Taylor Swift, Oprah join a huge global event to celebrate coronavirus workers

LOS ANGELES: Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez and Oprah Winfrey have joined a global broadcast special telecast this weekend that will recognize the efforts of workers on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers said on Tuesday. The “One World Together at Home” event, a combination of music, comedy and stories from doctors, nurses and … Read more

3 Vans, 6 Coolers, a Plane, a Storm and 2 Labs: A Nasal Swab’s Journey

The backlog for Covid-19 testing in New Jersey and other parts of the country is getting worse, not better. From the nose of a patient on a mile-long line to a phone call days later, bottlenecks thwart its progress. The lines start forming the night before, as people with glassy eyes and violent coughs try … Read more

DUHS scientists await clinical trials for COVID-19 treatment

KARACHI: Researchers at the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) have prepared intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) with plasma obtained from the blood of patients recovered from COVID-19, in an important breakthrough in the global fight against coronavirus. Many countries across the world are holding clinical trials for plasma therapy or transfusion to fight the novel virus. However, … Read more

LIVE: All borders to remain closed for two more weeks as nationwide COVID-19 cases near 5,500

Govt decides to keep all borders closed for two more weeks The Ministry of Interior has announced that the country’s borders will remain closed for an additional two weeks as the center mulled whether to extend a countrywide lockdown while giving relaxations to specific sectors amid a surge in the novel coronavirus cases in the … Read more

PM Imran makes appeal to overseas Pakistanis to donate to the coronavirus relief fund

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday appealed to overseas Pakistanis to donate generously in the ‘PM Relief Fund for COVID-19’ to help the government cope with the ongoing health crisis in the country. In a video message released earlier today, the prime minister noted that the entire world is struggling against the COVID-19 pandemic.  The … Read more

World-class breakthrough! Pakistani scientists find treatment for Coronavirus

Pakistani scientists at DOW University make a breakthrough in the treatment of COVID-19. Pakistani scientists have found tentative evidence that seriously ill coronavirus patients can benefit from infusions of blood plasma collected from people who have recovered from the disease. Just when the confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan have reached 5,374 and 93 people have … Read more

Top 10 International TikTok Stars

15. Jacob Sartorius – 22.8 million TikTok ID: @jacobsartoriusInstagram Handle: @jacobsartoriusTotal Heart: 1419.4m+YouTube Channel: jacobsartorius Jacob Sartorius used to be more popular on musical.ly than TikTok. He has made his career in music at a very few age and 22.7 million people are his followers. He has made a successful career in music at the age of 16, … Read more

Apollo 13: Enhanced images reveal life on stricken spacecraft

Image enhancement techniques have been used to reveal life aboard Nasa’s stricken Apollo 13 spacecraft in unprecedented detail. Fifty years ago, the craft suffered an explosion that jeopardised the lives of the three astronauts aboard. Unsurprisingly, given they were locked in a fight for survival, relatively few onboard images were taken. But imaging specialist Andy … Read more

Coronavirus: Spain begins to ease lockdown to revive the economy

Spain, one of the countries worst hit by the coronavirus, is beginning to ease strict lockdown measures that have brought its economy to a standstill. People in manufacturing, construction and some services are being allowed to return to work, but must stick to strict safety guidelines. The rest of the population must still remain at … Read more

Why the next few weeks are critical in India’s coronavirus war

At the weekend, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the next three to four weeks would be “critical” to prevent the spread of coronavirus in India. Ever since its first case was confirmed on 30 January, India has taken a number of measures to try and combat the coronavirus. It has eased testing eligibility and invoked a draconian … Read more

Google Trends reveals what people have been searching for amid the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus is unsurprisingly among the top searches on Google right now. As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, here’s what most of us have been searching for in the last 24 hours on Google. Tiger with coronavirus PHOTO: Google Trends A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for … Read more

Indonesia leans on health tech startups to cope with virus surge

JAKARTA:  As coronavirus cases surge in Indonesia, doctors are working double-time treating patients both at hospitals and online through health tech startups – an approach that is quickly becoming part of the national healthcare system. Doctor Mohammad Risandi Priatama, 26, has treated 10 people with COVID-19 symptoms over the past month at a busy West … Read more

We can bring the economy back to life, not people: CM Murad

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Monday said that he will request Prime Minister Imran Khan to extend the lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The prime minister will chair a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) today, and chief ministers from all provinces will present their recommendations via video link. … Read more

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE > PAKISTAN Two Army pilots martyred in an aircraft crash near Gujarat

A Pakistan Army Aviation trainer aircraft, Mushak, crashed on Monday near Gujarat during a routine training mission with both pilots martyred, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). “Major Umer (instructor pilot), resident of Gujarat, and Lieutenant Fiazan (student pilot) resident of Kalar Kahar, Chakwal embraced Shahadat.” Major Umer is survived by a wife, added the military’s … Read more