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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020


First Corona Virus case confirmed in Attock


ATTOCK, MAR 25 (DNA) – First case of Corona Virus has been confirmed in Attock district. The female patient whose Corona Virus test has been found positive is from Village Gharibwal of Tehsil Pindi Gheb in Attock District on Wednesday. Nusrat Nisar who came back from Saudi Arabia on March 15, after performing Umra was addmitted to THQ Hospital Pindigheb along with her husband Muhammad Javed  as both were having symptoms of the viral disease. Their samples werw sent to National Institute of Health for verificartion from where the testRead More

Islamabad introduces guidelines for shopkeepers during lockdown


ISLAMABAD, MAR 25 (DNA) – A new set of guidelines for shopkeepers in the capital have been introduced by the district administration of Islamabad. People coming to buy essentials from grocery stores have to first create a circle outside the shops while maintaining a distance of 1.5 meters from each other. Then, one by one, each person will go inside the stores and buy whatever they want. According to Islamabad District Commissioner, the sellers are responsible for implementing the new rules. “Shops of those who violate these rules will beRead More

Azerbaijan embassy consular section issues guidelines


ISLAMABAD, MAR 25 (DNA) – Azerbaijan embassy consular section on Wednesday issued guidelines for the visa applicants. According to a notification of the Embassy, as part of the measures taken to combat the spread of the coronovirs pandemic, the Consular section of the embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Pakistan temporarily restricts the group and individual reception of citizens and direct contact with them for a definite period till April 20,200. The embassy said that if it would be necessary this period may be extended. It further said thatRead More

Britain’s heir to the throne Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus, has mild symptoms


LONDON, MAR 25 – Britain’s heir to the throne, Prince Charles, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement from his London household. “He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual,” a statement from Clarence House, his residence in the capital, said Wednesday. It is not possible to determine who gave the prince — whose official name is the Prince of Wales — the virus, the statement said, “owing to the high numberRead More

HEC to fund research to address covid-19 crisis: Chairman


ISLAMABAD, MAR 25 (DNA) – The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has sought proposals from universities, institutes, and individual researchers on ideas to address the Novel Coronavirus crisis. This was decided on Tuesday in a special video meeting of HEC’s senior management. The bulk of HEC staff has been directed to work from home, following the directives of the Health Ministry, so all the work of the Commission is conducted electronically. Applications are received online or through courier, meetings are conducted by video link, and all papers and files are handlesRead More

Canadian diplomat named UN special envoy for Afghanistan


UNITED NATIONS, Mar 25 (DNA):United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Canadian diplomat Deborah Lyons as his new Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Ms. Lyons succeeds Tadamichi Yamamoto of Japan, who has served in this critical role since 2016. A diplomat with 21 years of professional experience in political affairs, international cooperation and economic development, Ms. Lyons recently served as Canadian Ambassador to Israel, and from 2013 to 2016, as Ambassador to Afghanistan. Her appointment comes as the United States seeks toRead More