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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Registration for ‘Corona Relief Tigers’ force to begin from March 31 through Citizens’ Portal

Registration for Prime Minister Imran Khan's 'Corona Relief Tigers' youth team will start from March 31, the Youth Affairs Ministry announced on Saturday. According to the ministry, citizens would be able to volunteer for the force through the PM Office portal by filling out a digital form. “Those interested will have to provide their name, age, phone number and union...

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Instagram’s CEO is managing the billion-user network isolated in his garage

With countries going in complete lockdown amid the spread of coronavirus, companies around the world have resorted to working from home. Adam Mosseri, CEO of Instagram, is operating one of the biggest social media platforms in the world from his garage. “I don’t normally work from my garage,” said Mosseri, responding to the question,  what it’s like to run one of...

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US surges past 100,000 cases of COVID-19 after becoming world epicenter for virus

The United States has hit a landmark of more than 100,000 coronavirus infections, widening the gap over other afflicted nations as it solidifies its place as the world’s top hot spot for the lethal illness. With the latest update from Johns Hopkins University’s Covid-19 tracker, the US has tallied 100,717 cases of the virus, surpassing Italy, the next hardest-hit country,...

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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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Coronavirus: Number of confirmed virus cases in Pakistan rises to 1,415

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Punjab rose to 497 on Saturday afternoon, according to the Punjab health department. The nation-wide tally of positive cases stood at 1,415 after the increase in Punjab. In a post on the social networking platform Twitter, the department said that of the 497 confirmed infections, 116 were in Lahore, 51 in Gujrat, 19...

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AJK PM announces Nishan-e-Kashmir for GB doctor who died of coronavirus

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider on Friday announced the “Nishan-e-Kashmir” — the state’s highest official award — for Dr Usama Riaz of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) for carrying out his duty to fight Covid-19 at the cost of his life. “Dr Usama Shaheed has set an ever-lasting example of bravery and courage and he is the pride of not...

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CM Murad orders closure of shops at 5pm from today

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has said that ha has decided to curtail the operation hours of the groceries shops and stores by three hours from Saturday. The CM issued the order while presiding over a meeting at the CM House. The meeting was attended by Minister Health Dr Azra Pechuho, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, DG Rangers Major General...

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PM Khan conveys best wishes to Bangladeshi counterpart on country’s national day

Prime Minister Imran Khan has penned a letter to his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina Wajed, extending his congratulations on the country's national day. "I extend my congratulations on Bangladesh's national day," said the premier in the letter sent on Thursday. The premier noted that both countries desire peace, stability and progress in the region. "In the days to come, Pakistan...

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PM Khan announces launch of ‘corona relief tigers’ to preempt virus’ worst case scenario

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday announced the launch of a youth force labelled "corona relief tigers" which will lead the fight against the coronavirus in Pakistan. "Recruitment for corona relief tigers will formally begin on March 31. We are calling upon all volunteers," said the premier during a special briefing to the media. Noting that the virus has spread...

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