Why Coronavirus spreading in Nepal?

  • Jul 13, 2020
  • Annushree
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Coronavirus cases tolls to 4,000 in Nepal

As Coronavirus Covid-19 spreading worldwide along with India, its neighbor and open bordering country Nepal, the Himalayan nation, also a south neighbor of China & just about 1,555 miles from Wuhan, a state of China where Coronavirus was first identified, has slowly spreading the pandemic and now the infection toll has reached to 4,000. It is believed that when India opened the Railways, many Nepalese who were working in India, start returning home and due the rush traffic in Railways and its stations as well as while crossing the border, they might get infected. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli mentioned this reason in his style saying – The coronavirus of India is much dangerous than the coronavirus which started from China. Later, his statement became viral in India (made by Indian media) when Nepal released its map including the areas of Lipulekh and Limipiyadhura which India had included in their map released on last November. The fact was, first coronavirus case in Nepal was a Nepali Student who was just returned home from Wuhan, China and had been cured staying about a week in the hospital.

The epicenter of Coronavirus has been dramatically changed from Wuhan to Italy and then to USA where more than 2,045,000 cases are reported and more than 114,000 lives down from this world. Similarly, the second most infected country became Brazil as the toll reach to 742000 and nearly 38,500 people died. Third largest numbers of cases has been reported in Russia where UK and Spain are in top 4 and 5 respectively. India has been climbed to 6th with more than 275000 cases. The China, where first case was identified now became 18th most infected country. Italy, Peru, Germany, Iran, Turkey, France, Chile, Mexico, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Canada are in 7th to 17th position respectively. As latest reports reads, it took more than 413,500 lives worldwide, where 15 people have died in Nepal and just 585 patients are recovered till now.

country is fully lockdown, but numbers of citizens from abroad are coming every day. Respective local governments are facilitating their available trucks and tractors to bring locals as private and school buses are completely not in operation. Government schools are being quarantine. Many people with other disease are passing away due to lack of transportation and health facility in their place. The government has totally been failed again to contribute necessary efforts, People believe the ministers and concern persons along with their mans are literally busy for personal economic benefit.

SAARC Covid-19 Emergency Fund had been funded by 8 SAARC nations. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the member countries of SAARC but it doesn’t look cooperative in order to stop the pandemic.

Latest Update of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Nepal

The first case of Covid-19 Coronavirus in Nepal was a Nepali student who had returned from Wuhan, China and had completely recovered. Nepal looked very slow or not effected till the toll was nearly 40 but when Jamati Islamic teachers were found infected in group this went to cross the 100 mark in short period and when India opened the Railways and let Nepalese back home it dramatically climbed to 4,000. 584 patients out of total 4,086 has totally been recovered where 15 people couldn’t fight well and passed away. 3,487 are active cases as of now and few of them are very serious. People are blaming government for failing their strategy. It looks government have no second or third plan where the plan one totally failed to stop spreading the virus. Though, Nepal had enough time to learn from other countries and plan well to control the situation.

Few hundreds of shopkeepers came to open their shops but they were forcefully closed by polices in Kathmandu last week. Police forced disperse some activists in peaceful protests outside prime minister’s residence in Baluwatar by water cannons and batons at protest against government’s handling of the pandemic yesterday, where activists were demanding better solution than lockdown and enough tests. Some reports say – collection of swab samples halted due to limited numbers of PCR machines.

Earlier, 

Nepal had  canceled its biggest international event – Visit Nepal 2020, which was organized to promote Nepal and its major tourism attractions. All academic examinations below 10th standard were conducted before academic calendar and other examinations are cancelled. All land boarders with China and India are sealed off but they are not effectively followed & only international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport is partially closed after suspending all regular flights. Few emergency charted flights are rescuing needy ones and carrying emergency stuffs.

What is Coronavirus and what do we know about it?

Coronavirus or COVID-19 is considered to have become an epidemic worldwide. Coronavirus was first identified in the Wuhan state of China. And there has been a lot of information circulating on media regarding the symptoms and prevention measures of the virus. As we now know it now, the virus has transmitted between animals and humans. Some signs to look out for include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. And in more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.

Few recommendations have been provided to prevent the spread of the virus. They include; regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs, avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Symptoms of Coronavirus

Fatigue

Fever

Shortness of Breath

Dry Cough

Officials have understood quarantine is kryptonite and the best measure to bring down Coronavirus. However, remaining in quarantine can be daunting and a bit frustrating as the number of activities and social interactions are limited. But from a positive outlook, this period can be considered as an opportunity to rejuvenate and reinvent oneself. Here are the lists of Things you can do whilst being in quarantine:

 

 

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Stay safe and take care :)