Chinese medical team, plane carrying medical supplies arrive in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A Chinese medical team arrived in Islamabad today as the country continued to battle the coronavirus epidemic in the country. The doctors were received by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the airbase. The Chinese doctors will lend their medical expertise to their Pakistani counterparts as China is the only country that has successfully diminished the COVID-19 threat, a...

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Pakistan Army stands with citizens to assist in combatting coronavirus pandemic: DG-ISPR

DG ISPR held a press conference during which he said that the nation was facing a severe challenge in the face of the novel coronavirus. The military spokesperson said that even developed countries were having trouble tackling the coronavirus pandemic. "As a nation, we can defeat the coronavirus," he said. https://twitter.com/OfficialDGISPR/status/1242095874869583873 The DG ISPR said that the armed forces were...

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Punjab CM Buzdar announces 14-day provincial lockdown after Sindh to counter coronavirus

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Monday announced a province-wide closure of non-essential services and shops, effective March 24, after the country's coronavirus infected tally crossed 800. “During this time shopping malls, public transport, public places and tourist spots will remain closed. In the larger interest of the public, we have also banned pillion riding, although families will be exempted.”...

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Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani tests positive for coronavirus

Sindh's Minister for Education and Labour Saeed on Tuesday announced that he has been tested positive for the coronavirus. Ghani, in a video message on Twitter, shared that he had gotten his test done a day earlier which turned out to be positive. https://twitter.com/SaeedGhani1/status/1242061128286572544 However, the minister clarified that he has not felt any of the symptoms associated with the...

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Govt calls in Pakistan Army troops amid coronavirus epidemic

ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry on Monday issued a notification according to which Pakistan Army troops were deployed throughout the country to help tackle the spread of the coronavirus. "The Competent Authority, in exercise of the powers conferred under Article 245 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Section I31-A of CrPC is pleased to authorize deployment of sufficient...

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Harvey Weinstein tests positive for coronavirus in prison

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a prison sentence for sexual assault and rape, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the head of the state corrections officers union. Weinstein, 68, has been placed in isolation at Wende Correctional Facility, said Michael Powers, president of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association. https://twitter.com/BBCWorld/status/1241953627234844676 Powers...

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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia to impose curfew to curb virus spread, UAE suspends passenger flights

Saudi Arabia will impose a nationwide curfew starting today after reporting a jump of almost a quarter in coronavirus cases Saudi King Salman ordered a curfew — from 7 pm to 6 am for 21 days — to slow the spread of the coronavirus, state news agency SPA reported on Monday. The curfew will take effect on Monday evening. https://twitter.com/Spa_Eng/status/1241872699888226304 Saudi Arabia on Sunday...

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