Coronavirus cases in Pakistan rise to 1,526

Islamabad: The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan reached 1,526 on Sunday, amid officials stepping up efforts to contain the fast spreading deadly viral infection. According to the Ministry of Health, Punjab — the emerging hotspot of COVID-19 in Pakistan — recorded 558 cases, followed by 481 in Sindh, 188 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 138 in Balochistan, 116 […]

Europe, US virus deaths surge as Trump reverses on New York lockdown

Madrid: The coronavirus death toll shot past 20,000 in Europe on Saturday with Italy and Spain each reporting more than 800 dead in one day, as US President Donald Trump decided against putting the hard-hit New York region under quarantine. Up to one-third of the world’s population is under lockdown as the virus leaves its devastating […]

SpiceJet pilot tests positive for COVID-19

New Delhi: SpiceJet said on Sunday that one of its pilots who did not fly any international flight in March has tested positive for the coronavirus. “One of our colleagues, a first officer with SpiceJet, has tested positive for COVID-19. The test report came on March 28. He did not operate any international flight in March […]

China’s virus epicentre pivots to stem imported cases

Wuhan: The ground-zero city of Wuhan is cautiously reopening after a two-month quarantine, but the birthplace of the global coronavirus pandemic is now on guard against a potential new threat: imported cases. Travel restrictions have been loosened, with Wuhan’s busy train station officially resuming inbound services on Saturday and highways reopened as the unprecedented lockdown that […]

Iran-returned Indians shifted from Delhi to Jodhpur on IndiGo and SpiceJet aircraft

New Delhi: SpiceJet and IndiGo aircraft took 275 Indians, who were recently evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran, from Delhi to Jodhpur for quarantine on Sunday, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said. India is currently under a 21-day lockdown till April 14 to curb the spread of the coronavirus and consequently, all international and domestic commercial passenger […]

5 villages declared red zones in Rajouri

5 villages declared red zones in Rajouri

JAMMU: Five villages in Manjakote tehsil of Rajouri district were on Saturday declared as red zones and their surrounding villages as buffer zones to prevent the spread of coronavirus, officials said. The villages include Sarola, Dehridhara, Mangal Nar, Gambir Muglan and Kotli, the officials said quoting an order issued by Rajouri District Development Commissioner Mohammad […]

India’s response to Coronavirus pre-emptive, pro-active, graded: Govt

India’s response to Coronavirus pre-emptive, pro-active, graded: Govt

NEW DELHI: India’s response to COVID-19 has been “pre-emptive, pro-active and graded”, the government said on Saturday, brushing aside the allegations that the 21-day nationwide lockdown was announced without any planning. The government said it had already put in place a “comprehensive response system” at its borders much before the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared […]

Govt responsible for terrible condition of migrant workers: Cong

Govt responsible for terrible condition of migrant workers: Cong

NEW DELHI: Holding the government responsible for the plight of migrant workers who are walking down to their native places in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday demanded that it take concrete steps so that the situation “does not become a major tragedy”. He also appealed to Congress workers […]

China to share coronavirus data with US: Trump

China to share coronavirus data with US: Trump

Washington: China will share its data related to the novel coronavirus pandemic with the US and the country will learn from Beijing’s experience, President Donald Trump has said, a day after he held an hour-long conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Trump spoke to Xi over telephone, days after the US president angered Beijing […]