The covid-19 pandemic in Nepal is part of the worldwide pandemic of corona virus. This is the second phase of epidemic which has been spreading day by day because of the open border with India. India is the second country which has witnessed to cross the grim milestone of 20 million infections after the United states of America.
So, government of Nepal has imposed a month-long prohibition order in Kathmandu valley. The prohibition order has gone into effect at 6 am on Thursday April 29 and will remain in place until May 13, as per the cabinet decision which was held on April 26. Parbat Gurung, minister of communication and information technology, made the announcement on Wednesday through a press release as public health measure to help slow down the spread of covid-19.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) announced on May 3, that international flights will be suspended from midnight on May 6, to midnight on May 14. CAAN also announced that all domestic flights will be suspended from midnight on May 3 to midnight on May 14. But, CAAN has now extended the suspension until the next notice because of uprising number of Covid infected patience in Nepal. The Prohibitory order has also extended another 15 days.
Since the shortage of Oxygen has occurred in Nepal, CAAN has allowed the Cargo flights for essential medical equipment and oxygen cylinder to be brought of other countries. Multiple International Flight has been done by Nepal Airlines to bring Oxygen Cylinder, Oxygen Concentrator, Medical Equipment, Oxygen Plants and other necessary Utilities to fight against Corona.
Nepal is now recording 57 times as many cases as a month ago. Nepal’s situation is going worst day by day. Novel coronavirus has created widespread concerns in Nepal. To curb this pandemic, implementation of social distancing can reduce interaction between people. However, rise in the number of covid-19 cases in Nepal which has affected the overall physical, psychological and social health of people. Similarly, patients who are infected with covid-19 are at a greater risk led to neuro psychiatric issues such as depression, panic attacks and a gradual decrease in overall well being because of the covid-19 and thus everything is messed up.