Nepal COVID-19 SitRep 39

No. of pages: 6

Publication date: 2021

Author: UN in Nepal

This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator in collaboration with partners. It covers the period from 29 May to 4 June 2021.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meeting with provincial Chief Ministers highlighted significant gaps in essential human resources for medical response and huge challenges related to unemployment.
  • Procurement of vaccines remains a critical gap and top priority.
  • Service delivery is constrained by infection or fear of infection among essential staff who remain unvaccinated.
  • Closure of schools with no or limited access to distance learning is reported to be contributing to child labor, child marriage and risky behavior among children.
  • Isolation centres are regularly established without consideration of WASH requirements, thereby increasing infection risks.