COVID-19 count reaches 2,279 in Punjab, 39 recovered: CM Buzdar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said on Thursday that the number of coronavirus cases reached 2,279 while 39 patients recovered from the disease, ARY News reported. He detailed that 701 pilgrims kept in isolation centres of Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan and Faisalabad. The chief minister said 70 jail inmates tested positive for COVID-19. He … Read more

COVID-19: Restricted movement in Karachi on eve of Shab-e-Barat

KARACHI:  The Karachi administration ordered the closure of main thoroughfares in the city on Wednesday to prevent people from congregating at cemeteries on the eve of Shab-e-Barat as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Several major roads including Liaquatabad  No 10, Nazimabad, Golimar, Shahra-e-Pakistan, Hassan Square, Highway Pakistan, MA Jinnah Road, Shahra-e-Faisal, … Read more

Payments under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme begin today

ISLAMABAD: The payments to poor deserving families under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme will begin from today (Thursday), ARY News reported. Under the programme, a sum of twelve thousand rupees each will be distributed among 12 million poor families affected by the ongoing lock-down in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic across the country during the next … 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

Miss England Bhasha Mukherjee Resumes Work As Doctor Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Miss England 2019, Bhasha Mukherjee, has resumed her career as a doctor amid the coronavirus crisis. Ms Mukherjee, who was in India for a humanitarian trip, returned to the UK to continue her work as a doctor as coronavirus cases surged across the globe. Born in Kolkata, Bhasha Mukherjee was crowned Miss England in August … Read more

Mother of 5 dies from COVID-19 on a visit to Pakistan

LONDON: A mother of five who was a respected councillor has died after contracting Covid-19 during a trip to Pakistan. Shabnum Sadiq, who served on Slough Borough Council, died on April 6 after suffering “complications” from the virus. She leaves behind her husband and five children including 13-year-old quads. She had travelled to Pakistan in … Read more

US death toll tops 10,000 as Trump green lights program to support small business loans

The United States on Monday recorded 1,150 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, Johns Hopkins University said, pushing the country’s toll further above the 10,000 mark reached earlier in the day. According to Johns Hopkins’ running tally, there are more than 366,000 cases of new coronavirus in the United States — including in excess of 30,000 new … Read more

COVID-19, an uninvited guest who helped us cherish our planet, family more

So far, over 1.12 million people have been infected with the virus worldwide, and more than 60,000 died, something rare and perhaps unprecedented for at least this century, most importantly, it has involved the whole world.  In fact, most of the world’s population has experienced this phenomenon, and COVID-19 may later become the only memory … Read more

Coronavirus: Aliens and Emmerdale actor Jay Benedict dies ‘due to COVID-19 complications’

During a career spanning more than 40 years, Jay Benedict also appeared in shows including The Bill, Casualty and Foyle’s War. Actor Jay Benedict, who appeared in a range of films and TV shows, from Aliens to Emmerdale, has died due to complications from coronavirus. The actor, who also appeared in the film The Dark Knight … Read more

Modes of transmission of the virus causing COVID-19: implications for IPC precaution recommendations

This version updates the 27 March publication by providing definitions of droplets by particle size and adding three relevant publications.  Modes of transmission of the COVID-19 virus Respiratory infections can be transmitted through droplets of different sizes: when the droplet particles are >5-10 μm in diameter they are referred to as respiratory droplets, and when … Read more

Financial murder of private-sector employees in the UAE.

UAE issues decree to regulate private-sector jobs, salaries, The decision applies only while the precautionary measures over the COVID-19 coronavirus are in place” Govt. of UAE” People from all over the world are working day & night to make UAE what it is now but with the new decree to regulate private-sector jobs, salaries act … Read more

Stay Away From Rumors – Be updated on COVID-19 by WHO WhatsApp

Protect yourself, your family, friends and community. This service will provide you with the latest information and guidance from WHO on the current outbreak of #coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported on 31 December 2019. #COVID-19 #WHO WhatsApp Health Alert From WHO: Your Most Trusted Source On COVID-19 Pandemic Here is a step-by-step guide … Read more

WHO WhatsApp health alert launches in Arabic, French and Spanish

Today, WHO is launching dedicated messaging services in Arabic, French and Spanish with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it. From government leaders to health workers and family and … Read more