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LHC bans invasive test for rape victims
Pakistan

LHC bans invasive test for rape victims

  • The court asked authorities to take necessary steps to ensure that the test is not conducted as part of legal or medical examinations of the victims of rape and sexual abuse.
  • "In the detailed judgement by Justice Ayesha Malik, it has been held that the practice of virginity testing is unscientific and has no forensic value in cases of sexual violence, " say petitioners.
Published 04 Jan, 2021 09:07pm
WHO, marking year since COVID-19 began, urges fair vaccine distribution to all
World

WHO, marking year since COVID-19 began, urges fair vaccine distribution to all

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, appealed for $4 billion to buy COVID-19 vaccines for distribution in lower and middle-income countries.
  • Vaccines offer great hope to turn the tide of the pandemic. But to protect the world, we must ensure that all people at risk everywhere - not just in countries who can afford vaccines - are immunised.
Updated 30 Dec, 2020 06:36pm
WHO investigators heading to China in early January to probe virus
World

WHO investigators heading to China in early January to probe virus

  • Mike Ryan, WHO's top emergency expert, said international experts would go to the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
  • We still don't have a take-off date because we are working on the logistics around visas and flights. We do expect the team to be going there in the first week of January. There will be quarantine arrangements.
Published 19 Dec, 2020 12:19am