After the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the Corona Virus as a pandemic, most of the countries have been shut-down including Nepal.
Due to the report of a first infected person on 24th January 2020, the Nepal government has announced the lockdown until further notice. Sadly, the cases of COVID-19 are increasing rapidly in Nepal too.
For the clear information, here are the latest cases of Corona Virus in Nepal:
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Source=Ministry of Health & Population, Nepal.
Note: We have made a new post about “Coronavirus cases in Nepal” where you can see who were the person that got infected.
Short Information about Corona Virus:
Corona Virus is a communicable disease known as one of the respiratory diseases that affect your lungs. The symptoms include high fever, sore throat, coughing, shortness of breath, and other problems too.
Likewise, having good hygiene with a good immune system has proven to prevent the infection too. That’s why we recommend you to be healthy and maintain your hygiene.
Here are some of the safety measures to prevent from COVID-19.
Safety measures to prevent from Corona Virus:
According to WHO, coronavirus is spread from an infected person to others, not by air. Similarly, a person with low immune systems, old age people, and sick people easily get coronavirus.
However, there are many safety measures to prevent coronavirus. Even though there’s no vaccine/medicine, you can do the following things to be safe:
Drink Hot water daily to prevent from Coronavirus:
Drinking hot water in the morning & before sleeping helps to improve digestion, relieve congestion, and even flush some bacteria into your stomach which will then kill those bacteria. Even the Malaysian Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Adham Baba’s advice to Malaysians to drink warm water to “Flush” virus down to the stomach, where digestive acids will kill any virus. However, it’s not proved yet but anyway drinking hot water can benefit you.
Use some common foods which can boost your immune system:
The immune system is the main defense of your body which protects you against diseases. Now, your main priority is to be healthy as well as boost the immune system.
Here are the top foods that help to boost your immune system which can help against coronavirus:
Garlic: As you know that Garlic is a common herbal medicine found in every house and best remedy for the prevention of common colds, cancer prevention, anti-bacterial & other illness. However, taking too much garlic in a day is prohibited. We recommend you to eat only 1 or 2 piece/clove a day or you can use in food too.
Ginger: Ginger is another best remedy found in every house and best medicine for digestion, flu, common cold, and other illness. You can put ginger in your food or you can eat it raw also. Eating a small piece of ginger in a day can boost your immune system.
Turmeric: Turmeric is mostly used as spices for cooking curries or different types of foods mostly in Nepal & India. The active compound curcumin present in turmeric has many health benefits which can boost your immune system too. Taking 500-2000 mg of curcumin per day can benefit your body.
Oranges: Oranges are the source of vitamin C which helps to reduce your common cold symptoms and improve the human immune system. Even there’s news that vitamin C helps to fight back coronavirus. But, taking a vitamin C capsules won’t help you. Rather than taking those capsules, take oranges which will benefit you in many ways.
These are the top foods mostly found in every kitchen and best for developing immune systems. However, there are other foods too which helps you to build immune systems. They are:
- Red Bell pepper
- Sunflower seeds
- Button Mushrooms
- Fermented Foods=pickles, olives, yogurt, etc
- Spinach and many more.
Likewise, there are various ways that can help you to prevent coronavirus too. Like, cleaning your gadgets, getting more sleep, washing your hands, keeping a distance (1m far) from peoples, etc.
If we get more information regarding prevention from coronavirus then we will soon update here.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Which countries are affected?
(March 11, 2020) According to WHO so far 114 countries and territories are affected with 118,223 confirmed cases and 4,291 death.
- Mainland China: 80,778 cases, 3,158 deaths increased to 81,300 cases, 3407 deaths
- Italy: 10,149 cases, 631 deaths increased to 41,035 cases, 3,407 deaths
- Iran: 8,042 cases, 291 deaths increased to 18,407 cases, 1,284 deaths
- Spain: 1,204 cases, 28 deaths increased to 17,147 cases, 767 deaths
- Germany: 1,296 cases, 2 deaths increased to 10,999 cases, 20 deaths
- France: 1,116 cases, 30 deaths increased to 10,877 cases, 372 deaths
- United States: 1,000 cases, 31 deaths increased to 10,442 cases, 150 deaths
- South Korea: 7,755 cases, 60 deaths increased to 8,652 cases, 94 deaths
and many more. All the data will be again updated after 1 week and you can check the link down below too for more records.
Due to the easy transfer of the virus from person to person, the number of infection and death cases are increasing day by day. Check here for the latest update regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) provided by the World Health Organization.
Is Nepal Safe from COVID-19?
Till present, it is good to say that Nepal is safe from novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Nepal remains in the rundown of least affected nations all around the world with only one confirmed case. The only case was found in a 32-year-old Nepali student returning back to Nepal from the Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China.
He became ill on Jan 3rd, 6 days before coming back to Nepal. Good news, he has been successfully recovered.
Similarly, there were other three cases, returning from China with similar symptoms as coronavirus and tested negative.
Also, on February 16, a huge group of Nepali students was evacuated by the Nepal government from Hubei province in China. They were taken under for quarantine in Kharipati, Bhaktapur for 14 days and sent back to their homes after the negative tests of the COVID-19 virus.
So far, 11th March 2020, Nepal has just one confirmed case and has already recovered. As the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, the Nepal Government has taken a number of actions to prevent coronavirus.
Nepal Government into action to fight against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Since the outbreak has created havoc globally, Nepal Government is very serious regarding this situation. Taking into action, the government has already put the temperature screening on Tribhuvan International Airport for monitoring COVID-19 suspects.
Any suspects with coronavirus while entering the country via TIA, has to be in quarantine for 14 days. They will be released only if the tests come negative for COVID-19.
Also, they have temporarily suspended on arrival visa to Nepal for eight highly affected countries (China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Japan, Germany, France, and Spain). Before, this was issued to only five countries (China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Japan).
Furthermore, the most expected #VisitNepal2020 tourism year is now very likely to be canceled. All the promotional events and activities related to Visit Nepal 2020 campaign are suspended.
You can travel to Nepal during this period but…
Hence, with all that being said, it is not a threat to travel to Nepal during this time. As mentioned above the risk of coronavirus is very low in Nepal. Also, traveling and trekking in Nepal at this current situation seems to be very helpful as trekking is done in remote areas of Nepal where there is very less crowd.
Even though most of the travelers are canceling their plans to visit Nepal still you can see the good numbers of travelers wandering around the streets of Kathmandu especially at Thamel.
Also, we could see the tourists celebrating Holi (colors of festivals) with the locals.
However, we are not encouraging you to travel to Nepal at this moment. Wherever you stay safe and sound.
If you have anything to ask regarding the latest coronavirus updates or trekking in Nepal then please feel free to connect with us or can comment down below.