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From scarce vaccines, to storage shortage in Nepal

Till a few months ago, Nepal was struggling with a critical shortage of vaccine doses, and the situation was so dire that the...

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 needs to prepare for new Covid wave

After a dozen or so people were admitted to a hospital in Delhi with suspected omicron strain of Covid, neighbouring Nepal is on...

Do Nepalis need Covid booster shots?

Not long ago, to boost or not to boost was the dilemma of rich countries, even as developing nations were struggling to vaccinate their...

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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...

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Vaccines start trickling into Nepal

Much-delayed vaccine supplies to Nepal appear to be picking up after another lot of Chinese Sinopharm vaccines arrived in Kathmandu on Friday, and assurances...

Vaccines too little, too late for Nepal?

There is breaking news every other day: the United States donates 2 million Moderna shots to Bangladesh and Pakistan. Denmark announces 250,000...

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It’s an Emergency

1. Oxygen To save lives, Nepal’s most urgent need now is oxygen. Not just cylinders, but oxygen generators, concentrators and liquid oxygen....

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