Corona Virus COVID-19 in Nepal
If you have been actively searching for the latest news regarding the Corona Virus or are just starting, this probably isn’t your first article, and certainly won’t be your last. With every single media outlet putting out news every other second, there seems to be too much information at the moment. And sorting through the information can be quite difficult, especially if you don’t know what to look for. So, we here at Filmy Bend waded through the cluster of information to bring you the latest news on COVID-19. Here’s what’s going on around the world. Nepal also cant be too far from the consequence of the outbreak.
Why Nepal should be aware of Corona Virus?
1. Boris Johnson has it:
You have probably heard of this by now. Boris Johnson, the prime minister of the United Kingdom has tested positive for the Corona Virus. He revealed the test results via a tweet on the 27th of April. Johnson is the first high-profile political leader to contract the virus. A tweet from Johnson’s official account read:
“Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for corona virus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this.
And while sympathies poured from leaders around the world, many thought it was ironic that Johnson was affected. After all, a few weeks ago Johnson downplayed the effects of the virus claiming that he had shaken hands with everybody during his visit to the hospital.
- Changing epicenters:
COVID-19 which began from China and moved onto Italy, is now in the United States. The nation has recorded more than 104,000 cases of the novel corona virus. The number is only expected to increase in the coming days. The increasing number of patients has taken its toll on the US health sector, with many states reporting that they are short of the necessary equipment to combat the virus. As of writing this article, COVID-19 has taken the lives of 1,712 US citizens.
- The 2 trillion dollars’ plan:
In response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the United States, US President Donald Trump has signed a $2 trillion stimulus. Authorities hope that the care package will halt the devastating impact of the lock down in the US economy. Under the package, each US citizen is expected to receive direct financial assistance. The amount is fixed as per the income level and family status and is limited to singles earning below $99,000 and child-less couples earning less than $198,000.
- Locking down the world’s second-largest population:
On the 24th of March, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the nation would be entering a lock down period of 21 days. The news came as a surprise to the general populace and panic ensued. And while India is stepping up its efforts in combating the virus, its populace is less than happy. The biggest impact of the lock down was faced by street vendors and wage workers, who depend on their daily wages for survival. With police given the authority to enforce the lock down, several media outlets have reported increasing cases of harassment against the street vendors. Outrage is pouring from around the nation and it remains to be seen how the nation plans to tackle it.
- Opening Wuhan:
After three months of lock down, China is finally lifting restrictions from Wuhan. The decision came after no new cases were recorded for a week. The city has been under lock down since January and was the epicenter of the virus for the longest time. And while the nation has been hit by the second wave of the novel Corona Virus, it has managed to successfully contain it.
- Cutting through the noise:
For all the news of new deaths being reported around the world, there are very few dedicated to recovery. But not everything is bleak and gloom. China leads the world in the recovery rate, which is followed by Italy and Germany. From the 602,146 reported cases of COVID-19, 133,527 have successfully recovered.
What can be the Consequences in Nepal?
As we all go through a difficult time, it is very important to follow all the standards set by the WHO. It is time likes these that we need to stay together. Even though things look scary at present, we are sure to see a breakthrough. Make sure to read-only certified information and stay at home. We will see you on the other side. Nepal should be alert and focus on social distancing. Nepalese should be conscious on Personal Hygiene as well.