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 2022-01-28 12:36 

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Pandemic claims seven more lives in Punjab...

LAHORE: As many as 1,842 new cases of coronavirus were reported and seven people died due to the pandemic in Punjab on Thursday. As per the data shared by a spokesperson for the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD), the number of cas...

 2022-01-28 10:51 

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KP not to impose complete lockdown: Barrister Saif...

PESHAWAR: A spokesman for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif on Friday said that the coronavirus was spreading rapidly and that it was at the discretion of the deputy commissioners to impose a lockdown in areas where more than ...

 2022-01-28 07:46 

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Punjab reports 30 new Omicron cases in a day...

LAHORE: On Friday, according to the provincial health department 30 more people tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Punjab during the last 24 hours. However, the department said that 23 of the new cases were reported in Lahore al...

 2022-01-28 06:33 

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Stephane Rolland returns to Paris catwalk with bold silhouettes...

French label Stephane Rolland returned to the runway on Tuesday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, offering an array of feminine draped dresses and billowing cloud-like gowns at Paris Fashion Week. After almost two years, the designe...

 2022-01-28 05:18 

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Despite COVID hurdles, US orchestras find the joy in music...

At the start of 2020, the National Symphony Orchestra was planning its first international tour with conductor Gianandrea Noseda and an epic Beethoven cycle to mark the 250th anniversary of the legendary composer's birth. Instead, the coronavirus pand...

 2022-01-28 04:50 

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Finland to start scaling back Covid curbs early...

Helsinki: Finland will scale back some of its coronavirus restrictions early, the government announced Thursday as the strain on the healthcare system eases despite the Omicron wave sweeping the continent. Starting February 1, curbs on low-risk events and...

 2022-01-28 03:48 

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Shahid Afridi tests positive for Covid-19, out for multiple PSL games...

KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators allrounder Shahid Afridi will miss the start of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022 after testing positive for coronavirus, his franchise announced in a statement on Thursday. The star all-rounder had also contracted Covid-19 i...

 2022-01-28 03:28 

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NCOC extends Covid-19 curbs till February 15...

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Thursday decided to extend the coronavirus curbs in the country from January 31 till February 15, a private TV channel reported. The NCOC had imposed the non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) on January 1...

 2022-01-27 13:56 

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Over 115,000 get booster shots as positivity rate surges to 4.69 pc in south Punjab...

MULTAN: Exactly 115,682 individuals have been administered with booster shots to solidify defense shield against novel coronavirus in south Punjab where a gradual but steady rise in positivity rate is on the play though it was still below 10 percent thres...

 2022-01-27 10:37 

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1,842 new cases with seven deaths...

LAHORE: As many as 1,842 new cases of coronavirus were reported and seven people died due to the pandemic in Punjab on Thursday. According to the data shared by a spokesperson for the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD), the number ...

 2022-01-27 07:38 

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COVID-19 positivity ratio climbs to 11.91% across country...

On Thursday, according to the latest stats released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the country has reported 25 more coronavirus deaths and 7,539 new cases in the last 24 hours (Wednesday) as cases of the Omicron variant reported in t...

 2022-01-27 06:14 

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England lifts Omicron restrictions...

London: England on Thursday lifted coronavirus restrictions imposed to tackle the Omicron variant, with masks no longer required in enclosed places and vaccine passports shelved. The number of positive Covid-19 cases has fallen sharply over the past two w...

 2022-01-25 14:10 

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1,773 new corona cases reported in Punjab...

LAHORE: Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare (P&SH) Department Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch Tuesday said that during the last 24 hours, 1,773 new cases of coronavirus were reported across the province. In a press statement issued here, he said that ...

 2022-01-25 08:54 

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80 more Omicron cases reported in Punjab...

LAHORE: On Tuesday, the provincial health department said 80 more people tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Punjab in the last 24 hours. However, 76 of the new cases were reported in Lahore alone. Meanwhile, the number of cases ...

 2022-01-25 04:28 

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Pandemic leaves Mexican schoolchildren lagging behind...

Mexico City: Nearly two years after the pandemic first shut her classroom, Mexican schoolgirl Elena Delgado is struggling to avoid falling far behind in her studies — like millions of other children around the world. Another wave of coronavirus infe...

 2022-01-24 09:57 

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Smart lockdown imposed in Labour Colony in Mardan...

PESHAWAR: The district administration on Monday imposed smart lockdown in Labour Colony Mardan for a minimum period of 10 days after the number of positive Coronavirus cases increased in the area. The notification issued by the district administration say...

 2022-01-23 05:55 

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UN General Assembly president to join China's Winter Olympic torch relay...

BEIJING : China on Saturday said the president of the UN's General Assembly will take part in the Winter Olympics torch relay, which organisers announced would be closed to the public because of coronavirus fears. Abdulla Shahid will participate in ne...

 2022-01-22 14:30 

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892 fresh Covid-19 cases reported in capital...

ISLAMABAD: Health officials on Saturday said that 892 new Coronavirus cases were reported in the federal capital during the last 24 hours. According to an official of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), as many as 1,359 cases were reported o...

 2022-01-22 10:33 

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1456 new cases of coronavirus reported in Punjab on Saturday...

LAHORE: As many as 1456 new cases of coronavirus were reported on Saturday, whereas 4 people lost their lives to the pandemic during the last 24 hours. According to the data shared by the spokesperson of Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department ...

 2022-01-22 00:50 

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1,886 new Covid-19 cases reported in Punjab...

Rapid spread of coronavirus cases is getting dangerous in Punjab as 1886 new cases were reported on Friday whereas three deaths were reported during the last 24 hours. According to the data shared by the spokesperson of Punjab Primary and Secondary Health...

 2022-01-21 11:19 

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COVID-19 claims three more lives, 350 new infections in 24 hours...

RAWALPINDI: Three more people had died with fatal coronavirus during the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 1619 in Rawalpindi district. As per the latest data released by the District Health Authority here on Friday, around 350 more were teste...

 2022-01-20 15:13 

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Omicron-hit Moscow reports record daily Covid cases...

Moscow reported on Thursday a record number of new coronavirus infections over 24 hours, according to a government tally, as Russia braces for a fresh wave of cases driven by the Omicron variant. Russia — one of the worst-hit countries in the world ...

 2022-01-20 15:01 

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World breaks daily Covid case record: AFP tally...

Paris: The world registered a record-high average of more than three million coronavirus cases a day between January 13 and 19, fuelled by the Omicron variant, an AFP tally showed Thursday. The figure has increased more than five-fold since the highly tra...

 2022-01-20 14:52 

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453 new corona cases reported in KP...

PESHAWAR: The surge in the number of new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases continued in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 453 patients tested positive one confirmed and one died of the virus during last 24 hours. According to the Health Department, the total number of a...

 2022-01-20 14:17 

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Travel bans ineffective in containing COVID-19 spread: WHO...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised countries to lift or ease international travel bans, terming them ineffective in controlling the spread of the coronavirus. A statement issued by the WHO said that the Emergency Committee, convened by the WH...

 2022-01-20 13:13 

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Pakistan records second highest daily COVID-19 case count since pandemic started in 2020...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded 6,808 new COVID-19 cases, the second-highest daily case count since the coronavirus pandemic started in 2020, official figures showed Thursday morning, as the country witnesses a rapid rise in infections due to the Omicron var...

 2022-01-20 09:19 

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Natural immunity more potent than vaccines: Study...

During America's last surge of the coronavirus driven by the Delta variant, people who were unvaccinated but survived Covid were better protected than those who were vaccinated and not previously infected, a new study said Wednesday. The finding is th...

 2022-01-20 07:50 

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Akbar Ayub tests positive for coronavirus...

Member Provincial Assembly and former minister Akbar Ayub Khan have been tested positive for coronavirus, said his family sources on Thursday. Akbar Ayub Khan was not feeling well for the last couple of days and after a medical test, the doctors confirmed...

 2022-01-20 04:46 

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Pakistan reports 7000 COVID cases in last 24 hours...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reported around 7,000 coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, the highest single-day rise since the outbreak, according to official facts released on Thursday. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), a tota...

 2022-01-20 04:09 

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Natural immunity more potent than vaccines during US Delta wave: study...

Washington: During America's last surge of the coronavirus driven by the Delta variant, people who were unvaccinated but survived Covid were better protected than those who were vaccinated and not previously infected, a new study said Wednesday. The f...

 2022-01-20 02:31 

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No shutdown of economy despite fifth Covid wave...

Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday warned that another wave of coronavirus had gripped the country but reiterated his stance that the government will not shut down the economy. He said this while addressing a ceremony organised in Islamabad to launch a f...

 2022-01-20 02:31 

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Sindh to ban indoor activities from 24th...

Administrator Karachi and Spokesperson of the Government of Sindh Murtaza Wahab Wednesday said that the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, the proportion of positive cases in the province as a whole has increased from 1% to 19%. He expressed these views wh...

 2022-01-20 01:41 

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Global tourism grows, but remains far below pre-pandemic levels: UNWTO...

The global travel industry was most affected by the pandemic, when international borders closed so as to prevent the influx of more coronavirus cases. With the vaccine availability, travelling resumed, but has it gone back to what it was like pre-Covid? T...

 2022-01-19 11:45 

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Two schools sealed after students diagnosed with Coronavirus...

The District Health Authority has sealed two schools in Rawalpindi after the detection of Coronavirus positivity among nine students. The health authority spokesman Dr Waqar Ahmed informed Wednesday that Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Khahyban-e...

 2022-01-19 07:54 

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Shahbaz Sharif tested covid positive for the second time...

LAHORE: As the country battles a fifth wave of the epidemic, Shahbaz Sharif, the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, has tested positive for coronavirus again, according to PML-N spokesman Marriyum Aurangzeb. According to official numbers p...

 2022-01-19 07:29 

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Covid positivity ratio crosses 40%, alarming situation in Karachi...

KARACHI: During the fifth wave of the pandemic, spurred by the Omicron form of the virus, Karachi is seeing an alarming increase in daily Covid-19 cases. According to sources at the Federal Ministry of National Health, the port city had the highest infect...

 2022-01-19 04:37 

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Germany passes 100,000 new Covid-19 infections in past 24 hours: health agency...

Berlin: Germany has registered more than 100,000 new Covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours, according to data released by the country's public health agency on Wednesday. Europe's biggest economy recorded 112,323 coronavirus cases over the last...

 2022-01-18 13:09 

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One more dies, 186 new COVID-19 infections in 24 hours...

RAWALPINDI: One more patient died with fatal coronavirus during the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 1613 in Rawalpindi district. As per the latest data released by the District Health Authority here Tuesday, as many as 1613 people have died ...

 2022-01-18 04:58 

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China orders overseas mail disinfection over Omicron fears...

Beijing: China's postal service has ordered workers to disinfect international deliveries and urged the public to reduce orders from overseas after authorities claimed mail could be the source of recent coronavirus outbreaks. In recent days, Chinese o...

 2022-01-17 23:54 

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Covid-19 cases, high oil prices drag KSE-100 down...

As a result of rising oil prices and a rapid increase in coronavirus cases, investor sentiment in Pakistan's stocks was negatively affected as the week got underway. The benchmark KSE-100 Index fell 151 points to open the week. The index began the day...

 2022-01-17 12:58 

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Novak Djokovic return to Serbia after being deported from Australia...

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic on Monday returned to Serbia after being deported from Australia. Djokovic, the top men's tennis player, on Jan. 4 was given a medical exemption from being vaccinated for the coronavirus by Australian authorities t...

 2022-01-17 12:37 

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NCOC discusses new NPIs to contain coronavirus spike...

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Monday discussed a new set of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to contain the spike in coronavirus cases in the country. It was decided that the new NPIs would be implemented by the pro...

 2022-01-17 08:43 

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Tulips for Amsterdam — growers hand out free flowers...

As stores in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands cautiously reopened after weeks of being under a coronavirus lockdown, the Dutch capital's mood was lightened further Saturday by dashes of colour from thousands of free bunches of tulips being handed ...

 2022-01-17 06:10 

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NCOC is likely to make a decision today amid rising Omicron infection rates...

ISLAMABAD: After analyzing the current coronavirus situation in the country in a meeting today, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) is likely to make a decision about school closures as a preventive measure amid the hazardous spike in COVID-...

 2022-01-17 05:41 

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NCOC to decide fate of schools today as Omicron surges in Pakistan...

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) is likely to decide regarding the closure of schools, a preventive measure during the fatal rise in COVID-19 infections, after reviewing the existing coronavirus situation in the country in a me...

 2022-01-17 03:39 

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Hrithik Roshan had contracted COVID-19 same time Sussanne was diagnosed...

The Indian film industry is facing the third wave of coronavirus, with new Omicron variant. Several Bollywood stars have contracted the novel virus, including actor Hrithik Roshan's ex-wife, Sussanne Khan. A few days, Sussanne, who is a known interior...

 2022-01-17 02:27 

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Karachi on the brink as positivity ratio hits 40%...

Karachi is witnessing a alarming surge in coronavirus cases during the fifth Covid-19 wave fuelled by Omicron variant, with positivity rate exceeding 39 per cent in the metropolis on Sunday. Out of 15,172 people who were tested for coronavirus, 2,670 came...

 2022-01-16 02:41 

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CAA bans meals in domestic flights amid Omicron upsurge...

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Saturday banned theserving of meals on domestic flights in line with the directives ofNational Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) to curb thespread of Omicron variant of coronavirus in the country. "Amid rising O...

 2022-01-15 12:04 

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New Covid-19 restrictions, Sindh decides to keep schools open...

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has announced new coronavirus restrictions for Sindh to control the fifth wave of the pandemic. The health department, on January 15, revealed that the positivity rate reached an alarming 35.5% in Karachi. On S...

 2022-01-15 10:47 

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722 new cases of coronavirus reported in Punjab...

LAHORE: As many as 722 cases of coronavirus were reported in the province on Saturday while two deaths were reported due to the pandemic in the last 24 hours. According to the data shared by the spokesperson for Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Dep...

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