Not over till it's over

On 23 March, Nepal recorded 38 new Covid-19 cases, one of the lowest figures since early 2020. The pandemic does not make...

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

Tourism picks up

I nternational tourist arrivals increased by 58% in July-September, compared to the same period of 2020. This is still 64% below average...

Dying to get vaccinated

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

Buddha Basnyat

EU to share 200 million vaccines by 2021

The European Union has renewed its committment to sharing more than 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines with low and middle-income nations, including Nepal,...

Vaccines, variants and a third wave

For the first time in weeks, Nepal recorded more than 3,000 new cases on 20 July. There were 25 deaths. The country...

Sonia Awale

No country is safe until we are all safe

South and southeast Asian countries have in recent months witnessed a  sharp and sustained surge of SARS-CoV2 infection. For consecutive  weeks in...

Vacillating on vaccines

The flood of social media posts of donated medical supplies being unloaded at Kathmandu airport every day, gives the impression that the...

Staying safe in 2021 and beyond

The only way to prevent Covid-19 for now is for Nepalis to mask up, avoid crowds and wash hands

Buddha Basnyat


Nepal’s surge of Covid-19 continues unabated  with new hotspots, and because of inadequate testing, no one really knows how much and how fast...

Sonia Awale
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