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World Vision International Nepal – Nepal COVER Project Sitrep#10 (July 1, 2020)

Country: Nepal Source: World Vision Humanitarian Situation Overview Approximately 37% of total positive cases have been identified in the age group of 21-30. 89% of total positive cases are male and 11% female. Discharge rate is 23.55% and fatality rate is 0.21%. The virus has spread in all 77 districts of the country. (Source : MOHP Situation Report 142). MoHP has released a guideline regarding allowing private laboratories to perform molecular testing (PCR) for COVID-19 and interim guidance for the operation of nutrition rehabilitation in the context of COVID-19 (Source: WHO, Situation Updates #10, 24 June, 2020). The government of Nepal has extended lockdown until July 22, cross-district mobility is prohibited for non-essential reasons (MoHA). The Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) has issued Safety Guidelines for Lockdown Management , restricting people from moving out of their homes between 10:00 pm to 5:00 am, unless and allowing maximum 15 people attending weddings, death rituals, etc. with sufficient (two meters) social distancing maintained (Source: MOHA, Safety Guidelines for Lockdown Management). Hundreds of individuals released from quarantine after quick screening or RDT also tested positive for the disease in PCR tests. Some people also died on the way or after reaching home despite of negative results. (Source: The Kathmandu Post) The Covid-19 pandemic highlights the need to raise investment mental health programs or the possibility of a major rise in mental health conditions in the coming months. (Source: UN Health Agency) MoHP has also released the third revised version of the guidelines for management of dead body of people who died from COVID-19 this week. (Source: WHO, Situation Updates #9, 17 June, 2020). The pandemic has disrupted supply chains, threatening small and informal businesses. Three in five employees have lost their jobs and tourism receipts are projected to fall by 60 percent this year resulting into the loss of USD 400 million (Source: UN Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 19th June, 2020-Nepal).


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