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  • Federal govt to appoint army in KP in wake of coronavirus

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    The federal cabinet has on Friday approved to appoint the Pakistan Army in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. According to details, the provincial government of KP had asked for the Pakistan Army’s deployment to help the civil administration. The request was approved by the federal cabinet through a circulation summary. Earlier, Pakistan has reported 35 deaths from ...

  • Coronavirus: Pakistan's tally of confirmed cases rise to 2458

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    Pakistani authorities on Friday have reported 35 deaths from novel coronavirus while the total number of cases has surged to 2458. According to details, 928 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Punjab, 783 in Sindh, 311 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 190 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 169 in Balochistan, 68 in Islamabad and nine in Azad Kashmir. So far, 126 patients have recovered in the ...

  • Coronavirus: Govt bans Friday prayers at mosques today

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    Government on Thursday imposed ban on Friday congregational prayers at mosques across the country to control the spread of coronavirus. According to sources, only four to five persons would be allowed to offer Juma Prayer at mosque. On the other hand, Sindh government has announced a full-fledged lockdown from 12:00 midday to 3:00 pm to restrict the Friday congregations and asked the people to ...

  • 1,200-bed quarantine facility inaugurated at Karachi Expo Centre

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    Governor Sindh Imran Ismail inaugurated a 1,200-bed isolation facility at the Expo Centre in Karachi on Thursday. Governor Sindh lauded the services of volunteers and medical staff and said that they had been fighting the battle against the coronavirus on the front line. Reviewing the arrangements at the facility and announcing a donation of 5,000 safety kits for the isolation centre, the ...

  • Committee formed in Mardan to identify daily wagers for granting relief package

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    The Mardan district administration with the alleged connivance of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) law makers in the district has established a five-member committee on union council and village council level for the identification of daily wager and other vulnerable working force for granting relief package who suffered and become unemployed due to the current emergency situation of COVID-19 and ...

  • Japan provides $2.16m worth of assistance to Pakistan for COVID-19

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    Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has welcomed the Japanese assistance of $2.16 million for Pakistan to deal with the coronavirus. In a tweet on Thursday, she said Japan has always helped Pakistan in difficult times. She said the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan is taking every possible step for the protection of its people from ...

  • Massive package for construction industry to be announced tomorrow: PM

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    Prime Minister Imran Khan has said a massive package for the construction industry will be announced on Friday to maintain the economic activity important to deal with the coronavirus challenge. He was addressing a ceremony in connection with distribution of one hundred billion rupees tax refunds amongst the businessmen in Islamabad on Thursday. He said we have decided to open the construction ...

  • Pakistan reports 2291 cases of coronavirus

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    The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 2,291 on Thursday after new infections were confirmed in the country. Authorities on Thursday has reported 31 deaths from novel coronavirus. According to details, 845 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Punjab, 743 in Sindh, 276 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 187 in Gilgit-Baltistan,169 in Balochistan, 62 in Islamabad and ...

  • Israeli health minister, wife contract COVID-19

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    Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman and his wife have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his office said late Wednesday. In a statement, the Health Ministry said the 71-year-old minister and his wife are feeling well, receiving medical care and will remain in isolation. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was informed of the development, the statement added. Litzman, the most senior ...

  • SMS service 8171 launched for deserving families to benefit from Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program

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    Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Dr. Sania Nishtar has said that a SMS service 8171 launched to enable the deserving families to benefit from Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program. Speaking during a Radio Pakistan program on Wednesday, Dr. Sania Nishtar said that the 150 billion rupees program is the country's biggest social protection program launched for the ...

  • Pakistan to confer civil award on doctor who lost life treating coronavirus patients

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    Gilgit Baltistan Governor Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon on Wednesday approved a summary to confer civil award on Dr Usama Riaz after he lost his life treating coronavirus patients. The GB information department confirmed the news in a tweet. Dr Riaz, a young physician from the GB region, became the first Pakistani doctor to die after contracting the virus on the job. Dr Riaz was part of a 10-member ...

  • World Bank gives KP government 40 ventilators to fight coronavirus

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     The World Bank has given the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government 40 ventilators for coronavirus patients. These 40 ventilators are the first installment of the 120 ventilators the government asked for. They will be distributed to hospitals around the province. In more advanced stages of COVID-19, patients experience severe respiratory issues and need ventilators to continue breathing. An official ...

  • COVID-19: Infodemic spreads faster than pandemic

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    While scientists around the world try their best to find a remedy for the coronavirus, infodemic that threatens our planet by words becomes more dangerous than coronavirus pandemic.  A term coined by the World Health Organization to describe spreads of disinformation on the virus, Infodemic makes it difficult for people to find reliable resources to obtain clear info by social media as ...

  • Spain: COVID-19 cases over 100,000, deaths reach 9,053

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    In total, Spain has confirmed 102,136 cases of COVID-19, and 9,053 fatalities, according to data released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday. Over the last 24-hour period, 864 people lost their lives -- the highest number yet. For five straight days, the country has registered over 800 deaths. Also, 7,719 more people were confirmed to have the disease, and 3,388 have recovered. In total, ...

  • China rejects disinformation campaign about origin of coronavirus

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    A spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying has vehemently rejected disinformation campaign about the origin of COVID-19. Some officials in a handful of countries including the US have been trying to blame China for the pandemic outbreak, accusing China of covering up the actual caseload of the infected and disseminating disinformation on COVID-19. While taking a strong exception ...

  • PM Khan lauds China for lending medical assistance to help curb pandemic

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    Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that China gave priority to Pakistan with medical assistance for the coronavirus pandemic as soon as it brought the outbreak in its territories under control. While addressing the inaugural ceremony of Cantonment General Hospital in Rawalpindi, the premier said that the government has been preparing to combat coronavirus since January. He said that ...

  • Pakistan's coronavirus cases surpass 2,000

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    The number of novel coronavirus cases in Pakistan has risen to 2,007 with more than 150 confirmed in the last 24 hours, officials said Wednesday.  The country’s death toll jumped to 26, while 12 patients are in critical condition. According to the Federal Health Ministry, the number of confirmed cases rose to 676 in Sindh province, 708 in Punjab province, 253 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ...

  • 12 more coronavirus labs to be established: NDMA

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    National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has apprised Prime Minister Imran Khan that presently, 20 coronavirus testing laboratories are fully functional whereas 12 more would be established soon.  This was apprised by Chairman Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad. The prime minister reached that the first consignment of 57,000 kits was ...

  • COVID-19 ‘most challenging crisis’ since WWII: UN chief

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    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called the COVID-19 virus the "most challenging crisis" humanity has faced since World War II. The UN chief launched a new plan to counter the socio-economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the world to "act together to lessen the blow to people". He said the virus represents stress for everybody in the world and has economic ...

  • UN, WHO working closely with Turkey to protect NW Syria from COVID-19

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    WHO Working Closely With Turkey to Protect Northwestern Syria From COVID-19 The World Health Organisation (WHO) is coordinating closely with Turkey, including processing samples in Turkish laboratories to prevent COVID-19 from spreading into northwestern Syria, the head of the WHO's operation in northwestern Syria has said in an interview. "WHO's work in northwest Syria is based on a Security ...

  • Govt seeking to reschedule loans from IMF, WB , ADB: FM Qureshi

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    Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Tuesday that government was trying to get loans rescheduled from International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) to deal coronavirus pandemic effectively. “The rescheduled amounts will be spent on health issues emerged from coronavirus” he expressed these views in a meeting at Circuit House, ...

  • Coronavirus: NDMA says unverified testing kits not imported

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    While responding to Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry’s tweet, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Tuesday clarified that unverified coronavirus testing kits have not been imported. The NDMA spokesperson said in his statement that all testing kits are being received through the Pakistani embassy in China and are verified by the Chinese ...

  • Female doctors of Sehat Kahani fight coronavirus using telemedicine!

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    A new strain of coronavirus also known as COVID-19 was identified in China in December 2019. This virus was declared as a global Pandemic by WHO and has reached 185 countries and infecting more than 700,000 people, resulting in over 37,000 deaths as of date, worldwide. Pakistan till date has 1717 cases, 23 deaths with the majority of the patients being in Punjab, Pakistan. Washing your hands, ...

  • Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan soar to 1717

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    The confirmed coronavirus infection cases in the country have reached to 1717. These include 628 cases in Punjab, 535 in Sindh, 217 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 152 in Balochistan, 51 in Islamabad, 128 in Gilgit Baltistan and six cases in Azad Kashmir. Twenty deaths have been reported from the disease so far while fifty seven patients have recovered.

  • Trump says Russia sent ‘very, very large planeload’ of supplies to US for COVID-19

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    Russia and China have sent various supplies, including medical equipment, to the United States to help battle the novel coronavirus disease, US President Donald Trump said during a daily White House briefing on Monday. "China sent us some stuff, which was terrific. Russia sent us a very, very large planeload of things, medical equipment, which was very nice", the president said. He did not, ...

  • ADB approves $2 million grant for Pakistan’s fight against COVID-19

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    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Monday approved a further $2 million grant to support the government of Pakistan’s efforts to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country. The grant, financed from the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund, will help fund the immediate purchase of emergency medical supplies, personal protective equipment, diagnostic and laboratory supplies, and ...

  • Confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 1625 in Pakistan

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     Pakistan on Monday has reported 18 deaths from novel coronavirus while the total number of cases have surged to 1625 as 508 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Sindh, 144 in Balochistan, 593 in Punjab, 195 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 128 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 51 in Islamabad and six in Azad Kashmir. So far 28 patients have recovered in the country. Chief Minister of Punjab ...

  • Global coronavirus cases surpass 700,000

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    The number of coronavirus cases worldwide exceeds surpassed 704,000 on Sunday, according to data compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University. The virus known as COVID-19, which emerged in Wuhan, China last December, has spread to at least 177 countries and regions around the globe, with over 33,500 deaths worldwide. A total of 148,824 people diagnosed with the virus have so far recovered ...

  • 745 coronavirus patients stable, showing signs of recovery: SAPM Zafar Mirza

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    Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza on Sunday said that 745 confirmed COVID-19 patients admitted in various hospitals across the country were stable and showing signs of recovery. “They were in mild to moderate condition and soon they will be discharged from the hospitals,” Dr Mirza said in a routine televised media briefing on prevailing ...