Nepal celebrates new year amidst surging Covid-19 cases – Times of India

KATHMANDU: Nepal on Wednesday celebrated new year 2078 as per the traditional Bikram Sambat Hindu calendar amidst a spike in new Covid cases.
The calendar related to King Bikramaditya of India is thought to be the official calendar of Nepal and the Nepalese new year often begins in mid-April.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, in a televised handle to the nation, congratulated the folks and counted his authorities’s achievements and performances.
He praised the federal government’s insurance policies in preventing the Covid pandemic, saying that the nation suffered fewer losses in phrases of lives and financial system.
“Keeping the pandemic in mind, the government worked to control the spread of the virus and because of our good policies, we didn’t fail,” Oli claimed.
His handle got here amidst worry of a second wave of the virus transmission.
Doctors and public well being specialists are involved with the rising quantity of kids testing Covid optimistic.
Nepal has to this point reported 3,061 deaths. After a decline within the quantity of new sufferers, the cases have surged these days.
Meanwhile, the ministry of health and population reported 580 new cases within the final 24 hours, taking the nation’s tally to 281,564.
During the identical interval, 129 folks have been discharged.
Currently, there are 4,056 lively sufferers throughout the nation.

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