Coronavirus Updates: Latest News Updates in Pakistan and Around the World 29 March

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29th March, 2020

Coronavirus Updates – Latest Updates On Coronavirus March 29

 Coronavirus Cases in Pakistan:

 

Total confirmed cases: 1542

  1. Sindh: 481

  2. Punjab: 570

  3. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 188

  4. Balochistan: 138

  5. Islamabad Capital Territory: 43

  6. Gilgit-Baltistan:116

  7. AJK: 06

Deaths: 13

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 03

  • Sindh: 02

  • Balochistan 01

  • Punjab 04

  • Gilgit Baltistan 02
  • AJK: 01

Govt to ensure ration and food supplies to poor families: Dr Firdous Ashiq

Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said government will ensure ration and food supplies to poor families across the country in the wake of COVID-19.

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Mali holds general elections despite COVID-19 outbreak

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Education Minister asks youth to spread awareness on COVID-19

Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mehmood has called upon youth to play an active role in raising awareness among masses about Coronavirus outbreak through social media.

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Pakistani health professionals to learn from Chinese experts: Dr Zafar

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza Sunday expressed gratitude…

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Princess Maria from Spain is the first royal to die from Coronavirus

Spanish Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma died due to Covid-19. She is the first royal to die from coronavirus. The international news agency reported that Princess Maria, 86, was the cousin of Spain’s King Felipe VI.

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World Health Organization says deadly coronavirus is not airborne

World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the deadly coronavirus is not airborne.

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Canada will not allow to board anyone with COVID 19 symptoms

Canada will not allow anyone displaying symptoms of the COVID-19 respiratory illness to board domestic flights or intercity passenger trains, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, the latest travel restriction aimed at curbing the coronavirus outbreak.

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Pakistan confirms 13th Death due to Novel Coronavirus

Pakistan confirms another death due to coronavirus bringing the death toll to 13, the patient was tested positive with COVID 19 two days earlier. Pakistan’s count of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases soared to 1526 on Sunday, according to the latest statistics released by the National Command and Control Center.

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Coronavirus-First infant death in Illinois, Trump says quarantining New York “will not be necessary”

The first infant death has been reported due to coronavirus in the United States in the Chicago area.

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More Medical supplies from China brought to Pakistan

Another special plane of China carrying medical supplies regarding Coronavirus pandemic arrived Islamabad this morning. The aid included six tonnes of medical supplies consisted of masks, ventilators and other coronavirus test related stuff.

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Politicians who tested positive for Covid-19

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Coronavirus – 17 New Cases Reported in Karachi Today

Karachi reported 17 new cases of Coronavirus today. Sources said that 17 new cases have been confirmed from the local citizens.

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NBA broadcaster Doris Burke reveals positive Coronavirus diagnosis

American sports announcer, Doris Burke revealed that she had tested positive with the deadly COVID 19 pandemic. Doris Burke said she first felt symptoms on March 11, which was the same day in which Gobert tested positive.

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Coronavirus-Singapore warns 6 months imprisonment for violating social distancing laws

Singapore has introduced strict laws to promote social distancing during coronavirus outbreak that anybody offending the laws will be sent to jail for six months. Sources say that those who do not keep at least one meter (3.2 feet) apart, or who meet in groups of more than 10 people outside of work or school, could be given six months’ imprisonment or could have to pay the fine of up to 10,000 Singapore dollars ($7,000).

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Coronavirus in Pakistan-Chinese relief assistance reached Islamabad today

China has sent its relief assistance today in Pakistan. Sources say that Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi received the relief assistance at Islamabad International Airport to thank the government and people of China, on behalf of the Pakistani government and its people.

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300 Died as people consumed Methanol as a cure for coronavirus

More than 300 people have lost their lives and 1,000 people have become ill in Iran as they consumed methanol. People believed that methanol will protect them against coronavirus.

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Pakistani stranded at Bangkok airport to be brought back

The government has decided to bring back Pakistanis stranded at Bangkok airport. Ministry of Overseas Pakistani says that Pakistani citizens stranded at the airport will be brought back via a special plane at 8:00 pm.

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Singer Madonna pays tribute to Mark Blum, died of COVID 19 complications

 

Singer Madonna has paid homage to Mark Blum, her co-star in the film ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’, who died due to complications from the coronavirus.

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Punjab overtakes Sindh with highest Coronavirus cases, death toll soars to 11

The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus soars to eleven, while 1,408 have been affected across Pakistan. During the last 24 hours, another death reported due to the virus, taking the tally to 11 countrywide.

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British PM Boris Johnson tested positive for coronavirus.

Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.  The prime minster tweeted: “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.

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Priyanka Chopra clapped at nothing to support coronavirus and fans gave hilarious reactions

Priyanka Chopra Jonas recently shared a video of her clapping an empty field. Social media users trolled her for creating such videos as soon as Priyanka uploaded it on her Instagram. The video was later deleted.

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PTI MPA from Mardan tested Coronavirus Positive

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MPA Abdul Salam Afridi revealed on Friday that he has been tested positive for the coronavirus. the lawmaker urged the people to follow the government orders, adding that people should fight the Covid-19 not fear it.

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Coronavirus live updates – South Africa confirms first deaths

South Africa confirms the first deaths from Coronavirus and more than 1,000 cases. Sources say that deaths have happened in hospitals in the Southern province of Western Cape. Security forces have started imposing a three-week nationwide lock-down to avoid the spread of Coronavirus.

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Celebrities who have tested positive for Covid-19

Coronavirus pandemic has spread all over the world and these celebrities have also become the victim of the contagious disease.

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Muslim and Jew Pray together amid COVID 19

Two paramedics, one Muslim and the other one Jew took a break from duty to pray together in Israel, a photograph of the moment has gone viral in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Two doctors tested positive for Covid-19

Secretary primary health care has confirmed that two doctors have been tested positive for Covid-19 in D.G. Khan.

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No Friday Prayers today amid coronavirus outbreak

Friday and Congregational prayers all across the province has been suspended in order to curb the spread of deadly coronavirus outbreak.

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Japan requires self quarantine for arrivals from Israel and 10 other countries

The Japanese government said Thursday at a meeting of the newly created national headquarters on the coronavirus response…
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COVID-19: Malaysia’s king, queen quarantine after palace staff test positive

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China to send #COVID19 experts to Pakistan for combating the pandemic

China will send a team of medical experts to Pakistan to work closely with local health authorities and provide assistance and expertise in their fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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US stands with Pakistan in fight against COVID-19: Ambassador Paul Jones

The US Ambassador Paul Jones has said that Pakistan and the United States are partners in the fight against COVID-19 Pandemic.

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#COVID19: Diet to release stress and anxiety in lockdown days

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Govt uses modern technology to deliver more than 40 facilities: Dr Firdous

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday said that use of modern technology to deliver more than forty facilities.

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Saudi Arabia stops Pakistani Government to make Hajj 2020 agreement

Letter has been received by Religious Ministry in Pakistan by Saudi Government in which it stated not to make Hajj 2020 agreement.

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‘Virus Ko Duniya Se Utha Le’ dialogue from 3 idiots is a hilarious meme you will see

Now, a dialogue from 2009 Bollywood movie ‘3 Idiots’ has gone is a trending Coronavirus meme these days.

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Pakistani celebs share some self-isolation ideas not to feel bored

If you are bored out of your mind while self-isolating, you not alone.

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Motorways closed across the country

In support of the lockdown against the Corona virus outbreak, all motorways are being selectively closed.

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Death toll in Spain overtakes China, US reports 68,489 cases

The death toll in Spain surpasses the death toll in China. Spain reported 738 new deaths due to coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

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Pakistan urges India to lift Curfew in IOK

Pakistan has once again urged the Indian government to end the communication blackout in occupied Jammu and Kashmir in view of the threat posed by coronavirus.

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US Senate passes disaster aid bill

The US Senate has passed a coronavirus disaster aid bill worth $2 trillion. This is the largest economic stimulus in the history of the United States.

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PM visits Coronavirus Isolation Center in Islamabad

PM Imran Khan also performed earth-breaking of Isolation Hospital and Infectious Diseases Treatment Center which will be established by the FWO.

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Pakistan Death toll rises to 9

The death toll due to novel coronavirus in Pakistan has risen to nine after another coronavirus patient died in federal capital Islamabad.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Angelina Jolie donate $1 million in battle against COVID 19

The Hollywood star has donated $1 million to a GoFundMe campaign called Frontline Responders Fund.

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Mufti Munib urges to perform congregational Friday prayers

Mufti Munib ur Rehman urged to perform congregational Friday prayers.

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PCB donates PKR 5 million to fight COVID-19

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday night announced its cricketers and staff will play their part in the fight against COVID-19 by making contributions to the government’s emergency fund.

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Al-Azhar issues Fatwa on President’s request to suspend Friday prayers

Egypt’s Al-Azhar has issued a Fatwa (edict) on the request of President Dr Arif Alvi permitting suspension of Friday prayers to control the spread of deadly coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan.

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Wonder Woman 1984’ release pushed until August due to COVID-19

Warner Bros. is postponing Diana Prince’s return to the big screen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pak army starts producing thousands of masks

Pakistan defence production has attained the capability of producing thousands of Masks and hand sanitizers in bulk quantity.

Pakistan Ordnance Factories being one of the most vibrant Defence Production Establishments has attained the capability to produce 25,000 Face Masks and 10000 liters Hand Sanitizers on daily basis, which is indeed a landmark achievement and a proud moment for the entire Nation.

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PM Imran Khan calls on GB Governor to discuss COVID-19

Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Governor Gilgit Baltistan Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon in Islamabad.
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponed until 2021 amid Coronavirus

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), has confirmed that the Tokyo Olympics   2020 have been postponed for 1 year after IOC president Thomas Bach agreed to a request from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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State Bank of Pakistan cuts interest rate by 1.5%, taking to 11%

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday reduced the the interest rate  by 1.5%, taking it to 11%, in order to facilitate businesses and  exporters and those who are looking for loans from banks to run business operations.

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Pakistan Railways shuts operation till 31 March

PM Imran Khan approved to shut Pakistan Railways operation from 24 March to March 31 amid coronavirus outbreak.

The coronavirus, has claimed seven lives and affected more than 900 people across the country so far, as the administration took action to stop the spread of the virus.

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PM Imran Khan Announce to reduce Petrol Prices in Pakistan by Rs 15 per litre

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday announced to reduce the petrol prices in Pakistan by Rs 15 per litre

While addressing a press conference with his senior members of the cabinet he said that the novel coronavirus is not the real danger, rather the decisions that people take fearing the Coronavirus is a real threat.

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‘Wrong decisions may result in worst situation for the nation ‘, says PM Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Coronavirus is being used to portray chaotic situation in the country.

While talking to senior journalists on Tuesday, PM Imran Khan said curfew is the last stage of lockdown.

He said that before the lockdown been imposed, schools and public places were already closed to curb the spread of COVID 19.

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Coronavirus Updates: Punjab reports first death, nationwide tally rose to 916 cases

First death from the novel coronavirus has been reported in Punjab. Nationwide tally of confirmed cases surge to 908 cases.

According to the provincial health minister, the patient  a 57-year-old admitted to Mayo Hospital.

Provincial Minister of Punjab for primary and secondary healthcare, Dr Yasmin Rashid confirmed on her official twitter handle.

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Hafeez Sheikh chairs meeting on relief measures amid COVID 19

Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh here chaired a meeting to smoother the funding for accelerating work on relief measures amid Coronavirus outbreak in the country.

APP reported that the meeting attended by Minister for Economic Affairs, Hammad Azhar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services, Zafar Mirza, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDMRF), Lt Gen (R) Nadeem Ahmed, Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal and Secretaries Finance, Economic Affairs Division, National Health Services and Chairman NDMA.

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We appeal for the citizens to cooperate with the authorities says Bilawal

Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Tuesday that “It is a government’s responsibility to ensure basic healthcare,”

Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party  Bilawal Bhutto said this in a video message.

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COVID 19: Death Toll in Pakistan rises to 7

The death toll in Pakistan due to the deadly coronavirus has risen to seven after a patient suffereing from the dread virus died in Lahore.

As per details, According to the provincial health minister, the patient  a 57-year-old admitted to Mayo Hospital.

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Sheikh Rasheed announces to suspend all trains after PM’s endorsement

Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed has said on Tuesday that the decision regarding suspension of rail service will be taken after consulting Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan.

In a statement, the minister said that trains cannot stopped on their ways.

He further complained over not taking him into confidence ahead of imposing the lockdown in the country.

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Shehbaz Sharif Appeals nation to act on directives against COVID 19

Former Chief Minister of Punjab and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday has appealed the nation to act on the directives issued by the incumbent government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in order to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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IHC orders to release 408 prisoners amid coronavirus

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday ordered release 408 prisoners as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to surge across the country.

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued order and said a committee, consisting of officials from three bodies – would established to determine the bail of the accused.

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Humayun Saeed relieved after testing negative for Coronavirus

Showbiz stars Humayun Saeed and Adnan Siddiqui will still complete 14 days in quarantine despite the coronavirus reports resulted negative.

Humayun Saeed shared the news on social media about his and Adnan Siddiqui’s COVID 19 reports coming out negative.

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Coronavirus: Sindh bans pillion riding in lockdown days

Sindh government has issued a notification clarifying that pillion riding is banned in the province, here on Monday.

According to the details, clarification has been issued by the government of Sindh that clarifies the rules and regulations of the curfew.

The clarification addresses the inspector general of Sindh police, all AIG’s in Sindh and all commissioners of Sindh.

The notification clarifies ambiguities related to the lockdown amid the novel coronavirus.

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Sindh reports new coronavirus cases, nationwide tally surge to 873

Syed Murad Ali Shah Chief Minister Sindh has been informed of new cases in the province, taking the provincial tally to 394. The total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge to 873.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 to be postponed, IOC member Dick Pound

Veteran IOC member Dick Pound said, Tokyo Olympics will be postponed until 2021, .

The International Olympics Committee (IOC) member has said that the Olympic will not take place as planned this year.

Pound told USA Today: ‘On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided.
‘The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know.

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Coronavirus is a danger ‘we have never seen in our lifetimes’: DG ISPR

While addressing a presser Major General Babar Iftikhar said he wished to apprise the country’s citizens of the military’s efforts in the war against Coronavirus, which has infected 882 people so far and left 6 people dead.

“This will only be possible through self-discipline and cooperation. The best defense against the coronovirus is cooperation,” he said, adding that Pakistan was facing a serious challenge and that only with the people’s belief in the state could this problem be resolved.

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