Chinese COVID-19 vaccine starts final tests in Brazil

BRASILIA: A Chinese-made vaccine against the coronavirus entered the final stage of testing in Brazil, where volunteers received the first doses of could be a game-changer in the global pandemic. The vaccine, developed by private Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech,

Bangladesh arrests hospital owner over fake virus results

DHAKA: A Bangladesh hospital owner accused of issuing thousands of fake negative coronavirus test results to patients at his two clinics was arrested while trying to flee to India. The arrest marked the end of a nine-day manhunt for Mohammad

Standardised rates for COVID-19 tests imposed in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Minister of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination has announced standardised rates for COVID-19 tests in all private hospitals, laboratories and collection points in Islamabad. Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority (IHRA) has issued a notification regarding the decision to fix

Yaum-e-Takbeer: Pakistan, a nuclear reality

Pakistan is marking the 22nd anniversary of successfully conducting nuclear tests. Yaum-e-Takbeer (The day of greatness) is celebrated as a national day in Pakistan in commemoration of the nuclear tests. On this day in 1998, Pakistan carried out five successful

Wuhan tests one-third residents for coronavirus

BEIJING: Chinese city of Wuhan – where the coronavirus first emerged late last year – has tested more than three million residents since April as it steps up efforts to test the remainder eleven million population. Wuhan will conduct tests

PCB conducts online fitness tests for cricketers

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has started online fitness tests for its centrally contracted players as the country remains under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The fitness assessments of Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Muhammad Abbas, Asad Shafiq, Sarfaraz

Azhar Ali sets sights on reclaiming top Test ranking

LAHORE: Pakistan Test captain Azhar Ali has said that he wants his side to play fearless cricket and reach their goal of reclaiming the number one ranking in Tests. Azhar was part of the team that, under the captaincy of

Pakistan Navy successfully conducts missile test at Arabian Sea

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy on Friday has successfully conducted an anti-ship missile test in the north Arabian Sea and at Makran Coast.  Chief of the Navat Staff Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi inspected the activity. According to the Navy spokesperson, the the