Focused COVID-19 Media Monitoring, Nepal (September 16, 2021)


Emerging Theme(s):

  • Nepal reported 1,332 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths on September 15; cluster outbreaks possible even if number of new COVID-19 cases has declined, warn public health experts; 1,077 health inspectors to be appointed to make COVID-19 pandemic work more effective; those above the age of 40 to be prioritized in vaccination drive set to begin next week
  • Ordinance related to Drugs Act set to expire on September 16 making procurement and importing of COVID-19 vaccine troublesome; no process has been started in Parliament to approve/keep this ordinance valid
  • Nepal has failed in its COVID-19 responses, according to report by International Commission of Jurists

Recurring Theme(s):

  • Kathmandu Valley schools not to reopen before Dashain