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Pakistan records over 3,000 fresh Covid cases after almost a month


January 14, 2021

ISLAMABAD: As many as 3,097 fresh cases of the coronavirus were reported across the country in a single day, pushing the national tally of infections to 511,921. A total of 41,574 samples were tested, out of which 3,097 turned out to be positive, according to the latest update released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). The last time …

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Parler CEO says social media app may not return


January 14, 2021

Social media platform Parler, which has gone dark after being cut off by major service providers that accused the app of failing to police violent content, may never get back online, said its CEO John Matze. As a procession of business vendors severed ties with the two-year-old site following the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week, Matze said in …

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COVID-19 infection gives some immunity for at least five months: study


January 14, 2021

LONDON: People who have had COVID-19 are highly likely to have immunity to it for at least five months but there is evidence that those with antibodies may still be able to carry and spread the virus, a UK study of healthcare workers has found. Preliminary findings by scientists at Public Health England (PHE) showed that reinfections in people who …

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Moeen infected with new UK strain of Covid-19


January 14, 2021

COLOMBO: England all-rounder Moeen Ali is infected with the new UK variant of the coronavirus, Sri Lankan authorities said on Wednesday, after the cricketer tested positive for Covid-19 on his arrival in the country 10 days ago. Deputy Chief Epidemiologist Hemantha Herath told reporters in Colombo that the 33-year-old England all-rounder was Sri Lanka’s first case of the UK strain, …

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Pakistan squad for South Africa series to be named tomorrow


January 14, 2021

LAHORE: The initial 20-member squad of Pakistan cricket team for the two-Test matches series will be announced by the new chief selector Mohammad Wasim in Karachi on Friday. Wasim had a meeting with the coaches of the senior and junior teams including head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, bowling coach Waqar Younis and junior team coach Ijaz Ahmed here on Wednesday, a press …

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Injury-plagued India out to breach Australia’s Gabba fortress


January 14, 2021

BRISBANE: Injury-hit India head to Australia’s Gabba fortress for Friday’s final Test with high hopes of retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after securing an epic draw in Sydney to leave the series locked at 1-1. The visitors only need to avoid defeat in Brisbane after their heroics in Sydney, when they batted out the final day against Australia’s much-vaunted bowling attack. …

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Waqar satisfied with Pakistan bowlers despite drubbing in New Zealand


January 14, 2021

LAHORE: While giving a mixed reaction to the statements made by his critics, Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis on Wednesday said things would get better soon and hoped the team would fare well in the forthcoming home series against South Africa. “It is easy to say anything for anyone while sitting outside. I have been [both] head coach and bowling …

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Govt urged to stabilise ghee, vegetable oil prices


January 14, 2021

ISLAMABAD: As vegetable oil and ghee rates remain volatile, mainly moving upwards, the stakeholders in the sector have demanded that the government revise duty structures to help maintain prices in the local market. The Pakistan Vanaspati Manufacturers Association (PVMA) in a presentation sent to the ministry of industries on Wednesday informed the government that the price of processed ‘refined, bleached …

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Andy Murray tests positive for coronavirus before Australian Open


January 14, 2021

Andy Murray has tested positive for the coronavirus days before he was due to leave Britain for the Australian Open, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday. The three-time Grand Slam champion is isolating at home near London and still hopes to compete in Australia when it is safe to travel, the person said. Murray has …

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