Archive

health and food

COVID-19: Pakistan crosses 23,000 deaths, positivity ratio rises above 6%

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has surpassed the grim milestone of 23,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus on Sunday, while the positivity ratio has surged as the situation worsens amid the fourth wave. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan

Pakistan reports 1,841 coronavirus cases, 32 deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded 1,184 new coronavirus cases and 32 deaths on Saturday, as the situation worsens amid the fourth wave and federating units impose new restrictions. This comes just a day after Pakistan surpassed the grim milestone of recording one

Pakistan crosses grim milestone of one million coronavirus cases

ISLAMABAD: In the last 24 hours, 1,425 cases of the virus have been reported in the country after which the country crossed the level of one million cases of coronavirus and the total number of cases reported so far at

Pakistan reports another 11 deaths due to coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: At least 11 people have lost their lives due to coronavirus in Pakistan while 1425 new cases have come to light in the country. According to the latest statistics from the National Command and Operations Center, 1425 people tested

Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity ratio at 6.3%

ISLAMABAD: The number of new cases of COVID-19 continued to rise this week, as the positivity ratio hit 6.3% on Thursday amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, data issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) revealed. The NCOC –

Pakistan receives 14,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reportedly received new doses of US pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines. According to reports, around 14,000 doses of the vaccine arrived at the Islamabad International Airport aboard a foreign airline. The vaccine was stored in ultra-cold chain

US life expectancy falls 1.5 years due to COVID-19: Report

WASHINGTON: Life expectancy in the United States fell by a year and a half in 2020 to 77.3 years, the lowest level since 2003, primarily due to the deaths caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the biggest one-year decline

Pakistan reports over 2,100 coronavirus cases in a day

KARACHI: The global epidemic of coronavirus has caused 37 more deaths in Pakistan and the total number of deaths has reached  22,848.  The rate of positive cases of the virus in the country has reached 5.25 percent. According to the

Pakistan wins int’l award for excellence in public health response

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad has been conferred the Director’s Award for its contribution to the field of epidemiology and public health emergency response. The recognition came during the Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP) and Epidemic Intelligence

Karachi’s COVID-19 situation has become ‘dangerous’: CM Sindh’s adviser

KARACHI: Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister Murtaza Wahab has warned that the Covid-19 situation in Karachi had become very ‘dangerous and alarming’ ahead of Eidul Azha holidays. “Karachi’s positivity rate had increased to 23.12 percent in the last 24

Pakistan reports another 30 deaths due to coronavirus

The global epidemic of coronavirus has caused 30 more deaths in Pakistan and the total number of deaths has reached 22,811. The rate of positive cases of the virus in the country has reached 4.95 percent. According to the latest

Coronavirus positivity ratio in Karachi reaches 23%

KARACHI: The COVID-19 positivity ratio in the metropolis has reached 23% due to the presence of the Delta variant, according to the data released by Karachi University’s International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS). As per the report, out

Pakistan reports over 2,600 new coronavirus cases

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported more than 2,600 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, as the positivity ratio remained above five percent as the situation worsens amid the fourth wave. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 2,607 cases

Up to 2700 new COVID-19 cases reported in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: At least 39 deaths from the coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours across the country. The total number of deaths from coronavirus across the country rose to 22,720. According to the latest figures released by the

Malaysia to allow commercial sale of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will soon allow the commercial sale of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Chinese firms Sinopharm and Sinovac, the science minister said on Friday, as authorities try to ramp up inoculation rates amid surging cases. Malaysia has one of

Try these ayurvedic tips for melting stubborn belly fat

An Indian Ayurvedic practitioner based in Dubai has shared that belly fat or the fat around the abdomen can be controlled by following few Ayurvedic tips. According to him, one should look to ‘melt the belly fat away naturally’ with

Vaccination lowers risk of getting COVID by 7 times: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has stressed the significance of vaccination against COVID-19, saying that people with both doses of vaccine against COVID have seven times lower risk of getting virus. “Even the people with

Can walking after meals help in losing weight?

An Indian expert has suggested that one should refrain from walking right after meals as it diverts the energy from the process of digestion. In such a case, sitting is recommended and one should only relax, or not do anything

Pakistan’s COVID positivity rate crosses 6% after two months

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s coronavirus positivity rate crossed 6 percent today (Friday) after nearly two months as the country continues to report a spike in its daily case count. The country reported a jump in its positivity rate for the virus, which

65 more cases of Delta variant detected in Karachi

KARACHI: Another 65 cases of COVID-19’s Delta variant have been detected in the metropolis, taking the total to 100, Karachi University’s International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) revealed today (Thursday). The National Institute of Virology (NIV), which tested

Pakistan record 2,545 new COVID-19 cases, positivity ratio crosses 5%

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded 2,545 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, while the positivity ratio crossed more than five percent as the situation worsens amid the fourth wave. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 2,545 cases and

Pakistan reports over 1,900 coronavirus cases in a day

KARACHI: At least 24 more people have died of the coronavirus in Pakistan in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus across the country to 22,642. According to the latest figures released by the

At least 35 cases of Covid-19’s Delta variant detected in Karachi

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department today (Tuesday) confirmed detecting 35 cases of the coronavirus Delta variant, earlier referred to as the Indian variant, in Karachi since the month of June. “From June till now, 35 verified cases of the Delta

Australian scientists develop pain-free blood sugar test for diabetics

SYDNEY: Australian scientists say they have developed the “holy grail” of blood sugar testing for diabetics, a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels via saliva. For diabetics, managing their blood sugar levels typically means pricking their fingers multiple times a

Chinese drugmakers to supply more than half a billion vaccines to COVAX

GENEVA: The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) has signed two advance purchase agreements with Chinese drugmakers Sinopharm and Sinovac to provide up to 550 million COVID-19 vaccines to the COVAX programme. The new deals include up to 170

US warns ‘increased risk’ of rare nerve disorder after J&J vaccine

WASHINGTON: The US Food and Drug Administration updated its warning labels for the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to include information about an observed “increased risk” of a rare neurological disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). The news is a further

Pak Army may be deployed to enforce COVID-19 SOPs: Faisal Sultan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan has asserted that the Pakistan Army may be deployed to ensure the implementation of precautionary measures against the rampaging novel coronavirus. Addressing a press conference today

COVID-19: Pakistan records 1,808 cases as situation worsens

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded over 1,800 cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, as the number of cases surge across the country. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 1,808 cases and 15 deaths in the previous

Belgian woman died after contracting two COVID variants simultaneously

BRUSSELS: A 90-year-old Belgian woman who died from COVID-19 in March had contracted two variants of coronavirus at the same time, which is believed to be the first documented case of its kind, a scientific congress and Belgian media said.

Minister calls for population growth reduction to ensure basic facilities for all

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has called upon all the people of Pakistan to control the population growth to ensure provision of all basic facilities to the whole population. Taking to Twitter today (Sunday), the