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.
All players, officials and staff have moved into a hub in a five-star hotel in Islamabad, the PCB said, and "are now allowed to interact with each other and move freely within the bio-secure bubble.”
"Just found out that Dr Hafeez has tested positive for Covid-19. I pray for his swift recovery and good health," Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar wrote on Twitter.
Half a million doses arrived Wednesday and the rest later on Thursday. The announcement by Asad Omar comes as Pakistan reported 4,974 new cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day jump since June last year.
Speaking during the tour, Sheikh Mohammed said Expo 2020 brings together 192 nations with diverse cultures, aspirations and innovations, making the mega global event a unique platform for discovering new engagement, investment and partnership opportunities.
Expo 2020 Dubai has recorded 1,471,314 visits since its launch 24 days ago. Continuing to bring Expo 2020 Dubai to a global digital audience, the number of virtual visitors has risen to 10.8 million since Oct.1, up from 9.3 million last week.
The circulating video clip showed that a number of vehicle drivers practiced drifting on one of the Al-Quway'iyah roads in Riyadh, including a GMC car that got out of control as a result of overspeeding.