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US FDA comes out with guidance for COVID-19 vaccine approval


July 1, 2020

The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released guidance for approving a coronavirus vaccine, saying the vaccine has to prevent or decrease disease severity in at least 50% of people who are inoculated. More than 100 vaccines are being tested worldwide against the virus, which has claimed over 126,100 lives in the United States, according to a Reuters tally. …

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Balochistan reports 50 new coronavirus cases, death toll reaches 121


July 1, 2020

QUETTA: At least 50 new coronavirus cases have emerged in Balochistan during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the province to 10,467, ARY News reported on Tuesday. According to the daily situation report of the Health Directorate of Balochistan, three more people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll in the province to 121. …

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Coronavirus recoveries in country top 100,000


July 1, 2020

ISLAMABAD: 91 more people lost their lives in the country in the past 24 hours due to complications related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the death toll to 4,395. According to latest data of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 4,133 new infections were detected after 22,418 tests were conducted in the previous 24 hours, taking the national …

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U.S. coronavirus cases rise by 47,000, biggest one-day spike of pandemic


July 1, 2020

WASHINGTON: New U.S. COVID-19 cases rose by more than 47,000 on Tuesday according to a Reuters tally, the biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic, as the government’s top infectious disease expert warned that number could soon double. California, Texas and Arizona have emerged as new U.S. epicenters of the pandemic, reporting record increases in COVID-19 cases. “Clearly …

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WB approves $500m loan for Pakistan’s budget support


July 1, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank (WB) on Tuesday announced that it has approved another $500 million loan to Pakistan for the country’s budget support following its increased expenditures on Covid-19 crisis response. In a statement, the bank said its board of directors approved the financing for the Resilient Institutions for Sustainable Economy (RISE) programme to help Pakistan strengthen fiscal management, promote …

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Axe falls on secretary power amid dispute over net hydel profit payments


July 1, 2020

ISLAMABAD: After months of speculation, the government removed Secretary Power Irfan Ali on Tuesday following his disagreements with key authorities over a number of contentious issues, including net hydel profit (NHP) to provinces, unending circular debt, the procedure for induction of future power projects and ongoing problems with K-Electric. A grade-22 officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service, Mr Ali was …

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Revenue collection up 3.9pc in 2019-20


July 1, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The revenue collection saw a paltry growth of 3.9 per cent year-on-year in 2019-20 mainly due to the lockdown and a sharp deceleration in economic activity since the coronavirus outbreak. From March 18, the government imposed lockdown across the country which was relaxed in the second half of May. The steepest fall in collection was seen in the months …

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Barca, Juve confirm Arthur, Pjanic swap deal


July 1, 2020

MADRID: Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo will join Juventus at the end of the current season, with Miralem Pjanic moving in the opposite direction, the two clubs announced on Monday. Barcelona said they had paid 60 million euros ($67.4m) plus a potential five million euros more in bonuses for Bosnian playmaker Pjanic after earlier confirming Juventus would pay 72 million euros …

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Assessment of regional coaches begins today


July 1, 2020

KARACHI: As a major step forward in implementing the set of reforms at the domestic level, the evaluation process of coaches in all the six regions will start from Wednesday (today). As per the information available to this correspondent, a panel which includes Grant Bradburn, the newly appointed head of high-performance coaching, and Saqlain Mushtaq, the head of international player …

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