Pak’s coronavirus tally nears 6,000

Islamabad: The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan approached 6,000 after 272 new infections were reported, the health ministry said on Wednesday as Prime Minister Imran Khan extended the ongoing lockdown until the end of this month to fight the pandemic. The number of coronavirus patients in the country rose to 5,988, with 272 new cases […]

Govt issues fresh guidelines for lockdown , bars all public activities to check COVID-19 spread

New Delhi: Fresh guidelines were issued by the government on Wednesday for enforcing the second phase of the coronavirus lockdown, with the Union home ministry barring all kinds of public transport and prohibiting opening of public places during this period. Inter-state, inter-district movement of people, metro, bus services continue will be prohibited till May 3, […]

Coronavirus death toll rises to 377 in India

New Delhi: The death toll due to coronavirus rose to 377  while the number of cases in the country climbed to 11,439 on Wednesday, according to the Health Ministry. While the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 9,756, as many as 1305 people have been cured and discharged, and one had migrated, it said. […]

COVID-19:Trump orders funding halt to WHO, says it failed in basic duty and must be held accountable

Washington: President Donald Trump has announced halting America’s funding of up to USD 500 million annually to the World Health Organization while a review is being done to assess its role in “severely mismanaging and covering up” the spread of the deadly coronavirus when it first emerged in China. The novel coronavirus, which originated in the […]

Coronavirus could see UK GDP fall 13 per cent in 2020: watchdog

London:  Britain’s economy could shrink by 13 per cent in 2020 in the case of a three-month coronavirus lockdown, according to a scenario published Tuesday by fiscal watchdog the Office for Budget Responsibility. “The resulting 13 per cent fall in annual GDP in 2020 would comfortably exceed any of the annual falls around the end […]

3 more COVID-19 patients recover in Bandipora

Srinagar: Three more COVID-19 patients have recovered in north Kashmir’s Bandipora taking the total recoveries in the district to eight. Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Mirza tweeted this evening that the recovered patients had been discharged from the hospital. Earlier in the day, Mirza had informed about 3 patients recovering from COVID-19. The DC Bandipora urged […]

Entire population in red zones to be screened, says SOP 

Jammu: The government on Tuesday issued guidelines (SOPs) to be followed in the areas declared as COVID-19 “Red Zones” in J&K for delivery of essential supplies, services and to curb the spread of community transmission by enforcing restrictions already imposed under the Disaster Management Act, 2005. The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been notified in […]

COVID-19: Aggressive sampling picks up in all Kashmir districts: Dir Health Services Kashmir

SRINAGAR, APRIL 14: Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Samir Mattoo today said that an aggressive sampling process has been launched in all the districts across Kashmir division stating that Directorate was aiming to take 800 samples per day. “The process will provide a big relief to the COVID-19 patients and we will also be able […]

Edu institutions to remain closed for now: J&K govt spokesperson

Srinagar: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi extending the COVID-19 lockdown till May 3, the Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday said that educational institutions will continue to remain closed. Government spokesperson Rohit Kansal tweeted this evening that schools, colleges and universities will continue to remain closed for now. Kansal however dis not specify the particular date […]

8 more cases in J&K takes COVID-19 tally to 278

Srinagar: Eight more positive cases were recorded in Jammu and Kashmir taking total Covid-19 tally to 278. “New cases- 06 from Kashmir and 02 from Jammu Division,” said government spokeperson Rohit Kansal. He said that 14 persons from Kashmir recovered. KR Desk