Nepal’s other pandemic: cancer

It started with persistent skin allergy for 15-year-old Uma Kumari Sah. She got a checkup at a leprosy hospital in Dhanusa, and later in...

Learning from HIV to fight Covid-19 in Nepal

When Lalbahadur Shah of Birganj died last week, none of his relatives showed up for his funeral even though he tested negative...

Sonia Awale

Viruses past, present and future

Nepal’s history shows that nature matters in dealing with epidemics but, social differences do, too

Tom Robertson

Ke garne attitude kills people

Epidemics are nothing new in Nepal. In fact, the country’s history is littered with references to frequent outbreaks of cholera, influenza, measles...

"Prisons can be incubators for COVID-19"

Nepali Times spoke to Barun Mathema, professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York...

Remembering a pandemic 100 years ago

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

Buddha Basnyat

Nepal quarantines passengers on Singapore flight

All 85 passengers from a Silk Air flight from Singapore carrying a Dutch national of Nepali origin have to self-quarantine after landing...

What is novel about the novel coronavirus?

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

Buddha Basnyat

This is a test

By now the novel coronavirus pandemic has affected every corner of the globe. If it has not brought disease, it has at...

Nepali students abroad in pandemic limbo

As universities close due to COVID-19, students from Nepal face uncertainty about their future

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