Nepal is set to restart Covid-19 inoculations after receiving a donation of doses from China, resuming a campaign that was put on hold because India slowed vaccine exports.
Nepal’s national drug regulatory authority on Saturday granted emergency use approval to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, becoming the third country to approve India’s indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine.
Nepal’s ruling party of ex-Maoist rebels and fellow communists split on Tuesday after the top elections body ruled its name was unlawful, pushing the country into further political uncertainty. The Himalayan nation has been roiled by months of turmoil after Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dissolved parliament in December.
Nepal approved on Thursday the emergency use of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by an affiliate of China’s Sinopharm, a government official said, the second vaccine cleared after Oxford-AstraZeneca’s product. The move paves the way for China to donate 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine to the Himalayan nation, which last month received one million AstraZeneca …
India sent 1 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine to Nepal on Thursday, a gift that is likely to help repair strained ties between the two neighbours. Nepal health minister Hridayesh Tripathi said the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine, manufactured under license by Serum Institute of India, will be given to health workers and other front-line personnel …
Nepal has confirmed three cases of a new coronavirus strain, which was detected in the UK late last year, the country’s health ministry said on Monday. The spokesperson for the Nepali health ministry spoke to ANI said that a 28-year-old woman and two men aged 67 and 32, were found to have been infected with …
Speaking to a select audience at the Indian Council for World Affairs, Gyawali said he and foreign minister S Jaishankar took up the boundary issue. “However, there are issues that need to be sorted first, away from the public,” he added.
Although China may have failed in its mission in Nepal for the present, Chinese involvement in Nepali politics has grown deep enough in the past few years to ensure that all shades of political opinion can be influenced by China. India’s role currently is restricted to ensuring that New Delhi is not a factor in …
According to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation , the travellers must have a booking-document for the hotel wherein they will stay at least seven days in quarantine, the Himalayan Times reported.
Some banks and companies in Nepal are allegedly involved in transferring money obtained suspiciously from oversees, an investigation revealed. The investigative report released on Sunday shows the involvement of Nepali companies and banks attempting to deceive US sanctions on trade especially on Iran and China.
Nepal on Monday recorded its highest single-day death toll due to Covid-19 at 16, taking the total number of fatalities in the country to 427.
Nepal’s coronavirus tally on Saturday jumped to 62,797 after 1,204 new infections were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said. Ministry of Health and Population spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam said that 796 males and 408 females tested positive while conducting 10,333 PCR tests across the country.
Nepal’s coronavirus cases on Sunday inched closer to the 55,000-mark with 1,039 new cases while the death toll due to Covid-19 climbed to 345. Nepal’s coronavirus recovery rate stands at 71.5 per cent.
India on Sunday handed over a consignment of disaster relief material to Nepal for flood- and landslide-affected families, officials said. On behalf of the Government of India, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Indian Embassy here Namgya C Khampa handed over the material to Chanda Chaudhary, president of the Nepal-India Women Friendship Society.