Newsone Bulletin 6PM | 18-3-2020

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KP reports two coronavirus deaths in Pakistan

Pakistan on Wednesday reported its second coronavirus death, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra said on Twitter, almost an hour after the first one was confirmed. "Sadly, a second patient in LRH Peshawar, a 36 yr old, from Hangu, has also passed away, from the Corona Virus," Jhagra wrote, less than an hour after Pakistan reported its first coronavirus...

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US leads huge economic fightback against coronavirus, EU closes borders

The United States and Britain led a multi-billion-dollar global fightback against economic havoc wreaked by the coronavirus as the European Union shut its borders to travellers from outside for 30 days to stem the pandemic's ferocious spread. The sweeping measures, never before seen in peacetime, have upended society worldwide and roiled financial markets on fears of a global recession. The coronavirus outbreak,...

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India’s poor testing rate might leave coronavirus cases undetected

Indian authorities have said they will not expand coronavirus testing, as most affected nations are doing, despite criticism that limited testing could leave COVID-19 cases undetected in the world's second-most populous country. The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries to test as widely as possible to curb the pandemic, but India has only been testing those who have travelled...

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ADB approves immediate grant of $50 million for Pakistan to curb coronavirus

Asian Development Bank (ADB) to immediately release $50 million for Pakistan in an effort to fight and fend off the deadly coronavirus pandemic. An official statement by the global money lending body said that the grant will be exclusively given to the country’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). A total of $35 million will be disseminated to Pakistan in regular...

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Sindh govt will take strict action against malls, parks, restaurants violating closure orders: Wahab

KARACHI: Sindh government spokesman Murtaza Wahab on Wednesday has said that strict action will be taken if necessary to ensure that all restaurants, shopping malls and public parks in the province will remain closed for the next 15 days. He clarified that the orders were not applicable on grocery stores, corner shops, and pharmacies. Addressing a press conference in Karachi,...

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