Nepal

Focused COVID-19 Media Monitoring, Nepal (July 23, 2021)

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Situation Report
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EMERGING THEME(S)

  • Inadequacy of human resources has emerged as one of the biggest challenges for Nepal to fight a possible third COVID-19 pandemic wave; Nepal reported 1,855 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths on July 22
  • Asian Development Bank to give Nepal a loan of US$165,000,000 to buy COVID-19 vaccines; Japanese Ambassador Kikuta Yutaka promises additional vaccine support to Nepal
  • Crowd of people throng Teku Hospital to get COVID-19 vaccination certificate; people queuing up from as early as 2:00 am for the document
  • Health Ministry has initiated probe into ‘Corona Guard’ claims of deactivating COVID-19 impact

RECURRING THEME(S)

  • Health Ministry data show COVID-19 infections increasing across the country after relaxation of prohibitory orders
  • Target group not getting the COVID-19 vaccine in ongoing vaccination drive; Kathmandu Metropolitan City runs out of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, discontinues drive