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Life-saving HIV drugs risk running out, says WHO


July 7, 2020

LONDON: More than a third of the world’s countries say they are at risk of running out of life-saving AIDS drugs because of disruptions to supply lines and other problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Monday. Twenty-four out of those 73 nations have already reported critically low supplies of the vital antiretroviral drugs, the …

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US govt awards Novavax $1.6 billion for coronavirus vaccine


July 7, 2020

CHICAGO: The US government has awarded Novavax $1.6 billion to cover testing, commercialization and manufacturing of a potential coronavirus vaccine in the United States, with the aim of delivering 100 million doses by January 2021. The award is the biggest yet from “Operation Warp Speed”, the White House program aimed at accelerating access to vaccines and treatments to fight the …

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Samsung Electronics forecasts profits jump despite virus


July 7, 2020

Samsung Electronics forecast a 23-percent rise in second-quarter operating profit Tuesday, with strong demand for memory chips and displays overcoming the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on smartphone sales. The world’s biggest smartphone and memory chip maker said in an earnings estimate that it expected operating profit to be 8.1 trillion won ($6.8 billion) for April-June, up from 6.6 trillion …

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WHO says reviewing concerns over airborne spread of COVID-19


July 7, 2020

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing a report that suggested its advice on the novel coronavirus needs updating, after some scientists told the New York Times there was evidence the virus could be spread by tiny particles in the air. The WHO says the COVID-19 disease spreads primarily through small droplets, which are expelled from the nose and …

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‘Federal govt’s role in sports needs clarity after 18th Amendment’


July 7, 2020

LAHORE: Terming it a major flaw in the 18th Constitutional Amendment, Federal Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination (IPC) Dr Fehmida Mirza reckons the federal government’s role in sports affairs remains unclear after the Amendment and says the provinces having necessary resources and working under a special sports ministry have the major role to play in this regard. “I am not running …

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‘Pakistan to host Kabaddi Cup in Dec if Covid-19 controlled’


July 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Kabaddi Federation will organise the Pakistan International Kabaddi Cup in December this year provided the coronavirus pandemic comes under control, PKF secretary general Mohammad Sarwar Rana said on Monday. Talking to Dawn, Sarwar said six countries including hosts Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Iran, Canada and Australia will participate in the said event. “Later, one more team could be added.” …

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PCB urged to take up BLM logo during England series


July 7, 2020

LAHORE: Khalid Mahmood, the former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, has urged the PCB to announce a decision in favour of wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ logo during Pakistan’s upcoming Test and T20 series in England, following the decision made by the England and Wales Cricket Board and West Indies Cricket, whose players will wear the said logo during their …

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Kohli faces conflict of interest probe


July 7, 2020

NEW DELHI: India captain Virat Kohli faces an inquiry into a potential conflict of interest over his positions in two business ventures. D.K. Jain, ethics officer for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said late on Sunday that a complaint by a state association member will be examined. Sanjeev Gupta, a member of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket …

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Umar Akmal’s appeal to be heard on 13th


July 7, 2020

LAHORE: Former Supreme Court judge retired Justice Faqir Mohammad Khokhar, in his capacity as an independent adjudicator, will hear the appeal of discarded Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal against a three-year ban at the National High Performance Centre here on July 13. Notices for the hearing have been issued to Umar and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The hearing was previously scheduled for …

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PCB releases updated schedule of England series


July 7, 2020

LAHORE: Finally, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday confirmed an updated schedule of Pakistan’s matches which they will play during the ongoing England tour comprising three Tests and as many T20 Internationals. The series, according to the updated schedule, starts with the first Test from Aug 5 at Old Trafford, Manchester. The Pakistan squad had reached England on June …

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