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Confusion persists about lockdown rules

Nepal Police making an arrest using multifunctional rescue and arrest device during the lockdown. Photo: RSS The calls started coming…

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Home health care during a lockdown

Photo: ALISHA SIJAPATI Even before the two-week lockdown, more and more Nepali families with elderly relatives hired nursing care at…

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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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Returnees may be taking coronavirus to rural Nepal

Nepalis crossing the border into the country through the Gauriphanta checkpost in Dhangadi, Far Western Nepal. Photos: DINESH KHABAR A…

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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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Nepali workers overseas toil through the pandemic

Photo: Pattabi Raman Many Nepalis abroad who were working in jobs considered ‘unskilled’ are actually doing indispensable work for the…

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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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Protecting Nepal’s elderly from COVID-19

Pashupati Briddha Ashram home for the elderly. All photos: MONIKA DEUPALA Ever since the nationwide lockdown was announced on 23 March,…

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Coronavirus shutdown gives Nepal’s nature a respite

Chitlang, Makwanpur. Photo: KUNDA DIXIT While humans all over the planet are being challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has…

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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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Rebuilding five years after 2015 quake

Photo: BIKRAM RAI On 15 March, a 5 magnitude earthquake struck Lumle near Pokhara. The National Seismological Centre said this…

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It’s yarsa-picking time

The yarsa gumba harvesting season this year coincides with the coronavirus scare  and as rumours spread about its supposed medicinal properties,…