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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
23,133
4424hr
Pakistan Cases
1,015,827
4,11924hr
7.88% positivity
Sindh
371,762
Punjab
354,312
Balochistan
29,861
Islamabad
86,226
KPK
142,400

The dollar resumed its climb against major currencies on Friday as investors took refuge in safety bids amid worsening economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
The greenback index is on course for a near 2.5% gain over the week, having whipsawed last month from highs on a scramble for cash before slumping as the US Federal Reserve flooded the market with liquidity.
Indecision among euro zone governments about a rescue package for the region's hobbled economies has weakened the euro in recent days, helping the dollar to its best day in two weeks against the single currency on Thursday.
Analysts said the euro may also be faltering due to rebalancing by forex reserve managers stocking up on dollars. The dollar was up 0.5% against the euro on Friday at $1.8060, putting it on course for a 3% gain over the week. It was also up 0.5% against a basket of currencies.
As lockdowns continue, the economic impact of the epidemic is becoming more marked, with purchasing managers' indexes across the euro zone and Britain on Friday showing a slump in business activity.
The coronavirus is worsening in the United States where weekly jobless claims doubled to 6.6 million last week. US payroll figures are due on Friday, although the cut-off period for the survey is March 12 so it will not reflect the impact of COVID-19.
"These global recession fears are terrifying the markets - presumably without much differentiation between the countries. Which is why the dollar is standing up rather well and might be able to appreciate a little bit more," said analysts at Commerzbank in a note.
Brief gains on Thursday in oil-exposed currencies such as the Norwegian crown and Canadian dollar on the back of a rallying oil price mostly evaporated with some retracement of oil's gains amid doubts around supply cuts.
The Japanese yen, Swiss franc, sterling and the Australian and New Zealand dollars all also lost ground as the dollar strengthened across the board.

Copyright Reuters, 2020