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What Nepal can learn from China about COVID-19

Guangzhou at rush hour this week. China’s experience in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a debate about whether…

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Climate, COVID-19 and China

As the COVID-19 pandemic grips the world, some have seen a silver lining in a reported decrease in carbon emissions and pollution…

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8 ways to keep well during a lockdown

I have been home alone in my apartment in Shanghai ever since lock-down was announced in China on 27 January….

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NAC plane carrying medicines for COVID-19 arrives

KATHMANDU: A wide-body aircraft of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) carrying medicines and other medical equipment necessary to fight against the…

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Nepal COVID-19 lockdown extended till 7 April

Sunday’s Cabinet meeting in Baluwatar where ministers and the prime minister maintained physical distancing. Photo RSS The Nepal government decided…

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Pandemic is a chance to rethink development

It was amazing to see the dramatic before-and-after satellite images of pollution reduction after coronavirus lockdowns in China, and how quickly…

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Lockdown likely to be extended

Photo: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, NEPAL Nepal’s one week lockdown is supposed to go on till Tuesday 31 March, but it is likely…

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Lockdown Fallout

Photo: RSS Nepal’s one week lockdown is supposed to go on till 31 March, but that appears to be an attempt by…

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Nepal locked down, now what?

Empty air space over Nepal after nationwide lockdown and ban on all international and domestic flights goes into effect. Photo:…

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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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Nepal closes land border with India, China

Sunday’s cabinet meeting at the prime minister’s resident in Baluwatar, the first since Prime Minister Ali had his second kidney…

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Covid-19, Nepal and the hygiene hypothesis

Historical sites like Kathmandu Darbar Squares looked deserted as Nepalis chose to stay indoors amidst COVID-19 pandemic scare. Photo: ALISHA…