Nepal | April 09, 2020

Second phase of ‘heterogeneous’ stimulus package should aim at upscaling the economy

Experts have suggested the government to bring in stimulus package which is ‘heterogeneous’ in nature, boosts the morale of businesses and helps revive the economy from the ongoing turbulence triggered by the COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic....

Kathmandu

Aryaghat sees less number of bodies after lockdown imposed

Laxman KC, 52, has been working at the funeral site at Pashupati-based Aryaghat for nearly three decades. He has never seen so less funerals at the holy site of Hindus before the nationwide lockdown imposed by the government in a bid to control the outbreak of novel coronavirus....

Nepal

Food crisis hits haliya families hard in Bajura

With the announcement of nationwide lockdown to contain the possible outbreak of coronavirus, food crisis has hit daily wage earners, especially haliya families hard in Bajura....

World

WHO head defends handling of coronavirus pandemic against Trump criticism

China, coronavirus outbreak; WHO, Global emergency

The head of the World Health Organization gave a strident defence of his agency's handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, in response to US President Donald Trump's criticism and suggestions that Washington could review its funding for the agency....

Opinion

  • Social stigma during COVID-19 pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful for communities across the globe. It has perpetrated a level of anxiety in all populations, which has led to ...

  • Plasma therapy: New hope for COVID-19

    Plasma is the clear, straw coloured liquid portion of the blood that remains after the red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and other cellula...

  • London, United Kingdom, UK, Britain,

    My trip to the United Kingdom

    I thought, how can a really clean city be infected? Now, I know that the coronavirus can spread from person to person....

  • Social stigma during COVID-19 pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful for communities across the globe. It has perpetrated a level of anxiety in all populations, which has led to ...

  • Plasma therapy: New hope for COVID-19

    Plasma is the clear, straw coloured liquid portion of the blood that remains after the red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and other cellula...

  • London, United Kingdom, UK, Britain,

    My trip to the United Kingdom

    I thought, how can a really clean city be infected? Now, I know that the coronavirus can spread from person to person....

Business

Govt, World Bank ink $29m financing pact to combat COVID-19

coronavirus

The World Bank on Tuesday approved a fast-track $29 million COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project to Nepal to prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen its public health preparedness....

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