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Singer Momina Mustehsan tests positive for Covid-19

KARACHI: Pakistani star Momina Mustehsan is the latest celebrity to test positive for Covid-19, she announced on Wednesday. Taking to her Instagram Stories, the singer broke the news to her fans saying that she contracted the virus with a snap

Sindh govt imposes smart lockdown in three towns of Karachi’s District Central

KARACHI: Sindh government has imposed a micro smart lockdown in three towns of the District Central to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the areas. A notification issued by the district administration on Monday stated that multiple areas of Gulberg,

Coronavirus claims 74 more lives, infects 3,232 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus has claimed 74 more lives and infected 3,232 during the past 24 hours across Pakistan. According to National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the novel coronavirus has claimed 74 more lives across Pakistan during the past 24

Lahore police lodge 4500 cases in three days over SOPs violations

LAHORE: Police have registered more than 4500 cases while 488 challans vehicles have been carried out in three days of Eid-ul-Fitr in Lahore over violation of COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs), police said on Sunday. According to police data, 78

Inter-city, inter-provincial transport resume across the country

ISLAMABAD: Inter-city and Inter-provincial transport with 50 percent passenger occupancy has resumed in the country on Sunday after hiatus of about a week. In view of the declining new cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan, the National Command and Operation Centre

Coronavirus claims another 76 lives, infects 2,379 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday showed that 2,379 more Covid-19 cases and 76 deaths were reported across the country during 24 hours. According to the National Command and Operation Centre

Coronavirus: Punjab govt extends lockdown till May 30

LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to extend lockdown till May 30 to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the province. According to a notification issued by the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department on Sunday,  the lockdown imposed throughout

Sindh records lowest daily death toll from coronavirus

KARACHI: Sindh recorded just two deaths from the coronavirus on Thursday, the lowest single-day fatality number since the surge of the pandemic in April, according to health officials. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said in his daily briefings today

COVID-19: Japan bans flights from Pakistan, India and 150 other countries

TOKYO: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has announced that the government had decided to ban flights from 152 countries, including Pakistan and India. The ministry in a statement said the decision had been taken in light of the

Coronavirus wreaks havoc in Sindh, with positive cases in Dadu exceeding 70 percent

SINDH: All the steps taken by the provincial government were thwarted as coronavirus has wreaked havoc in Sindh’s badly affected Dadu and Sehwan districts with 70 percent of patients coming on a daily basis in the hospitals. Sources said the

Vaccination centers in Sindh will remain open during Eid holidays

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the vaccination centers across the province will continue to operate during Eid days. While charing a meeting of the Coronavirus Task Force on Wednesday the Sindh CM said that

Walk-in vaccination for people above 40 to begin tomorrow: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar has said people  aged 40 years and above can walk into any vaccination centre from tomorrow (Wednesday) to get a Covid-19 jab. On a social media website Twitter, Asad Umar

CAA expresses concern over ‘fake’ COVID-19 PCR test results

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has expressed concern over passengers travelling to Pakistan, especially from Gulf States, have tested positive for the Covid-19 upon arrival despite being in possession of negative PCR test results. Taking notice of the situation,

Cow dung used as COVID cure risks spreading other diseases, warn Indian doctors

NEW DELHI: Doctors in India have warned against the practice of using cow dung in the belief it will ward off coronavirus, saying there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness against the virus  and that it risks spreading other diseases.

Pakistan passes grim milestone of 19,000 deaths from coronavirus

LAHORE: Pakistan’s official Covid-19 death toll rose on Tuesday to more than 19,106 marking a bleak milestone for the country’s health system. Pakistan has reported 113 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive

NCOC directs full compliance of Covid SOPs during Eid holidays

ISLAMABAD:  The National Command & Operation Cente (NCOC) has directed all provincial governments to ensure complete compliance of the standard operating procedures (SOPs)  with full administrative control during Eidul Fitr holidays. The National Command & Operation Cente (NCOC) held on

PIA airlifts one million doses of Sinovac vaccine to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has transported a batch of one million doses of Sinovac vaccine from Beijing Capital International Airport to Islamabad on Sunday. According to the PIA Country Manager for China Qadir Bux Sangi, “More flights of the

Rana Safdar says all vaccines used in Pakistan are being monitored

ISLAMABAD: While rejecting concerns related to coronavirus vaccines in Pakistan, Health Services Director General (DG) Rana Safdar has said that all vaccines being used in Pakistan are being strictly monitored. DG Rana Safdar stressed that none of the concerns was

Over 40 policemen die of coronavirus, 1500 infected in KP

PESHAWAR: At least 44 police personnel lost their lives due to coronavirus while performing their duties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a report revealed on Saturday. According to a detailed report of the health department, coronavirus claimed 44 lives of the

Punjab govt decides to shut inter-district public transport

LAHORE: In wake of rising COVID-19 cases, the Punjab government has decided to ban inter-district public transport in the province after May 10. As per details, the ban on public transport would come into place from 6:00 pm on May

Govt issues guidelines for use, storage of AstraZeneca vaccine

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health has issued guidelines with regard to the use and storage of the AstraZeneca vaccine. According to the guidelines issued by the health ministry on Saturday, AstraZeneca could be administered to a specific age group

Education institutes to remain closed till May 23 in Pakistan: NCOC

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has announced all educational institutions schools, colleges, universities, and will remain closed till May 23. On a social media website Twitter, the NCOC said a meeting to review the decision would be

KP CM urges citizens, political leaders to avoid holding events on Eid

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister, Mahmood Khan has urged citizens and political leaders to avoid holding public gatherings on Eid-ul-Fitr amid surging in the COVID-19 cases. Chief Minister, Mahmood Khan that devising a result-oriented strategy and collective efforts on part

CanSino vaccine made in Pakistan to be available soon: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has claimed that the locally-made CanSino vaccine will be available for use by the end of this month (May). On a social media website Twitter, the head of the National Command

COVID-19: Sindh govt cancels Eid holidays for healthcare staff

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department has cancelled the Eid holidays of medical officials, nursing departments and paramedical staff across the province. According to a notification issued on Friday, Eid holidays have been canceled across Sindh for all healthcare workers on

Chinese army sends another coronavirus vaccine batch to Pakistani military

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistani Army on Friday received the second batch of COVID-19 vaccines from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). According to China Military Online, the vaccine was delivered with the approval of the Central Military Commission, and at the

COVID-19: KP govt introduces mobile vans to vaccinate elderly citizens

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has inaugurated the mobile vaccination service in Peshawar to vaccinate elderly citizens against COVID-19. Chief Minister Mahmood Khan said, “The objective of launching the mobile corona vaccination services is to serve and

Govt urges people to stay at home during complete lockdown

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has followed up its decision to impose a complete lockdown on Eid-ul-Fitr with an appeal to the public, asking people to stay at home amid the rising cases of coronavirus. A tweet on Friday from the

Punjab govt decides to impose complete lockdown from May 8

LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to impose a complete lockdown across the province from May 8 in order to restrict the spread of the coronavirus. As per details, all types of public transport and tourist destinations across the province

Shafqat Mahmood dismisses rumours about cancellation of exams

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has dismissed rumours that the examination for classes 9 and 11 had been canceled. On a social media website Twitter, the minister said that the examination for classes 9 and