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Nepal COVID-19 SitRep 44

This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator in collaboration with partners. It covers the period from 17- 30 July 2021.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relaxing of prohibitory orders and decreasing adherence to public health and social measures observed across the country, particularly outside Kathmandu Valley, in contributing to concerns of a new spike in infections.
  • Fear of disease transmission and movement restrictions remain major challenges for patients to access non-COVID-19 health services.
  • Daily food and other essential needs of vulnerable families affected by secondary impacts of COVID-19 are largely unmet.
  • Dry spell across western Nepal is compounding food hardships, with winter crop production expected to drop by 40-80%.
  • Construction of semi-permanent health desks is completed at two points of entry and ongoing at three additional points of entry (PoEs).
  • Eight young children have died in Sarlahi district due to lack of proper drainage systems after falling in road depressions and drainage holes.