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India’s COVID-19 cases cross 24 million as mutant spreads across globe

NEW DELHI: The number of recorded COVID-19 infections in India climbed above 24 million on Friday amid reports that the highly transmissible coronavirus mutant first detected in the country was spreading across the globe. The Indian B.1.617 variant of the

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

India’s coronavirus death toll cross quarter million mark

NEW DELHI: India said a record number of people were killed by the coronavirus in the past 24 hours on Wednesday, pushing its overall death toll over a quarter million. Deaths from COVID-19 swelled by 4,205, while daily coronavirus cases

This dealer provides free oxygen supplies to COVID-19 patients

As coronavirus cases keep rising across the country amid the third wave, there is an acute risk of shortages and many dealers are taking advantage of the situation and increasing prices. However, there is one dealer in Karachi who is

Lengthy Eid holidays

The festive of Eid-ul-Fitr is a joyous occasion which we celebrate with our loved ones. However, for the second year in a row, we will be spending the day rather differently under unusual circumstances as we are still amidst the

Locals protest against land occupation in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The villagers of Bhara Kahu Islamabad held a protest at the Kalma Chowk against the forcible occupation of their land, worth millions of rupees, by armed men of an influential landlord. An influential Afghan resident, identified as Yar Mohammad

Pakistan administers record 200,000 COVID-19 vaccines in single day

ISLAMABAD: The daily vaccinations against COVID-19 surpassed the 200,000 mark the previous day, as the vaccine supplies gradually increase across the country. National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Asad Umar said registration for vaccination has also gathered pace as the

Vaccination of citizens aged above 40 has commenced: Dr Faisal

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan said the vaccination of people aged above forty years has been started from today (Monday) as he urged them to get vaccinated. While briefing media, he said 150,000 vaccines are

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

Dr Yasmin Rashid hailed for fight against COVID-19 despite cancer battle

LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has received praised on social media for fighting the coronavirus pandemic despite facing her personal struggle with cancer. Dr Rashid reportedly underwent breast cancer surgery five months back. The treatment was successful and

India’s coronavirus cases cross 18m, US to send $100m supplies

MUMBAI: India reported a record rise in coronavirus cases and deaths over the last 24 hours on Thursday, with its overall caseload rising above 18 million. With 379,257 new cases and 3,645 new deaths, India’s total number of cases and

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

India’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 200,000 after record cases

MUMNAI: India’s COVID-19 death toll surged past 200,000 on Wednesday as shortages of oxygen, medical supplies and hospital staff compounded a record number of new cases of the virus. India’s second wave of COVID-19 infections has seen at least 300,000

COVID-19: Registration of citizens aged above 40 to start tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The government will start the registration for the coronavirus vaccine for citizens aged 40 years and above from tomorrow. The decision was made in a meeting of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) chaired by Federal Minister for

Fire kills 82 at Baghdad hospital for coronavirus patients

BAGHDAD: More than 80 people died on Sunday when a fire ripped through a Baghdad hospital for COVID-19 patients, sparking outrage and the suspension of top officials overseeing Iraq’s crumbling health services. The blaze at eastern Baghdad’s Ibn al-Khatib hospital

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 5,611 cases, 118 deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported another 118 deaths and 5,611 cases from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours on Sunday as the government mulls on enforcing a lockdown in large cities. This comes a day after the country reported the highest

India asks Twitter to take down tweets critical of COVID-19 handling

NEW DELHI: The Indian government asked social media platform Twitter to take down dozens of tweets, including some by local lawmakers, critical of India’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Twitter has withheld some of the tweets after the legal request

India’s coronavirus situation

The coronavirus situation in our neigbouring country has turned rather severe. India is in the grip of a rampaging wave of the pandemic with one death every four minutes. The country has been witnessing the global record for COVID-19 cases

India’s daily coronavirus cases climb to new world record

NEW DELHI: India’s coronavirus infections rose by 346,786 on Saturday, setting a new world record for the third consecutive day. India is in the grip of a rampaging second wave of the pandemic, hitting a rate of one COVID-19 death

Saudi Grand Mufti says mingling of COVID-19 patients sin in Islam

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh reaffirmed that it is not permissible for COVID-19 patients to mingle with others n the light of Islamic laws. He called upon all the people in the Kingdom to strictly comply

Bigg Boss 14 contestant Arshi Khan contracts coronavirus

Bollywood model turned actress Arshi Khan has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The former Bigg Boss 14 contestant took to Instagram and informed her fans about the same and asked them to pray for her.   View this post

Hospital fire kills 13 coronavirus patients in India

NEW DELHI: Thirteen COVID-19 patients died in a hospital fire on Friday in the latest tragedy to hit India’s health care system as it grapples a devastating wave of infections. The outbreak has been blamed on a new virus variant

PM to chair NCC meeting on coronavirus situation today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) on COVID-19 today to discuss the worsening situation in the country. The prime minister summoned the NCC on COVID-19 after holding a meeting with Minister

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 5,857 cases, 98 deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported another 5,857 cases and 98 deaths from the novel coronavirus on Thursday as the government warned of more restrictions if safety precautions are not followed. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 5,857

Virus crisis in Ramazan

We are observing the second Ramazan under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic as the third wave has intensified and the government struggling to enforce safety precaution. The statistics portray a grim picture of the prevailing situation in the country

India grapples with shortage of oxygen, beds in hospitals as crisis deepens

MUMBAI: India reported a record rise in coronavirus infections of 273,810, as hospitals across the country struggle with a shortage of hospital beds and oxygen supplies and capital New Delhi announced a complete curfew. India’s overall coronavirus caseload is now

Katrina Kaif recovers from coronavirus, thanks everyone who checked up on her

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif said she has tested negative for the coronavirus 10 days after she contracted the virus. The actress took to Instagram to share her health update, while thanking people, who checked up on her. “Negative (everyone

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 5,364 cases, 110 deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday witnessed another day with over 5,000 coronavirus cases and more than a hundred deaths amid the worsening condition during the third wave of the pandemic. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported

COVID-19: Pakistan reports another 5,395 cases, 188 deaths

ISLAMABAD: A day after reported the highest death toll since the third wave of the pandemic, Pakistan on Thursday reported another 118 deaths from the novel coronavirus. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 118 deaths