World Vision International Nepal – Nepal COVER Project Sitrep #12 (July 16, 2020)

Situation Report
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Humanitarian Situation Overview

  • Disaster risk reduction portal of Nepal reports 116 deaths and 50 missing people due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall all over the country. In addition to this 138 citizens have been injured and 616 families remain affected and around 300 houses have been damaged (ECHO 15 July, 2020).

  • Several communities remain isolated as the road infrastructure leading to the disaster sites remain blocked by debris and relief operations have been affected by bad weather (ECHO 15 July, 2020).

  • Ministry of Health & Population (MoHP) has issued Interim guidelines for the provision of essential health and rehabilitation services for people with disabilities in the context of COVID-19. (Source: WHO Situation update 12#)

  • Interim guidance for Health care Waste Management in the context of COVID19 Emergency, 2020 has been issued by the MoHP in order to ensure uniformity in waste management and to facilitate the management of COVID19. (Source: MoHP)

  • Office of the Prime Minister and Council of ministers has endorsed Health standards for isolation of COVID -19 cases 2077 and Directives for amendment to the existing directives on reimbursement to hospitals treating COVID-19 cases 2077 with technical assistance from WHO. (Source: MoHP)

  • The bus operators affiliated with the company handed over the keys to their vehicles to the banks with no way to pay back the loan investments due to the lockdown, the local bus operators had asked for concessions so that they could pay back the loan installments at later dates. (Source: The Kathmandu Post)

  • There is an urgent need of high-quality research to clarify the relative significance of various transmission routes; the role of airborne transmission in the absence of aerosol production procedures; the dosage of virus necessary for transmission; the conditions and risk factors for super-spreading events; and the degree of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission. (Source: WHO)

  • Many migrants have been waiting to reunite with their families in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions to prevent its spread across the globe. (Source: UN )