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Silver linings in the COVID cloud

Photos: MONIKA DEUPALA The government has officially announced that the young woman who died in Dhulikhel Hospital on Saturday ten…

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Countries cooperating to find COVID-19 cure

Photo: BIKRAM RAI We are in for the long-haul with COVID-19, as the rotating apex of the pandemic now jumps…

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Kathmandu festivals muted amidst coronavirus lockdown

Photos: MONIKA DEUPALA Spring is the season for Kathmandu Valley’s traditional festivals like Bhaktapur’s Bisket Jatra, Machhindranath in Kathmandu and…

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Nepal COVID-19 relief package

Besides announcing an extension of the COVID-19 lockdown, Sunday’s Cabinet meeting has also decided on a relief package to cushion…

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Remembering a pandemic 100 years ago

American Red Cross volunteers carrying a Spanish Flu victim in 1919. Photo: RED CROSS The current COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to…

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Nepal contact tracing 2nd COVID-19 case

Photo: BIKRAM RAI The 19-year-old Nepali student boarded a Qatar Airways flight in Paris on Monday night, and after a…

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Coronavirus and the World Wide Web

Nepal has seen an explosive growth in YouTube use – up from virtually zero in 2018 to 34% last year,…

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What is novel about the novel coronavirus?

In 2013, while writing a weekly health column in this paper, I explored the potential for MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome) to…

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This is a test

A quarantine zone at Nepal Army’s headquarters in Tundikhel. Photo: BIKRAM RAI By now the novel coronavirus pandemic has affected…