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COVID-19: Punjab govt extends lockdown for another 15 days

LAHORE: The provincial government of Punjab has decided to continue the smart lockdown for another 15 days keeping in view the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Punjab. According to a notification issued by the Punjab government, all the public

Sindh reports 37 more deaths, 1,151 COVID-19 cases

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 1,151 new cases of the novel COVID-19 were reported during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the province to 107,773. In a statement on

Coronavirus cases surge to over 248,000 in Pakistan

KARACHI: The coronavirus recoveries in Pakistan are now above 153,145, while the number of total confirmed cases has passed 248,000. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 248,000 in the country, while the death toll stands at 5,103.

TV actress Yashma Gill tests positive for COVID-19

KARACHI: Famous Television actress Yashma Gill on Saturday disclosed that she has tested positive for the novel COVID-19. On a social media website Twitter, Yashma Gill said, “Three days ago I felt feverish with mild symptoms associated with #Covid19 –

Over 170 police personnel test positive for COVID-19 in Karachi

KARACHI: As many as 171 officers and personnel of the Sindh police have tested positive for the COVID-19 over the past two days. According to a spokesman for Sindh Police, as of Saturday, a total of 2,096 police personnel in

Sindh reports 34 more deaths, 1,452 COVID-19 cases

KARACHI: The novel COVID-19 has claimed 34 more lives and infected 1,452 people during the past 24 hours in Sindh. In a statement on the COVID-19 situation, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that 34 more people succumbed to COVID-19

Over 52,640 patients recover from coronavirus in Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab Spokesperson Musarrat Cheema has said that 52,641 patients have recovered from the COVID-19 during the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries in the province to 149,092. On a social media website Twitter, the spokespersons said

Sindh reports 1,468 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 1,468 new cases of the novel COVID-19 reported during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the province to 102,368. In a statement on the

Sindh reports 22 deaths, 1736 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

KARACHI: Sindh health officials have reported 1736 new COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths during the last 24 hours. In his daily coronavirus update in the province, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said in the past 24 hours, 9318 people

PM orders SOPs to curtail COVID-19 resurgence during Eid

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has instructed to ensure strict implementation of SOPs and undertaking all required administrative actions to implement the standard operating procedures (SOPs)  to curtail the spread of COVID-19 during Eid-ul-Azha. Chairing a meeting in Islamabad on

Govt to seal seven more COVID-19 infected areas in Lahore

LAHORE: The district administration of Lahore has announced that seven more areas in the city will be put under lockdown from tonight to limit the spread of COVID-19. According to a notification issued on Wednesday, a week-long lockdown will be

Cabinet approves to lunch phase-II of Ehsas Cash Programme

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz on Tuesday said that the federal cabinet has approved to launch phase-II of Ehsas Cash Programme to lessen sufferings of weaker segments of the society. While addressing press conformance after the cabinet meeting

Sindh reports 42 more deaths, 1388 COVID-19 cases

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has confirmed that provincial health officials reported 1388 coronavirus cases and 42 deaths during the last 24 hours. Sindh reported on Tuesday 42 more deaths due to COVID-19 taking the toll to 1614.

Over 214 police personnel test positive for COVID-19 in Karachi

KARACHI:  More than 214 officers and personnel of the Sindh police have tested positive for the COVID-19 over the past three days. According to a spokesman for Sindh Police, as of Tuesday, a total of 1,885 police personnel in the

Locally-developed ventilators handed over to NDMA: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has announced that the first batch of domestically-developed ventilators handed over to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to treat the critically-ill COVID-19 patients. On a social media website Twitter, Minister for

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif recovers from COVID-19

LAHORE: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has tested negative for COVID-19 on Sunday. The opposition leader has recovered from the disease, PML-N spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb confirmed the news. She said the result of

IBA implements financial relief plan during COVID-19

KARACHI: Under the Sindh COVID-19 Emergency Relief Ordinance 2020, the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi has decided to provide certain relief measures to the affected people of Sindh province including a reduction in monthly fees to students to the

Coronavirus cases surge to over 227,000 in Pakistan

KARACHI: The coronavirus recoveries in Pakistan are now above 125,210, while the number of total confirmed cases has passed 227,000. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 227, 000in the country, while the death toll stands at 4,622. 

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine trials for COVID-19 treatment

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug ritonavir in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality. The WHO said in a

Pakistan records 11,471 COVID-19 recoveries in 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) officials have said over the past 24 hours Pakistan’s COVID-19 recovery rate reached 55.5% after 11,471 recoveries were recorded across the country. According to the government’s COVID-19 portal, these recoveries were the

Sindh reports 1,585 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

 KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 1,585 more COVID-19 cases were reported in the province on Saturday and 42 more patients had succumbed to the virus. In a statement, CM said that following this development, the

Lockdown restrictions lifted from 89 COVID-19 hotspots in KP

PESHAWAR: After a significant decrease in reported COVID-19 cases, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has lifted lockdowns from 89 areas of the province on Saturday. According to the health department’s focal person Dr Iftikharuddin, the government’s ‘smart lockdown’ policy had resulted

Pakistan COVID-19 cases top 225,200

LAHORE: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 225,283 in Pakistan, while the death toll stands at 4,619. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 3,387 cases of coronavirus were reported while 68 people

US donates 100 ventilators to Pakistan in war against COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: The United States (US) has donated 100 ventilators to Pakistan to assist in the fight against coronavirus pandemic. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) officials, the ventilators arrived in Karachi on July 2 and will be distributed in

Is the smart lockdown really working?

The number of coronavirus cases keeps rising and have crossed the grim 221,896 marks by June 3 across the county. The government had decided to impose a ‘selected lockdown’ only in areas with a high rate of inflections. Smart lockdown

Smart lockdown imposed in 18 more areas of Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh government has Imposed Smart lockdown in 18 more areas of Karachi’s South District from today (Friday) till July 16, to limit the spread of the COVID-19 in the provincial. According to a notification issued by the provincial government,

Coronavirus cases surge to over 217,000 in Pakistan

KARACHI: The coronavirus recoveries in Pakistan are now above 100,000, while the number of total confirmed cases has passed 217,000. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 217,809 in the country, while the death toll stands at 4,473. 

CAA bans protocols at airports till August 31 amid COVID-19

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for domestic, chartered and private flights to limit the spread of COVID-19. According to a notification on Wednesday, the SOPs that came into immediate effect on July 1

COVID-19: Sindh govt extends ‘smart’ lockdown till July 15

KARACHI: Sindh government has extended smart lockdown in the province for 15 days to limit the spread of COVID-19. According to a notification, the lockdown will be enforced till July 15. All businesses will open five days a week while

Sindh reports 34 more deaths, 2655 COVID-19 cases

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has confirmed that provincial health officials reported 2655 coronavirus cases and 34 deaths. Murad Ali Shah said in the past 24 hours, province conducted 9435, out of which 2655 came out positive. He

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