Important to strike balance between preventing spread of coronavirus and keep economy running: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said on Tuesday that it is important for the government to strike a balance between preventing the spread of the coronavirus and keeping the economy running. He made these remarks during a joint press conference with Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister...

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Cops in South Africa fire rubber bullets at shoppers during lockdown

South African police enforcing a coronavirus lockdown on Saturday fired rubber bullets towards hundreds of shoppers queueing outside a supermarket in Johannesburg, an AFP photographer said. Between 200 and 300 people gathered outside a popular grocery store, Shoprite, in Yeoville, a crime-prone area in Johannesburg’s gritty central business district on day two of a nationwide lockdown. But as they scrambled to secure...

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Fawad Chaudhry under fire for criticising role of Pakistani universities in coronavirus fight

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday received flak for criticising the role of Pakistani universities in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. The minister, in a tweet, had said: "Where are Pak Universities? Everywhere in the world Universities are providing guideline to the Govts through leading reserach and policy papers,why Pak Unis are silent spectators?"

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PM Khan has not tested positive for coronavirus: Senator Faisal Javed

ISLAMABAD: News regarding Prime Minister Imran Khan testing positive for the novel coronavirus is not true, clarified PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan on Friday after Arise TV claimed that the premier had tested positive for the virus. "News regarding PM Imran Khan tested positive for #Covid19 is NOT True. Please refrain from spreading Fake News. Arise TV please correct. "May...

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Squash great Azam Khan dies of coronavirus

KARACHI: Azam Khan, one of the greatest squash players of all time, passed away in London on Saturday, becoming one of the thousands of victims of the coronavirus pandemic. The 95-year-old Azam, who won four consecutive British Open titles between 1959-62, tested positive for COVID-19 last week and breathed his last London’s Ealing Hospital. His son Wasil Khan, a former...

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Coronavirus fright: In KP, more than 2,000 passengers from Saudi Arabia remain unaccounted for

PESHAWAR: Pakistani authorities were unable to trace a large number of people who recently returned from Saudi Arabia, according to documents seen by Geo TV. The development comes as coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country with more than 1,400 confirmed cases. According to official documents, 2,887 people were unaccounted for due to wrong data provided to the officials...

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Dr Zafar Mirza says 25 people have recovered from coronavirus pandemic so far

Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said on Saturday that in Pakistan so far 25 people have recovered from the coronavirus pandemic. The SAPM was addressing media on the latest figures related to the pandemic, he was accompanied by SAPM on National Security Moeed Yusuf and NDMA Chairman Lt Gen Mohammad Afzal. Presenting the latest statistics on...

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