Tag: Coronavirus

Nawaz Sharif should not go out as COVID-19 could be fatal for him: medical report

PML-N supremo, Nawaz Sharif’s latest medical report submitted to Lahore High Court states that the former prime minister should avoid going outside due to coronavirus pandemic. The medical reports were submitted by his lawyer Amjad Pervez in which doctors have suggested that Sharif should avoid going outside as he could contract the coronavirus which could prove to be fatal for him.

‘Smart lockdown’ imposed in Punjab from midnight till Aug 5 to curb virus spread

Punjab government has announced that it is imposing a ‘smart lockdown’, effective from midnight tonight till August 5, in an effort to curb spread of coronavirus during Eidul Azha. The step comes as Punjab reported zero deaths for the first time in two months. The official daily tally of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Punjab has remained below 500 over last week.

‘We can make the govt fall’, Private schools’ association threatens govt for opposing the decision to open schools

The All Pakistan Private Schools’ Association has threatened the government for opposing its decision to open schools from August 15, stating if they started a campaign the “government would fall”. “If the government tries to interfere in our matters, we will do a million march,” the association’s head warned at a press conference in Islamabad.

85 infants under age 1 have tested positive for coronavirus in Texas so far

Eighty-five infants under age 1 have tested positive for coronavirus in one Texas county since mid-March. In Nueces County number of new coronavirus cases skyrocketed in July after a flattening trend. The virus has infected dozens of babies and local officials are urging people to practice caution.The spokespersons are using the statistic to illustrate that no one is naturally immune to this virus.

Kazakhstan denies reports of spread of deadly ‘unknown pneumonia’

Authorities in Kazakhstan have denied a report published by Chinese officials that the country is experiencing an outbreak of “unknown pneumonia” potentially deadlier than the novel coronavirus. The Kazakhstan health ministry said that the “unspecified” pneumonia classification followed World Health Organization guidelines “for the registration of pneumonia when the coronavirus infection is diagnosed clinically or epidemiologically but is not confirmed by laboratory testing.”

Bill Gates calls for Covid-19 meds to go to those who need them, not highest bidders

Bill Gates has called for Covid-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most, not to the “highest bidder”. The billionaire philanthropist said that relying on market forces would prolong the deadly pandemic. He stated that leaders needed to make hard decisions about distributing based on equity.

Pakistan’s testing capacity being utilised less than 42%, reveals NHSRC data

For the 18th consecutive day, testing in Pakistan has registered a reduction after hitting a record-high on June 19, according to the data of the ministry of national health services regulation and coordination. The ministry, which provides daily statistics, noted that on July 7 Pakistan carried out 21,951 tests across the country, which is only 30% of its total testing

Remdesivir, anti-COVID drug to be available in the country within three weeks

The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) said on Monday that Remdesivir, an effective anti-COVID 19 drug, will be available in the country within three weeks. Drap, after registration of the medicine, had allowed two pharmaceutical companies to import this critical drug. The regulator has given licences to 14 manufacturers for producing the medicine at home.

Sindh govt encourages collective sacrifices on Eidul Azha to curb virus spread

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani has approved arrangements of collective sacrifice during Eidul Azha with the assistance of non-profit organisations. Shallwani asked the organisations to make arrangements for online booking and dispatching of meat due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People could also obtain their meat from zonal offices of these organisations.

CM Murad reveals Munawar Hassan, Talib Jauhari, Mufti Naeem all died from virus

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah recently made a shocking revelation stating that Munawar Hasan, Mufti Naeem and Allama Talib Jauhari all had died from coronavirus. The three renowned clerics, all passed away within a week. The clerics were all reported to have died in hospitals while getting treatment for certain health conditions, and thousands of followers attended the funerals.