British PM Johnson faces calls to resign after attending lockdown party

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologised for attending a gathering at his official residence during Britain’s first coronavirus lockdown, as a senior figure in his party and opponents said he should resign. Johnson admitted for the first time that he

Amid lockdown PTI MNA hosts reception for his daughter in home

Amid lockdown, a well-known PTI MNA hosted a valima reception for his daughter at his residence last night. The ceremony took place in Karachi’s DHA Phase 6 two days after the Sindh government had banned all sorts of gatherings across

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

Complete lockdown is no solution to tackling surging cases: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has announced a number of measures to ensure vaccination of people against COVID-19 in high-risk sectors. Briefing the media persons along with Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan, the

CM Buzdar reviews lockdown situation in Lahore

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Sunday visited several parts of Lahore without protocol reviewed the lockdown situation. The chief minister expressed satisfaction over the situation of lockdown in the city. He expressed gratitude to the business community for

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

PMA advises govt to impose complete lockdown

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has urged the government to impose a full lockdown countrywide to control the rising number of coronavirus cases. While speaking to a private channel, PMA general secretary Dr Qaiser Sajjad expressed concern over the worsening

India reports record 145,384 COVID-19 infections in a day

MUMBAI: India reported a record 145,384 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday as the country grappled with an overwhelming second-wave of infections. A five-month high 794 deaths brought the toll to 168,436, health ministry data showed, as the pandemic forced the

Tightening restrictions

The third wave of the pandemic has been tough for the country as we are recording record daily cases seen during the peak. The situation has been further worsened with the federal and provincial authorities once again failing to agree

PM urges to strictly observe precautions against third wave

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday urged the nation to strictly observe the SoPs, particularly wearing masks, to protect themselves and their families amid the deadly third wave of the pandemic. “I urge you all to wear a mask,

Micro smart lockdown imposed in Karachi’s District West areas

KARACHI: The Karachi West district administration has imposed micro smart lockdowns in several areas due to a rise in coronavirus cases. The lockdowns have been imposed in Mominabad and Orangi Town. Several residential areas including House no. 178 in Islam

Micro-smart lockdown imposed in Karachi’s hotspot areas

KARACHI: Authorities in Karachi’s District Central have ordered micro-smart lockdown in more areas amid the rising number of coronavirus cases. According to a notification, restrictions have been imposed in three subdivisions in the North Karachi, North Nazimabad, and Liaquatabad towns

Lockdown amid third wave

Our worst fears have come true as the situation continues to worsen from the coronavirus pandemic amid the third wave. The government has imposed a smart lockdown in various parts of the country as the number of cases have spiked

Coronavirus: Lockdown enforced in Mirpur for one week

MIRPUR: A lockdown has been imposed in Mirpur district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) for one week after an alarming increase in coronavirus cases. According to an order issued by deputy commissioner Mirpur, all educational institutions and public transport

Melbourne starts five-day virus lockdown, no spectators at Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Australia’s second most populous state Victoria entered a five-day lockdown on Saturday as authorities raced to prevent a third wave of COVID-19 cases sparked by the highly infections UK variant. One new locally acquired case was confirmed in the

A look back at 10 significant events in Pakistan this year

2020 was a year full of surprises for Pakistan: from Chinese discovered disease entering the country to nationwide strike, from an unstable economy to students taking online classes at home, this year truly astonished the country. We have listed the

Nine Most Notable World Events in 2020

The year 2020 has been a busy year on the world scene. A seemingly unending parade of COVID-19 lockdown, stock crises, and new coronavirus recently formed in the United have dominated the news. Here is the list of the top

Smart lockdown imposed in three areas of Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The district administration of Peshawar has decided to implement a smart lockdown in three more areas. According to a statement issued by Deputy Commissioner Peshawar, Aziz Khan, Railway Colony and Falcon Colony of Bashirabad will be locked down. The

Second lockdown

The situation has been worsening from the second of coronavirus as winter sets in. The country has been recording more than 2,000 cases per day and hospitals are once again being full. From the looks, it seems likely that we

UK plans to lift lockdown from first week of December

LONDON: United Kingdom has planned to lift lockdown from the first week of December followed by ‘tougher’ post-lockdown ranges for the country. Unnecessary shops in all parts of the country will be allowed to reopen once the lockdown is lifted

CEAG considers submitting new lockdown proposal

LAHORE: Corona Expert Advisory Group (CEAG) has started considering a lockdown proposal to the government. Member Professor Asad Aslam of Corona Expert Advisory Group said in a statement that SOPs are not being implemented in any sector other than the

Micro lockdown in Karachi

It has been merely days since educational institutes reopened and the number of coronavirus cases have started rising across the country. With winters approaching soon, the much-dreaded second wave of the virus seems to be gaining a foothold amid the

New Zealand reports first coronavirus case after 102 days

WELLINGTON: New Zealand has reported its first locally transmitted case of coronavirus after 102 days of becoming COVID-19 free. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in this regard issued a stay-at-home lockdown order for the country’s largest city. She said that four

Smart lockdown: Punjab to shut down markets till August 5

LAHORE: Markets across Punjab will be closed from midnight tonight till August 5 in line with the government’s decision to impose a lockdown ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. Provincial information minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan announced the announcement that all business and commercial

Sindh govt extends lockdown restrictions for one month

KARACHI: The Sindh government has extended lockdown measures for one month with partial restrictions on public movements and business activities until 15th August. The Sindh Home department released a new notification that stated that lockdown restrictions imposed on 1st July

Melbourne placed under new coronavirus lockdown

MELBOURNE: More than five million residents of Melbourne will be locked down for six weeks after coronavirus cases surged in Australia’s second-biggest city. State Premier Daniel Andrews said the lockdown would begin at midnight on Wednesday and last at least

Challenges for our economy

The great lockdown had drastic effects on global economic activity and employment. In Pakistan, 75 percent of the labour force is seriously affected by the coronavirus pandemic. While Pakistan is already expecting over 18 million job losses, there will also

‘Smart lockdown’ imposed in several parts of Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: After a lockdown was imposed in various parts of Karachi, the government has decided to impose a ‘smart lockdown’ in several parts of Hyderabad city. Hyderabad deputy Commissioner Fawad Ghaffar issued a notification to impose in lockdown in more

Selected lockdown

The number of coronavirus cases keep rising and have crossed the grim 150,000 mark by mid-June. The government has now decided to impose a ‘selected lockdown’ only in areas with high rate of inflections. The NCOC, the nerve centre handling

NCOC identifies 20 cities as COVID-19 hotspots

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) undertook a comprehensive review of potential COVID-19 clusters and hotspots across Pakistan in line with the prime minister’s announcement of containment through smart lockdown strategy. A total of 20 cities across Pakistan have