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PTA to decide over banning PUBG in Pakistan, directs LHC


May 19, 2020

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to decide over banning popular online game-Player Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG)- in Pakistan, ARY NEWS reported. According to details, a division bench of the LHC headed by Justice Atir Mahmood heard a petition demanding a ban on famous online game from a citizen, Faizan Maqsood over its negative …

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Scientists in China believe new drug can stop pandemic ‘without vaccine’


May 19, 2020

A Chinese laboratory has been developing a drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt. The outbreak first emerged in China late last year before spreading across the world, prompting an international race to find treatments and vaccines. A drug being tested by scientists at China’s prestigious Peking University could not only shorten the …

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Young doctors decry lack of PPE, delay in test results


May 19, 2020

LAHORE: Young Doctors Association (YDA) on Tuesday lamented that the Punjab government has not provided personal protective equipment and masks to healthcare professionals in the province. Talking to media outside the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), members of the association said the hospital is not safe for coronavirus patients as the SOPs are not followed. They regretted that test results …

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How Katy’s Asian Town restaurants are combining resources to stay open


May 19, 2020

KATY, TX (KTRK) — Restaurant owners in Katy’s Asian Town are combining resources to bring down expenses during COVID19 closures. “The virus doesn’t have any border for itself and everybody is at risk and everybody is in this together,” said Cori Xiong, the owner of Mala Sichuan Bistro. Even as restaurants slowly start to re-open, to-go orders are still the …

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13 Investigates: Judges delay eviction hearings as ban lifted


May 19, 2020

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — As Harris County’s ban on evictions ends Monday, 13 Investigates found residents who are still trying to catch up on rent are getting more time. Some landlords have still been filing evictions since a temporary ban went into effect on March 19, but judges are holding off on hearing those cases. There’s currently about 1,140 …

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13 free Houston test sites opening in midst of reopenings


May 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — “As businesses reopen, do not forget the virus is still here,” Mayor Sylvester Turner warned Houstonians on Monday. Turner offered that reminder during his COVID-19 briefing shortly after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced additional reopenings that included bars and professional sports. Turner’s advice also came in the midst of one more death and 139 new cases …

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Off-duty HPD officer injured after gun goes off and shoots leg


May 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — An officer is hospitalized after he shot himself in the leg while he was off-duty in west Houston, according to the Houston Police Department. Authorities say his gun went off, and the officer was shot in the leg while in an apartment building near Upper Kirby. The officer was transported from Metro Greenway to the hospital on …

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Houston Zoo to reveal reopening plans later this week


May 19, 2020

sten HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — The cure to cabin fever may soon be found at the Houston Zoo. The Houston Zoo said official reopening plans will be released later this week. Under Gov. Greg Abbott’s phase two of statewide reopenings, zoos and aquariums are allowed to open this Friday at a 25 percent capacity. “Our team is working quickly to …

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Miller Outdoor Theatre cancels all performances through end of July


May 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Miller Outdoor Theatre has canceled all of its events for part of the summer. In a statement released on Monday, the managing director of the Miller Theatre Advisory Board announced there will be no performances through the end of July. Many local theaters and venues have been forced to close their doors due to the COVID-19 …

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Houston priest dies as members of his religious order test positive for COVID-19


May 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston says a priest who worked at Holy Ghost parish has died after five members of his religious order have tested positive for coronavirus. Donnell Kirchner, 79, died last week after he was diagnosed with pneumonia, officials said on Monday. In a statement, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston said Kirchner was recently treated at …

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