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

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

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

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan jump to 4,788

ISLAMABAD: The confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan Saturday reached 4,788, according to the National Command and Operation Centre’s latest statistics, ARY News reported. As many as 190 new cases of the COVID-19 were reported across the country during last 24 hours. So far 762 patients have recovered from the deadly virus, whereas the death toll … Read more

Trump to make an important announcement on US funding to WHO next week

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said he will make an announcement next week on US funding to the World Health Organization, which he has recently threatened to cut. “As you know, we have given them approximately $500 million a year, and we are going to be talking about that subject next week. We’ll have a lot … Read more

Azhar hopes ICC extends World Test Championship schedule

LAHORE: Pakistan Test captain Azhar Ali on Thursday expressed the hope that the International Cricket Council (ICC) while considering the global impact of coronavirus pandemic would extend the date of final of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) scheduled for June next year. “In the current situation it seems difficult that all member countries will … Read more

ECC defers monthly and quarterly fuel adjustments

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Thursday approved different summaries for the power sector, including Rs151 billion for saving consumers from monthly and quarterly fuel adjustments, and another Rs66.7 billion out of the economic stimulus package over the next three months. The ECC also considered the summary of Power Division for … Read more

Brad Pitt lavishes praise on his make-up artist Jean Black

Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has revealed interesting truth about his make-up artist, saying she is like a “sister” to him . The 56-year-old actor nominated Jean Black for a surprise home renovation of Drew and Jonathan Scott’s latest TV show ‘Celebrity IOU’ and spoke about his closeness to the cosmetics expert on their upcoming episode. … Read more

Could These Wireless Earphones be Better Than the Leading Brands?

Here Are The Mind-Blowing Test Results!! My job is testing and reporting on electronic gadgets. I’ve used almost every type of Bluetooth headphone that exists. and I know how important great sound is. When everyone thinks of super high-quality wireless headphones, several companies usually come to mind. There are a few leading brands which are … Read more

US Dollar records depreciation in value against Pakistani Rupee

KARACHI: The United States Dollar (USD) registered a decline against the Pakistani Rupee (PKR) on Thursday with a decrease of Rs0.16 in value in the interbank market, ARY News reported. The greenback is currently being traded at Rs167.70. The exchange rate of Pakistani rupee against US dollar witnessed an increase of 15 paisa in interbank … Read more

Bosnian band cheers up fans with weekly online ‘Quarantine Show’

Bosnia, like most states in Europe, has introduced lockdown in an attempt to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus which has so far infected close to 800 people and caused 30 deaths in the Balkan country. Each Monday at 20:30 (18:30 GMT), tens of thousands of people watch the dub rock group perform online, … Read more

‘We shall DIGEST corona!’: Indian bakery turns heads (and stomachs) with Covid-19-themed sweets

As the Covid-19 pandemic grips the globe, one bakery in Kolkata has taken merchandising to a new level, passing out virus-themed confectionery to all takers without charge. But the idea has left some residents feeling queasy. The pathogenic pastries could be seen on offer at Hindusthan Sweets – a small shop in Kolkata’s Jadavpur district … Read more

Doctor’s Note: Can you really ward off coronavirus?

Rumors abound about vitamin C and garlic working as preventive measures. A doctor explains what actually works. It is no surprise that one of the most popular searches on the internet right now is for ways to prevent yourself getting coronavirus. Since the outbreak of the virus, many theories have circulated on the internet about … Read more