Corona Virus in Nepal

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Recently, the world has not been struck with a deadly disease known as COVID 19 or famous known as
Coronavirus. Too briefly to talk about the dreaded virus, it is defined as an infectious disease which is made by excessive acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The disease was seen in the Wuhan, the
China’s Hubei province in the latter part of 2019.

The common symptoms of Coronavirus are as follows:

  1. Fever
  2. Cough
  3. Difficulty in breathing.
  4. Headache
  5. Loss of Smell
  6. Abdominal pain and many more.

Over the course of a few months, it is safe that almost all people over the world have been affected by this
pandemic. Likewise, there are over 740K confirmed cases of coronavirus, where more than 150K have recovered whereas in excess of 35K have lost they’re lost to this dreaded virus.

C on the fateful day of 24 January 2020.
The patient who the disease showed only minor symptoms was discharged barely a week earlier to being self-quarantine at home. Following this, the Nepalese government decided to take extreme
preventive measures and enforced a country lockdown that became effective from 24 March 2020.
Following this, the whole of Nepal has severely been affected economically. But in the lighter note, the environment has been cleaner and clearer than seen in the previous several years. The police officials have
diligently and following strict rules and regulated given by the high-level authorities.
The government suggests the people stay in their homes and should come out only for emergencies or buy daily must need purposes such as for buying foods, getting medicine, etc. Also not only Nepal health
officials but officials all over the globe has suggested taking the following measures to combat the virus.

  1. Wash your hands regularly for about 20 seconds with soap, hand wash or a sanitizer.
  2. Cover properly your nose and mouth with tissue when you sneeze and cough.
  3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick and unwell. Maintain a distance of 1 meter and 3
  4. Stay at home and isolate yourself from the other members of your family if you are not feeling well.
  5. Lastly, if you are sick and feel you are not well. Then seek immediate medical help quickly.

The news also surfaced that unlike nations such as China, Italy, Spain, Iran, and other countries, Nepalese people have not been severely hit hard by the virus. As of the time of writing, five people have got
the dreadful disease, out of which 1 person has been healed whereas other four people have been
diagnosed and are undergoing medical treatment and has contained in a quarantine state.

Lastly, to talk about the lockdown, the government has decided to extend the nationwide lockdown to
continue until 8 April 2020.

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