Newsone Bulletin 9PM | 1-4-2020 |

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Global deaths surge past 13,000; 35 countries go into lockdown

ROME: Nearly one billion people around the world were confined to their homes on Sunday, as the coronavirus death toll crossed 13,000 and factories were shut in worst-hit Italy after another single-day fatalities record. The raging pandemic has forced lockdowns in 35 countries across the globe, disrupting lives, travel and businesses as governments scramble to shut borders and unleash hundreds...

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First cutting edge 3D-printed ventilator prototype in Pakistan developed by volunteers

LAHORE: A group of volunteers from Pakistan, who call themselves Pakistan Against COVID-19 – Volunteers (PAC-V), have announced plans to use cutting edge 3D printing to produce affordable ventilators, respiratory valves and other essential equipment at a large scale. The group of volunteers from across Pakistan had earlier this month come together to develop affordable solutions to combat COVID-19 and manufacture...

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Sindh govt’s lockdown comes into effect, citizens’ movement banned for 15 days

KARACHI: Drastic measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Sindh have now taken effect. As of 12am Monday morning, Pakistan Day, a blanket ban has been placed on "unnecessary movement" throughout the province. All offices, malls, restaurants, and public spaces have been shut down. Moreover, restaurants have been told to cease all delivery and take-away operations as well. Sindh...

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K-Electric rejects Sindh CMs directives to waive off bills, installment plan

KARACHI: The metropolis' sole power supplier late Sunday refused the directives of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to waive off bills for citizens for the ongoing month and charge the dues as installments over the next 10 months as businesses and offices remain closed owing to the coronavirus lockdown. A spokesperson for the K-Electric said the due dates for...

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Pakistan reports sixth death from coronavirus, number of confirmed cases mounts to 825

The death toll from novel coronavirus in Pakistan rose to six on Sunday, after the country reported its first death from Balochistan. Balochistan government's spokesperson, Liaquat Shahwani confirmed the province's first death from the virus on Sunday in a tweet. The deceased was a 65-year-old man, under treatment at the Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital, according to Shahwani. https://twitter.com/LiaquatShahwani/status/1241799013512417280 Earlier, a...

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Nationwide lockdown still on the table if public does not cooperate: Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan shared that Prime Minister Imran Khan has not ‘ruled out the option of a nationwide lockdown’ if the general public does not adopt precautionary steps to control the coronavirus outbreak. In tweets, she said the prime minister had spoken about the challenges and issues with regards...

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Newsone Bulletin 12PM | 23-3-2020

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President Alvi, PM Khan urge passion to battle coronavirus as nation marks Pakistan Day

ISLAMABAD: The nation celebrates Pakistan Day today with simplicity amidst an outbreak of the novel coronavirus and with the pledge to fight the disease as it sweeps across the country, Radio Pakistan reported on Monday. All kind of public gatherings, including the showpiece military parade, have been postponed as precautionary measures. However, Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television will air special programmes, while newspapers will publish special issues...

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Newsone Headlines 12PM | 23-Mar-2020

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MQM-P Announces to rejoin federal cabinet as deadlock ends

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) – the disgruntled allies of PTI – has announced to rejoin federal cabinet. Addressing a press conference, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that the leadership has decided to join federal government and retain alliance with PTI. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said both parties have to make further decisions on many matters, adding that major progress was...

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