Pakistan Rolls Out Largest Social Assistance Program in Nation’s History to Tackle Covid-19, CNN

Pakistan Rolls Out Largest Social Assistance Program in Nation’s History to Tackle Covid-19, CNN

Pakistan introduced the biggest social protection effort in the country’s history with promises to pay nearly $1 billion to the country’s impoverished in an attempt to combat the Covid-19 economic impact. According to Sania Nishtar, special assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Poverty Alleviation and Social services, the Ehsaas...

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Govt to re-open low-risk industries

Govt to re-open low-risk industries

On Thursday, the Covid-19 parliamentary committee was told that the government was reopening low-risk industries to ensure availability of essential commodities in the country in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. It was also stated that the economic and social impact of the country’s coronavirus outbreak was a disaster greater than...

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Youth exposed themselves as the hidden heroes of the country during crisis

Youth exposed themselves as the hidden heroes of the country during crisis

SARGODHA: Several welfare groups came together in the wake of the city’s coronavirus outbreak to support the underprivileged and jobless. An organization known as the Sargodha Youth Brigade also aims to help people start their own business in the country during the lockdown. Workers from these welfare groups have reportedly come...

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727 recoveries of Covid-19 recorded in Pakistan

727 recoveries of Covid-19 recorded in Pakistan

With the coronavirus spread all across the country. The government has made a portal to monitor the number of patients infected or recovered. In the past 24 hours about 200 people have recovered from Covid-19 in Pakistan, according to the government’s official portal for monitoring disease spread. A total of...

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Small businesses demand reopening shops

Small businesses demand reopening shops

LAHORE: Small and medium-sized merchants are exerting pressure on their respective bodies and officials, urging them to find a way out of the current situation so that they can resume business. Lahore is home to more than 500 retail and wholesale markets, has been in a shutdown for more than two weeks...

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Members of a Saudi royal family infected by coronavirus

Members of a Saudi royal family infected by coronavirus

Many members of the royal family of Saudi Arabia contracted the novel coronavirus more than six weeks after the country’s first case was reported, as per an article from the New York Times also carried by Iran’s Press TV. At the elite hospital, which handles Al Saud members, more than 500...

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Lockdown likely to extend in Sindh amid fears of coronavirus spread in slums

Lockdown likely to extend in Sindh amid fears of coronavirus spread in slums

With coronavirus patients emerging from a katchi abadi on Thursday among the 92 cases registered in the province, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah expressed deep concern, saying that the Sindh government decided to prolong the lockdown by a week. Nonetheless, while talking to the journalists, he said that...

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Discrepancies in COVID-19 reports pose concerns

Discrepancies in COVID-19 reports pose concerns

HYDERABAD: Recent disclosures of variability in coronavirus test results released by the Diagnostic and Research Laboratory (DRL) at Liaquat University Hospital (LUH), Hyderabad, and Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Karachi, have raised concerns on the issue. A few of the three reports suggesting discrepancies was that of a 54-year-old man who...

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President Alvi receives doctor’s wrath as he wears N-95 mask

President Alvi receives doctor’s wrath as he wears N-95 mask

ISLAMABAD: On a day when over 3,000 more suspicious patients were tested for the devastating coronavirus around the world, news reports and photographs of Pakistan’s president Dr. Arif Alvi wearing an N-95 mask at a conference triggered serious outrage in the health circles as the police had recently thrashed doctors...

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Gravediggers provided safety kits: Wasim Akhtar

Gravediggers provided safety kits: Wasim Akhtar

Karachi: Mayor Wasim Akhtar said on Wednesday that the gravediggers at the graveyards of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) were supplied with protective suits to stay safe against coronavirus during the burial process. The mayor, handing over the suits and other security gear to KMC in-charge graveyards Iqbal Parvez, said...

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