Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Novel corona virus (COVID-19): UPDATED 19th of September, 2021

September 2021

 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Infections from COVID–19 globally total >219 million with more than 4.6 million deaths. Maximum number of new cases and deaths are occurring in the Americas followed by Europe and South-east Asia. Nepal has diagnosed >777,000 cases so far. Covid cases are declining in Nepal and are less than 1500 per day. Nepal began its vaccination drive from January 27, 2021. Population of Nepal fully immunized with the covid vaccines (Astrazeneca 2 doses, verocell 2 doses, Johnson & Johnson 1 dose) is at 18.2 % and the population that has received at least 1 dose is >20%. Vaccine uptake is high among persons working in the tourism industry e.g. lodge owners, guides and porters. All health care workers are believed to have been fully immunized. Persons 18 years and above are now eligible to get the vaccine.

Flights to and from Nepal have increased dramatically and internal flights are operating in full swing. On-arrival tourist visas are now available for all countries except a few https://www.welcomenepal.com/nepal-tourism-board-notice. Information on flight status, home/ hotel quarantine on arrival, etc can be found here: The upcoming tourist season is likely to see some travelers and trekkers come to Nepal while the mountaineering teams are already in the country. While trekking permits are available if one is associated with an agency (for instance a trekking agency, tour operator), permit to solo trekkers is still on hold.

Vaccinated people should continue to take safety precautions, such as wearing a mask and avoiding close contact (within about 6 feet, or 2 meters) with others, when they are in public or visiting with people who are unvaccinated and at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

If you or someone you know experiences covid symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, bodyaches, runny nose, and in some cases diarrhea) or have been in contact with someone with the disease, we request you to self-quarantine at home and arrange for testing. We can do COVID-19 testing, and necessary follow up at CIWEC. Guidelines to self-quarantine can found here: (https://ciwec-clinic.com/health-articles/home-care-for-patients-with-suspected-covid-19-infection/)

If symptoms are severe (difficulty breathing, chest pain,etc) please phone or visit CIWEC. Inpatient care including ICU care is available at CIWEC for covid.

All of our staff are fully immunized with the covid vaccine. We are open 24/7 and all services are fully operational (Ph: 977-4424111, 4435232)