November 29, 2022
International

As outbreaks spread, Chinese cities intensify their zero-COVID efforts

BEIJING: In an effort to limit the spread of diseases, Chinese cities from Wuhan in the centre to Xining in the northwest are raising COVID-19 curbs, blocking off buildings, locking off neighbourhoods, and putting millions of people in distress. China reported on Thursday that there had been more than 1,000 new COVID cases nationwide for […]

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Health International

Lockdown on Covid continues in Chinese city

BEIJING: The majority of Chengdu, a 21 million-person Chinese megacity, has been placed under an extended Covid-19 lockdown, with curbs that have stopped all activity and kept most of the city’s 21 million inhabitants inside their homes.The latest big economy to commit to a zero-Covid strategy is China, which uses a combination of quick lockdowns, […]

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Sport

Djokovic will not compete in the US Open because of immunisation issues

NEW YORK: Former world number one Novak Djokovic will not compete in the US Open because he declined to receive the Covid vaccine and will not be able to go to New York for the competition.The 35-year-old Serb will miss the second Grand Slam because he was not immunised; earlier this year, he was deported […]

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Sport

India suffers a severe setback prior to the 2022 Asia Cup

The Indian cricket team’s preparation suffered Tuesday after their coach Rahul Dravid tested positive for COVID-19, putting his participation in the international competition in jeopardy. The T20 Asia Cup is just around the corner. Before the Men in Blue left for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where the Asia Cup will be played, Indian media […]

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PAKISTAN

Verify the facts: Did Sheikh Rasheed truly flee?

A photo supposedly showing the former interior minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed fleeing from police in a hospital was published on Facebook and Twitter after he accused police of raiding his home and party office. The picture was really taken in June 2020 while Ahmed was receiving COVID-19 treatment. After rumours about him being hidden began […]

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International

After the “success” at COVID-19, North Korea lifts the mask requirement

SEOUL: Days after leader Kim Jong Un declared “success” over COVID-19, official media reported that North Korea had lifted a mask requirement and eased other viral restrictions. Following Pyongyang’s earlier this week charge of Seoul for the COVID-19 outbreak in the North and vow to “wipe out” the South Korean government if necessary, the proclamation […]

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PAKISTAN

Pakistan has reported the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in over 5 months

The daily COVID-19 death toll  in Pakistan increased dramatically overnight, with 11 more people succumbing to the virus, according to National Institute of Health (NIH) data released Friday morning. The last time the number of coronavirus deaths reached this level was on March 3.Meanwhile, the country’s COVID-19 positivity ratio increased slightly, with 624 new infections […]

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International

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer recommends quarantining students who have been exposed to COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will no longer suggest quarantines or test-to-stay programmes in schools or daycare centres for people who have been exposed to COVID-19, according to amended guidelines released on Thursday. The government also stated that it no longer recommends quarantining unvaccinated people after exposure because around 95% of the […]

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Health PAKISTAN

352 new COVID cases were reported in Pakistan in the past day

According to data released Wednesday morning by the National Institute of Health, Islamabad (NIH), 352 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Pakistan in the past 24 hours, along with a modest increase in the positive ratio across the entire nation. According to the most recent figures, the national COVID governing agency performed diagnostic […]

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PAKISTAN

Pakistan’s daily COVID-19 case count has shown a slight decline

The National Institute of Health, Islamabad (NIH) data showed Thursday morning that Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity ratio significantly decreased to 3.63 percent as the nation recorded at least 789 new cases in the previous 24 hours. 21,741 coronavirus tests were performed, with a positivity ratio of 3.63 percent as opposed to yesterday’s result of 3.85 percent. […]

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