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Coronavirus delays CPEC projects for about eight weeks — official

  • Says thousands of Chinese workers have returned to Pakistan to resume work
  • Chinese workers dealing with corridor projects in Pakistan are quarantined at their project sites for fourteen days
By Aamir Saeed ·

US slams Pakistan court for overturning convictions in Daniel Pearl case

  • Sindh High Court on Thursday reduced Omar Sheikh’s death sentence to seven years in prison, acquitting his three accomplices 
  • The accused have now been placed in detention for three months under Maintenance of Public Order law
By Naimat Khan ·

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Italy’s Pakistanis come out to help as coronavirus toll keeps climbing

  • Among those struggling under severe restrictions are over 100,000 Pakistanis based mainly in and around Milan, Bergamo and Brescia
  • The Pakistani community has sprung into action to collect donations, distribute food and raise awareness through online campaigns
By ALIYA SALAHUDDIN ·

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Substandard tests can hamper government’s efforts to control COVID-19 — science minister

  • Fawad Chaudhry says the authorities are taking illegal testing seriously
  • Recently, the Balochistan government sealed a private lab for conducting substandard COVID-19 tests
By SAIMA SHABBIR ·

Saudi Arabia announces 4 more deaths, 154 new cases of coronavirus

  • Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry implemented a 24-hour curfew in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah on Thursday to limit the spread of coronavirus
By Arab News ·

British-Pakistani nurse, 36, dies of coronavirus

  • The mother of three, believed to have had no underlying health issues, first experienced symptoms on Mar. 13 and was later taken into intensive care
  • She showed slight signs of improvement last week but died in the early hours of Friday
By Arab News ·

Mexican brewer of Corona beer producer halts production over virus

  • Measure in line with the Mexican government’s order to suspend all non-essential activities until April 30
  • Corona beer has been the punchline of jokes and memes and online rumor
By AFP ·

Neymar donates $1m to fight coronavirus

  • Neymar donated part of the money to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • The rest of the donation went to a charitable fund launched by his friend Luciano Huck, a Brazilian TV presenter
By AFP ·

Saudi Arabia’s Mawid smartphone app offers coronavirus self-assessment

  • Mawid helps users book appointments at 2,400 health care centers in Saudi Arabia
  • The service provided by Mawid is free of charge
By AMEERA ABID ·