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    Source: https://whbl.com/2022/01/18/nepal-sa...-record-level/

    Nepal says COVID-19 cases may double as daily infections hit record level
    By Syndicated Content
    Jan 18, 2022 | 6:47 AM
    By Gopal Sharma

    KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Nepal recorded 10,258 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, government data showed, the highest number reported in a single day as the government projected the tally could double by the end of the month.

    Total infections topped 972,198 and COVID-19-related deaths stood at 11,624. The previous daily record was 9,483 cases in May last year.

    Authorities extended an earlier ban on large public gatherings in the hill-ringed Kathmandu valley, home to more than four million people, until Feb. 12 from Jan. 29 to try to control the spread of the virus.

    Nepal’s daily number of infections is likely to double by the end of January and hospitalisation cases could increase greatly to put further strain on the country’s poor health infrastructure, officials said...

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        https://kathmandupost.com/health/202...since-november

        Vaccination drive halted in some districts since November

        A lack of sufficient doses and accessibility to health care centres, as well as adverse weather conditions, are some factors that have hampered the ongoing immunisation campaign against Covid, officials say
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        Despite numerous obstacles, Nepal’s vaccination programme has been gaining momentum. As of Saturday, 15,482,087 people, or 53 percent of the total population, have been fully immunised.

        https://tkpo.st/3rtEsQa
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        On Saturday, 1,714 people tested positive—1,103 in 5,225 polymerase chain reaction tests and 611 in 3,288 antigen tests. In the last 24 hours, nine people died due to complications related to Covid-19. Active cases stand at 52,780.

        https://tkpo.st/3rtEsQa



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