Nepal suspended home industrial flights at midnight on Monday and will ban all industrial flights originating from India, Brazil and South Africa from midnight Wednesday till May 14, Health Minister Hridayesh Tripathi mentioned 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 two international locations.
The tiny South Asian nation on Sunday registered 7,137 new coronavirus infections — the highest single-day rise in infections since the pandemic started, in accordance with the Nepal Health Ministry. Twenty-seven new virus-related deaths had been additionally reported.
Nepal had seen case numbers start to fall in February, with newly recognized circumstances hovering between 50 to 100 every day. But infections started hovering in mid-April, about the identical time India’s second wave started. New circumstances now quantity in the 1000’s every day, and well being authorities have recognized circumstances involving a variant of the coronavirus present in India.
Nepal has restricted well being care infrastructure and entry to life-saving sources, elevating fears it’s ill-equipped to take care of a large outbreak like the one ravaging India. On Thursday, Nepali authorities imposed a two-week lockdown in the capital, Kathmandu, in efforts to curb the unfold of Covid-19.