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August 15, 2020
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Asia

COVID-19 cases surge in Pakistan after the gamble

ISLAMABAD/ISTANBUL (Asia) – Four weeks ago, with its most important festival coming up and millions of people facing starvation as economic activity dwindled, Pakistan lifted a two-month-long coronavirus lockdown.   Prime Minister Imran Khan has said despite rising infections and deaths, the country would need to learn to “live with” the virus to
Asia

Lockdown over, Pakistan’s COVID-19 deaths, infections tick higher

ISLAMABAD (Asia) – COVID-19 infections in Pakistan trended higher in recent days and were approaching 50,000, official data showed, with total deaths crossing 1,000, as the government remained unsure over the consequences of its decision to end the nation’s lockdown. Fearful of the economic and financial impact, and swayed by the acute hardship suffered by […]
Asia

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge past 25,000

(Asia) – Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surged past 25,000 on Friday, just hours before the government was due to lift lockdown measures, with the country reporting some of the biggest daily increases in new infections in the world. Officials reported 1,764 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours on Friday, taking the total to […]
UK

Black, Indian, Pakistani people more likely to die from COVID-19

LONDON (UK) – Black people and people from Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani ethnicity have a significantly higher chance of COVID-19 deaths than white people, according to the British statistics office on Thursday. “The risk of death involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) among some ethnic groups is significantly higher than that of those of White ethnicity.
Sport

Sangakkara wants England, Australia to tour Pakistan

LONDON (Sports) – England and Australia must tour Pakistan to facilitate regular international cricket in the South Asian country, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) president Kumar Sangakkara has said. Top teams have shunned Pakistan since the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lanka team in Lahore in which six players were injured and eight […]