Recent Update about COVID 19 in Nepal from Nepal Tourism Board.
This is to bring you all the updates on the status of Nepal regarding the threat of the Wuhan Coronavirus (COVID 19).
- Ministry of Health Government of Nepal has confirmed the only "positive" case registered so far has been a Nepali national, who is now fully recovered. He has been discharged from the hospital within the week once the last observations on the test results were done. (Source: Ministry of Government of Nepal)
- To date, besides the above-mentioned case, no other Nepali or citizen of another country has been identified as being infected by the virus. (Source: Ministry Of Health — Government of Nepal)
- The 175 university students and Nepali nationals who were brought to Nepal on 14th of February 2020. from Wuhan, China were sent to the special quarantine unit away from human settlements with ail modern testing and monitoring facilities. They will remain in quarantine for 2 weeks before their discharge. So far none of them have shown signs of the infection nor confirmed as being infected by the virus. (Source. Ministry of Health — Government of Nepal)
- The security measures are taken at the Airports, Borders, and Hospitals, etc are still active in the same manner and a special Task Force team is actively overseeing the measures taken under the direct supervision of the ministry of the health. The Ministry is also furnishing a daily SITREP to the World Health Organization (Source: Health Ministry - Civil Aviation Authority Of Nepal (CAAN)
- Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) — Kathmandu is now equipped With a special unit with all the required medical / staffing facilities and is ready to serve the public in any situation that might occur. Other hospitals under the instruction of the Ministry of Health have certain sections isolated and kept ready for any eventuality should that arise. (Source: Ministry of Health — Government of Nepal)
- Steps are already been taken to create awareness of the outbreak among the tourism industry and general. Accordingly, The Ministry Of Health, Ministry of Tourism and Nepal Tourism Board are working closely to combat the spread of the Coronavirus within all tourist hotspots of the country. The Government is vigilant to ensure the safety of everyone. As such, we are pleased to inform you that we are doing our best to keep Nepal safe with whatever resources we have from COVID 19 threat. Should there be any changes on the ground we will keep you updated.
As of now, no cancellations or alterations are required for travel to Nepal. Please visit the World Health Organization WHO) link below for safety tips while traveling.
Symptoms of Corona Virus
- Dyspnea(Shortness of Breath)
- Muscle Pain
- Sore Throat
Prevention for Corona Virus
- The first and foremost preventive method is to use a good quality mask.
- Avoid close contact with people.
- Do not touch your mouth or nose unnecessarily.
- Take rest at home when you feel you are sick.
- Use a tissue or a clean cloth while sneezing or coughing and dispose properly.
- Wash your hand properly with soap after using the bathroom, before and after eating and after sneezing or coughing.
- Clean your frequent using objects with regular household cleaning materials.
It is better to be careful while traveling around the world. Remember to carry the necessary health gear to prevent any kind of disease. It is always better to prevent than to cure. Stay safe wherever you are.