April 3, 2020 - 1:24 AM

Man insists for samosas amid lockdown in India, gets punishment for trouble

A youth in Rampur, India called up the district magistrate’s control room and asked for four samosas with chutney claiming that he had a strong craving for them.

As per reports, despite being ticked off several times, the man kept on calling the control room and insisted them for samosas. After numerous calls, Aujaneya Kumar — the district magistrate— asked the officials to send him the samosas.

Later, the district magistrate Kumar also sent out an order for the man to clean the drain, as a punishment for troubling the control room officials during lockdown.

April 3, 2020 - 1:23 AM

Old woman dies after refusing ventilator, told doctors to ‘keep this for younger’

A 90-year-old coronavirus patient has died in Belgium after selflessly refusing a ventilator and asking doctors to ‘keep this for younger patients’.

Suzanne Hoylaerts from Binkom, near Lubbeek, was hospitalised on March 20 when her condition rapidly weakened after contracting COVID-19.

Hoylaerts required medical attention after suffering from a lack of appetite and shortness of breath. She was admitted to hospital where she tested positive for the virus and was placed in isolation where even her daughter was unable to visit.

April 3, 2020 - 1:23 AM

More than a 100 cases reported in Punjab in one day

Cases in Punjab jumped from 708 yesterday to 845 today, which is an increase of 137 cases. Sindh had a 33 cases increase, KP, 23 cases, Balochistan six cases and no additional cases were reported in Islamabad and Gilgit Baltistan. Five people died due to the virus yesterday and the total increase in cases was 199.

April 2, 2020 - 8:22 AM

Arif Alvi recommends that people use this time to be with families

President Alvi urges Pakistanis to spend more time with their families while quarantining in order to help each other through this difficult time. He also recommended exercising, hobbies and a routine.

March 31, 2020 - 7:58 PM

Business class railway coaches turn into isolation wards

Pakistan Railways has converted all of its business class and air-conditioned sleeper coaches into mobile isolation wards. There are around 2,000 beds to accommodate coronavirus patients.

March 31, 2020 - 7:57 PM

WHO says crisis in Asia ‘far from over’

A World Health Organization official told Reuters that the coronavirus pandemic is “far from over” in Asia-Pacific and the current measures were just buying time to actually prepare for large-scale coping measures. He said that countries needed to prepare and not become relaxed as cases decreased since they could rise again.

March 31, 2020 - 7:56 PM

Govt launches Covid-19 WhatsApp helpline

The government has launched a helpline on WhatsApp that will provide information to citizens on Covid-19 in seven languages, DAWN reported

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