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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Thought provoking drama ‘Messiah’ cancelled by Netflix after just one season

Netflix has opted not to renew provocative drama Messiah for a second season, the series co-star Wil Traval revealed via Instagram recently. “It’s a very sad day today,” he wrote. “I have just received news from Netflix that there will be no season 2 of Messiah I wanted to say to all the fans thank you for your support and love. I wish...

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Locally transmitted coronavirus cases continue to rise in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh government reported six new locally transmitted cases of the novel coronavirus in Karachi on Monday, taking the provincial tally up to 508. According to Meeran Yousuf, media coordinator to the health and population welfare minister, there are a total of 177 cases of local transmission. Most of the cases reported from Sindh have been those of pilgrims who...

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Trump extends ‘social distancing’ guidelines until April 30

President Donald Trump on Sunday extended his stay-at-home guidelines until the end of April, dropping a hotly criticized plan to get the economy up and running by mid-April after a top medical adviser said more than 100,000 Americans could die from the coronavirus outbreak. The reversal by Trump, which he said would be disclosed in greater detail on Tuesday, came...

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Spain hardens restrictions as coronavirus death toll mounts, lockdown extension looms in Italy

Spain prepared to enter its third week under near-total lockdown on Sunday, as the government approved a strengthening of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus and the death toll rose by 838 cases overnight to 6,528. Second only to Italy in fatalities, Spain also saw infections rise to 78,797 from 72,248 the day before. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez,...

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Coronavirus crisis: SC suspends all high court orders regarding release of prisoners

The Supreme Court on Monday suspended orders issued by the high courts relating to the release of under-trial prisoners amidst the coronavirus outbreak in the country. In its order, the top court said: “No further order shall be passed by any of the high courts and by any of the provincial governments/ICT/Gilgit-Baltistan of releasing the prisoners from the jails.” It...

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Coronavirus: Confirmed cases in Pakistan rise to 1,670

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan rose to 1,670 on Monday after 45 new cases were reported in Punjab. According to a spokesperson of the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, the provincial tally now stands at 638. National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has urged the people to stay at home and practice social distancing in the wake...

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Here’s a delightful take by British-Pakistani poetess on coronavirus outbreak

MANCHESTER: A shopkeeper’s funny take on the coronavirus through poetry has gone viral on social media after it was widely shared on the platform. If you have been on social media for the last few days (which we know you are) then you might have come across a video of a lady reading a poem on coronavirus. https://youtu.be/pchIxqcwc7Q Shamshad Ghani,...

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How the novel coronavirus became a social media nightmare

The biggest reputational risk Facebook and other social media companies had expected in 2020 was fake news surrounding the US presidential election. Be it foreign or domestic in origin, the misinformation threat seemed familiar, perhaps even manageable. The novel coronavirus, however, has opened up an entirely different problem: the life-endangering consequences of supposed cures, misleading claims, snake-oil sales pitches and...

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Global coronavirus death toll surges pass 30,000

ROME: The global death toll from the Covid-19 crossed 30,000 as US President Donald Trump pulled back on putting the hard-hit New York region under quarantine. Up to one-third of the world’s population is under lockdown as the virus leaves its devastating imprint on nearly every aspect of society: wiping out millions of jobs, straining health care services and weighing...

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Coronavirus: Number of confirmed cases rises to 1,542 nation-wide

The national dashboard reported 22 new cases of coronavirus across the country, taking the nation-wide tally to 1,528. According to the breakdown, four new cases were reported in Islamabad, 12 in Sindh, five in Gilgit-Baltistan and one in Punjab. Two new cases of coronavirus were reported in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday taking the tally to four in the...

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Passionate singer Talha Nadeem all set to return with an epic classic

By Syed Tazmeen Javed:  Art is the only thing that defines you. An artist who does not have the heart and soul and lacks the sensitivity of the environment he lives in is not sincere with the work he does. Yes, there may be patches in an artist's life from good to bad but what defines him is the attitude...

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Responsivity Continuum: Emerging cornerstone of Pakistan Navy’s capability development and operation direction

By: Salman Javed Responsivity, in generic terms, means a degree to which something is responsive, i.e., it can respond to various stimuli. Technically, the term is used in the systems’ study where it describes the ability of a system to adjust quickly to suddenly altered external conditions and maintain stable operations flawlessly. It denotes, here, Pakistan Navy with a capability...

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Quarantine your soul by relaxing your thoughts

By: Sabeen Fatima "There is always enough light for the one who wishes to see :" Imam Ali a.s. Corona and quarantine are the most heard words since last few months and everyone including children and even uneducated people have now fully understood the importance of it. Still for the recap  quarantine is defined as a restriction on the movement...

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