Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Nepal
Pharmaceutical staff wearing face masks as a protective measure arranges their last remaining stock of face masks after warning comes as coronavirus outbreak is spreading beyond China and some of the shops in Kathmandu have complained of short supply of face masks at a Pharmacy outside Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, February 04, 2020.
Security personnel wear masks as a protective measure as they walk at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The outbreak of pneumonia in China is believed to have been caused by a new strain of corona virus, which has already killed 81 people in China according to media sources and is rapidly spreading across the world. 
A staffer (unseen) looks at temperature readings from a thermal scanner inside the arrival section at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The outbreak of pneumonia in China is believed to have been caused by a new strain of corona virus, which has already killed 81 people in China according to media sources and is rapidly spreading across the world. 
A staffer stands at a health post inside the arrival section at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The outbreak of pneumonia in China is believed to have been caused by a new strain of corona virus, which has already killed 81 people in China according to media sources and is rapidly spreading across the world. 
Passengers arriving to Nepal are pictured on a thermal scanner inside the arrival section at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The outbreak of pneumonia in China is believed to have been caused by a new strain of corona virus, which has already killed more than 106 people in China according to media sources and is rapidly spreading across the world including one confirmed case of corona virus detected in Nepal. 
Tourists wear masks as a protective measure upon their arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The outbreak of pneumonia in China is believed to have been caused by a new strain of corona virus, which has already killed 81 people in China according to media sources and is rapidly spreading across the world.
A thermal scanner is pictured inside the arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The outbreak of pneumonia in China is believed to have been caused by a new strain of corona virus, which has already killed 81 people in China according to media sources and is rapidly spreading across the world. 
A Pharmaceutical staff wearing a face mask as a protective measure after warning comes as coronavirus outbreak is spreading beyond China at a Pharmacy in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, February 04, 2020.
Grade three children wear face masks as a protective measure while studying after Nepal confirmed the first case of corona virus that is spreading rapidly across the world at Matribhumi School in Thimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. 
Grade three children wear face masks as a protective measure while studying after Nepal confirmed the first case of corona virus that is spreading rapidly across the world at Matribhumi School in Thimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. 
A welder welds near the entrance of the two buildings of Nepal Electricity Authority Training Centre that has been vacated for quarantining as many as 185 Nepalis returning from Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Sunday, February 09, 2020. 
The buildings are pictured where Nepali evacuees arriving from the Chinese province of Hubei, which has been hit hard by novel coronavirus outbreak could be quarantined in Bhaktapur on Wednesday. 
An official staff of the airport places plastic sheets on a chartered wide body Nepal Airlines aircraft preperating to take flight to Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, the epicentre of coronavirus, to evacuate 185 Nepali students at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The evacuees will have their health examined at the airport. Those having no symptom of COVID-19 will be taken to the quarantine zone in Bhaktapur, while those showing symptoms of the disease will be taken to Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital. 
A chartered wide body Nepal Airlines aircraft takes flight to Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, the epicentre of coronavirus, to evacuate 185 Nepali students at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The evacuees will have their health examined at the airport. Those having no symptom of COVID-19 will be taken to the quarantine zone in Bhaktapur, while those showing symptoms of the disease will be taken to Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital. 
A group of medical team in protective suits get ready examine Nepali passengers after a Nepal Airlines aircraft returned from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, the epicentre of coronavirus, evacuating Nepali students back to the country at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Those having no symptom of COVID-19 will be taken to the quarantine zone in Bhaktapur, while those showing symptoms of the disease will be taken to Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital. 
A group of medical team in protective suits examine Nepali passengers after a Nepal Airlines aircraft returned from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, the epicentre of coronavirus, evacuating Nepali students back to the country at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Those having no symptom of COVID-19 will be taken to the quarantine zone in Bhaktapur, while those showing symptoms of the disease will be taken to Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital.
A chartered Nepal Airlines flight landed here early this morning bringing home 175 Nepalis from Hubei Province of China where the coronavirus emerged over a month ago and has now spread to two dozen countries.
Of the 175 people that boarded the Airbus A330 from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, 170 are students who went to different universities across six cities in the province including Wuhan.
The government had sent a special flight to bring home 185 citizens who had applied for their immediate evacuation as the deadly virus spread in the province.
However, six were held back by the Chinese authorities at the Wuhan airport citing medical reasons. Four others decided to stay back in Hubei at the last hour.
Videos of the passengers expressing relief on coming back home safely had surfaced on social media shortly after the plane landed at the airport.
Three pilots, six crew members, an engineer, a loadmaster and a health team comprising a doctor, nurses and paramedics from Nepal Army had accompanied the passengers. The passengers and crew members will be put under quarantine for at least 14 days. A shared facility has been readied by the government to temporarily house the Hubei returnees. Authorities will take stock of their health on a regular basis and those showing symptoms and ultimately testing positive for the infection will be kept in isolation for treatment.
A notice banner placed by the locals against bringing the Nepalis returning from Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak outside the Nepal Electricity Authority Training Centre that has been vacated for quarantining the Nepalis in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Sunday, February 09, 2020. All 175 returnees along with the crew members of the flight who will share this ‘temporary base’ will undergo another test on the 14th day to rule out CoVID-19 contraction. Upon receiving clearance from medical personnel, they will then finally reunite with their respective families.
A trainer makes cotton face masks to teach the local women from 29 different Ward's around Lalitpur area for mass production to overcome the shortage of face masks amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus outbreak at Social Welfare Division in Lalitpur, Nepal on Sunday, March 15, 2020. The cotton is locally produced at Patan industrial estate in Nepal.
A staff of a school checks the temperature of children as a precaution against the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak at Saipal Academy, Sukedhara in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, March 06, 2020. WHO announced that more than 90,000 people worldwide have been diagnosed with the disease.
School children wear protective face masks against the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak take part in a school routine at Saipal Academy, Sukedhara in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, March 06, 2020. WHO announced that more than 90,000 people worldwide have been diagnosed with the disease. 
A man shows a fabric face mask being made due to the shortage in supply caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, March 07, 2020. According to recent media reports more than 102,581 cases and 3,501 deaths have been reported worldwide.
A man making fabric face masks due to the shortage in supply caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, March 07, 2020. According to recent media reports more than 102,581 cases and 3,501 deaths have been reported worldwide.  
Buddhist nuns take part in ritual prayers for the people affected with coronavirus and for those who lost their lives due to the virus praying for the end of COVID-19 inside the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, March 14, 2020. 
A family wearing face masks amid scares of coronavirus listen to prayer rituals by Buddhist nuns for the victims affected with COVID-19 inside the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, March 14, 2020. 
Kumar Thapa, a security guard disinfects a Sajha Yatayat public transportation bus amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus outbreak in Lalitpur, Nepal on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Nepalese Army personnel wearing a protective suit during a demonstration to prepare over concerns of coronavirus COVID-19 disease spread at a quarantine zone inside the Army headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Nepalese Army personnel wearing a protective suit walks during a demonstration to prepare over concerns of coronavirus COVID-19 disease spread at a quarantine zone inside the Army headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
A general view of the quarantine zone during a demonstration to prepare over concerns of coronavirus COVID-19 disease spread at a quarantine zone inside the Army headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
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A Nepalese Army personnel sanitize his hands showing safety measures during a demonstration to prepare over concerns of coronavirus COVID-19 disease spread at a quarantine zone inside the Army headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
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A man washes his hands with soap at a hand wash station placed amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) disease at Maitidevi in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday, March 19, 2020. 
A Muslim man wearing a face mask amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) takes part in holy Friday prayers at a Mosque in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, March 20, 2020.
A Sadhu, devotee of Lord Shiva wearing a face mask amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus outbreak gestures at the premise of Pashupathinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, March 21, 2020. 
A Sadhu, devotee of Lord Shiva wearing a face mask amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus outbreak gestures at the premise of Pashupathinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, March 21, 2020. 
Nepalese people stock up on cooking gas cylinders amid concerns about the coronavirus spread in Kathmandu, Nepal on Sunday, March 22, 2020. 
Nepalese people stock up on cooking gas cylinders amid concerns about the coronavirus spread in Kathmandu, Nepal on Sunday, March 22, 2020. 
A waiter wearing protective face mask and gloves serves customers amid concerns about the coronavirus spread in Kathmandu, Nepal on Sunday, March 22, 2020. 
A local spraying disinfect along the streets amid concerns about the coronavirus spread in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday, March 23, 2020. The Ministry of Health and Population today has confirmed that one person who travelled to Nepal from France has tested positive for coronavirus.
A woman wearing a face mask amid concerns about the coronavirus spread offer prayers at a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday, March 23, 2020.
A local spraying disinfect along the streets amid concerns about the coronavirus spread in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday, March 23, 2020. The Ministry of Health and Population today has confirmed that one person who travelled to Nepal from France has tested positive for coronavirus.
A deserted look of the Boudhanath Stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site after the government imposed a nationwide lockdown for a week in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 after Nepal confirmed the second case of a 19-year-old Nepali student, who had returned from France via Qatar in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
A motorcyclist rides on an empty road after the government imposed a nationwide lockdown for a week in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 after Nepal confirmed the second case of a 19-year-old Nepali student, who had returned from France via Qatar in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
A woman and her dog walk the empty roads after the government imposed a nationwide lockdown for a week in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 after Nepal confirmed the second case of a 19-year-old Nepali student, who had returned from France via Qatar in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Photo/Skanda Gautam
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Empty benches are pictured at Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the second day of the week long nationwide lockdown in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 in Lalitpur, Nepal on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
A man reads a paper in front of closed shops on the second day of the week long nationwide lockdown in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 in Lalitpur, Nepal on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. 
A policeman patrols the streets on the second day of the week long nationwide lockdown in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. 
A security guard holding a hand sanitizer stands outside a bank on the third day of the nationwide lockdown amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lalitpur, Nepal on Thursday, March 26, 2020. 
Drinking water for the public is distributed from a vehicle along the streets on the third day of the nationwide lockdown amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lalitpur, Nepal on Thursday, March 26, 2020. 
A pharmaceutical staff stands inside a pharmacy on the third day of the nationwide lockdown amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lalitpur, Nepal on Thursday, March 26, 2020. 
Health workers wearing personal protective suits walk inside the hospital to disinfect the Patan Hospital premise on the third day of the nationwide lockdown amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lalitpur, Nepal on Thursday, March 26, 2020. 
A health worker wearing personal protective suit gets ready to disinfect the Patan Hospital premise on the third day of the nationwide lockdown amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lalitpur, Nepal on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
A health worker wearing personal protective suit gets ready to disinfect the Patan Hospital premise on the third day of the nationwide lockdown amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lalitpur, Nepal on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
A health worker makes personal protective equipment for the health workers at Patan Hospital on the third day of the nationwide lockdown amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lalitpur, Nepal on Thursday, March 26, 2020. 
Health workers wearing personal protective suits disinfect the Patan Hospital premise on the third day of the nationwide lockdown amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lalitpur, Nepal on Thursday, March 26, 2020. 
Health workers wearing personal protective suits disinfect the Patan Hospital premise on the third day of the nationwide lockdown amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lalitpur, Nepal on Thursday, March 26, 2020. 
A health worker wearing personal protective suit gets ready to disinfect the Patan Hospital premise on the third day of the nationwide lockdown amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lalitpur, Nepal on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
People stand on markings to buy vegetables to main distance amid concerns on the spread of coronavirus on the fourth day of government imposed lockdown outside a vegetable shop in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, March 27, 2020.
A policeman arresting lockdown violators using a multifunctional device that lets him maintain social distance on the fifth day of government imposed nationwide lockdown amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
A policeman arresting a lockdown violator using a multifunctional device that lets him maintain social distance on the fifth day of government imposed nationwide lockdown amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Police personnel try on face shields without charge given by the local people of Dillibazar on the fifth day of government imposed lockdown amid concerns over coronavirus pandemic in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
A shopkeeper wearing a face shield without charge given by the local people of Dillibazar is pictured at her shop on the fifth day of government imposed lockdown amid concerns over coronavirus pandemic in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
The four local people of Dillibazar who make free  face shields in their rented room for security personnel, journalists and people on duty on the fifth day of government imposed lockdown amid concerns over coronavirus pandemic in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
A pharmacy is pictured covered in plastic sheets amid concerns over coronavirus pandemic on the sixth day of government imposed lockdown in Kathmandu, Nepal on Sunday, March 29, 2020. 
Detained lockdown violators stand on markings to maintain social distance amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic outside a Police Station on the sixth day of government imposed nationwide lockdown in Kathmandu, Nepal on Sunday, March 29, 2020. 
A health worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) examines a patient amid concerns over coronavirus pandemic on the sixth day of government imposed lockdown at Karuna Hospital at Budanilkantha in Kathmandu, Nepal on Sunday, March 29, 2020.
Sneha Shrestha and her team Sneha's Care feed stray dogs on the seventh day of the government imposed lockdown amid concerns over coronavirus pandemic in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday, March 30, 2020. 
Sneha Shrestha and her team Sneha's Care feed monkeys on the seventh day of the government imposed lockdown amid concerns over coronavirus pandemic in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday, March 30, 2020.
Stranded American citizens wait for their flight to return to America on the eighth day of government imposed lockdown amid concerns over coronavirus pandemic at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
Broadband Technicians wearing protective dress fix internet lines along a street on the ninth day of government imposed lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday, April 01, 2020.
A youth wearing a protective suit disinfecting a temple amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) disease on the tenth day of government imposed lockdown in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday, April 02, 2020.
A youth wearing a protective suit disinfecting a temple amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) disease on the tenth day of government imposed lockdown in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday, April 02, 2020.
A videographer taking shots of deserted Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the eleventh day of national emergency lockdown amid over concerns the spread of coronavirus pandemic in Lalitpur, Nepal on Friday, April 03, 2020.
Two women walk along the deserted Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the eleventh day of national emergency lockdown amid over concerns the spread of coronavirus pandemic in Lalitpur, Nepal on Friday, April 03, 2020.
A policeman arresting a lockdown violator using a multifunctional device that lets him maintain social distance on the ninth day of government imposed nationwide lockdown amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
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