With the global coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak, the whole world has gone into chaos. The virus first emerged from Wuhan city of China and has already affected over 176 countries. Considering its widespread and the fatality rate the WHO has declared this virus a global pandemic.  

The number of coronavirus cases globally has already topped over 200, 000 people because of which the countries across the globe has adjusted to life under lockdown and isolation. As the virus has created a global pandemic, Nepal is the only country that has resolved the case of COVID19.

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What is Corona Virus (COVID19)?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

On February 11, 2020, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, charged with naming new viruses, named the novel coronavirus, first identified in Wuhan, China, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, shortened to SARS-CoV-2.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, and cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.

Common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Symptoms of Corona Virus

How to protect yourself and others from COVID-19?

Preventative Measure of Corona Virus

What is the treatment for COVID-19?

There is no currently available vaccine for COVID-19. However, many of the symptoms can be treated and getting early care from a healthcare provider can make the disease less dangerous. There are several clinical trials that are being conducted to evaluate potential therapeutics for COVID-19.

Status of Corona (COVID19) pandemic in Nepal

On 17th January, a 32 years old Nepali citizen was suspected of having coronavirus infection. He was supposed to be infected with coronavirus in Wuhan and now he has been admitted to Nepals’ top infectious hospital.

The Nepali who was infected with this Corona infection has been released from the clinic subsequent to making a full recuperation. More than 500 people have been tested in Nepal over the possibility of contaminating the coronavirus. Only one of them had an infection. All the rest were found free of infection.

If you are planning to travel to Nepal, but afraid of the coronavirus epidemic, then you should not hold yourself back. The Government of Nepal is doing all it can to stop coronavirus entering the nation and make Nepal a safe destination during the visit Nepal year 2020. In this context, Nepal is safe to travel. However, necessary precaution is needed just in case.