Latest Situation Report

HOTLINES AND TOLL FREE NUMBERS FOR
COVID-19 MATTERS

Ministry of Health & Populations:

: 1115 (06:00am to 10:00pm) and 1133 (24hours)

: +977 9851-255-834, 9851-255-837, 9851-255-839 (08:00am to 08:00pm)

Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security:

: 1141, 16600150005

: +977 1-4211678,1-4211691,1-4211733

Psychosocial counselling:

: 1145, 16600102005

IOM NEPAL APPEAL COVID-19

IOM RESPONSE TO COVID-19

IOM Nepal COVID-19 Response: 1-15 September 2020

Chartered and regular passenger flights have resumed effective 1 September 2020. However, only Nepalese and representatives of diplomatic missions, the UN and development partners can fly with daily arrivals limited to maximum of 500 individuals and restriction on foreign tourist is still in place. Prohibitory orders have been eased or lifted in a majority of the districts in Nepal including the three districts in Kathmandu valley. As of 15 September 2020, the number of total cases stands at 56,788 with 15,779 active cases and 371 deaths.

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IOM Nepal COVID-19 Response: 16-31 August 2020

A steady increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nepal has been reported in recent weeks, forcing some local governments in various parts of the country including the three districts in Kathmandu valley to impose complete movement restrictions in the respective areas. The Federal Government of Nepal has eased the nation-wide lockdown with a few preventive measures in place. As of 31 August 2020, the number of total cases stands at 39,460 with 17,822 active cases and 228 deaths.

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IOM Nepal COVID-19 Response: 1-15 August 2020

A steady increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nepal has been reported in recent weeks, forcing some local governments in various parts of the country to impose complete movement restrictions in the respective areas. The Federal Government of Nepal has eased the nation-wide lockdown with a few preventive measures in place. As of 14 August, the number of total cases stands at 25,551 with 8,375 active cases and 99 deaths.

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IOM Nepal COVID-19 Response: 15-31 July 2020

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nepal have been increasing daily, although there has been a decline partly attributed to the declining number of returnees from India while the country saw a sharp increase in cases after the Indian government eased its lockdown effective 1 June. A majority of cases in Nepal have so far been returnee migrants.

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IOM Nepal COVID-19 Response: 1-15 July 2020

Thousands of Nepali migrants are returning from India every day following the relaxation of lockdown by the Government of India effective 1 June 2020. Similarly, the Government of Nepal (GoN) has initiated repatriation of migrants from abroad in early June with a total of 27,532 arrivals as of 12 July 2020. Due to these factors among others, Nepal saw a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in June and July. The confirmed number of cases stands at 17,177 with 39 deaths as of 15 July 2020.

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IOM Nepal COVID-19 Response: June 2020

Thousands of Nepali migrants are returning from India every day following the relaxation of lockdown by the Government of India effective 1 June 2020. Similarly, the Government of Nepal has initiated repatriation of migrants from abroad in early June with a total of 15,481 arrivals as of 2 July 2020. Due to these factors among others, Nepal saw a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the month of June. The confirmed number of cases stands at 14,519 with 31 deaths as of 2 July 2020.

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IOM Nepal COVID-19 Response: May 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020, and characterized as pandemic on 11 March 2020.

In Nepal, the first case was detected on 23 January 2020. This case had a link to Wuhan province of China where the outbreak of the virus started. A returnee Nepali student from Wuhan had tested positive for the virus in Nepal. Since then, the number has reached to 886 in total (27 May 2020), among them 4 people have lost their lives, 699 are under treatment and 183 have returned home after recovery. Likewise, a total of 55,282 people are in quarantine centers across seven provinces of Nepal.

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Protection Cluster Nepal

F Migrants’ concerns for in-progress UN Socio-economic Recovery Framework

F नेपाल सरकार कोभिड-१९ राहत सुबिधा कार्ययोजना - २०७६-१२-१६

F संरक्षण समुह नेपालको कोभिड-१९ विरुद्ध तयारी तथा प्रतिकार्य योजना - मार्च २०२०

CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the worldwide outbreak of illness known as Corona virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) a pandemic. COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes. infected person develops mild symptoms like fever, dry cough, tiredness to severe difficulty in breathing.

In Nepal, the first case was detected on 23 January 2020. This case had a link to Wuhan Province of China where the outbreak of the virus started. A returnee Nepali student from Wuhan had tested positive for the virus in Nepal. Since then number of confirmed cases in Nepal is increasing gradually. The Government of Nepal has taken series of steps to control transmission and mitigate the impact of the outbreak and adopted strategies such as: enforcement of national wide lockdown, closure of international border and suspension of all international flights, testing of suspected cases, isolation, treatment, contact tracing and management of quarantine centers/sites.

Province-wise Designated Hospitals, Hotels for quarantine facilities, Holding centers inside the valley and Psychosocial counselling of Hotlines:

F Designated COVID-19 Hospitals

F List of approved hotels for hotel quarantine facilities

F List of Holding centers inside the valley for returnees via air

F Hotlines for psychosocial counselling

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