The number of novel coronavirus cases worldwide reached 1,601,018 on Friday, according to data compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.  According to the figures, since the emergence of the virus in Wuhan, China last December, more than 95,700 ...

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  • Pakistan coronavirus cases surge to 4,601

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    Pakistan on Friday has reported 66 deaths from novel coronavirus while the total number of cases has surged to 4,601. According to details, 2,279 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Punjab, 1128 in Sindh, 620 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 215 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 219 in Balochistan, 107 in Islamabad and 33 in Azad Kashmir. So far, 727 patients have recovered in the country while 45 ...

  • 15 more coronavirus patients recover in Gilgit-Baltistan as 101 active cases left

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    Overall 15 coronavirus patients recovered on Thursday in Gilgit Baltistan, a federally administered area, bringing down the total number of active patients in the region to 101. According to details provided by the information ministry, two more cases of the virus have been reported from the region today, bringing the total number of active patients to 116. However, 15 of them recovered today ...

  • PM visits coronavirus quarantine center at BMC, Quetta

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    Prime Minister Imran Khan visited corona quarantine center at Bolan Medical College Hospital Quetta today. He was accompanied by Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri and Yar Muhammad Rind. The Chief Secretary Balochistan briefed the Prime Minister about the isolation ward and quarantine center. Prime Minister Imran Khan also chaired a meeting ...

  • COVID-19 cases top 1.5 million worldwide: Johns Hopkins

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    Global coronavirus infections have exceeded 1.5 million as governments worldwide struggle to get the pandemic under control.   The Johns Hopkins study found that 1,500,830 people have been infected with the virus since it emerged in China four months ago, including 87,705 people who have died and 317,855 individuals who have fully recovered. The US remains the country with the highest ...

  • DRAP permits clinical trials of plasma therapy for treatment of COVID-19: Dr Mirza

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    Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza has said Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan has allowed the local production of raw material of cholorquine as part of efforts to cope with coronavirus challenge.    In a statement today, he said the DRAP has also permitted clinical trials of plasma therapy for COVID-19 treatment. The Special ...

  • Coronavirus: Total number of cases surge to 4322 in Pakistan

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    Pakistan on Thursday has reported 63 deaths from novel coronavirus while the total number of cases has surged to 4322. According to details, 2,171 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Punjab, 1036 in Sindh, 560 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 213 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 212 in Balochistan, 102 in Islamabad and 28 in Azad Kashmir. So far, 572 patients have recovered in the country while 25 ...

  • WHO minimized COVID-19 threat 'very strongly': Trump

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    US President Donald Trump accused the World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday of minimizing the threat of the novel coronavirus, saying the health body "got it wrong" on the spread of the pandemic.   The WHO “got it wrong. In many ways, they were wrong. They also minimized the threat very strongly. Not good," Trump told reporters at a White House coronavirus task force ...

  • 235,000 corona testing kits to arrive by Friday: Chairman NDMA

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    Chairman National Disaster Management Authority Lt.Gen Muhammad Afzal on Wednesday said that 235,000 corona testing kits would be available in the country till Friday and 100,000 more testing kits were also coming here till Wednesday night.Briefing media, after attending National Coordination Committee (NCC) meeting,he said the kits would be handed over to provinces after thorough checking. Out ...

  • FM Qureshi discusses Covid-19 situation with Malaysian counterpart

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    Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Malaysian counterpart Hishamuddin Hussein on Wednesday discussed the COVID-19 situation in their countries and exchanged views on ways to control the pandemic.Qureshi, in a telephonic contact with the Malaysian foreign minister, underscored that the infection rates and fatalities of both Pakistan and Malaysia were similar and required effective ...

  • President reviews measures to control spread of corona virus

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    President Dr. Arif Alvi chaired a high level meeting in Lahore on Wednesday to review measures taken by Punjab government to control spread of Coronavirus in province.During meeting, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar briefed President about Tele-Ration Helpline and Tele-Medicine Service in province.He also conveyed about Ration Package for affected and deserving families in this situation. ...

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases country reached to 4,072

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    The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country have reached to 4,072. These include 2,030 cases in Punjab, 986 in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 527, Balochistan 206, Gilgit-Baltistan 212, Islamabad Capital Territory 92 and Azad Kashmir 19.According to National Command and Operation Centre this morning (8:10am), 208 new coronavirus cases were detected in last 24 hours.Fifty-eight ...

  • Pakistan Railways seals Mughalpura workshop in Lahore

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    Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid said that Pakistan Railways has decided to seal its Mughalpura workshop after a person who had visited the premises tested positive for coronavirus. Speaking to reporters, the minister said, "We have sealed the workshop till April 12 so that we can get affairs at the workshop in order and take the necessary precautions." "However, our freight trains are operating ...

  • Japan offers 20 countries drug to fight virus for free

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    Japan has offered to provide an anti-flu drug free to countries including Turkey to treat coronavirus patients, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday. According to Kyodo News, Motegi said 20 countries could get the drug Avigan, which is currently undergoing clinical tests, including Turkey, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Iran, Myanmar, and Saudi Arabia. Thirty more ...

  • Coronavirus: Pakistan's confirmed cases surge to 4,072

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    Pakistan on Wednesday has reported 58 deaths from novel coronavirus while the total number of cases has surged to 4072. According to details, 2,030 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Punjab, 932 in Sindh, 500 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 211 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 202 in Balochistan, 83 in Islamabad and 19 in Azad Kashmir. So far, 467 patients have recovered in the country while 25 ...

  • Trump sees ‘glimmer of hope’ amid coronavirus pandemic

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    President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that this week will be "very painful" for the US in terms of coronavirus-related casualties with nearly 400,000 people in the country sickened by the virus.   Speaking at a White House coronavirus task force briefing, the president thanked Americans for following social distancing guidelines to curb the spread of the virus. "During this painful ...

  • US opposes IMF assistance to Iran amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic

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    As Iran suffers from the worst coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the Middle East, the Islamic republic has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a $5 billion emergency loan to assist the nation’s efforts in slowing the rapid spread of the disease. The Trump administration is opposing loans to Iran by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank amid the ...

  • Twitter CEO vows to donate $1 billion to fight coronavirus

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    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Tuesday he is setting aside nearly $1 billion of his wealth to aid in the fight against the novel coronavirus.   Dorsey said on his social media platform that the funds will come from his equity in Square, a mobile merchant payments firm that he founded in addition to Twitter. I’m moving $1B of my Square equity (~28% of my wealth) to #startsmall ...

  • Global recoveries from COVID-19 surpass 300,000

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    The number of people worldwide who have recovered from the novel coronavirus crossed 300,000 early Wednesday, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.  Since emerging in Wuhan, China last December, the coronavirus has spread to at least 184 countries and regions around the globe, with the number of confirmed cases now exceeding 1.42 million. The number of deaths ...

  • Coronavirus cases rise to 4,004 in Pakistan

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    The Punjab province reported 2,004 cases, Sindh 986, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 500, Balochistan 202, northern region of Gilgit Baltistan 211, the capital Islamabad 83 and Azad Jammu and Kashmir confirmed 18 cases of the coronavirus. In totality, the confirmed coronavirus cases have reached 4,004 while 55 fatalities and 429 recoveries have been reported.

  • Planning and Development Board brings International Development Partners on board for COVID-19 response

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    P&D Board arranged a high-level round table conference with International Development partners to discuss Punjab's response strategy to COVID-19 at P&D Complex, Lahore. The panel included the representatives from Planning and Development Board, World Bank, GIZ Pakistan, Department For International Development, World Health Organization, Asian Development Bank, European Union, USAID, ...

  • Japanese prime minister declares state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, and 5 other prefectures

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    The move comes as the prime minister also unveiled a stimulus package to alleviate the economic aftermath of the coronavirus disease in the country that has infected 4,845 and killed 108. Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency in the capital Tokyo, Osaka, and five other prefectures to battle the new coronavirus. "We have decided to declare a state of emergency because ...

  • Сoronavirus aerosol can be airborne for several minutes

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    Given the new find, researchers emphasised the importance of following the recommendations to stay at home, practice self-distancing, and to wash one's hands frequently. Coronavirus droplets ejected when a person coughs, sneezes, or even speaks can remain floating in the air for minutes instead of immediately sinking to the ground, according to new Finnish research. The finding comes from ...

  • Pakistan’s confirmed coronavirus cases soar to 3,918

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    The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country have reached to 3,864. These include 1,918 cases in Punjab, 986 in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 500, Balochistan 202, Gilgit-Baltistan 211, Islamabad Capital Territory 83 and Azad Kashmir 18. According to National Command and Operation Centre this morning (8:10am), 577 new coronavirus cases were detected in last 24 hours. 55 people ...

  • China reports no new death from COVID-19 for first time

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    China’s National Health Commission announced Tuesday that no new deaths from the novel coronavirus have been reported in the country for the first time since January.    The number of confirmed cases rose by 32 to 81,740, the commission said. Since appearing in Wuhan, China last December, the novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has spread to at least 184 countries and ...

  • Pakistan reports death of third doctor from coronavirus

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    Pakistan on Monday reported the demise of another doctor from coronavirus, raising safety concerns among health professionals who have been complaining about lack of proper safety gears. Dr. Abdul Qadir Soomro, a veteran physician, breathed his last at a local hospital in southern port city of Karachi, becoming the third doctor in the country who succumbed to the virus. Soomro, 70 was the ...

  • COVID-19: Decline in new cases in China, South Korea

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    China and South Korea continue to report a lower number of new coronavirus or COVID-19 cases. The epicenter of the virus, the Hubei province in China has not reported any new case, state-run media said on Monday. The province reported one death from Wuhan city on Sunday, Xinhua News Agency reported. The health authorities discharged 114 more patients from the hospitals bringing the total numbers ...

  • PIA pilots, crew members test negative for coronavirus

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    All four pilots and crew members of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), who were quarantined in Karachi, have tested negative for novel coronavirus. In a latest development pertaining to the matter of the PIA staff which was forcefully quarantined by the Health Department of Sindh, the provincial secretary health allowed them to leave after they tested negative for the pandemic. Four ...

  • Coronavirus: Pakistan's confirmed cases rise to 3278, 50 deaths

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    Pakistan on Monday has reported 50 deaths from novel coronavirus while the total number of cases has surged to 3278. According to details, 1493 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Punjab, 881 in Sindh, 405 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 210 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 192 in Balochistan, 82 in Islamabad and 15 in Azad Kashmir. So far, 257 patients have recovered in the country while 17 are in ...

  • Japan’s Abe to declare state of emergency amid COVID-19

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    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to declare a state of emergency in the country on Wednesday to contain a rapid spread of COVID-19, the Kyodo news agency reported on Monday, citing a government official. Declaring the state of emergency will allow local authorities to tell the citizens to stay at home, not attend public events and comply with hygiene requirements. However, there ...