Is coronavirus an airborne disease? WHO experts opines

World Health Organisation (WHO) chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan has said that while the coronavirus can survive in the air sometimes and then be transmitted, it only happens in very "limited environments". Talking to India Today, Dr Swaminathan noted that when someone speaks, shouts, sings, or even breathes, there are a lot of droplets that come out of their mouth. "These...

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Gold prices in Pakistan surges to all-time high of Rs109, 100 a tola

KARACHI: Gold rates in Pakistan on Thursday reached a new all-time high, going up to Rs109,100 a tola, as the world economy continues on its path towards a recession due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to rates issued by the All Sindh Sarafa and Jewellers Association (ASSJA), prices moved up Rs800 per tola on Thursday. The price of 10 grammes...

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Asia Cup 2020 postponed due to coronavirus pandemic, says ACC

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced on Thursday that this year's Asia Cup, scheduled to be held in Pakistan in September, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the ACC said that the executive board met on multiple occasions to evaluate the impact of the pandemic on the tournament. "From the onset, the board was...

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6PM Headline | 09-July-2020

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Pakistan rejects BCCI president Sourav Ganguly’s claims of Asia Cup being cancelled

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday reacted strongly to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly’s claim that Asia Cup has been called off due to coronavirus pandemic. “Saurav Ganguly’s statement regarding the Asia Cup 2020 that it stands cancelled has no merit,” PCB’s media director Samiul Hasan was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times. “It...

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Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s wife appears before FBR today

ISLAMABAD: Wife of Justice Qazi Faez Isa is appearing before tax authorities today (July 9, 2020), in an attempt to explain her "source of income" through which she had bought her three properties in London from 2003-04 to 2013-14. Complying with the order of the Supreme Court (SC), the Federal Board of Revenue's (FBR) office of Commissioner Inland Revenue and...

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Afghanistan to release 600 Taliban prisoners in bid to push for peace talks

KABUL: Afghan authorities on Thursday said it will release 600 prisoners it had deemed "too dangerous" in the hope of getting peace talks going, a day after they had refused to release the captives. Disagreement over about 600 prisoners from a total of 5,000 the Taliban want released has prevented the launch of US-brokered peace talks aimed at ending nearly...

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Fatima Jinnah’s 53rd death anniversary being observed today

LAHORE: The fifty-third death anniversary of Madre Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah is being observed with reverence and respect today (Thursday). Fatima Jinnah played a vital role in the creation of Pakistan. Mohammad Ali Jinnah was deeply affected after his wife’s death in 1929. Fatima Jinnah worked side by side with Mohammad Ali Jinnah and gathered the women of sub-continent on...

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PM Khan urges people to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with simplicity and care

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan advised people to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with simplicity and not be careless, saying that the country's coronavirus graph was going down. PM Imran was speaking to media Thursday when at the inauguration ceremony of an isolation hospital in Islamabad for coronavirus patients. The Isolation Hospital and Infection Treatment Centre, which has 250 beds, has been built...

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PPP, PTI come to blows in fiery NA session

ISLAMABAD: The Lower House of the Parliament descended into chaos on Thursday after the government and opposition members scuffled over Karachi’s power outages, K-Electric’s incompetence and the controversial Uzair Baloch Joint Investigative (JIT) report. During a discussion about the issue of persistent load shedding in Karachi, the energy minister told the House that the federal government has taken steps to...

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‘Govt to reopen educational institutions from September 15 only if virus situation improves’

ISLAMABAD: All education institutions, including universities, will reopen from September 15 if the health situation of the country improved, said Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on Thursday. The minister said that the government will review its decision in the first week of September by monitoring the situation in the country by taking a look at the 'health indicators' and...

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3PM Headline | 09-July-2020

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