Still learning lessons from COVID

Nepal is a contributor to an important recovery trial that discovered treatment for coronavirus disease

Sonia Awale

Omnipresent Omicron starts to lose its edge

As elsewhere in the world, the Omicron-led third wave in Nepal is starting to peak, but experts say the pandemic is far from over. The...

Sonia Awale

3rd Covid wave infects Nepal’s frontliners

During the devastating second wave last year, hundreds of people were dying every day. Hospitals had run out of ICU beds and oxygen...

Sonia Awale

Diary of a Covid frontline worker in Nepal

A 79-year-old woman lay on the emergency bed, diagnosed with pneumonia due to Covid-19. Even as she was gasping for breath she...

Omicron may not be as risky, but take care

The fact that Omicron was detected in an individual who had arrived in Nepal five days before the new variant was first...

Sonia Awale

Nepal reopening for tourists

After nearly two years of nearly zero tourist arrivals and revenue, Nepal looks set to welcome international tourists again after the government...

Dying to get vaccinated

Scientists can invent vaccines, but political scientists cannot find answers to vaccine denial

Buddha Basnyat

Nepal sees spike in suicides during pandemic

Two years ago after going through a bad relationship, a 36-year-old Kathmandu-based doctor started getting suicidal thoughts. During the long months of...

Sonia Awale

The real cost of Nepal’s second wave

The pandemic makes Nepalis poorer and ruins the economy, but the government has no solutions

Grow back greener

The pandemic offers us the chance to tread lighter on the land allow nature to restore itself

Anjana Rajbhandary