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March, 2020

 

Raiwind city under complete lockdown as coronavirus fears grow

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LAHORE, MAR 31 (DNA) – In light of the fears regarding the coronavirus in the country, district administration has decided to completely lockdown Rawind city. All general stores and shops in Raiwind city have been closed down. According to Assistant commissioner Adnan Rashid, this action has been taken in light of the worsening coronavirus situation in the area. Initially, this complete lockdown will be in force for three days. In a statement issued by Home department Punjab, this decision was taken by the Punjab government during today’s cabinet meeting forRead More


2100 people belonging to different areas screened

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LAHORE: Mar18- People stand in queue for test regarding Corona Virus in Mayo Hospital. ONLINE PHOTO by Malik Sajjad

ATTOCK, MAR 31 (DNA) – Health department Attock has so for screened more than 2100 people belonging to different areas of Attock District , Incharge Coronavirus Control Attock Dr Asif Niazi said this while talking to this journalist. While giving details he said that those screened include 1668 persons coming back from different countries and more than 500 hundered suspects with having no travel history. He said that during this screening exercise 21 persons were found suspects and were shifted to Isolations wards in Attock , Pindigheb and Hasanabdal .Read More


Govt urged to facilitate stranded overseas workers due to COVID -19

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ISLAMABAD, MAR 31 (DNA) – Policy experts at an online Consultation called upon the government to facilitate thousands of overseas workers stranded in Pakistan due to COVID-19 pandemic across the world. The online consultation titled: ‘Migration/Border Management during COVID-19, was organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute here on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Kashif Ahmed Noor, Director-General, Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Pakistanis, said the foreign remittances have already halved in these two months and are expected to decrease by $1 billion to 1.5 billion per year if the situationRead More


Engineers, employees of NCA contribute salaries in COVID-19 relief fund

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ISLAMABAD, MAR 31 (DNA) – To support national efforts in fight against COVID-19 , Scientists, Engineers and employees of National Command Authority (NCA) and Strategic Plans Division (SPD) have contributed  their salaries in COVID-19 Relief Fund as under:- –           Employees of Special Pay Scale 11-14          – 3 days –           Employees of Special Pay Scale 8-10           – 2 days –           Employees of Special Pay Scale 1-7 – 1 day General Nadeem Raza, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee contributed one month’s pay  in COVID-19 Relief Fund.=DNA ======


Pakistan Red Crescent Society launches Aagahi helpline for coronavirus queries

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RAWALPINDI: Mar30- Workers of Pakistan Red Crescent Society are busy in installation of temporary emergency corona virus isolation centers at Rawal Park, as due to increasing of number of corona virus patients government installing isolation centers across the twin cities. ONLINE PHOTO by Waseem Khan

The Pakistan Red Crescent Society has launched the Aagahi Medical Helpline to advise and answer to the masses about COVID-19.   “Anyone can call from anywhere,” Muhammad Sajjad, provincial programme manager for Sindh, told. “It’s for health advice by online doctors.” The helpline number is 021-37130084. Doctors are available round the clock for consultation. The PRCS facility consists of 10 stations with operators from the Emergency Response Force of PRCS Sindh. It has been established at the Emergency Response Centre (EOC) at the headquarters of Sindh Red Crescent. This isRead More


Diplomatic missions of Uzbekistan support its citizens abroad

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  Under the current difficult conditions, both for employees of diplomatic missions and for our fellow citizens abroad, it is important, not aggravating the situation, to make the best possible decisions that do not contradict the laws of foreign countries, as well as common sense.   TASHKENT DNA – As previously reported, on the instructions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, a special Republican commission to prepare a program of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country in order to ensure sanitary and epidemiological welfare ofRead More