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20 Feb 2020 Nabin Baniya

Coronavirus in Nepal


According to the WHO, coronaviruses are a family of virus that causes illness ranging from the common cold to other more diseases such as SARS and MERS. These viruses originally transmitted between animals and people. SARS is believed to be transmitted from civet cats whereas MERS traveled from a type of camel to humans. The name coronavirus comes from a Latin word corona which means crown or halo. Under the electronic microscope, the image of the virus is reminiscent of a solar corona. A novel coronavirus is identified by Chinese authorities on January 7 which is names 2019-nCov. This is a new strain that had not been previously identified in Humans. Coronavirus in Nepal has not arrived yet.

Symptoms of Coronavirus

According to the WHO, the signs of infection include fever, cough, shortness of breath and difficulties inbreathe. In more cases, it can lead to Pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidneys failure, and even deaths. The incubation periods of this virus remains unknown. Some sources say it could be between 10 days and 2 weeks.

Where have cases of coronavirus reported?

China is the country where most cases and deaths have been reported. So far the Philippines are only the country that has reported a fatality from new virus outside of china. This virus spared many Asian countries as well as Australia. Europe, North America as well as the Middle East are also among the countries where the virus spread. Nearly all these dozens of cases outside are among the people who recently travel china.

How to protect yourself from Novel cornea virus infection?

  1. Clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand hub.
  2. Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  3. Avoid unprotected contact with live wild or farm animals.
  4. Thoroughly cook meat and eggs.
  5. Avoid close contact with those who show signs of the flu.
  6. Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or fixed elbow.

Conditions of Coronavirus in Nepal

The government of Nepal has officially launched a notice regarding the truth of coronavirus. The notice is about the current situations of the virus in Nepal. TAAN notified in a press statement that the ministry of health has joined hands with the ministry of tourism in Nepal. It is to check and curb the impact of the virus. This also is to isolate such cases when reported. Separate health desk is set up at Tribhuvan international airport as well as borders points along Nepal and china. These health desks are manned by doctors as well as health professionals. Four hospitals are running intensive care units to treat any patients of coronavirus.

 Affects to Nepal

The epidemic outbreak of coronavirus in china has started alarming the Nepali tourism sector. Nepal has just inaugurated the visit Nepal year 2020 Campaign. The Chinese government has implemented travel restrictions across the country. China tourism associations have halted all outbound tourist groups since January 2, 2020. From the Virus, the Everest base camp trek, Annapurna as well as many others are with only a few people which seams do decrease day by day.

What is doing to stop it from Spreading?

Scientists are working on a vaccine but have warned one is unlikely to be available for mass distributions before 2021. Chines authorities have effectively sealed off Wuhan as well as have placed restrictions on travel to and from several other cities. Many airlines have canceled flights to china. Some countries from Europe as well as other continents has banned Chinese people to enter their nations.


By the date, there is no coronavirus in Nepal. So, people around the globe can visit Nepal for trekking as well as touring activities. Our trekking destinations like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang are calling you. Do visit them and don’t cancel your trekking plan.

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