Newsone Bulletin 9PM | 1-4-2020 |

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PM Khan says Rs200bn earmarked for labourers in wake of coronavirus crisis

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that the government has earmarked Rs200 billion for labourers who will face extraordinary difficulties in the wake of nationwide lockdowns to curb the spread of the coronavirus. "In many countries a curfew has already been placed. Had I been in Italy or France, I would have no qualms in placing a curfew. When I...

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Here’s what happens to you if you catch the coronavirus

Four months after the deadly coronavirus first surfaced, there is still very little clarity on how it affects people and who are most vulnerable. Initial studies suggested that the virus was most fatal for the elderly. However, new reports, emerging from around the world, indicate that the young are just as vulnerable. In Pakistan, a large part of the debate,...

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Pakistan Railways to shutdown operations until March 31 amid coronavirus pandemic

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday gave approval to Pakistan Railways for suspending train operations from March 24 to March 31 due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The disease caused by the virus, COVID-19, has claimed six lives and infected more than 800 people across the country, as the authorities kick into action to stop the transmission of the...

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Balochistan undergoes virtual lockdown till April 7, section 144 imposed amid corona pandemic

QUETTA: The government of Balochistan on Monday announced strict preventive measures aimed at tackling the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the province. According to a notification issued by the Home and Tribal Affairs Department of the provincial administration, the authorities invoked Section 144 of the Pakistan Penal Code throughout the province. The decision is necessary to ensure public safety,...

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Trading paused at PSX for 2 hours as index caves amidst almost lockdown nationwide

The Pakistan Stock Exchange saw yet another enforced halt in activity as trading resumed after a long weekend, with the sheer volume of sell orders placed before the market opened cratering the benchmark indexes and triggering a cool-down period. The index plunged 5.96% as soon as trading resumed for the day, wiping 1,827 points off the benchmark 100 Index as...

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Shehbaz urges nation to come together to combat coronavirus pandemic

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif says this was not the time to do politics and the entire nation needed to come together to combat the coronavirus pandemic. In his address via video link, the PML-N president said we stood with the families of those who passed away from the disease. “Today the number of cases in the country stands at 892...

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PM Khan to discuss public relief package with economic team as virus crisis expands

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to discuss a relief package for the public with his economic team on Tuesday as the coronavirus outbreak in the country points to a looming financial crisis. According to sources, the prime minister will hold a consultation on the topic with members of the his economic team later today, following which he is...

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Coronavirus: Punjab reports first death, nation-wide tally of confirmed cases mounts to 958

Punjab on Tuesday reported its first death from the coronavirus in the province as the number of confirmed patients rose to 958 nation wide. According to provincial Health Minister Yasmin Rashid, the patient was a 57-year-old admitted to Mayo Hospital. She repeated appeals for the public to stay indoors and avoid spreading the virus any further. The number of...

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