News Digest – National Security & Climate Change (January 7 – January 13, 2021)

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Nepal’s COVID-19 tally reaches 265,268 as death toll reaches 1925: According to the health ministry, as of January 13, Nepal’s COVID-19 tally stands at 265,268 and the death tally has reached 1,925. There are 4,375 active cases of infection in the country while 258,968 people have made a recovery. Nationwide …

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News Digest – National Security & Climate Change (December 31, 2020 – January 6, 2021)

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Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 262,784 as death toll reaches 1893: According to the Health Ministry, as of January 6, 20201, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally stands at 262,784 and the death tally has reached 1,893. There are 5,225 active cases of infection in the country while 255,666 people have made a recovery. …

Time to rewrite the constitution

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“It is time to move beyond the idea of political stability to the idea of constitutional stability.“ Prime Minister KP Oli’s move to dissolve Parliament has unleashed a phase of political uncertainty which could devour more than the legislative body. Oli’s political endgame is not clear; it has brought into …

News Digest – National Security & Climate Change (December 24 – December 30, 2020)

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Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 258840 as death toll reaches 1832: As of December 30, Nepal’s COVID-19 tally stands at 258,840 and the death tally has reached 1,832. Province No. 2 has reported 20,607 cases with 210 deaths, Bagmati Province has reported 140,346 cases with 896 deaths, Lumbini Province has reported …

News Digest – National Security & Climate Change (December 17 – December 23, 2020)

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Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 255236 as death toll reaches 1798: As of December 9, Nepal’s COVID-19 tally stands at 255,236 and the death tally has reached 1,798. According to the health ministry, there are 7,729 active cases of infection in the country while 245,709 people have made a recovery. Province …

News Digest – National Security & Climate Change (December 10 – December 16, 2020)

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Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 250180 as death toll reaches 1730: As of December 9, Nepal’s COVID-19 tally stands at 243,377 and the death tally has reached 1,637. According to the health ministry, there are 12,686 active cases of infection in the country while 229,054 people have made a recovery. Province …

News Digest – National Security & Climate Change (December 3 – December 9, 2020)

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Nepal’s COVID-19 tally reaches 243377 as death toll reaches 1637: As of December 9, Nepal’s COVID-19 tally stands at 243,377 and the death tally has reached 1,637. According to the health ministry, there are 12,686 active cases of infection in the country while 229,054 people have made a recovery. Province …

How long will Nepal have to wait for COVID-19 vaccines?

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November Analysis In the past month, the formulation of possible vaccines for COVID-19 have constantly been in the news. In the first week of November, Pfizer Inc. announced that its experimental COVID-19 vaccine proved to be over 90% effective. [1]Following the news, high ranking officials created a committee and scheduled …

Testing should not be treated as a scarce resource, especially now

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October Analysis As the number of COVID-19 cases and fatalities in Nepal continue to rise at an alarming rate, it has become apparent that its testing is more than a matter of individuals safeguarding their own health and that of their families. It has become an important tool in limiting …

News Digest – National Security & Climate Change (November 26 – December 2)

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Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 234756 as death toll reaches 1529: As of December 2, Nepal’s COVID-19 tally stands at 224,756 and the death tally has reached 1529. According to the health ministry, there are 16633 active cases of infection in the country while 216594 people have made a recovery. Province …