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Prince William warns against use of word ‘heroes’ for frontline healthcare workers

Healthcare workers and other frontline warriors have been getting lauded far and wide and getting hailed as 'heroes' for putting their lives at risk for others. However, Prince William is reminding the public of the intricacies of language and the negative impact they can have on the fearless healthcare workers, urging them to let go of the ‘hero’ tag. During...

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Afghan refugee doctor wins acclaim for treating coronavirus patients in Pakistan

In the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, which has cost thousands of precious lives across the globe, doctors and medical staff have emerged as the true fearless warriors saving lives. Afghan refugee Dr Saleema Rehman is one such frontline warrior in the COVID-19 battle, providing her services at Pakistan’s Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi. The United Nations High Commissioner for...

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World Health Day being observed today

World Health Day is being celebrated on Tuesday (7 April). The day provides a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. World Health Organization (WHO) is leading a global campaign on depression for World Health Day 2017. Its goal is to enable more people with mental disorders to live...

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Malala back UN chief’s calls for global ceasefire amid COVID-19 outbreak

UN chief’s call for a global ceasefire amid the coronavirus pandemic has gained support from world celebrities including Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and South African actor Charlize Theron. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a statement on Friday, renewed his call to warring parties across the world to lay down their weapons and join “our shared battle” against the deadly coronavirus...

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Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Death Anniversary: A Man with vision, gave the famous slogan of ‘Roti, Kapra, Makan

Today 4t April, 2020 marks the 41st death anniversary of the former slained Prime Minister, foreign Minister, ‘Quaid-e-Awam’ Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, as 39 years ago he was executed on this very day, which turned out to be  the ‘judicial murder’ later confessed by the head judge. Bhutto rose to the prominence in Military Dictator  General Ayub Khan’s rule, as the...

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Queen of Pop: Happy 55th Birthday to one and only Nazia Hassan

Today is the 55th birthday of legendary Singer and icon Nazia Hassan. She began her professional career in 1980 at a tender age of fifteen and also sung along with his brother Zohaib Hassan in several songs. She got fame from her solo song “Aap Jaisa Koi Meri Zindagi Mein Aaye”. Her other famous songs include “Boom Boom”, “Lekin Mera...

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Pakistani business family, conglomerate announce Rs1bn in aid for coronavirus combat

Business giant Engro on Thursday announced it would be pledging Rs1billion to the prime minister’s relief fund. “Mr Hussain Dawood, today, on behalf of Engro, Dawood Hercules and his family pledged a contribution in services, kind and cash of PKR 1 billion for the short, medium and long-term,” a statement read. The statement further said Dawood was committed to helping...

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COVID-19: Shair-e-Aman holds telephonic conversation with Deputy Commissioners; conveys well wishes for their enormous efforts

Renowned poet & columnist Kashif  Shamim Siddiqui held telephonic conversation with Deputy Commissioners of various districts of sindh province. Purpose of the contact was to demonstrate his unequivocal solidarity with the administrative authorities of the districts. Siddiqui expressed sincere sympathies and best wishes to the Deputy Commissioners over the epidemic, and highly appreciated their rigorous response measures. Shair-e-Aman underscored that...

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Coping with anxiety during COVID-19

By: | Saira Ashraf Kanjoo | _______________________________________________________________________________ The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has presented an unusual challenge for mankind. It spread across planet earth within days, leaving everyone in a state of shock. People were unprepared to deal with the challenges in the wake of its outbreak. As a consequence, many people are experiencing fear and uncertainty. The sudden onset...

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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?" https://twitter.com/fawadchaudhry/status/1243751869236817921...

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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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Doctors, nurses battling coronavirus presented with guard of honour by Punjab police

Punjab Police on Friday presented a guard of honour to the doctors and nurses performing their duties at Lahore’ Mayo Hospital on Friday. https://twitter.com/PTIofficial/status/1243495037792440320 All around Pakistan, people have come out to balconies, rooftops, parks, and other public places, waving white flags to honour the doctors, nurses, and paramedics — the nation's heroes — battling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Singing...

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New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C

Seriously sick coronavirus patients in New York state’s largest hospital system are being given massive doses of vitamin C — based on promising reports that it’s helped people in hard-hit China. Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, said his intensive-care patients with the coronavirus immediately receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous...

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Pakistan celebrating 28th anniversary of 1992 World Cup triumph

Web Desk: Pakistan is celebrating the 28th anniversary of 1992 World Cup victory today. On this day Pakistan beat England in the final by 22 runs to lift the cup for the first time. The 1992 World Cup was the first major international tournament to be played with white ball and black side screens as many matches were played under...

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How long can coronavirus live on surfaces or in the air?

The coronavirus can live for three days on some surfaces, like plastic and steel, new research suggests. Experts say the risk of consumers getting infected from touching those materials is still low, although they offered additional warnings about how long the virus survives in air, which may have important implications for medical workers. The new study, published Tuesday in the New...

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Here’s what happens to you if you catch the coronavirus

Four months after the deadly coronavirus first surfaced, there is still very little clarity on how it affects people and who are most vulnerable. Initial studies suggested that the virus was most fatal for the elderly. However, new reports, emerging from around the world, indicate that the young are just as vulnerable. In Pakistan, a large part of the debate,...

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Coronavirus: WHO recommends against using ibuprofen as vaccine

The World Health Organisation said on Wednesday that it does not recommend against the use of ibuprofen, based on the currently available information. Several news outlets reported on Tuesday that the WHO advised that people suffering from coronavirus-like symptoms should avoid self-medicating with ibuprofen. WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier told reporters in Geneva that the UN health agency's experts were "looking into this...

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