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Global COVID-19 cases surpass 200mn as Delta variant spreads

GENEVA Coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 200 million, as the more infectious Delta variant threatens areas with low vaccination rates and strains healthcare systems. The global surge in cases is highlighting the widening gap in inoculation rates between wealthy and poor

Pakistan reports over 4,500 coronavirus cases, 46 deaths

ISLAMABAD: At least 4,722 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Pakistan while 46 more civilians have died in the last 24 hours. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 1,047,999 cases of the

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 3,852 cases, 62 deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reports more than 3,500 cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday while another 67 people succumbed to the virus as the nation continues to deal with surging cases. The latest figures from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC)

NCOC to review rising number of COVID-19 cases today

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) will hold a meeting on Monday (today) to discuss the surge in coronavirus cases across the country. The meeting will also deliberate upon measures to contain the spread of a new variant

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,

Maryam Nawaz tests positive for COVID-19

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz has tested positive for coronavirus. The was confirmed party’s spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb. She added that Maryam Nawaz has gone into self-quarantine after testing positive. The information secretary also asked people to pray

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

At least 44 killed, dozens injured in coronavirus hospital fire in Iraq

NASSIRIYA: At least 44 people were killed and over 67 injured in a fire likely caused by an oxygen tank explosion at a coronavirus hospital in Iraq’s southern city of Nassiriya, health officials and police said. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi

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

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

Coronavirus claims 35 more lives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: At least 1,828 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Pakistan while 35 more people have died due to the virus in the last 24 hours. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC),

Return to normal

Pakistan has ranked third in the ‘Global Normalcy Index’ out of 50 countries released by the renowned ‘The Economist’ magazine. Prime Minister Imran Khan is elated that the government’s efforts despite fervent criticism at home have been globally acknowledged. The

Pakistan reports over 1,500 coronavirus cases in a day

ISLAMABAD: At least 1,517 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Pakistan while 17 more civilians have died in the last 24 hours. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), a total of 966,007

India’s Ganges river gives up its coronavirus dead bodies

Monsoons and floods have wreaked havoc in India, the neighbouring country of Pakistan where coronavirus was already causing hurdles. A well-known journalist Uzair Rizvi on his Twitter account claimed that people in the northern and eastern parts of India, who

MoNH issues guidelines for Eid-ul-Azha to prevent spread of coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health (MoNH) has issued instructions for Eid-ul-Azha including making coronavirus vaccination compulsory. According to details, the Ministry of National Health has made vaccination mandatory for cattle traders and buyers in view of fears of the

Coronavirus claims 27 more lives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: At least 979 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Pakistan while 27 more people have died due to the virus in the last 24 hours. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC),

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 reports over 900 coronavirus cases in a day

ISLAMABAD: A total of 953,842 people have been infected with coronavirus in Pakistan while 22,188 people have died due to the virus. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 935 new cases of the coronavirus

COVID-19: Pakistan records another 1,052 cases, 44 deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded more than one thousand cases from coronavirus, while another 44 people succumbed to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 1,052 cases and 44 deaths in the

Coronavirus claims another 39 lives in Pakistan

KARACHI: A further 39 deaths and 930 new cases have been reported across the country due to the global coronavirus. The total number of deaths from coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 22,073 and the number of positive cases has reached

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

Pakistan witnesses decline in COVID-19 cases, positivity rate below 2%

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan witnessed a decline in the number of coronavirus cases on Friday while the positivity ratio dropped below two percent. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 1,043 cases and 39 deaths in the previous

Global COVID-19 death toll exceeds 4 million

WASHINGTON: Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide passed a grim milestone of 4 million, as many countries struggle to procure enough vaccines to inoculate their populations. While the number of new cases and deaths have abated in countries like the United States and

Coronavirus claims another 46 lives in Pakistan

KARACHI: A further 46 deaths and 1,119 new cases have been reported across the country due to the global coronavirus. The total number of deaths from coronavirus in Pakistan is 21,874 and the number of positive cases is 945,184. The

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

COVID-19: Pakistan records 1,303 cases, positivity ratio below 4%

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan continues to witness a decline in the number of coronavirus on Friday while the positivity ratio remains below four percent. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 1,303 cases and 47 deaths in the

Coronavirus claims another 77 lives, infects over 1,100 in Pakistan

KARACHI: A further 77 deaths and 1,118 cases have been reported in Pakistan due to the global coronavirus. The rate of corona cases in the country has reached 2.54 percent. According to the National Command and Operations Center, the total