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More stranded tourists evacuated from Nepal

Five days after Nepal went into a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, a bulk of the tourists stranded in the Mt Everest…

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Protecting those who protect us from the epidemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, hospitals have been overwhelmed. Nepal is ahead of the curve, but if the case…

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Nepal goes into lockdown for a week

A deserted Tribhuvan International Airport today. All international flights in Nepal have been cancelled from 22-31 March. All Photos: BIKRAM…

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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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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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Nepal Army’s quarantine zone

In preparation for a COVID-19 outbreak, the Nepal Army set up a quarantine zone at their headquarters in Tripureswor, Kathmandu….

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Nepalis quarantined in Qatar

Qatar is one of the most popular overseas destination for Nepali workers, and because of that the Gulf state’s strict…

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No visas for viruses

Among the many silver linings of the Corona outbreak, The Ass learnt at the friendly neighbourhood watering hole this week,…

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Visitors arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport. Photo: BIKRAM RAI The COVID-19 epidemic is subsiding in China where it originated, and…

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From Hubei to Kharipati

The Nepal Airlines Airbus 330 at Wuhan airport on 16 February to bring back 175 Nepali students. All photos: ABIHINAV…