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Five-time and Friday prayers banned in mosques until April 5 as Sindh virus cases surge Five-time and Friday prayers banned in mosques until April 5 as Sindh virus cases surge
The novel coronavirus – which wrecked the central China city of Wuhan towards the end of last December – has now spread to all continents excluding Antarctica. The COVID-19 respiratory illness caused by the mysterious pathogen has so far killed thousands of people and infected close to half a million others across the globe. Though the deadly infestation has been contained by the Chinese govern...
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No coronavirus case was imported from China: PM Imran No coronavirus case was imported from China: PM Imran
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that homegrown cases of the novel coronavirus in Pakistan and not a single case was imported from China. Addressing a meeting of parliamentary leaders via videolink, the premier said the decision not to bring back students from the virus’s then epicentre Wuhan “was a good idea” as the country did not witness a single case of coronavirus coming from Ch...
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Imposing curfew will be last option in fight against coronavirus, says PM Imran Imposing curfew will be last option in fight against coronavirus, says PM Imran
ISLAMABAD: Amid the growing criticism over the federal authorities’ decision of not imposing countrywide complete lockdown, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government is constantly monitoring the situation and if need be it could impose the curfew in the country “which would be the last option” to contain the spread of novel coronavirus. “Chaos is more dangerous than coronavirus if we ...
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Int’l flights grounded as Pakistan fears take off in number of corona cases Int’l flights grounded as Pakistan fears take off in number of corona cases
ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to suspend all international flights operation for two weeks in a bid to contain the spread of novel coronavirus as total number of confirmed infections surpassed 600 on Saturday. The ban will be effective from 8pm today till April 4, according to an official statement issued on Saturday. Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Security Moeed Yu...
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PM Imran orders opening of Afghan border 'despite global pandemic' PM Imran orders opening of Afghan border 'despite global pandemic'
Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered opening of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Chaman “despite the global pandemic” to support Afghan “brothers and sisters” as the novel coronavirus stalks the region. “Despite the global pandemic of COVID-19, we remain committed to supporting our Afghan brothers & sisters,” the prime minister said in an early Friday tweet. He added that he had given ins...
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COVID-19: FM Qureshi goes into self-isolation COVID-19: FM Qureshi goes into self-isolation
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday decided to isolate himself as medical experts advised him to get tested for COVID-19 after five days following his visit to China. “My family members are distant,” he said. “We have to exercise caution in the wake of the outbreak.” The foreign minister has gone in self-isolation following the recommendation of doctors but showed no symptoms ...
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Pakistan's top security panel to discuss Covid-19 action plan today Pakistan's top security panel to discuss Covid-19 action plan today
ISLAMABAD.: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting today (Friday) to hammer out a strategy to deal with coronavirus as the army chief ordered his top commanders to gear up “in support of a national effort” to counter the pathogen. According to sources, the meeting of the top consultative body will be attended by services chiefs including army chief Ge...
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Facebook offers support to Pakistan for coronavirus awareness campaign Facebook offers support to Pakistan for coronavirus awareness campaign
ISLAMABAD: Facebook on Thursday offered support to Pakistan in the coronavirus awareness campaign. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza met an international Facebook’s international delegation. According to a health ministry spokesperson, a comprehensive discussion was held on the growing pandemic which has claimed more than 4,000 lives world lives worl...
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PAF F-16 crashes near Shakarparian in Islamabad PAF F-16 crashes near Shakarparian in Islamabad
A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16 fighter aircraft crashed near the Shakarparian area of the federal capital on Wednesday, said a statement by the armed service. The fighter aircraft was rehearsing the upcoming March 23 parade flypast at the time of the incident. The PAF statement added that rescue teams were dispatched towards the site of the crash and Air Headquarters has ordered a board of ...
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Nine new coronavirus cases emerge in Karachi as Pakistan’s tally jumps to 16 Nine new coronavirus cases emerge in Karachi as Pakistan’s tally jumps to 16
KARACHI: In a shocking development, nine people who recently returned from abroad were tested positive for novel coronavirus in Karachi on Monday, pushing the tally to 13 in Sindh and 16 in the country. The Sindh Health Department said that of nine new cases, five people have arrived from Syria via Doha whereas other patients returned from London via Dubai last week. “The health department i...
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