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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.

March 26, 2020 | 09:13:48 AM

Developing medical equipment locally

Auto parts makers offer to produce medical equipment | The Express Tribune

LAHORE: Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (Paapam) has offered its manufacturing facilities as well as expertise for developing miscellaneous medical equipment locally, starting from ventilators. According to a letter sent to the Engineering Development Board on Wednesday, the association said it extended support keeping in view the rapid spread of novel coronavirus in Pakistan and the rising need of ventilators in the country.

March 26, 2020 | 09:12:22 AM

Coronavirus updates, March 26

Pakistan: Confirm coronavirus patient toll rises to 1078

Pakistan witnessed 1078 confirmed COVID19 cases till Tuesday Night. The Coronavirus Pandemic has claimed 7 Pakistani lives. Following are the latest Provincial figures till Tuesday night: Sindh (413), Punjab (323), KhyberPakhtunkhwa (121), Balochistan (119), AJK/GB (82) and Islamabad Capital Territory (20). 20 coronavirus patients have recovered so far.

March 25, 2020 | 11:49:56 AM

Warm, humid weather could slow coronavirus, new research finds

Coronavirus Outbreak: Warm and humid weather can slow spread of COVID-19 cases, says MIT study, but precautions still necessary - Firstpost

The spread of the novel coronavirus may be slower in warm and humid conditions, a recent study by two Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers has found. The correlation holds out hope for tropical countries like India but it means that countries in Europe and North America may not get much relief on account of environmental factors.

March 25, 2020 | 11:47:32 AM

20% of global population under lockdown

Around 20% of global population under coronavirus lockdown

Around one in five people around the globe are under lockdown, ordered to stay home as the world enters a critical week in responding to the accelerating coronavirus pandemic. As of Tuesday there have been at least 378,679 confirmed cases of people with the virus across the world.

March 25, 2020 | 11:46:14 AM

Forced cremation

Emergency coronavirus legislation altered after Muslim and Jewish communities raise concern over forced cremation

Ministers have assured Jewish and Muslim communities that their religious burial rights will be respected during the coronavirus outbreak, after concerns were raised over forced cremations. Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, confirmed that the Government's emergency legislation had been amended to ensure that the beliefs of faith communities were respected.

March 25, 2020 | 11:42:18 AM

India under total lockdown for 21 days

Coronavirus: India to go under total lockdown for 21 days

NEW DELHI: India's 1.3 billion people will go under "total lockdown" for 21 days to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday. "From 12 midnight today (1830 GMT Tuesday), the entire country will be in lockdown, total lockdown," Modi said in a national television address to the world's second most-populous nation.

March 25, 2020 | 11:36:25 AM

Crisis brings out the best and the worst in people

Karachi's rich unstring their purses for those hit by COVID-19 lockdown | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: They say a crisis brings out the best and the worst in people. This is what the novel coronavirus pandemic is doing in Karachi. Profiteers are using the pandemic to their use to make some easy money as they are selling protective medical equipment at inflated rates.

March 25, 2020 | 11:34:06 AM

Online gaming booms

Online Gaming Booms as Virus Lockdowns Keep Millions at Home

When two Spanish footballers took to the controls of FIFA 20 after the coronavirus pandemic saw their La Liga match cancelled, a stadium-sized virtual audience watched online. The huge digital crowd last week is part of a spectacular boom for the digital gaming industry, as record numbers flock to online servers for distraction, entertainment and friendship with the "real world" seemingly falling apart.

March 25, 2020 | 11:31:47 AM

Man dies of hantavirus in China: report

Hantavirus in China: After coronavirus havoc, man dies of rat-caused disease - Daily Times

After the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China's Wuhan province, there is another virus that is spreading panic among residents of Yunnan province as a man who tested positive of hantavirus has died. According to China's Global Times, the man, who was infected with the rat-caused virus, was on his way to Shandong Province on a bus ...

March 25, 2020 | 11:29:14 AM

Coronavirus cases in Italy 10 times higher than reported

Italy witnesses 743 coronavirus deaths in last 24 hours

ROME: The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has grown by 743 to 6,820, the head of the Civil Protection Agency said on Tuesday, reversing a decline in fatalities seen over the last two days. On Monday 602 people died.

March 25, 2020 | 11:27:00 AM

World heading to recession, warns IMF chief

Stepping up emergency finance: IMF ready to deploy $1tr lending capacity

WASHINGTON: International Monetary Fund Monday announced special measures to tackle Coronavirus spread. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva made a statement following a conference call of G20 finance ministers and Central Bank governors. The G20 countries are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.

March 25, 2020 | 11:24:44 AM

Maria B's husband arrested for sending coronavirus infected servant home

Maria B condemns husband's arrest, asks PM to take notice

Can't connect right now! retry Police have raided fashion designer Maria B's house in Lahore and took her husband into custody for allegedly sending his coronavirus infected cook back to his hometown. A video of Maria is doing the rounds on social media in which she has appealed to Prime Minister Imran Khan to take notice of the police raid at her house.

March 25, 2020 | 11:20:32 AM

Rs1.2tr relief package

PM Imran Khan unveils Rs1.2tr relief package Fuels fall by Rs15 a litre

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday unveiled a financial relief package worth around Rs1.2 trillion to ward off the negative impact of coronavirus on the country. The package included reducing prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene by Rs15 per litre, providing Rs3,000 monthly stipend for daily wagers, and improving liquidity crunch for exporters and industrialists.

March 25, 2020 | 11:19:09 AM

Doctors warn about trying malaria treatment for COVID-19

Doctors warn about trying malaria treatment for COVID-19

Doctors are warning people about self-medicating for COVID-19 with an ingredient in an anti-malaria treatment that's been touted by U.S. President Donald Tru...

March 25, 2020 | 11:17:10 AM

SBP slashes key interest rate by 150bps to 11pc

SBP slashes key interest rate by 150bps to 11 per cent

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday slashed its key interest rate by 150 basis points to 11 per cent in the face of the escalating coronavirus crisis.

March 25, 2020 | 11:15:36 AM

Coronavirus world map

Coronavirus world map: live tracker of reported COVID-19 cases and deaths

At the end of December, the Chinese authorities sent out a public alert warning that a "pneumonia of unknown cause" had been identified in Wuhan, central China. Some 10 days later, on January 7, scientists announced that a new coronavirus was the source of the outbreak - quickly adding that it did not appear to be spreading between humans.

March 25, 2020 | 11:14:46 AM

Next coronavirus epicenter: WHO

US could become next coronavirus epicenter, WHO says

GENEVA/TOKYO: The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, which finally forced reluctant organizers to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

March 25, 2020 | 10:59:10 AM

Together we will fight

Together we will fight novel coronavirus: COAS Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Underscoring the need for combined efforts to defeat novel coronavirus, Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said that all the Pakistanis will fight against COVID-19 as one, Inter Services Public Relations Pakistan (ISPR) reported.

March 25, 2020 | 10:58:22 AM

Complete ban on the movement in Kot Hathyal and Bhara Kahu

Islamabad takes action after Tablighi Jamaat members diagnosed with coronavirus | SAMAA

The Islamabad administration has decided to impose a "complete ban" on the movement of people in the city's Kot Hathyal, Bhara Kahu after at least a dozen members of the Tablighi Jamaat were diagnosed with coronavirus on Monday, according to officials.

March 25, 2020 | 10:55:31 AM

Coronavirus updates, March 25

Coronavirus updates, March 25: Latest news on the coronavirus pandemic from Pakistan and around the world

Updated Wednesday Mar 25 2020 KARACHI/LAHORE/ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR/QUETTA: The number of confirmed cases in Pakistan rose to 990 on Tuesday after new cases were reported in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Punjab reported its first death, taking the total number of deaths to 7. Sindh, meanwhile, reported 10 recoveries, taking the total number of recovered patients in Pakistan to 16.

March 24, 2020 | 01:08:47 PM

Coronavirus: Can I get it twice?

Coronavirus: Can it be contracted twice?

As the world was still grappling with the spread - and containment - of Covid-19, reports from Japan last month claimed a woman there had contracted the virus for the second time after testing negative for the virus a week earlier and having recovered.

March 24, 2020 | 01:07:52 PM

Skilled manpower to Japan

Japan initiates process for importing skilled manpower from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - The Japanese government has initiated process of importing skilled manpower from Pakistan in 14 different sectors aimed to providing employment opportunities for Pakistanis labor force, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Pakistan Yusuke Shindo told APP.

March 24, 2020 | 01:05:41 PM

Most females live longer

Like humans, most female mammals live longer than males

In human populations, women consistently outlive men, which suggests profound biological foundations for sex differences in survival. What about other mammals in the wild? Quantifying whether such sex difference is also pervasive in wild mammals is a vital challenge in both evolutionary biology and biogerontology.

March 24, 2020 | 01:04:45 PM

Tarantula Nebula

See Massive Stars Getting Born in the Tarantula Nebula - Mashviral News

Even with factors looking bleak listed here on Earth suitable now, there is constantly time to value the wonders of the wider universe. The Hubble Place Telescope has captured a amazing impression of a area of substantial star formation identified as LHA 120-N 150, sitting down on the outskirts of the Tarantula Nebula.

March 24, 2020 | 01:02:35 PM

Alert service for virus risk

Govt starts cell phone tracking to alert people at virus risk

KARACHI: Several residents across the country have reported receiving a 'CoronaALERT' text message advising them to take necessary precautionary measures as they may have come in contact with someone known to have coronavirus. "It has been observed that you may have come in contact with a confirmed coronavirus case in the last 14 days.

March 24, 2020 | 01:00:43 PM

Coronavirus origin?

US-China spar over coronavirus origin

A war of words between the United States and China over coronavirus intensified on Monday after the Chinese embassy in France suggested the outbreak actually started in the US. President Donald Trump and other American officials have repeatedly described coronavirus as the "Chinese virus", incensing Beijing and sparking tit-for-tat accusations on the origin of the contagion.

March 24, 2020 | 12:59:02 PM

More than 300,000 cases worldwide

Coronavirus pandemic is 'accelerating', WHO warns

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus disease pandemic is "accelerating", with more than 300,000 cases now confirmed. It took 67 days from the first reported of Covid-19 to reach 100,000 cases, 11 days for the second 100,000, and just four days for the third 100,000.

March 24, 2020 | 12:57:00 PM

Coronavirus outbreak in Pakistan rises to 892

Coronavirus outbreak: Number of confirmed cases in Pakistan rises to 892

Pakistan's tally of positive cases of coronavirus reached 892 after more cases were reported in Sindh and Punjab on Tuesday. According to Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar, there are 176 confirmed cases in Dera Ghazi Khan, 51 in Lahore, five in Gujrat, six in Jhelum, three in Jhelum, two each in Rawalpindi and Multan and one case each in Faisalabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Rahim Yar Khan and Sargodha.

March 23, 2020 | 05:28:55 PM

Pakistan Day with pledge to fight coronavirus

President Alvi, PM Imran urge unity as nation marks Pakistan Day with pledge to fight coronavirus

Monday Mar 23, 2020 ISLAMABAD: The nation celebrates Pakistan Day today with simplicity amidst an outbreak of the novel coronavirus and with the pledge to fight the disease as it sweeps across the country, Radio Pakistan reported on Monday. All kind of public gatherings, including the showpiece military parade, have been postponed as precautionary measures.

March 23, 2020 | 05:24:02 PM

Why Didn't We Have Sex Last Night?

Coronavirus: Couples told to avoid sex when self-isolating | The Express Tribune

Self-isolating couples who do not live together or are deemed vulnerable to coronavirus should avoid having sex, an expert has warned. Professor Paul Hunter also advises those who have a "bohemian" sex life which involves mixing with other people should give it up for now and stay at home.

March 23, 2020 | 05:23:02 PM

Pakistani volunteers 3D-print ventilators, join war against COVID-19

The first 3D-printed ventilator prototype in Pakistan could be ready within two weeks

Monday Mar 23, 2020 LAHORE: A group of volunteers from Pakistan, who call themselves Pakistan Against COVID-19 - Volunteers (PAC-V), have announced plans to use cutting edge 3D printing to produce affordable ventilators, respiratory valves and other essential equipment at a large scale.

March 23, 2020 | 05:20:32 PM

Prince William to take over throne

Prince William warming up to become King as the Queen self-isolates?

With Prince Harry no longer part of the equation, Prince William seems to already be preparing to take over the throne, if rumours are to be believed. According to an insider from the Buckingham Palace recently, Prince William seems to be gearing up to take over the throne by acting as 'placeholder' for Queen Elizabeth II.

March 23, 2020 | 05:18:22 PM

Birthplace of colossal stars

Hubble probes the birthplace of colossal stars in nearby galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a dazzling view of a stellar laboratory, which is being used by astronomers to understand how truly gargantuan stars come to form. The image features a colorful star field and a substructure of the famous Tarantula Nebula, which is located in a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

March 23, 2020 | 05:17:20 PM

Former Real Madrid president dies from coronavirus

Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz passes away from COVID-19

Monday Mar 23, 2020 Former Real Madrid President Lorenzo Sanz, who was hospitalised for contracting the widespread coronavirus, has passed away at 76, AFP reported on Sunday. Sanz's son, Lorenzo Sanz junior, confirmed the news on Twitter, saying that his father "did not deserve this ending and in this way".

March 23, 2020 | 05:16:16 PM

YouTube Video Resolution Lowered To 480p Due To Coronavirus Crisis

Internet access 'could be rationed' amid coronavirus outbreak, expert warns

With coronavirus cases in the UK continuing to increase, many worried Brits have taken the wise decision to work from home. But with everyone trying to access the internet at the same time, internet providers are feeling the strain. Last week, several of the biggest networks were hit with crashes, including Vodafone, O2, gift gaff and EE.

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