The battle against the pandemic is being fought not just by medics in hospitals, but by volunteers and activists through social media, online groups and community organising, while political leaders are widely seen as incompetent and indifferent.
The difference with Maryland is that Nepal, despite more than three months of lockdown, still lacks adequate testing, contact tracing and proper management of Nepalis returnees from India. Had there been adequate test evidencing, a decrease in seven-day average cases could have been used to ease the lockdown safely. The long journey back to Nepal.
Where would I go if I get sick? Where would I take my mother if she gets the virus? Nepal says its Covid-19 response is under control. Everyone can see it’s not true. I am trained not to sleep for 48 hours, but I am not trained to send patients away without help.