Update of September 8 Regarding Corona Virus Infection

  September 9, 2020 By: INSEC

On September 8, an additional 902 cases were diagnosed with which there are now 48,138 corona virus-infected people in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 32,964 have been discharged after recovery. On September 8, 2,287 were discharged. Out of the total number of infected, 68.5% have recovered after treatment. At present, there are 14,868people being treated in different hospitals nationwide. Till now, the death toll has reached 306. According to the Ministry, in the past 24 hours, 10,611 swabs were tested.

Provincial Reports

In Province 1,

According to Morang Representative Netra Prasad Adhikari, DIG Ishwar Babu Karki of the Provincial Police Office, Biratnagar has been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus. The swab was collected and tested on September 7 after showing signs of fever and coronavirus. The infection of coronavirus has been confirmed on September 8, said Rajendra Kuikel, health inspector of the public health division of Biratnagar Metropolitan City. As many as 355 policemen have been infected with the coronavirus in Province 1 till September 8. Of them, 220 have been discharged. A prohibitory order has been added in the district till September 11 with a loose provision. The District Administration Office has extended the ban on operating public transport until September 12. Public transport, hotels, saloons, bazaars and assembly ceremonies have been banned during the ban. Chief District Officer Koshahari Niraula said that the coronavirus infection has not been brought under control and the ban has made the daily life of the people difficult.

According to Ilam Representative, Kokila Dhakal, after a person in Fakfokthum Rural Municipality-2 Khambang was confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, the municipality has issued a public notice to the public not to go out except for urgent work. Except for urgent works in the areas of Deurali Bazaar South of Ward No. 1 and 2, Old Panchami Bazaar, Mahabhara Panchthar Border, Ghurbise Panchami Bazaar, Pachewa Khola North, Falate Fakphok Khola Panchim to Dharnerkhop Savik Fakphok Ward 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Rural Municipality Chairman Ram Kumar Shrestha said that a notice has been issued not to go out.

According to Sunsari Representative, Jayakrishna Yadav, it has been decided to keep the market open till 2 pm on September 8 after widespread complaints that business and people’s lives have been affected. It has been decided to keep the market open till 2 pm as per the demand of businessmen. A meeting of the district level COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee on September 7 has decided to open the market and shops till 2 o’clock. It has been decided not to open salons, beauty parlors, spas and gym halls even though the market is open. Chief District Officer Phanindra Mani Pokharel said that the notice was issued not to sell sidewalk goods and to hold daily and weekly haat bazaar.

In Province 2,

According to Dhanusha Representative, Dipendra Prasad Singh, Chief Minister of Province Lal Babu Raut urged the departmental heads to use the challenge of Corona pandemic as an opportunity to provide quality healthcare to the people from the provincial hospital Janakpur. Discussing with the hospital chiefs at a meeting of the Corona Crisis Management Centre at the Office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers on September 8, Chief Minister Raut urged the people to serve the people with high morale so that the Corona pandemic can be used as an opportunity despite the challenges, said Chief Minister’s Personal Secretary Deepak Yadav. Dr. Nagendra Yadav, Chief Medical Superintendent of the Janakpur Provincial Hospital, said that the provincial government has been striving for the physical facilities of various hospitals and other facilities for the people of the two states since its inception.

According to Bara Representative, Bholanath Poudel, a 60-year-old man from Mahagadhimai Municipality-10, Ganj Bhawanipur died on September 8 while undergoing treatment at Birgunj Health Care Hospital in Parsa. Dr. Chaurasia said that he was tested positive for corona by the hospital on August 29 and had been suffering from diabetes, cold, fever and respiratory problems for a long time. A team of Nepal Army is coordinating with the family members to manage the body in Pasaha river.

In Bagmati Province,

Coronavirus has been diagnosed in 300 people in Kathmandu, 53 in Bhaktapur, 38 in Lalitpur, 33 in Makwanpur, 19 in Chitwan, eight in Dhading, Ramechhap and Kavrepalanchok, six in Nuwakot, three in Dolakh, one each in Sindhuli and Sindhupalchowk. At the same time, the number of infected people in the state has reached 11,923. Of them, 5,004 have returned home after treatment while 6,831 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals and isolation centres. Two more people, including an 85-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman, have died in Kathmandu, bringing the total number of deaths due to coronavirus infection in the state to 88 so far.

According to Ramechhap Representative, Nawaraj Pathik, two men in the custody of the District Police Office have been confirmed to have corona infection on September 8. Chief District Officer Rudra Devi Sharma said that the corona infection was confirmed in two persons including a rural chairman who was detained during the investigation. Also, a traffic policeman, two Janpath policemen and a female member of the police family have been confirmed to be infected with corona.

Gandaki Province,

According to Lamjung Representative, Dal Bahadur Majakoti, the isolation room set up for the infected corona in Lamjung district is not disability friendly. A 27-year-old disabled person of Besishahar Municipality has complained that there is no good arrangement for isolation after seeing corona positive. The infected people have also requested INSEC to coordinate with the local administration as there is no good arrangement of water, electricity and toilet in the isolation room. The infected person has been kept in the isolation room of Namuna Community Hospital in Sunderbazar Municipality after the corona was found positive in the swab report on August 30. According to Chief District Officer Krishna Prasad Sharma, although the isolation rooms should be disability friendly, he has admitted that the isolation rooms in the district are not disability friendly. Chief District Officer Sharma expressed his commitment to building a state-of-the-art isolation centre soon in coordination with the concerned agencies.

Province 5,

According to Pyuthan Representative, Rabindra Pandey, the health post has been sealed after an employee of Sotre Health Post in Swargadwari Municipality-7 was found to be infected with corona. A meeting of the Corona Crisis Management Committee in Swargadwari Municipality-7 on September 7 decided to seal the office until the test report of other employees is received, said Health Post Chief Hunaram Bista.

According to Banke Representative, Smriti Devkota, a 42-year-old man of Sitganga Municipality-12 and an 80-year-old woman of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan-16 died on September 8 due to corona infection. The man from Arghakhanchi was admitted to Bhairahawa Medical College after being involved in an accident on July 12 and was brought to Kohalpur for further treatment. Similarly, an 80-year-old woman was admitted to Nepalgunj Medical College on September 7 after she was found to have health problems.

In Karnali Province,

According to Surkhet Representative, Durga Thapa, the National Private and Residential Schools Association Nepal (NPABSON) Karnali Pradesh has handed over the keys to the Karnali Chief Minister on September 7 saying that private and residential schools cannot be operated. Chairman of NPABSON Karnali Pradesh Kamal Bahadur Singh handed over the keys to Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi along with the Aadhaar certificate that private and residential schools could not be run due to continuous closure of schools after the collapse of COVID-19.

He said that the school had to be closed after the lockdown and the teachers and staffs were demanding their salaries and the landlords were harassing them by demanding rent. Understanding the key, Chief Minister Shahi said that initiatives would be taken to solve the problem in coordination with the federal government.

The Bheriganga Municipality has sealed Chinchu Bazaar for seven days from 12 noon on September 8 after the corona was confirmed in five members of a businessman’s family at Chinchu Bazaar, the second business centre of Surkhet. Chief of Bheriganga Municipality Bhupendra Chand said that the all-party meeting held on September 8 decided to seal the market as soon as the corona was confirmed in the family of the trader.

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