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Karachi

Karachi’s COVID-19 positivity rate jumps up to 16.59 pc: NCOC

Karachi’s COVID-19 positivity rate jumps up to 16.59 pc: NCOC

  • According to National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, among overall 71 deaths, 39 were reported in Punjab.
  • Sindh has the highest positivity rate recorded at 10.6 pc, Azad Kashmir 11.4 pc, Balochistan 14.2 pc, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 8.1 pc and in Punjab 3.8 percent.
Updated 17 Dec, 2020 02:26pm
District East admin pledges action against pharmacies with unqualified pharmacists
Pakistan

District East admin pledges action against pharmacies with unqualified pharmacists

  • “We would take action against pharmacies working without qualified and trained pharmacists, which are not only selling medicines without prescriptions to but also violating COVID-19 SOPs and indulged in the practice of quackery”, says Ahmed Ali
Administration would support health initiatives which are promoting ethical medical practices, promoting modern pharmacy services and most importantly, providing digital and virtual health services to people.
Published 16 Dec, 2020 05:15pm
Highest COVID-19 positivity rate recorded in Karachi: NCOC
Pakistan

Highest COVID-19 positivity rate recorded in Karachi: NCOC

  • The country’s positivity rate stands at 7.98pc, while, the number of critically ill patients has risen to 2,471 in past 24 hours.
  • Sindh recorded the highest Covid-19 positivity ratio at 12.13pc, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 11.68pc, while Balochistan stants at third with 9.30pc after recent resurge in infection.
Updated 14 Dec, 2020 03:14pm
Sindh reports 1,489 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths in past 24 hrs
Pakistan

Sindh reports 1,489 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths in past 24 hrs

  • CM said that 2,4137 patients are under treatment at present, 2,4248 of whom are in home isolation, 16 at isolation centres and 873 at different hospitals.
  • Out of the total new infections, 1,067 were detected in Karachi, including 364 in South, 341 East, 150 Central, 88 Korangi, 63 West and 61 Malir.
Updated 11 Dec, 2020 06:23pm
COVID-19 claims lives of three doctors in Karachi
Pakistan

COVID-19 claims lives of three doctors in Karachi

  • So far 10,925 healthcare workers have been infected with the COVID-19, including 6.791 doctors and 1,360 nurses and 2,774 staff of the hospitals.
  • About 103 healthcare workers lost their battle against the virus since the pandemic began in the country.
Published 11 Dec, 2020 03:05pm
Karachi’s mercury could drop to 3 degrees this winter
Pakistan

Karachi’s mercury could drop to 3 degrees this winter

  • “In coming two to three days, Karachi residents will have to take out their jackets and blankets again,” predicts Jawad Memon.
    • Last week, Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) predicted a cold wave is expected to hit Karachi in second week of the month.
Published 09 Dec, 2020 01:55pm
Explosive material used in Karachi’s Maskan Chowrangi blast: Report
Pakistan

Explosive material used in Karachi’s Maskan Chowrangi blast: Report

  • The report compiled by HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, Karachi University found TNT material used in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal blast, which killed nine people and left over 20 injured on October 21.
  • The blast occurred at a ground-plus-four-story residential building, Noor Apartments, having banks and commercial shops on the ground and mezzanine floor.
Updated 07 Dec, 2020 09:06pm
Sindh reports 41 deaths, 1,726 new coronavirus cases
Pakistan

Sindh reports 41 deaths, 1,726 new coronavirus cases

  • This is the highest death toll since July, while death toll from the virus in the province has reached 3,060.
    • The chief minister said that 12,442 samples were tested which diagnosed 1,726 cases that constituted 13.9 per cent current detection rate.
Updated 07 Dec, 2020 06:42pm
Cold wave likely to hit Karachi in next week of December
Pakistan

Cold wave likely to hit Karachi in next week of December

  • The minimum temperature today in the port city has been recorded 17.5 Celsius as northeastern winds blowing in the city with nine kilometers per hour speed.
  • The PMD stated that temperatures across the country will drastic fall from December 15.
Published 05 Dec, 2020 12:44pm
COVID-19: Karachi's District West to go under lockdown till Dec 18
Pakistan

COVID-19: Karachi's District West to go under lockdown till Dec 18

  • Baldia Town, Gadap, Keamari, Islamnagar, Saeedabad, Mohajir Camp, Maymarabad, Yousuf Goth, Data Nagar, Hanifabad, Pak Colony, Metroville, Bawani Chali, and Frontier Colony will undergo lockdown starting from tomorrow.
  • District commissioner said all businesses will remain closed, with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies, as well as shops selling staples and items of day-to-day use.
Updated 04 Dec, 2020 05:21pm