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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

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

COVID-19 claims another doctor’s life in Balochistan

QUETTA: Fighting on the front line, one more doctor has died of COVID-19 in Balochistan. Confirming the report, a spokesperson of the Balochistan health department said that Dr. Zubair Ahmed, who died today of complications arising out of Covid-19, had

Minor coronavirus may provide some immunity: Study

PARIS: A recent research has revealed that people with minor COVID-19 illness can develop antibodies that could leave them immunised for several weeks or more. According to a French study, people with severe forms of the disease developed antibodies within

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

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

China reports three new coronavirus cases

BEIJING: China’s National Health Commission has confirmed that three new COVID-19 cases, of which two were imported. The Chinese health authority in its daily report said that the domestically transmitted case was reported in Jilin Province, situated in north east China on Sunday. Earlier, on

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

Another polio case emerges in Punjab

LAHORE: The polio emergency operation center Pakistan has reported one more polio case from Punjab on Saturday, taking the nationwide figure for this year to 49. According to Punjab health officials, the latest victim of the virus is a three-year-old

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

Dispatch of 6th consignment of safety equipment concluded: NDMA

ISLAMABAD: The dispatch of fresh tranche of sixth consignment containing medical and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for doctors and paramedics have been sent on Saturday to Sindh, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). According to National Disaster Management

China reports no new COVID-19 cases

CHINA: Chines health authorities have reported zero new COVID-19 infections since it started reporting data in January. The COVID-19 first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, however, cases have dwindled dramatically from the peak in

Punjab reports 275 new COVID-19 cases, 14 more deaths

LAHORE: Punjab health authorities have reported 275 new COVID-19 cases, taking the provincial tally to 18,730. According to a report released by the province’s Directorate of General Health, the province has also reported 14 more deaths, taking the total fatalities

COVID-19 study details benefits of treatment with remdesivir

WASHINGTON: A new study has found an anti-viral drug remdesivir to cut recovery times in coronavirus patients, showing the medication has benefits. Complete results from the research, which was carried out by US government agency the National Institute of Allergy

17 police officers test positive for COVID-19 in Punjab

PUNJAB: As many as 17 police officers have so far tested positive for the novel COVID-19 in Gujrat area of Punjab on Friday. According to sources, the policemen affected by coronavirus include eleven official of the elite force along with

AstraZeneca teams up with Oxford University to develop COVID-19 vaccine

LONDON: British pharmaceuticals group AstraZeneca is partnering with the University of Oxford to develop and distribute a vaccine being trialled in the United Kingdom. AstraZeneca confirmed it by stating that it has secured more than $1.0 billion from the United

New studies show monkeys infected with COVID-19 develop immunity

BOSTON: Two new studies on monkeys have proposed that humans can develop protective immunity to COVID-19.  The studies published looked at a prototype vaccine and whether infection with SARS-CoV-2 provides immunity against re-exposure. Both questions are critical as researchers tackle the

5 Ways To Keep Your Immune System Healthy

The human immune system is a remarkable set of functions and processes that keeps disease-causing organisms under control. Our immune system works as a tandem and keeps us secure from infections and diseases.  There are some easy ways to strengthen

Sindh reports 1017 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday said that coronavirus cases have jumped to 18964 after the province reported 1017 cases during the last 24 hours. In his daily COVID-19 update, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said

PTI MPA Shaheen Raza passes away after contracting COVID-19

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member of the Punjab Assembly (MPA) from Gujranwala, Shaheen Raza, passed away on Wednesday after having tested positive for the novel COVID-19. As per details, Shaheen Raza was shifted to the isolation ward at Lahore’s Mayo

Summers unlikely to limit growth of COVID-19: Study

NEW JERSEY: A study has revealed that higher summer temperatures are unlikely to limit the growth of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a study published at Princeton University, several statistical studies conducted over the past few months have shown a

COVID-19: Pakistani company claims to make anti-viral spray

RAWALPINDI: Pakistani Red-up Company has claimed to discover an antiviral spray to prevent COVID-19. According to details, the company claims that using the product ‘Ionolytevir spray’ can protect people from COVID-19 for 10 hours. It further said coronavirus will not

Mirza urges world leaders for joint efforts against COVID-19 pandemic

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza urged the international community for collective efforts on a global level in order to control the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. Dr Mirza made the remarks while

Sindh reports 19 deaths, 706 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has said that the provincial’s COVID-19 toll hit new highs as 19 patients lost their lives, which is the highest number since the first death was registered on 19 March. Chief Minister Sindh

Chinese scientists develop new drug to stop coronavirus without vaccine

BEIJING: A Chinese laboratory has been developing a new drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt without the need for a vaccine. A drug being tested by scientists at China’s renowned Peking University

20 Psychology Facts That Might Be Surprising

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behavior. It is a multifaceted discipline and includes many sub-fields of study such areas as human development, health, clinical, and social behavior. Ever wondered why you feel the way you do, or

Know 6 Ways To Stay In Shape While Working From Home

It seems that telecommuting and working from home policies are becoming the norm in the current work environment due to the lockdown imposed amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, people might not realize it at first, but staying in the house

5 Top Health Benefits Of Eating Watermelon

Watermelons, mostly water about 92 percent is a refreshing fruit soaked with nutrients.  It contains only 46 calories per cup but is high in vitamin A, and vitamin C. Watermelon also contains minerals such as potassium and magnesium, and lots

Over 38 prisoners in Karachi Central Jail test positive for COVID-19

KARACHI: At least 40 inmates have tested positive for the COVID-19 in Karachi Central Jail on Monday. Inspector General of Police (Prisons) Nusrat Mangan has said that the COVID-19 positive prisoners have been isolated and kept in quarantine. Mangan further