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First sitting US congressman dies after contracting coronavirus

WASHINGTON: A Republican congressman from Texas who was being treated for COVID-19 has died, the first sitting member to lose his life after battling the coronavirus. House of Representatives lawmaker Ron Wright, 67, who had also suffered from cancer in

KP housing minister tests positive for COVID-19

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa housing minister Dr Amjad Ali on Thursday confirmed that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The minister said he had been suffering from cough and fever for the last few days and got himself tested for

PCB will not issue permits for Ramazan cricket amid pandemic

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board will not issue NOCs for any cricket tournaments or events during the holy month of Ramazan due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. The PCB in a statement clarified its policy and said cricket will remain

Sindh govt extends coronavirus lockdown until April 14

KARACHI: The Sindh Home Department on Thursday issued a notification extending the lockdown until April 14 to contain the spread of novel coronavirus across the province. The Sindh government has imposed a lockdown until April 2 which was expiring today

COVID-19 cases in Pakistan reach 2,413; death toll increases to 34

KARACHI: The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has reached 2,413 on Thursday, while and death count jumped to 32, according to the national dashboard. The total count of COVID-19 includes 914 patients in Punjab, 761 in Sindh, 311 in

Pakistan’s first COVID-19 patient donates plasma for treatment

KARACHI: A man who was identified as the first COVID-19 – the novel strain of the coronavirus – patient in the country and later went on to make a full recovery has donated his plasma to help other patients in

Death toll from coronavirus jumps to 8 in Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Pakistan reached eight on Wednesday, as a woman died at a hospital in Rawalpindi. According to a government official, the deceased woman was a resident of Sohawa and had recently returned