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12 more health professionals infected by coronavirus in Lahore


November 25, 2020

LAHORE: Twelve more health professionals have been infected by the novel coronavirus at Lahore’s Mayo Hospital.  As per details, the health professionals including nine doctors have gone into isolation after being confirmed with the COVID-19, said the hospital adminstration. Dr Asad Aslam said after a number of infections, more than 50 health professionals are undergoing COVID-19 diagnosis tests. He has …

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OPD closed at PIMS hospital due to coronavirus spread


November 25, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad’s largest government hospital, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), has announced limiting its medical services for patients due to the spread of coronavirus pandemic during its second wave in the country. The hospital’s spokesperson said in a statement that the central outpatient department (OPD) service was closed except the OPDs of gynaecology and children section. Dr Waseem Khawaja …

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Mutations not making coronavirus able to spread more rapidly


November 25, 2020

bac LONDON: The COVID-19-causing coronavirus is mutating as it spreads around the world in the pandemic, but none of the mutations currently documented appears to be making it able to spread more rapidly, scientists said. In a study using a global dataset of virus genomes from 46,723 people with COVID-19 from 99 countries, researchers identified more than 12,700 mutations, or …

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Pakistan’s daily Covid-19 cases cross 3,000 for first time since July


November 25, 2020

Pakistan has reported more than 3,000 daily coronavirus cases and 59 deaths during the last 24 hours. This is the highest daily total of infections the country has reported since July 9. Data from the government’s portal to track the spread of the disease in the country shows that 3,009 infections were reported on November 24, taking the national total …

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COVID-19: Pakistan records 2,954 new cases, 48 deaths in 24 hours


November 24, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has recorded fresh 2,954 COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours. In the past 24 hours, 48 more people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 7,744. 1,389 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours and 1,751 patients are in critical condition. According to the …

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World must not turn away from Afghanistan, says UNHCR


November 24, 2020

GENEVA: The international community must continue aiding Afghanistan or risk “disastrous consequences,” UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged on Monday as a donors conference kicked off in Geneva. Grandi’s appeal comes after his visit to the war-torn nation that remains beset by violence and corruption, and is grappling with the imminent withdrawal of thousands of US troops. United Nations High …

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Punjab schools show high surge in Covid cases


November 24, 2020

LAHORE: The Covid-19 infection is spreading at an ‘alarming’ rate in government schools all over the province. An official report unveiled that 1,004 schoolchildren of nursery to matriculation class tested positive for the virus during the last two months with a higher percentage than reported during the first wave of the infection in Punjab. According to the report, hundreds of …

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Capital hospitals told to increase isolation wards, beds


November 24, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The capital administration has asked all government and private hospitals treating Covid-9 patients to increase isolation wards and arrange more beds and ventilators in the wake of rising number of cases. According to sources, representatives of some private hospitals met capital administration officials on Monday to discuss the issue and make necessary arrangements. These facilities will also be arranged …

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Pakistan sees highest Covid-19 positivity ratio of this season


November 24, 2020

• 19pc of cases found in educational institutions • NCOC reports 38,348 active patients • PMA says virus more lethal in second wave ISLAMABAD: The highest positivity ratio of the current season was recorded on Monday as Pakistan continues to reel under the impact of Covid-19. According to the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the …

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COVID-19: Pakistan witnesses 2,756 cases, 34 deaths in 24 hours


November 23, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has recorded fresh 2,756 COVID-19 cases and 34 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours. In the past 24 hours, 34 more people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 7,696. 1,389 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours and 1,677 patients are in critical condition. According to the …

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