Nepal suspended home industrial flights at midnight on Monday and can ban all industrial flights originating from India, Brazil and South Africa from midnight Wednesday till Might 14, Well being Minister Hridayesh Tripathi stated Sunday.
As India continues to grapple with an unrelenting second wave of Covid-19, its neighbor Nepal is seeing its personal surge in case numbers, prompting the Nepali authorities to seal the land border shared by the 2 nations.
The tiny South Asian nation on Sunday registered 7,137 new coronavirus infections — the best single-day rise in infections because the pandemic started, in line with the Nepal Well being Ministry. Twenty-seven new virus-related deaths have been additionally reported.
Nepal had seen case numbers start to fall in February, with newly recognized instances hovering between 50 to 100 every day. However infections started hovering in mid-April, about the identical time India’s second wave started. New instances now quantity within the hundreds every day, and well being authorities have recognized instances involving a variant of the coronavirus present in India.
Nepal has restricted well being care infrastructure and entry to life-saving assets, elevating fears it’s ill-equipped to take care of a large outbreak just like the one ravaging India. On Thursday, Nepali authorities imposed a two-week lockdown within the capital, Kathmandu, in efforts to curb the unfold of Covid-19.