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Coronavirus
LOW Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
28,300
2024hr
Pakistan Cases
1,265,650
60324hr
1.38% positivity
Sindh
466,154
Punjab
438,133
Balochistan
33,133
Islamabad
106,504
KPK
176,950

United Kingdom

UK begins rollout of Moderna Covid vaccine in Wales
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UK begins rollout of Moderna Covid vaccine in Wales

  • The United Kingdom has vaccinated 31.6 million people with a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine - and administered 5.5 million second doses. It will shortly have vaccinated half of its total population.
Published 07 Apr, 2021 11:01am
UK adds Pakistan to its travel ban ‘red list’
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UK adds Pakistan to its travel ban ‘red list’

  • On Friday, the United Kingdom's Foreign Office announced that it was adding Pakistan to the Red List of travel ban countries, with measures coming into force from April 9th.
  • The Pakistani government and medical officials had earlier blamed the rise in cases on a coronavirus variant, that was first reported in the United Kingdom.
Updated 02 Apr, 2021 04:43pm
UK says planning to allow more time for post-Brexit N.Ireland adjustment
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UK says planning to allow more time for post-Brexit N.Ireland adjustment

  • After leaving the EU last year, Britain agreed a free trade deal with the bloc to leave its single market and customs union, which came into force at the beginning of this year.
  • Britain and the EU have been in talks to try to solve the issues, which some Northern Irish lawmakers say threaten to cut the British province off from the rest of the United Kingdom.
Published 03 Mar, 2021 06:20pm
UK and Canada impose sanctions on Myanmar generals after coup
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UK and Canada impose sanctions on Myanmar generals after coup

  • Britain and Canada imposed sanctions on Myanmar’s ruling generals on Thursday for toppling the civilian-led government while Japan said it had agreed with the United States, India and Australia that democracy must be restored there quickly.
Published 19 Feb, 2021 12:06am
UK economy suffers record 9.9% slump in 2020 after COVID-19 hit
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UK economy suffers record 9.9% slump in 2020 after COVID-19 hit

  • Britain’s coronavirus-ravaged economy slumped by 9.9% in 2020, the biggest annual crash in output in more than 300 years, but it avoided heading back towards recession at the end of last year and looks to be on course for a recovery in 2021.
  • Britain’s economy grew 1.2% in December alone, after a 2.3% fall in output in November when there was a partial lockdown, leaving output 6.3% lower than in February before the start of the pandemic, the Office for National Statistics said.
Published 12 Feb, 2021 03:46pm
100,000 sign petition calling for unfettered British-N.Irish trade
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100,000 sign petition calling for unfettered British-N.Irish trade

  • A month after Britain left the EU's orbit, it is once again arguing with Brussels over the most contentious issue of its five year Brexit negotiations - rules for trade involving Northern Ireland.
  • To ensure no land border between the British-ruled region and the rest of Ireland.
Published 05 Feb, 2021 09:25pm
UK virus variant has developed concerning new mutation in small number of cases
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UK virus variant has developed concerning new mutation in small number of cases

  • The UK variant of the coronavirus has developed a new, concerning mutation in a small number of cases, which scientists said makes it similar to the South African and Brazilian variants and could reduce the efficacy of vaccines.
  • The emergence of the mutation to the variant first discovered in Britain highlights how complicated exiting COVID-19 lockdown will be even once vaccines are rolled out.
Published 02 Feb, 2021 10:56pm
UK's Captain Tom Moore has died, family says
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UK's Captain Tom Moore has died, family says

  • Captain Tom Moore, the British World War Two veteran who raised millions of pounds for health service workers on the frontline of the battle against COVID-19, has died aged 100, his family said on Tuesday.
  • Moore died on Tuesday morning at Bedford Hospital. He had tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 22 and was fighting pneumonia.
Published 02 Feb, 2021 09:30pm
UK bans direct flights from UAE, shutting world's busiest international route
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UK bans direct flights from UAE, shutting world's busiest international route

  • Britain is banning direct passenger flights to and from the United Arab Emirates from Friday, shutting down the world’s busiest international airline route from Dubai to London.
  • Britain said it was adding the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda to its coronavirus travel ban list because of worries over the spread of a more contagious and potentially vaccine-resistant COVID-19 variant first identified in South Africa.
Published 29 Jan, 2021 11:10am
English lockdown set to last until at least March, Johnson indicates
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English lockdown set to last until at least March, Johnson indicates

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated on Wednesday the COVID-19 lockdown in England would last until March 8 when schools could start to reopen as the government announced new measures to clamp down on travel to and from Britain.
  • On Tuesday, Britain’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 100,000, the first European state to reach that figure, leading to questions about Johnson’s handling of a crisis that has also battered the economy.
Updated 27 Jan, 2021 10:17pm
UK passes 100,000 COVID deaths
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UK passes 100,000 COVID deaths

  • The death toll in Britain from the coronavirus pandemic passed 100,000 people on Tuesday as the government battled to speed up vaccination delivery and keep variants of the virus at bay.
  • Britain has the world’s fifth highest toll from COVID-19 and reported a further 1,631 deaths and 20,089 cases on Tuesday.
Published 26 Jan, 2021 10:57pm
UK sells arms to 80% of countries under restrictions: Report
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UK sells arms to 80% of countries under restrictions: Report

  • British officials have approved the sale of arms to nearly four-fifths of countries subject to arms embargos, sanctions and other restrictions, over the past five years.
  • The United Kingdom has exported military hardware to 58 countries, out of 73 listed as subject to restrictions by the Department for International Trade, including Pakistan, Kenya and China.
Updated 26 Jan, 2021 07:27pm
Coronavirus triggered 'anti-tumour response' in 61-year-old patient: Study
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Coronavirus triggered 'anti-tumour response' in 61-year-old patient: Study

  • A new study revealed that a 61-year-old man, suffering from renal failure and progressive lymphadenopathy, contracted the coronavirus, and over the span of a few months it was observed that it had an anti-tumour response.
  • Shortly after his diagnosis, he was admitted to the hospital with breathlessness and wheezing, and was diagnosed with the coronavirus. After 11-days of medical care, he was discharged to recuperate at home, with no additional immuno-chemotherapy being administered.
Updated 21 Jan, 2021 05:36pm
£100m donated to Oxford University for antibiotic resistance research
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£100m donated to Oxford University for antibiotic resistance research

  • On Tuesday, Oxford University received a donation of £100 million ($136 million) to research growing resistance to antibiotics.
  • The donation, contributed by British multinational chemicals production company Ineos, is one of the largest donations given to Oxford University in its long history.
Published 19 Jan, 2021 07:11pm