Focused COVID-19 Media Monitoring, Nepal (November 22, 2021)

Situation Report
Originally published



  • Nepal reported 232 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death on November 21; pressure of COVID-19 patients has not reduced in ICUs as compared to the decreasing number of infections
  • Pfizer vaccine being given to children aged 12-17 years in Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts from November 21; Vero Cell and AstraZeneca shots to be given from four bus stops of Kathmandu from November 21; COVID-19 vaccination drive has not resumed after Tihar as vaccine demand looks saturated; Parbat has begun vaccination of everyone above 18 years of age
  • Pregnant women afraid of getting COVID-19 vaccine in Nepal as they fear it might put the unborn child at risk
  • Experts have advised the government to make preparations to arrange COVID-19 vaccine booster dose as it has already been 6 months since people got the second dose
  • Vendor in Wuhan market identified as first known COVID-19 case, according to US study
  • Zimbabwe’s resistance to COVID-19 has stupefied scientists as they see the country doing better even when they don’t have the vaccines or resources to fight the pandemic