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May 18, 2020 | 08:54:13 AM

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May 17, 2020 | 11:08:40 AM

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May 17, 2020 | 10:10:10 AM

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April 27, 2020 | 04:27:34 PM

No proven positive correlation between smoking and a vulnerability to Covid-19

Alongside Covid-19, we're facing a dangerous misinformation 'infodemic' - Jo Furnival | Malay Mail

APRIL 27 - There's a sense of panic in the air today. From 5G masts burning down due to conspiracy theories about links to Covid-19, to health organisations connecting lifestyle choices to the virus based on inconclusive data, the world is in the grip of a Coronavirus pandemic; but we also have...

April 04, 2020 | 10:38:24 PM

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Live statistics and coronavirus news tracking the number of confirmed cases, recovered patients, and death toll by country due to the COVID 19 coronavirus from Wuhan, China. Coronavirus counter with new cases, historical data, and info. Daily charts, graphs, news and updates

April 03, 2020 | 12:54:41 AM

According to the national corona dashboard

Coronavirus count jumps above 2,380 in Pakistan, death toll 32

ISLAMABAD: The tally of coronavirus cases in Pakistan reached 2,386 and death count jumped to 32, according to the national dashboard. The total count of COVID-19 includes 922 patients in Punjab, 761 in Sindh, 276 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 187 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), 169 in Balochistan, 62 in Islamabad, 9 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

April 03, 2020 | 12:53:33 AM

PM Imrans coronavirus relief fund

Want to avail cash grant from PM Imran's coronavirus relief fund? Here's how

The government launched the Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme formally on Wednesday, under which they will give Rs12,000 grant to families amid the coronavirus outbreak. Prime Minister Imran Khan had launched a country-wide SMS service a day earlier, under the emergency cash programme.

April 03, 2020 | 12:52:43 AM

Coronavirus updates, April 2

Coronavirus updates, April 2: Latest news on the coronavirus pandemic from Pakistan and around the world

Updated Thursday Apr 02 2020 KARACHI / LAHORE / ISLAMABAD / PESHAWAR / QUETTA: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 2,401 on Thursday after new infections were confirmed in the country.

April 01, 2020 | 12:27:47 PM

One can easily spot him entering the wine-shop and coming out never

Ghalib, Bahadur and Angrez

INTROSPECTION by Sa'ad Nazeer When one through Ghalib's verse goes, one sees helpless lamentations, incurable misery, hopeless despair and a plethora of emotions, relatable and otherwise. One can easily spot him entering the wine-shop and coming out never.

April 01, 2020 | 12:25:37 PM

Domestic abuse rises in lockdown

Home isn't a safe space for victims of domestic violence

"Because of household chores, I am required to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. But the kitchen is also where I feel most unsafe, because I am scared that if he comes while I am cooking and gets upset, there is a range of sharp items on display in front of him."

April 01, 2020 | 12:21:49 PM

Make Your Own Face Mask

Opinion | It's Time to Make Your Own Face Mask

Here's how to do it. It shouldn't have come to this, but here we are. The world is running out of face masks for health care workers, which is one reason American officials, including the surgeon general, have warned members of the public against buying their own masks for protection against the coronavirus.

April 01, 2020 | 12:19:50 PM

Self-isolation time as the best time to prepare well

Best time to prepare well for England series: Misbah

LAHORE - Pakistan chief selector and head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has termed the players' self-isolation time as the best time to prepare well for the upcoming England series, advising them to practice hard and study English team.

April 01, 2020 | 12:13:30 PM

Coronavirus updates, April 1

Coronavirus updates, April 1: Latest news on the coronavirus pandemic from Pakistan and around the world

Updated Wednesday Apr 01 2020 KARACHI / LAHORE / ISLAMABAD / PESHAWAR / QUETTA: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 2,039 early Wednesday after new infections were confirmed in the country.

April 01, 2020 | 12:10:58 PM

Coronavirus lockdown strategy

Punjab to follow Sindh on lockdown strategy

LAHORE/KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: With the confirmation of 25 new Covid-19 patients across the Punjab on Tuesday taking the tally to 676, the provincial government has decided to follow the Sindh lockdown strategy to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

March 31, 2020 | 10:07:44 AM

Coronavirus will be confronted by the force of faith and youth

Corona to be fought with faith: PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that coronavirus will be confronted by the force of faith as he announced the government's measures to contain the coronavirus, saying that a relief team made up of the youth will be instrumental in winning the war against the pandemic.

March 31, 2020 | 09:50:55 AM

Coronavirus updates, March 31

Coronavirus updates, March 31: Latest news on the coronavirus pandemic from Pakistan and around the world

Updated Tuesday Mar 31 2020 KARACHI / LAHORE / ISLAMABAD / PESHAWAR / QUETTA: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,848 on Tuesday after new cases were reported in the country.

March 31, 2020 | 09:47:50 AM

Fewer coronavirus cases in past 24 hours

Pakistan reported fewer coronavirus cases in past 24 hours: Dr Mirza

Monday Mar 30, 2020 ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said on Monday that Pakistan has reported fewer cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours as compared to the ratio in the last few days.

March 31, 2020 | 09:46:30 AM

3 quarantine facilities in Isb

Coronavirus: Three buildings in Islamabad declared quarantine centre

ISLAMABAD: Amid increasing fear of suspected cases of coronavirus in Islamabad, three buildings have been declared quarantine center, ARY News reported on Monday. According to the notification released by the Islamabad's administration, a quarantine facility has been established in Pak-China Friendship Center, which will be look after by Dr Sartaj.

March 30, 2020 | 12:16:11 PM

Coronavirus updates, March 30

Coronavirus updates, March 30: Latest news on the coronavirus pandemic from Pakistan and around the world

Updated Monday Mar 30 2020 KARACHI / LAHORE / ISLAMABAD / PESHAWAR / QUETTA: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,625 on Monday after new cases were reported across the country.

March 29, 2020 | 07:26:33 PM

Turkey charges 20 Saudis over Khashoggi's murder

Turkey charges 20 Saudis over Khashoggi murder

Turkey has charged 20 suspects over the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in October 2018. Prosecutors said an indictment accused former Saudi Deputy Intelligence Chief Ahmad Asiri and former royal aide Saud al-Qahtani with instigating the murder. The 18 others are accused of carrying out the "deliberate and monstrous killing" inside the Saudi consulate.

March 29, 2020 | 07:23:54 PM

Testing labs from 14 to 50 in 20 days

NDMA to increase testing labs from 14 to 50 in 20 days: NDMA Chairman

Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal Saturday said the authority along with National Institute of Health (NIH) were working collectively to increase the existing number of coronavirus testing labs in the country from 14 to 50 in the next 15-20 days.

March 29, 2020 | 07:22:47 PM

Earth only became informed of the coronavirus in December

Coronavirus: What we still don't know about Covid-19 | ABC 14 News

Impression copyright Getty Visuals It feels like an eternity ago, but the earth only became informed of the coronavirus in December. In spite of remarkable attempts by researchers all over the environment, there is continue to a lot we do not understand, and we are all now aspect of a planet-large experiment trying to locate ...

March 29, 2020 | 07:19:25 PM

British-Pakistani poetess on coronavirus pandemic

Here's a funny take by British-Pakistani poetess on coronavirus pandemic

Sunday Mar 29, 2020 MANCHESTER: A shopkeeper's funny take on the coronavirus through poetry has gone viral on social media after it was widely shared on the platform. If you have been on social media for the last few days (which we know you are) then you might have come across a video of a lady reading a poem on coronavirus.

March 29, 2020 | 01:51:18 PM

Listen This Leading COVID-19 Expert From South Korea

March 29, 2020 | 09:49:54 AM

PM wishes good health and long life

PM Imran Khan wishes UK Prince Charles, premier speedy recovery

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan took to Twitter on Saturday to wish the UK's Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson "speedy recovery" from coronavirus. "I wish HRH Prince Charles @ClarenceHouse and PM @BorisJohnson speedy recovery, good health and long life. his deadly virus #COVID19 has hit people beyond borders," he said.

March 29, 2020 | 09:48:04 AM

Assisting civil admin in fight against coronavirus

Pakistan Army assisting civil admin in fight against coronavirus: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army is assisting civil administration across the country in fight against coronavirus, ARY NEWS reported quoting Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), a media wing of the armed forces. Detailing the army efforts in a statement issued today, the ISPR said that the armed forces and other law enforcement authorities are monitoring the entry and exits points of the country along with performing their duties at 182 quarantine centres.

March 29, 2020 | 09:46:49 AM

Pakistan on high-priority list for Covid-19 assistance

US places Pakistan on high-priority list for Covid-19 assistance

WASHINGTON: The United States has placed Pakistan among the high-priority countries that will receive US assistance for curbing the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, a senior American official said. Briefing journalists in Washington on Thursday afternoon on the US response to this pandemic, Bonnie Glick, deputy administrator of the US Agency for International Development said Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Burma and Uzbekistan were also among these high-priority states.

March 29, 2020 | 09:45:59 AM

Virus cases in US exceed 100,000

Virus Outbreak: Virus cases in US exceed 100,000 as aid package passes - Taipei Times

The sum of known US COVID-19 cases soared to more than 100,000, with more than 1,600 dead, as weary doctors and nurses coping with shortages resorted to extremes ranging from hiding scarce medical supplies to buying them on the black market.

March 29, 2020 | 09:43:41 AM

Hantavirus Is Another COVID-19?

People Think Hantavirus Is Another COVID-19-Like Pandemic From China, Here's What It Really Is

So, the hashtag #Hantavirus is trending on Twitter ever since a case of a man dying in China from the same made the headlines. According to Global Times, a man passed away after contracting the virus while he was on his way back to Shandong Province on a chartered bus.

March 29, 2020 | 09:42:20 AM

Catching the coronavirus twice?

Can you catch the coronavirus twice?

Sunday Mar 29, 2020 Almost ten percent of coronavirus patients who were declared completely cured of the pnuemonic disease were infected again, according to the South China Morning Post. This is not the first time that there have been reports of re-infection. Nevertheless, scientists say that it is unlikely that the virus is striking twice.

March 29, 2020 | 09:32:07 AM

Things will get worse

Things to get worse, PM warns in letter to Britons

The prime minister has warned the coronavirus crisis will get worse before it gets better, in a letter being sent to every UK household. Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, says stricter restrictions could be put in place if necessary.

March 29, 2020 | 09:30:14 AM

Earthquake reported in Islamabad

4.7 magnitude earthquake reported in Islamabad

Earthquake tremors jolted Islamabad and adjoining areas on Saturday afternoon. According to the initial reports, the intensity of the tremors was recorded 4.7 on the Richter scale. According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, the epic-center of the earthquake was Tajikistan Afghanistan border. It had a depth of 209 km, a private news channels reported.

March 29, 2020 | 09:28:49 AM

Protective gear to frontline medics

NDMA starts distributing protective gear to frontline medics | SAMAA

NDMA Chairman Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal announced Sunday morning that the authority has begun distributing protective kits to all frontline doctors, nurses, paramedics, management staff, janitorial staff and lab workers working to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Pakistan. By next Sunday, they will all have protective gear, he told the media.

March 29, 2020 | 09:27:24 AM

Number of suspected patients in Pakistan

Coronavirus in Pakistan: Number of suspected patients now 12,000

ISLAMABAD: With two more causalities - one each in Rahim Yar Khan and Peshawar, the death toll from dreaded coronavirus reached 13 in the country on Saturday. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 1,504 after more people tested positive in Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Islamabad Capital Territory and Balochistan.

March 29, 2020 | 09:25:57 AM

Coronavirus updates, March 29

Coronavirus updates, March 29: Latest news on the coronavirus pandemic from Pakistan and around the world

Updated Sunday Mar 29 2020 KARACHI / LAHORE / ISLAMABAD / PESHAWAR / QUETTA: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,504 on Saturday after more people tested positive in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Islamabad Capital Territory and Balochistan.

March 28, 2020 | 01:10:25 PM

A biochemical weapon?

Is coronavirus a biochemical weapon manufactured in China or the US?

Friday Mar 27, 2020 One of the advantages of the digital age is the fact that information is just a click away for millions across the globe. All you need is an internet connection to have a large platform and say whatever you want or inform yourself about any topic.

March 28, 2020 | 01:09:03 PM

Coronavirus updates, March 28

Coronavirus updates, March 28: Latest news on the coronavirus pandemic from Pakistan and around the world

Updated Saturday Mar 28 2020 KARACHI / LAHORE / ISLAMABAD / PESHAWAR / QUETTA: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,408 on Friday after more people tested positive in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad Capital Territory and Balochistan.

March 27, 2020 | 07:11:06 PM

Testing enough people

Is Pakistan testing enough people for COVID-19?

Friday Mar 27, 2020 One of the biggest lessons from China and South Korea, who have managed to slow down the spread of the deadly coronavirus, is to isolate and test the infected persons, as well as the communities they moved around in.

March 27, 2020 | 07:07:25 PM

Most people recover themselves

'You don't need medicine for coronavirus, most people recover themselves' | SAMAA

You don't need medicine to fight the coronavirus, most people who get it recover themselves, said Aga Khan University Hospital infectious diseases specialist Dr Faisal Mahmood. Most people who contracted the virus are being treated at hospitals without any medications. "COVID-19 is just like getting a flu or a cough," he said on SAMAA TV's programme Naya Din on Friday.

March 27, 2020 | 06:59:25 PM

New App for Islamabad residents

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan launches new App for Islamabad residents

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said the launching of the first multi-purpose App would bring a revolution in the lives of Islamabad residents. Speaking at the launching ceremony of the mobile App at the Prime Minister Office in Islamabad, he said after its implementation in the Federal Capital it would be replicated across the country.

March 27, 2020 | 06:56:53 PM

British PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. Mr Johnson said he developed mild symptoms over the past 24 hours, including a temperature and cough. He said he will now self-isolate in No 10 but will "continue to lead the government's response via video-conference as we fight this virus".

March 26, 2020 | 09:40:33 AM

PM Imran ready to get input of parties to fight Covid-19

PM Imran goes offline without listening to opposition leaders | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday urged the political leadership in the country to stay united and continue discussion and reassessment of the strategies to tackle the spread of coronavirus. Addressing parliamentary leaders via a video link, Imran said that the government could not fight any challenge alone but it could win the challenge with collective efforts of the nation.

March 26, 2020 | 09:37:12 AM

PKR bumping its value to Rs162

US Dollar takes gigantic leap against Pakistani Rupee

KARACHI: The United States Dollar (USD) registered an increase in value against the Pakistani Rupee (PKR) as trading began in the inter-bank market on Wednesday, ARY News reported. The US Dollar (USD) registered a three rupee hike against the PKR bumping its value to Rs162.

March 26, 2020 | 09:35:58 AM

How 3D Printing Is Helping in the Fight Against Coronavirus

Calling All Makers With 3D Printers: Join Critical Mission To Make Face Masks And Shields For 2020 Healthcare Workers

After seeing the N95 shortage gripping the nation's healthcare workers, HP Inc. and partners have mobilized to create 3D printed face mask and face shield solutions, plus a few other innovative ideas, to keep people safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 26, 2020 | 09:34:05 AM

Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross Review - What A Grand Adventure It Is - Noisy Pixel

The anime The Seven Deadly Sins, has seen some praise globally for its fun cast of characters and action-focused battle scenes. As you could imagine, the series is no stranger to the video game market, but the medium has been rather dull with the console release of The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia not really making a dent.

March 26, 2020 | 09:32:42 AM

Royals put their faith in homeopathy

Former Buckingham Palace doctors unveil COVID-19 protocol for senior royals

The COVID-19 pandemic is currently sweeping across the globe and families all around the world are taking every precautionary measure possible to protect themselves. Among them, the British royal family is leaving no stone unturned either.

March 26, 2020 | 09:31:24 AM

Virtual museums to check out

Bored at home? Here's some virtual museums to check out | SAMAA

If you're interested in art and history, you can now view thousands of paintings, sculptures, installations and new work online, many in minute detail, as well as explore the museums themselves, The Guardian shared. "There are various platforms: from interactive, 360-degree videos and full walk-around tours with voiceover descriptions to slideshows with zoomable photos of the world's greatest artworks.

March 26, 2020 | 09:30:14 AM

Seasonal cycles

Coronavirus may return in seasonal cycles, says top scientist

Thursday Mar 26, 2020 WASHINGTON: There is a strong chance the new coronavirus could return in seasonal cycles, a senior US scientist said Wednesday, underscoring the urgent need to find a vaccine and effective treatments.

March 26, 2020 | 09:24:46 AM

Ignoring him as he is Hindu

Danish Kaneria slams Pakistan Cricket Board for ignoring him as he is Hindu

Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria sought help from the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, on Tuesday to help in his rehabilitation. The former leg-spinner accused the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for ignoring him completely. Kaneria revealed that because he...

March 26, 2020 | 09:16:43 AM

Wash all markets, busy area and major roads

Capital Development Authority (CDA), ICT Administration and Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) have been directed to wash all markets, busy area and major roads of the city with Chemicals

Islamabad 25 March, 2020 (TNS): Capital Development Authority (CDA), ICT Administration and Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) have been directed to wash all markets, busy area and major roads of the city with Chemicals as well as to carry out cleanliness in the all parts of the city.

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