Administration Office has issued a notice on September 3 stating that the prohibition will continue till September 8. Chief District Officer Jeevan Prasad Acharya said that the meeting held on September 3 gave continuity to the ban as the situation has not improved even after the expiration of the ban. During the ban, the operation of vehicles other than hearses, ambulances, and food trucks has been banned.

According to the District Representative of Tehrethum, Bhagishwar Limbu, the municipality has decided to continue the prohibition till September 10. Mayor Sanjay Kumar Aangdembe said that the meeting on September 3 decided to continue the prohibition as the risk of coronavirus has increased. The municipality has stated that all types of services except essential are banned during the period of prohibition.

In Province 2,

According to the District Representative of Saptari,  Manohar Kumar Pokharel, a 50-year-old man from Rajbiraj Municipality-7 died at the COVID-19 Hospital of Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences on September 3.  He was suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure referred from Chhinnamasta Hospital Rajbiraj was admitted to COVID-19 Hospital Dharan on August 25.

In Bagmati Province,

There are 357 cases of coronavirus in Kathmandu, 56 in Chitwan, 45 in Lalitpur, 34 in Bhaktapur, 15 in Makwanpur, 6/6 in Kavrepalanchok and Dhading, four in Nuwakot, two in Sindhupalchowk, one each in Ramechhap and Dolakha on September 3. At the same time, the number of infected people in the state has reached 9,462. Of them, 1,599 have returned home after treatment while 7,794 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals and isolation centres. Two women and a man died in Chitwan on September 3 which makes it 69 till date.

According to the District Representative of Chitwan, Dipendra Adhikari, a woman infected with corona died at Bharatpur Hospital on September 3 at 5 pm. According to hospital information officer Liladhar Poudel, the 65-year-old woman of Rapti Municipality-9 died. Earlier, a 37-year-old man from East Nawalparasi Gaindakot Municipality-2 and a 40-year-old woman from Bharatpur Metropolitan City-11 died at Chitwan Medical College, said Dr Dayaram Lamsal, director of the hospital. The death toll from corona in Chitwan has reached 20.

Meanwhile, Bharatpur Hospital has added isolation beds for the treatment of corona virus infected. According to Bharatpur Hospital, 100 beds have been added to the 75 beds currently being treated. Dr Bhoj Raj Adhikari, chairman of the Bharatpur Hospital Development Committee, informed that the isolation was added after understanding the situation under the direction of the government and Chitwan.

According to the District Representative of Dhading, Sitaram Adhikari, a person died at Gajuri Primary Health Centre has been confirmed to have corona infection. A 31-year-old man of Gosaikunda rural municipality-6 of Rasuwa district died while being brought to the primary health centre for treatment.

According to the District Representative of Ramechhap, Nawaraj Ghimire, the prohibition issued in the district has been extended for one week from September 3. The district-levela crisis management centre Ramechhap has decided to extend the prohibition for one week saying that the risk of corona infection has increased. A meeting chaired by Chief District Officer Rudra Devi Sharma on September 3 decided to continue the prohibition till 12 September 8.

According to the District Representative of Parbat, Santosh Thapa, Chief District Officer Shambhu Prasad Regmi has stopped even legal practitioners from advocating for the case while adopting high vigilance in the Parbat district along with the Corona pandemic. Chandra Bahadur Chhetri, president of the Parbat Bar Association, said that they were stopped by Chief District Officer Regmi while they were going to lobby for the same case after the case of Khimraj Gurung and other accused was registered in the High Court as habeas corpus.

Bholanath Sharma, the outgoing president of the Bar Association Parbat, said that the Chief District Officer should not be stopped as the lawyer is also a human rights defender and should be present in case of any risk.

Chief District Officer Shambhu Prasad Regmi said that no one had informed him about the special situation and requested him not to go outside the district for normal work for the security of himself and the entire district. He informed me that the decision was taken in accordance with the all-party decision of the District Corona Prevention and Management Committee.

In Province 5,

According to the District Representative of Pyuthan, Rabindra Pandey, the District Administration Office has extended the prohibition for another week. A meeting of the COVID Crisis Management Committee (CCMC) held at the District Administration Office on September 3 to control and prevent corona infection has decided to extend the prohibition till September 8, said Assistant Chief District Officer Gaurav Panthi. Considering the consumers, the shops selling and distributing daily consumer goods have adopted safety measures from 7 am to 10 am.

In Karnali Province,

According to the District Representative of Salyan, Mina Budhathoki, the Dhanwang Health Post in Kapurkot has been sealed for one week since September 3 after the corona infection was confirmed. Rural Municipality Chairman Bhim Bahadur Sen informed that the all-party meeting decided to seal the infected person after a person was found to have corona in a previous community-level test.

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