Some folks read the major dailies online to get their news. By some folks, I mean around 30% hola (that’s according to my dog Twinkle) and the rest 70% only use Facebook and get their news from so-called online portals (nearly 90% of them are fake news).

We should all know by now that you should always wash your hands (at least 20 seconds, yes learn our national anthem and sing while you wash), wear masks if you are outside and social distancing is the most important of all stuff for now.

But then we have all the fake news about eating tons of garlic or eating gober or cow urine or every other nautanki tips someone can come up with.

I think it’s better to use aka Google Baba or Google Mata and find out more about COVID-19. This is not the time to read conspiracy theories or believe what the egghead Trump tells the world. Trump is not an expert and just because he is the President of the United States doesn’t mean that he knows everything.

Trump is a jackass and yes, he got elected and might get re-elected because he knows how to cater to his voters. No, it’s not the poor White Americans only but even educated, middle-class conservatives who believe that he is the man to lead them to disintegration of Amrika.

Well, let’s forget about Trump because his nataks is not going to affect any of us here in Nepal. It’s our own incompetent government trying to act smart by trying to make some moolah out of medical kits and supplies from China.

Well, our government tells us that the folks who were supposed to supply the medical stuff are no longer allowed to do so and their 5 Kaord deposit is now in our national treasury as their contract has been cancelled. But it’s time our Health Minister resigned and our Oli Ba appoint a doctor or someone who knows a little more about public health to head the Health Ministry.

But Oli Ba is oily. He likes to defend every one of his courtiers even if they are corrupt and get caught in controversies here and there. Our Madame President is more worried about our Nepalis in the West than our Nepalis who are stranded across the border. We all know that our politicians and civil servants do not care much about our own people and are only interested to make a quick buck everywhere.

It’s ironic that once again, citizens of this land are helping the poor and the needy by collecting funds and distributing daily essentials while our government wallahs are still trying to figure out how to make money during this crisis.
Don’t be surprised if our government once again extends our lockdown for another week till April 15. After all, India is closed until then and we have seen how migrant workers in India are suffering. India was not prepared but that doesn’t mean our government can get away with their own nataks.

Well, let’s get back to the story of the day. Please go to WHO ko website or use Google Baba or Mata and search for news about COVID-19 or how to be safe if you are still confused how to take preventive measures to stay safe.

The number one tip is STAY HOME…. stay with your families and if you have to go out to buy stuff or meet people, then make sure you wash your hands before and after you come back, take off your clothes after you come back (but do wear a new/fresh one and not walk around nude in the house and scare your dog!) and eat dal, bhat, tarkari (the best food on Earth) and hope things will start to be a little bit normal after April 15.

Our lazy-arse government doesn’t care about contact tracing, then testing the folks and if needed isolating them from the general population for a while. Our government can a learn a thing or two from Taiwan, Singapore and even South Korea. But, they won’t because they do not have the courage to use the government’s fund to help the people. They think that we all owe them everything and our national treasury is theirs to loot.

Anyways, don’t go crazy by using Facebook 24/7 or even Tik Tok and get burnt out for now. Read a book or two. Learn to cook at least dal, bhat and tarkari from your mother, wife, sister or whoever is the best cook in the house. Dance for at least 10 minutes per day to your favorite songs.

And don’t get depressed or paranoid by reading lots of fake news out there. And don’t eat too much and spend the whole day sleeping. Read about ‘flattening the curve’ not fattening your curve for now.

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Information on Coronavirus from World Health Organization (WHO)

What is a coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

What are the symptoms of someone infected with a coronavirus?

It depends on the virus, but common signs include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Is there a treatment for a novel coronavirus?

There is no specific treatment for disease caused by a novel coronavirus. However, many of the symptoms can be treated and therefore treatment based on the patient’s clinical condition. Moreover, supportive care for infected persons can be highly effective.

What can I do to protect myself?

Standard recommendations to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses include maintaining basic hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices and avoiding close contact, when possible, with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

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