Family members carry the casket of Khursheed Bibi, who died due to coronavirus, in Hyderabad, Pakistan. File/AP
Gulf Today Report
Pakistan has reported its first confirmed cases of a new coronavirus strain detected in the United Kingdom earlier this year.
The Health Department of Sindh took 12 COVID-19 samples of UK returnees for Genotyping out of which 6 were positive and 3 showed the new variant of the COVID-19 virus in the first phase.
The Genotyping showed 95% match of the new variant from the UK. These samples will go through another phase of genotyping. Meanwhile the contact tracing of these patients is in process and their contacts are being isolated also.
Health worker checks temperature of a face masked woman in Karachi. File photo
The national tally of total active COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Tuesday reached 39,599 with 1,776 more people tested positive for the deadly virus and 1,602 people recovered from the disease during the last 24 hours.
Sixty-three corona patients, 54 of whom were under treatment in hospital and nine in their respective homes or quarantines died on Monday, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).Since the pandemic outbreak, a total of 475,085 cases were detected in Pakistan, 425,494 recovered and about 9,992 deaths were recorded.
Across Pakistan's "mango belt" in Punjab and Sindh provinces, farmers say a long winter and changing rain patterns have slashed production by up to half this year -- just as virus shutdowns sparked border restrictions and spiralling export costs.
Throwing preparations for their five-match tour into turmoil and causing a scare in a country that has largely eradicated the virus, hosts New Zealand Cricket said on Thursday.
COVID-19 cases are mounting in India at the rate of 90,000 to 100,000 daily. This is the highest number of daily new cases globally, in any country. With 5.6 million infections, India will exceed the US’s 6.9 million cases,
Backed by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce, the event played host to 500 specialised companies, unveiling the latest and most sought-after designs in watches, jewellery, and gold ornaments from around the world.
The tragedy struck the town of Qaraqosh, in a wedding hall with a capacity of “no more than 400 people,” Interior Minister Amir Al Shammari told a press conference. That night, it held in excess of 900 people, he said.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid wished the newly appointed judges success in their new roles and highlighted the importance of constantly enhancing the DIFC’s judicial framework.
The light aircraft, which reportedly belonged to RioZim, crashed in the Zvamahande area of Mashava, killing all six onboard — four foreigners and two Zimbabweans, police said. The mid-air crash is suspected to have been caused by a mechanical fault.