Nepal on Tuesday has confirmed infection of a new mutant of Covid-19’s Delta variant as the cases continues to rise with the relaxation of prohibitory orders.
Even if Sher Bahadur Deuba, whose party has only 61 seats in the 275-member House of Representatives, somehow wins the confidence vote, fresh elections will have to be conducted in 18 months, The Kathmandu Post newspaper reported. If he loses the floor test, the country will go to polls in six months.
Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains across Nepal have left at least 38 people dead, including seven children, and wounded over 50 others in the last 20 days, the Home Ministry said on Saturday.
Nepal will procure four million doses of Vero Cell vaccines from China under a non-disclosure agreement signed between the two nations, sources said though officials from the ministry of health and population declined to comment on the issue.
Nepal’s Supreme Court delivered a fresh blow to embattled communist Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli by removing 20 recently appointed ministers, pending a ruling on whether a caretaker premier can make such sweeping cabinet changes.
Nepal has had a surge of infections including at the base camp of Everest, prompting several countries to block travel from there. The daily positive rate of infections in Nepal stands at more than 24%, among the highest in the world at this time.
The political crisis deepened in Nepal on Tuesday after the Supreme Court quashed the appointment of 20 ministers by beleaguered Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, invalidating his two Cabinet expansions since the dissolution of the House of Representatives, according to a media report.
Domestic flights will be allowed to operate with 50% seat occupancy to help contain the possible spread of Covid-19, while international flights will be operated as per the safety protocol developed earlier by the government.
Nepal’s caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday claimed that Yoga originated in Nepal, and India wasn’t around when Yoga started in the world. “Yoga originated in Nepal, not in India. At the time when Yoga came into existence, there was no existence of India; it was divided into factions,” Oli said. Oli also …
Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain across Nepal this week killed 11 people including one Indian and two Chinese workers at a development project, while 25 people were missing elsewhere, officials said on Friday. The bodies of the three workers were recovered near the town of Melamchi in Sindhupalchowk district, northeast of Kathmandu, …
Nepal is set to buy four million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine amid its fight the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, local media reported. However, details like the price and delivery date have been kept under wraps.
Nepal has resumed its stalled coronavirus vaccination campaign with 1 million doses given by China after the Himalayan nation made international pleas for help with a shortage of doses.
China will provide 1 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine to Nepal, its ambassador said on Wednesday, as authorities in the Himalayan country scramble to secure shots amid a surge in infections that has overwhelmed its rickety health system.