May 6, 2021, Thursday
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Photo Essay: Makeshift pyre at practice as Covid 19 engulfing lives and livelihoods in Kathmandu Valley

Photo Essay: Makeshift pyre at practice as Covid 19 engulfing lives and livelihoods in Kathmandu Valley

With second wave of Covid 19 plaguing the country, more and more hospitals are reported to be in dire need of additional ICU beds and oxygen supports.

After facing the backlash at the initial press release appealing citizen to take care of Covid 19 patients on their own, Ministry of Health and Population recently instructed all hospitals to keep oxygen supplies at standby. At least 47 districts are under strict lockdown and few more are in the pipeline to decrease the contraction of the disease.

And yet, numbers of deceased are increasing by each day.

A makeshift pyre and a burial ground (excavator being used at the right top) at Pashupati River
Deceased body awaits turn at the gate of electric crematorium, Pashupati
Nepal Police officer instruct and disperse relatives away from closing in, Pashupati
Handful of relatives awaits as deceased loved ones await turn
No one close at the final sending off as Covid 19 fear looms large
A local cycling with essentials, Maitidevi, Kathmandu
One of the busiest roads in Kathmandu, left deserted.
Compared to previous lockdown, locals enjoyed some relief commuting for essential activities.
Different class, similar struggle for survival, Kathmandu
Daily waged workers, officials at different organizations and other essential practices allowed to ease the people.

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