Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, discharges Prime Minister KP Oli after his 12-day hospital stay following a kidney transplant.
Saturday, March 14:
PM Oli talks to party co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, advisors, and key ministers, and instructs everyone to come up with a comprehensive strategy to fight against a possible corona outbreak.
Sunday, March 15:
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi organizes a video conference of leaders of all eight SAARC member states to chalk out a common strategy to fight the spread of coronavirus in the region. Modi proposes a coronavirus fund, and makes an offer of $10m for it.
Monday, March 16
Speaker of the lower house Agni Sapkota says he cannot table the bill on Millennium Challenge Corporation without agreements on it with both the ruling Nepal Communist Party as well as the opposition Nepali Congress.
Sarad Singh Bhandari takes over as the leader of the six-member presidium of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal. The party has a system of rotational leadership. Ministry of Education instructs private schools to stop enrolling student for the new academic year.
Wednesday, March 18
The government takes a number of decisions to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including cancellation of Secondary Education Examinations (SEE) and banning all incoming passengers from Europe, the United Kingdom, the Gulf, West Asia, and Iran.
Thursday, March 19
Different associations of share investors submit a memo to Nepal Stock Exchange asking for a stop in stock-trading in the view of the government directive to limit public gatherings to 25 persons.