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Airborne or not? WHO releases new guidelines on transmission of novel coronavirus


July 10, 2020

The World Health Organization on Thursday released new guidelines on the transmission of the novel coronavirus that acknowledge some reports of airborne transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19, but stopped short of confirming that the virus spreads through the air. In its latest transmission guidance, the WHO acknowledged that some outbreak reports related to indoor crowded spaces have suggested …

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Tokyo expects to secure all venues for Olympics


July 10, 2020

TOKYO: Tokyo Olympics organisers expect to be able to use all the venues as originally planned at next year’s rearranged Games, several Japanese media outlets reported on Thursday. Securing venues was a top priority for organisers after the Games were pushed back to 2021 due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and Kyodo and NHK, citing unnamed sources, said they …

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Australia must tour England for cricket’s health, says Langer


July 10, 2020

MELBOURNE: Australia must tour England for the ‘health of world cricket’ and let their top players compete in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) if it goes ahead, head coach Justin Langer has said. Australia are slated to tour England for limited overs series in September despite the logistical challenges posed by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. “I think we …

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Proteas’ Ngidi in Black Lives Matter controversy


July 10, 2020

JOHANNESBURG: A remark about Black Lives Matter in a Zoom press conference has made South Africa’s one-day and Twenty20 international cricketer of the year Lungi Ngidi the centre of controversy echoing the country’s uncomfortable recent past. Bowler Ngidi, 24, said he believed his team-mates should make a stand ahead of the next time the squad meets. “It’s definitely something that …

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Holder stars with career-best haul as England collapse


July 10, 2020

SOUTHAMPTON: West Indies captain Jason Holder led from the front by returning Test-best figures of 6-42 as England slumped to 204 all out on the second day of the series opener at Southampton on Thursday. Holder, the world’s top-ranked Test all-rounder, surpassed his previous Test-best of 6-59 against Bangladesh at Kingston two years ago, making full use of overcast conditions …

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PTV Sports unlikely to telecast England series


July 10, 2020

KARACHI: The cricket fans around the world are feeling thrilled and excited about the resumption of international cricket this week after a gap of nearly four months as England take on the West Indies and Pakistan in back to back series in July and August. The ongoing Covid-19 crisis has deprived the fans of any major cricket action in international …

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IMF predicts economic recovery in Pakistan next year


July 10, 2020

WASHINGTON: A gradual recovery in Pakistan is expected in the fiscal year 2021 as the country’s economy reopens, says a report released by the Inter­natio­nal Monetary Fund (IMF). The report — “Policy Act­ions Taken by Countries” – reviews various steps Pakis­tan has taken since March to deal with the Covid-19 crisis. The IMF notes that the near-term economic outlook of …

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Mushtaq says players need to motivate each other in absence of fans


July 10, 2020

mus Players will have to motivate each other in the absence of any spectators in cricket’s post-coronavirus reality, spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed has said while quarantining with the Pakistani team in England ahead of a three-Test series next month. Playing behind closed doors is one of the many conditions the game has reluctantly accepted before international cricket resumed on …

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Murad fears higher wheat prices in Punjab may destabilise market


July 10, 2020

KARACHI: Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Thursday that wheat and flour prices were stable in Sindh but their higher prices in Punjab might destabilise the market here. He was presiding over a review meeting of wheat stocks and prices at the CM House which was attended by Food Minister Hari Ram, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah, Food …

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