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Murtaza Wahab rejects rumours of stricter lockdown in Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh government spokesperson Barrister Murtaza Wahab has rejected rumours regarding a stricter lockdown and closure of shops in the province. Murtaza Wahab in a video statement issued on Sunday urged citizens not to scare those around them through misinformation,

Abrar-ul-Haq tests positive for COVID-19

KARACHI: Abrar Ul Haq, the famous Pakistani singer and also an active member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday. On a social media website Twitter, Abrar Ul Haq confirmed the news, saying that while his

Sindh reports 885 new coronavirus cases, 16 more deaths

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said 885 new cases of COVID-19 have detected while 16 more patients died during the last 24 hours. In a statement on the COVID-19 situation, CM Murad Ali Shah said 885 new

Another doctor succumbs to coronavirus in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Peshawar Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) Director Dr Shahzad Akbar has confirmed that another doctor passed away on Sunday due to the COVID-19. His death has raised Pakistan’s death toll of medics who died of the infection to 18. According

NCC meeting to decide on easing or extending lockdown tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The National Coordination Committee (NCC) will meet in Islamabad tomorrow (Monday) to decide whether to ease or extend the lockdown restrictions imposed in the country. All the four chief ministers and certain federal ministers will participate in the meeting.

Searle to produce anti-viral drug Remdesivir for COVID-19 patients

KARACHI: A top Pakistani Pharmaceutical Company Searle Limited has effectively entered into a special licensing & marketing contract with Beximco Pharmaceuticals, Bangladesh to launch a lifesaving drug for COVID19 patients. CEO of the Searle Company, Syed Nadeem Ahmed said Searle’s

COIVID-19: Pakistan records over 3,000 cases in past 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: A record 3,039 cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded during the past 24 hours across the country, according to the national dashboard. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan has reached 69,496. The death toll from

Over 20 hospital staff test positive for coronavirus in Sehwan

SINDH: At least 21 employees, including four doctors, paramedics, a security guard and a cook, at the Syed Abdullah Shah Institute of Medical Sciences in Sehwan have tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday. According to the hospital administration,

Over 20,000 Pakistani expats to be repatriated from 1st June

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Dr. Moeed Yusuf has said more than 20,000 overseas Pakistani would be repatriated in the next 10 days. Addressing a press conference today, Yusuf said 20,000 overseas Pakistani would be repatriated

Deceased COVID-19 patient’s relatives vandalise CHK

KARACHI: A COVID-19 patient passed away at Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), after which the enraged relatives of the deceased vandalized the facility and attacked doctors, allegedly because the medical staff “delayed handing over the body” of the

Wearing masks in public places declared mandatory

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza has said that wearing masks in public places has been declared mandatory as the COVID-19 cases are increasing on a daily basis. While addressing a press conference today,

Sindh reports highest single-day COVID-19 deaths, cases: CM Murad

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has said that the COVID-19 claimed record 38 lives in the province during the last 24 hours, surging the province’s mortality rate from 1.6% to 1.7%. Murad Ali Shah announced on Saturday that

Eight doctors recover from COVID-19 in Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab Institute of Neurosciences’ (PINS) Executive Director, Professor Khalid Mehmood has confirmed that eight doctors of PINS have made a recovery from the COVID-19 on Saturday. The Executive Director PINS said that the doctors have now tested negative twice

Govt aims to help emerging sectors in post coronavirus: Razak Dawood     

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood has said that the government’s aim was not only to facilitate the core export sectors but also to help the emerging sectors after the emergence of Coronavirus outbreak.

Railways to ply five more trains: Sheikh Rasheed

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has announced to operate five more trains by implementing all standard operating procedures (SOPs). Talking to media, Sheikh Rasheed said the federal minister said “We have decided to restore five more trains in

Sindh to decide on reopening public transport tomorrow 

KARACHI: Sindh Transport Minister Awais Shah has said that the provincial government would decide on reopening public transport tomorrow (Saturday) during a meeting of the provincial task force on COVID-19 and with the consultation of doctors. While talking to media

Four Pakistani doctors lose battle to coronavirus in past 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: Four Pakistani doctors, including a female doctor in her 20s, passed away from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours. Dr Sana Fatima, who worked at a private hospital in Lahore, died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, the

Deceased COVID-19 patient’s relatives vandalise Lady Reading Hospital

PESHAWAR: A COVID-19 patient passed away earlier on Friday at Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital, after which the enraged relatives resorted to vandalizing the hospital property. Doctors at the hospital said that the patient’s relatives broke down the door of the

176 Pakistan citizens in India to reach home today

LAHORE: As many as 176 Pakistanis stranded in India will be repatriated to the country via the Attari-Wagah border today. A statement issued by the Foreign Office stated, “These Pakistanis were stranded in the different Indian states including Chhattisgarh, Gujarat,

Rise in COVID-19 cases due to absence of strategy: Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif has blamed that the Centre does not have a strategy in place to deal with the pandemic. In a statement Shehbaz Sharif said that Punjab would

Sindh reports 573 new coronavirus cases

KARACHI: Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has confirmed that 573 new COVID-19 cases reported in Sindh over the past 24 hours. According to a statement, 2,327 samples were tested for the COVID-19 over the past 24 hours out of which

PM Imran, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss coronavirus crisis

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan have discussed the COVID-19 epidemic situation and agreed to work closely for effective containment of the outbreak. According to PM Office statement, the

WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine clinical trials for coronavirus treatment

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation has announced that it was temporarily suspending clinical trials of the hydroxychloroquine drug as a possible cure for the novel COVID-19, after a study warned that the drug can increase the threat of death among

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan exceed 57,705

KARACHI: Pakistan has reported 57,705 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, while the death toll stands at 1,197 across the country. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 57,705 cases of coronavirus were reported while 16

Govt to review lockdown restrictions after Eid: Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Health Dr Zafar Mirza has said the government will evaluate the prevailing situation immediately after Eid and can review its decision regarding relaxation in lockdown if the situation gets worse. In a media briefing, the special

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan cross over 56,200

ISLAMABAD: The nationwide tally of coronavirus has risen to 56,263 with 1748 cases reported during the last twenty-four hours. There have been 20,077 cases so far been detected in Punjab, 22491 in Sindh, 7905 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3407 in Balochistan,

Cricketer Taufeeq Umar tests positive for COVID-19

LAHORE: Former Pakistani Test opener Taufeeq Umar has tested positive for COVID-19. According to a report, the former cricketer had a COVID-19 Test after suffering through mild symptoms and the Test came out as positive on Sunday. He said “I

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan exceed 54,440

KARACHI: Pakistan has reported 54,440 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, while the death toll stands at 1,131 across the country. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 54,440 cases of coronavirus were reported while 18

Sindh reports 762 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said 762 new cases of COVID-19 have detected while 14 more patients died during the last 24 hours. This was stated by the Sindh Chief Minister in a statement issued from

Punjab energy minister tests positive for COVID-19

LAHORE: Punjab Health Department has confirmed that the provincial Minister for Energy Dr. Akhtar Malik has tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. A spokesperson of Punjab health department said in a statement Dr Akhtar Malik has self-isolated himself after tested