Covid tests at Nepal-India border points show cases are surging

https://kathmandupost.com/province-no-5/2022/01/12/covid-tests-at-nepal-india-border-points-show-cases-are-surging The sudden uptick in Covid-19 cases along the Nepal-India border points in the last few days has worried health workers about the looming threat of the virus spreading in the communities. While carrying out antigen tests on 328 people who entered Nepal Tuesday, 56 people were found to be positive for Covid-19. The figures… Continue reading Covid tests at Nepal-India border points show cases are surging

Daily Summary: NEPSE Index Tests Resistance Zone at 2800, Intraday Turnover Higher Than Yesterday – |

https://www.sharesansar.com/newsdetail/daily-summary-nepse-index-tests-resistance-zone-at-2800-intraday-turnover-higher-than-yesterday-2022-01-10 The NEPSE index closed at 2,784.95 today after gaining 19.43 points from yesterday’s closing. This is a minimal gain of 0.7% on the index. The index had gained 73.01 points yesterday. 236 scrips traded hands via 77,183 transactions. The Float index is at 191.12 after gaining 0.33% while the Sensitive index gained 0.61% and… Continue reading Daily Summary: NEPSE Index Tests Resistance Zone at 2800, Intraday Turnover Higher Than Yesterday – |

Rapid nose swab tests for Covid may not detect Omicron quickly enough: expert says

https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/01/09/rapid-nose-swab-tests-for-covid-may-not-detect-omicron-quickly-enough-expert-says Swabbing the nose with a rapid antigen test will not reliably detect the Omicron variant in the first few days of an infection, so manufacturers should seek US approval to allow users to safely collect samples from the throat as well, according to an infectious diseases expert. The US Food and Drug Administration has… Continue reading Rapid nose swab tests for Covid may not detect Omicron quickly enough: expert says

Senior leaders in isolation after Dahal tests positive for Covid-19

https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/01/08/senior-leaders-in-isolation-after-dahal-tests-positive-for-covid-19 Nepali politicians either have downplayed the coronavirus, like KP Sharma Oli who was never tired of offering unfounded treatment for Covid-19 during his prime ministership, or have paid little heed to the disease. On Saturday, Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal tested positive for Covid-19. “A PCR test conducted on… Continue reading Senior leaders in isolation after Dahal tests positive for Covid-19

Maoist chair Dahal tests positive for Covid-19

https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/01/08/maoist-chair-dahal-tests-positive-for-covid-19 Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has tested positive for Covid-19. “A PCR test conducted on the party chair yesterday (Friday) evening showed Corona positive,” Dahal’s secretariat said in a Facebook post. “Since he has been in isolation as per the doctor’s advice, all his scheduled programmes have been cancelled.”… Continue reading Maoist chair Dahal tests positive for Covid-19

Delhi imposes weekend curfew as Covid cases multiply, chief minister tests positive

https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/01/04/delhi-imposes-weekend-curfew-as-covid-cases-multiply-chief-minister-tests-positive Authorities in Delhi on Tuesday ordered people to stay home overcoming weekends having seen Covid-19 cases quadruple in a week, with its chief minister saying he had caught the virus just a day after he addressed an election rally without a mask. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the most senior elected official of the Indian… Continue reading Delhi imposes weekend curfew as Covid cases multiply, chief minister tests positive

Warning signs of spread of Omicron as tests find S-gene missing

https://kathmandupost.com/health/2022/01/03/warning-signs-of-spread-of-omicron-as-tests-find-s-gene-missing A particular gene has been found missing in a significant number of coronavirus infected people, mostly returning from abroad, authorities say, warning of a surge in Omicron cases in the country. “We have found S-gene dropout in several infected people,” Dr Sangita Mishra, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, told the Post.… Continue reading Warning signs of spread of Omicron as tests find S-gene missing

K-pop star Suga tests positive for COVID-19 after BTS return from US – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

https://thehimalayantimes.com/entertainment/k-pop-star-suga-tests-positive-for-covid-19-after-bts-return-from-us SEOUL, DECEMBER 24 Suga, songwriter and rapper for K-pop sensation BTS, has tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from in-person concerts in the United States, the group’s management said on Friday. Suga, 28, whose real name is Min Yoon-gi, was confirmed to have contracted the virus on Friday during his self quarantine upon… Continue reading K-pop star Suga tests positive for COVID-19 after BTS return from US – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

Omicron surge prompts curfew for Spain’s Catalonia and more tests for Madrid – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

https://thehimalayantimes.com/world/omicron-surge-prompts-curfew-for-spains-catalonia-and-more-tests-for-madrid MADRID, DECEMBER 23 The northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia won court approval for a night curfew on Thursday as Madrid pledged to distribute millions more test kits to tackle the Omicron variant that is driving up infections and overshadowing Christmas. Spain lifted most restrictions over the summer thanks to a high vaccination rate that… Continue reading Omicron surge prompts curfew for Spain’s Catalonia and more tests for Madrid – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

India opener Rahul appointed vice-captain for South Africa tests – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

https://thehimalayantimes.com/sports/india-opener-rahul-appointed-vice-captain-for-south-africa-tests DECEMBER 18 India opener KL Rahul has been named vice-captain for the three-test series against South Africa after Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the tour due to injury, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said on Saturday. The 29-year-old is returning to the test side after missing the series win https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/india-beat-new-zealand-by-372-runs-win-test-series-1-0-2021-12-06 against New Zealand… Continue reading India opener Rahul appointed vice-captain for South Africa tests – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper