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Coronavirus, COVID-19, expert

Top expert warns COVID-19 vaccine may be only partially effective

Story by Reuters An approved coronavirus vaccine could end up being effective only 50-60% of the time, meaning public health measures will still be needed to keep the...

Pakistan, coronavirus, COVID-19, Asad Umar

Corona threat persists, but Pakistan goes ahead with reopening all businesses

Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar said on Thursday (August 6) dine-in restaurants and beauty salons would reopen across Pakistan on August 10. Umar added that...

Pakistan, business, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Business confidence declines in Pakistan – here’s why

The aftereffects of coronavirus are still impacting the Pakistan economy while investors see a visible shake in business confidence due to the COVID-19. According to...

WHO, COVID-19, coronavirus

There may never be a COVID-19 ‘silver bullet’, warns WHO

Story by AFP The World Health Organisation on August 4 warned that, despite the rush to discover effective vaccines, there might never be a “silver bullet”...

Coronavirus, test, COVID-19, United Kingdom, UK

UK to roll out 90-minute coronavirus tests

Story by Reuters The British government will roll out millions of coronavirus tests which will be able to detect the within 90 minutes, the country’s health minister...

Coronavirus, COVID-19, fitness

Is it true fit people are not immune to COVID-19?

A post shared thousands of times on Facebook claims the novel coronavirus does not affect people who are very fit or thin. This is false; the pandemic has shown that...

Prime Minister, Imran Khan, lockdown, coronavirus, COVID-19

Despite relaxing lockdowns, PM says nation must remain alert over Covid-19

Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the masses to strictly adhere to precautionary measures to prevent resurgence of coronavirus cases in Pakistan. The prime minister...

COVID-19, research, Europe, GSK

COVID-19 prompts Europeans to take health more seriously: research

New research shared today by GSK Consumer Healthcare and IPSOS reveals that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on people’s behaviour and attitudes to...

Coronavirus, covid-19, cases

Nearly 40 countries report record single-day rise in coronavirus cases

Story by Reuters Almost 40 countries have reported a record single-day increase in coronavirus cases, infections, a Reuters tally showed on Saturday. The rate of cases...

Pakistanis risk unproven plasma treatment in coronavirus fight

Story by AFP Pakistanis with COVID-19 are risking their lives and navigating a shady black market to get blood plasma transfusions, despite little medical proof about...