29 March 2020
  • 2:00 am Massive evacuation op on as huge mass of migrants heads out of Delhi
  • 11:30 pm Pakistan, UK to work closely to contain coronavirus pandemic
  • 11:00 pm Sindh CM tells police to intensify lockdown
  • 11:00 pm Shellshocked Spain reports record 832 new coronavirus deaths
  • 10:45 pm SBP introduces safer, easier cheque clearance options amid virus fears
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At least 1,000 UP Roadways buses, backed up by 2,000 private buses, trucks, trolleys, tractors, goods carriers and any other vehicle that the authorities managed to bring out of the lockdown ban were deployed to clear a staggering pileup of people who gathered at the sealed borders, imploring to be allowed to pass.

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Pakistan and the United Kingdom have agreed to work closely and stay in contact for effective containment of the coronavirus outbreak. The understanding was expressed during a telephonic conversation between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Dominc Raab, according to a press statement issued by the […]

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Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has instructed senior police officials to intensify the lockdown after he was told law enforcement agencies are facing difficulties in restricting people to their homes in Karachi’s old city areas. The Sindh chief minister chaired a meeting in Karachi on Saturday to discuss the situation in the province. Senior […]

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Spain’s coronavirus fatalities rose by a record 832 people overnight to 5,690 as hospitals and morgues were overwhelmed and a police chief fought back tears announcing a colleague’s death. Second only to Italy in fatalities, Spain also saw infections rise to 72,248 on Saturday from 64,059 the day before. Health emergency chief Fernando Simon said […]

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The State Bank of Pakistan has allowed banks to use several new facilities to make cheque clearance safe and easy amid the coronavirus outbreak. In a circular issued on Saturday, the central bank said it is being done to combat the potential spread of COVID-19 by limiting person-to-person interactions and providing ease of services to […]

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa spokesperson Ajmal Wazir Khan revealed on Saturday that the provincial government had increased its coronavirus testing capabilities to ensure 500 persons can be tested for the virus each day. Speaking at a news conference, he confirmed the death of a woman from Dir district, saying that her coronavirus test result came back positive […]

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Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said on Saturday that in Pakistan so far 25 people have recovered from the coronavirus pandemic. The SAPM was addressing media on the latest figures related to the pandemic, he was accompanied by SAPM on National Security Moeed Yusuf and NDMA Chairman Lt Gen Mohammad Afzal. […]

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When he became a priest 40 years ago, Father Mario Carminati knew he would be dealing with death – but not on an industrial scale. Now, because of the coronavirus outbreak, clusters of coffins arrive every day and are laid on the cold marble floor of St. Joseph’s Church. “Authorities didn’t know where to put […]

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The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak first emerged, began lifting a two-month lockdown on Saturday by restarting some metro services and reopening borders, allowing some semblance of normality to return and families to reunite. After being cut-off from the rest of the country for two months, the reopening of Wuhan, where the […]

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised an unprecedented package of steps to cushion the world’s third-biggest economy from the coronavirus pandemic, saying the country was close to a national emergency as infections surged. Abe said the “huge, powerful” measures will include fiscal stimulus, monetary steps and tax breaks for companies, though the details […]

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