The Minister Transport of Nepal is infected with the Coronavirus, The government decides to step up the establishment of highly dependent hospital beds
Kathmandu, October 19 Nepal’s Minister of Infrastructure and
Transport Nemwang was diagnosed with the coronavirus on the 19th.
Nemwang announced that his nucleic acid test result was positive on the same day
and asked those who have had close contact with him recently to take preventive measures.
Nemwang is also the third minister
Recently, the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal Batlay and the Minister of Education and Technology Bokrell have been infected with the coronavirus.
According to statistics released by the Ministry of Health and Population on the afternoon of the 19th, in the past 24 hours
various health institutions have tested about 15,700 samples, and there have been 3790 new cases of new coronavirus infections nationwide, with a total of 136,036 cases.
At the same time, there were 18 new deaths nationwide, with a total of 757. At present, the cure rate of the coronavirus in Nepal has reached 69.5%.
The Kathmandu Valley
The Kathmandu Valley (hereinafter referred to as the Valley) is an area with a high incidence of cases. On the same day, there were 2388 new cases of coronavirus in the valley: 2008 new cases in Kathmandu
99 new cases in Bhaktapur City, and 281 new cases in Lalitpur City. As of press time, 7 transportation management offices in the valley have suspended external services due to the emergence of coronavirus cases.
In order to prevent and control the epidemic, the cabinet of Nepal on the 19th decided to add 2,000
high-dependency hospital beds in the valley in the next 15 days and 200 high-dependency
hospital beds in other severely affected areas.
The Minister Transport of Nepal
The high-dependency bed area is between the ordinary bed area and the intensive care unit.
Although it is not as good as the intensive care unit in terms of manpower and material resources
it can provide services for patients who are not so serious but require a higher level of care.
Earlier, the coronavirus hospital in the valley was basically operating at full capacity.
increased the risk of the spread of the virus.
The Cabinet of Nepal also decided that for areas with more than 500 active cases
the local government can decide on its own whether to implement a lockdown policy; for areas with more than 200 active cases
The local government can decide on its own how to control the passage of motor vehicles across regions. In addition, the border
Nepalese in India to return to Nepal.