Coronavirus (COVID-19) is becoming a big problem in the world now. A couple of thousand people are infecting every day and hundreds of people are passing away in every country. It was a huge problem in China and it moved all around the world especially to Europe now.
Coronavirus in Nepal
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The world knows that Nepal is the nearest neighbouring country to China and should be a big problem. But until March, Nepal is not in trouble with this virus infections but there is a huge effect in the tourism industry in Nepal.
Nepal had conformed one case on 24th January 2020. The patient with mild symptoms had been discharged with instruction of self-quarantine at home. There is no more case after that one. Because of temperature change leaving winter behind and welcoming spring, people are facing some seasonal common cold each year. There were some people who had a seasonal cold and worried about the recent virus and were tested. All of them were tested negative then.
The Nepalese government has taken action to be safe with the problem and making aware to the people with the tips and some restrictions. It was evacuated the students who were in China and kept them in the quarantine for 2 weeks. After all of them were found negative, they were released from that place and send them to the home. There is a hospital to test coronavirus in Teku Kathmandu where if the people would have any doubt can test.
Nepal is a developing country so it has a lack of good medication facilities. It can be a major problem if the infection accrued so the government is doing the best to not get infected.
Nepal is a country where a lot of tourism activities are. So the government is worried if any tourist brings the virus and get infected with that. Then government first rule to control the problem was stopping giving visa on arrival for the travellers from certain countries and bringing compulsory health certificate and stay in self-quarantine for at least 2 weeks.
Also banded to go to the places where many people gathering. Also, high school level examination cancelled as well as all the school and colleges are close now. Now, there are restrictions for incoming flights from 66 countries and taking transit flights from those countries. This is starting from 20th March to 15th April until the next notice from the government.
What Are the Symptoms of Coronavirus?
The illness arranged mild symptoms to patent severally sick and brings death. Though it doesn’t kill everyone who gets infected. People who have low immune power, it can be a serious problem for them. Main symptoms are similar with a common cold like running nose, fever and cough but there will be shortness of breath with this virus.
- Coronavirus symbolic causes symptoms like regular flu including fever, dry cough and tiredness
- Some patients like elderly and having some other incurable health challenges, the infection can develop into pneumonia with shortness of breath, chest pain and chest tightness
- It starts with102 degrees fever directly and increases more followed by a dry cough
- It can lead to shortness of breath after a week and require to admit the hospital treatment with about 20% of patients
- With only running nose, sneezing, and sore throat might have been suffering only 5% of people and not suffer from COVID-19. It may the cause of common cold
How to Prevent Coronavirus Problem?
- Don’t go to the places where is crowed
- Don’t touch each other and don’t shake hands
- Start Namaste greetings
- Wash hands with soap every time when you touch anything
- Use sanitizer on your hands
- Minimize using public transport
- Use handkerchief when you sneeze
Flights Band in Nepal
The government has announced that there are flights band coming to all travellers, any Nepalese workers and non-residential people from these countries. This is applied from 20th March to April 15th while the next announcement will be held. There are 66 countries from all over the world that the rule takes place. Here is the list that the countries can’t make any flights to Kathmandu.
- United Kingdom
- Czech Republic
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
- Holy See
West Asia and Gulf Countries
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
This announcement was on 19th March so, on 20th, there is another announcement from the government that all international and domestic flights are not allowed to operate from 22nd March to 31st. If the situation would be more worst, there should be another notice so we just need to wait.
Except for flights band from these countries, also thinking to control the land border with India. There are not any travel and tour activities are running until the end of April if the problem will not control from all over the world. All big bars and the places where lots of people will gather, all of them will be close during this period.
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