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Nepal sees huge rise in maternal deaths as Covid keeps women at home

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Earlier this month, 21-year-old Lakhu BK decided to have her baby at home in her village in the far west of Nepal. She had feared contracting Covid-19 if she went to a health centre. She lost her life giving birth. “I...

Nepal Covid variant: does it exist and should we be concerned?

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Another day, another variant. The latest incarnation of the coronavirus to raise concerns has been linked to Nepal, which has been hit by infections spilling over from the outbreak in India. Many scientists are askin...

Nepal calls new elections amid worsening Covid outbreak

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Nepal’s parliament has been dissolved for the second time in five months and new elections called for November as the Himalayan country battled political turmoil alongside the coronavirus pandemic. President Bidhya De...

Nepal says its Covid response is under control – everyone can see it’s not true

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Waiting for India’s Covid wave to break over Nepal has been as painful as it was inevitable. Now that it’s happening, this country of 30 million people is even more hapless and unprepared than India seems to have been...

Nepal urges Everest climbers to return used oxygen canisters amid Covid crisis

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Nepal is so short of oxygen canisters that it has asked climbers on Mount Everest to bring back their empties instead of abandoning them on mountain slopes, an official said on Monday, as it struggles with a second wa...

Nepal facing ‘human catastrophe’ similar to India’s amid Covid surge

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Nepal is struggling to contain an explosion in Covid-19 cases, as fears grow that the situation in the Himalayan country may be as bad, if not worse, than in neighbouring India, with which it shares a long and porous ...

Nepal facing ‘human catastrophe’ similar to India’s amid rampant Covid surge

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Nepal is struggling to contain an explosion in Covid-19 cases, as fears grow that the situation in the Himalayan country may be as bad, if not worse, than in neighbouring India, with which it shares a long and porous ...

Nepal reports 19 positive Covid tests at Dhaulagiri base camp

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Nepal’s decision to allow people to continue to climb its Himalayan peaks as a vicious Covid-19 wave sweeps the country was dealt a further blow after 19 more climbers tested positive for the virus. Last month it was ...

Nepal facing deadly Covid wave similar to India, doctors warn

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Doctors in Nepal have warned that the country is facing a similar devastating wave of Covid-19 as neighbouring India, with border districts already reporting an alarming spike in cases and shortage of hospital beds an...