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 region are...

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 load is...

Nepal goes into lockdown for a week

On the day that Nepal detected a second COVID-19 infected patient  the Nepal government decided to lockdown the whole country from Tuesday morning...

Remembering a pandemic 100 years ago

There are important lessons for the Subcontinent from the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak

Buddha Basnyat

What is novel about the novel coronavirus?

Everything you want to know about COVID-19 and the threat it poses to Nepal

Buddha Basnyat

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. The camp,...

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 measures to...

Upasana Khadka

No visas for viruses

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

The Ass


The COVID-19 epidemic is subsiding in China where it originated, and is now erupting in outbreak clusters across the world. First carried...

From Hubei to Kharipati

When Abhinav Shrestha, 23, saw the Nepal Airlines Airbus 330 jet finally land at Wuhan Airport last week, flying the proud sun...

Shristi Karki
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