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Lockdown in Karachi

The coronavirus situation in Karachi is getting out of control. The number of cases are spreading like wildfire and there is panic. The positivity rate has surged past 30%. The burgeoning cases are filing up hospitals and once again burdening

What is the Lambda variant of coronavirus?

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has mutated multiple times ever since the pandemic began with some strains being more infectious and deadlier than others. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified four of those mutations as variants of concern: Alpha, Beta,

COVID-19: Pakistan records 3,262 cases as situation worsens

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has recorded another 3,262 cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, as the situation gets out of control amid the fourth wave. The latest figures from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) reported 3,262 cases and 39 deaths

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

How effective are vaccines against the Delta variant?

The number of coronavirus cases are rising once again across the country. The spread is due to the presence of the Delta variant, a strain of the coronavirus first detected in India. There are at least 35 confirmed cases of

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

Pakistan records 1,980 COVID-19 cases as positivity ratio rises

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded nearly two thousand cases from the novel coronavirus on Sunday, as the positivity ratio keeps rising amid a worsening situation. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 1,980 cases and 27 deaths in

Fourth wave

It has become a norm that once we start witnessing a decline in coronavirus cases, we tend to become rather indifferent to the pandemic. As the cases started falling, we reverted to our normal routine but are now facing another

Pakistan surpasses 22,000 coronavirus deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan surpassed the grim milestone on 22,000 deaths from the coronavirus on Monday, as the nation witnessed a decline in cases and low positivity ratio. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 30 more death

Pakistan reports less than 1,000 coronavirus cases

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported less than one thousand cases on Saturday and the lowest daily coronavirus death toll in almost three months with 27 people losing their lives to the virus. A day earlier, Pakistan reported the lowest COVID-19 positivity rate

Another 56 people lose their lives from COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Another 56 people lost their lives from the novel coronavirus on Sunday, while the nation recorded another 1,239 cases as the positivity remains below four percent. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 1,239 new

Pakistan reports lowest COVID-19 positivity ratio in three months

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan continues to witness a decline in the number of coronavirus cases as it reported less than 2,000 cases on Friday, while the positivity ratio was at the lowest level in three months. According to the National Command and

COVID-19: Pakistan records lowest positivity ratio in three months

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported the lowest coronavirus ratio of 4.05% in almost three months on Monday amid a constant decline in infections since the past week. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 2,117 cases and 43

Pakistan continues to record decline in COVID-19 cases, deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan continues to witness a marked reduction in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths on Friday, while there had been a decline in positivity rate. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 2,482 cases

Pakistan witnesses decline in COVID-19 cases, deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan witnessed a significant reduction in the number of coronavirus-related cases and deaths on Thursday, indicating the lockdown results by the government are showing results. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 2,726 cases and

COVID-19: Pakistan surpasses grim milestone of 900,000 cases

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has surpassed the grim milestone of 900,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, as it continues to grapple with the virus since it first emerged in February last year. According to the National Command and Operation Centre

More than 4,000 Indians die of COVID-19 for second straight day

NEW DELHI: India recorded more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths for a second straight day on Thursday, while infections stayed below 400,000 for a fourth day, although the virus has become rampant in rural areas where cases can go unreported due

COVID-19: Pakistan reports decline with 3,447 cases, 78 deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported a marginal decline in coronavirus cases on Monday, as the government has imposed a complete lockdown in various cities fearing a surge in cases ahead of the Eid holidays. According to the National Command and Operation Centre

India records 1.5mn new COVID-19 cases in a week

NEW DELHI: India reported another record daily rise in coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing total new cases for the week to 1.57 million, India’s deadly second wave of COVID-19 continues unabated and its total number of cases now stand at

COVID-19: Another 140 people lose their lives as cases surpass 850,000

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported another 4,298 COVID-19 cases on Friday, while another 140 people lost their lives from the virus as the government is set to impose a lockdown ahead of an extended Eid holidays. According to the National Command and

India reports record deaths, cases amid ‘inevitable’ third wave

NEW DELHI: India reported a record 412,262 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and a record 3,980 daily death toll, as a second wave of infections swamps the health system and spreads from cities into the countryside. COVID-19 infections have surged

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 4,113 new cases, 119 deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported another 4,113 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, while the death toll increased by 119 as the government gears up for a lockdown ahead of the upcoming Eid holidays. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan

India’s coronavirus cases near 20 million

NEW DELHI: India on Monday reported more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases for a 12th straight day, taking its overall caseload to just shy of 20 million, while deaths rose by 3,417. With 368,147 new cases over the past 24

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 4,213 cases, 79 deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported in marginally dip in coronavirus cases and deaths on Sunday, as the government warns that the virus is spreading fast across the country amid the third wave. This comes a day after the death toll from the

India reports record 3,689 COVID-19 deaths in single day

NEW DELHI: India’s new coronavirus cases dipped on Sunday but deaths due to the infection jumped by a record 3,689, as the nation’s healthcare system is unable to cope with a massive caseload. Authorities reported 392,488 new cases in the

COVID-19: Pakistan surpasses grim landmark of 18,000 deaths

ISLAMABAD: The death toll from the novel coronavirus has surpassed the grim landmark of 18,000 on Sunday as another 113 people lost their lives from disease. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported another 4,414 cases

India’s daily COVID-19 cases surpass 400,000 for first time

NEW DELHI: India posted a record daily rise of 401,993 new coronavirus cases on Saturday as the country opened up its massive vaccination drive to all adults while several states warned of acute shortages. It was the first time India’s

COVID-19: Pakistan records 146 deaths as toll near 18,000

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported another 146 deaths from the novel coronavirus on Saturday, as the death toll from the pandemic nears 18,000 amid a surging third wave. According to the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported another 4,696 cases

COVID-19: Pakistan reports another 5,480 cases, 151 deaths

ISLAMABAD: A day after reporting the highest single-day death toll, Pakistan reported over 5,000 infections on Thursday as the government mulls on imposing a complete lockdown in various cities. Yesterday, Pakistan reported 201 deaths in a single day which is

COVID-19: National tally crosses 800,000 mark as cases, deaths fall

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has witnessed a decline in coronavirus-related deaths and cases on Monday as the national tally from the virus crossed the grim landmark of 800,000. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, Pakistan reported another 70