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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH
Pakistan Deaths
16,094
11224hr
Pakistan Cases
750,158
497624hr
Sindh
271,524
Punjab
264,010
Balochistan
20,760
Islamabad
68,906
KPK
104,480

coronavirus case

Thai capital may take over 2 months to contain new virus outbreak

Thai capital may take over 2 months to contain new virus outbreak

  • Authorities expect to be able to contain the virus between one and two months in the provinces but in Bangkok, the epicentre, it could take longer, depending on control measures Kiatiphum Wongrajit, the ministry's permanent secretary, said in the statement.
Published 08 Apr, 2021 06:56pm
'Time to move forward': Portugal eases COVID-19 lockdown
World

'Time to move forward': Portugal eases COVID-19 lockdown

  • "This lockdown was more painful but it is positive we are reopening," said the 30-year-old. "It's the best day: the restart. It's time to move forward and I hope we will not need to take a step back."
  • At Lisbon's Lemonfit gym, coordinator Joana Silva, 33, was delighted to help people get back in shape after more than two months of lockdown.
Published 05 Apr, 2021 06:26pm
Ukraine's central bank governor returns to work after COVID-19
World

Ukraine's central bank governor returns to work after COVID-19

  • "The governor recovered from the COVID and returned fully to his duties," Galyna Kalachova told Reuters, without giving further details.
  • Ukraine reported more than 1.65 million coronavirus cases with 32,132 deaths as of March 29, while 1.3 million Ukrainians have recovered.
Published 29 Mar, 2021 08:19pm
Poland announces nationwide restrictions amid coronavirus surge
World

Poland announces nationwide restrictions amid coronavirus surge

  • We no longer have the ability to only put forward regional restrictions. The only way forward right now is to broaden these restrictions to all of Poland.
  • If this move does not result in easing the pandemic, or at least in slowing down of the third wave, the next steps would be a typical lockdown, a typical situation in which we will be totally closing everything.
Published 17 Mar, 2021 09:34pm
Abbott's test to distinguish coronavirus and flu viruses gets US authorization
World

Abbott's test to distinguish coronavirus and flu viruses gets US authorization

  • The test, Alinity m Resp-4-Plex, can be conducted with one nasal swab sample and can differentiate the coronavirus, flu A, flu B and another respiratory virus called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the company said.
  • Abbott has a range of COVID-19 tests, including antigen, molecular and serology tests which have been authorized for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Published 05 Mar, 2021 09:09pm
Poland's cases of British coronavirus variant rising
World

Poland's cases of British coronavirus variant rising

  • At the start of January, the share of the British variant was around 5% ... Now, the most recent tests show that the share has been systematically growing and for the last 21 days we have almost 25%."
  • "The virus in the British version develops so fast as it is of course much more contagious," he said, adding that the variant share was even as high as 70% in random tests.
Published 05 Mar, 2021 08:42pm
Japan to extend Tokyo area state of emergency to March 21
World

Japan to extend Tokyo area state of emergency to March 21

  • Under the state of emergency, the government has requested restaurants and bars close by 8 p.m. and stop serving alcohol an hour earlier. People are also asked to stay home after 8 p.m. unless they have essential reasons to go out.
  • Suga made the announcement, echoing an earlier one made by the Economy Minister, at the start of a meeting on handling the coronavirus.
Published 05 Mar, 2021 07:32pm
Turkey could discuss easing COVID-19 curbs by region
World

Turkey could discuss easing COVID-19 curbs by region

  • It was unclear when restrictions adopted in December could be eased or whether final decisions on the plan would be taken this week.
  • Easing of some restrictions in some provinces will be discussed, for example steps such as shortening the curfews and opening of restaurants and cafes under guidelines, especially in big cities, could be taken.
Published 16 Feb, 2021 06:04pm
Indonesia's medical seniors get vaccines after regulator's green light
World

Indonesia's medical seniors get vaccines after regulator's green light

  • Indonesia's food and drug agency recently approved use of the Sinovac Biotech vaccine for the elderly, potentially changing the country's strategy to focus on the working population.
  • I hope that once I am vaccinated I will be safe in my daily life, especially as the rate of the pandemic is going up, not down.
Published 08 Feb, 2021 07:02pm