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Opening up without control of virus is ‘recipe for disaster’: WHO

The World Health Organization called on countries to persevere with restrictions to tackle Covid-19, director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, adding that...

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Scientists fear climate change may bring back dormant viruses

Story by AFP Climate change could also emerge as a driver of infectious diseases such as smallpox, malaria, dengue and zika virus as a result of global warming,...

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China races to find virus vaccine, put scandals in the past

Story by AFP China has mobilised its army and fast-tracked tests in the global race to find a coronavirus vaccine, but its labs also have an image tarnished by past...

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New Zealand to reduce scientific projects in Antarctica to keep it virus free

Story by AFP New Zealand said it will reduce its scientific projects in Antarctica to keep the virtually uninhabited continent free from Covid-19. Antarctica New...

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Singapore mulls issuing wearable virus-tracing device for all citizens

Story by Reuters City state Singapore is mulling to give a earable device to all of its citizens which will allow them to know that if they have interacted with carriers...

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Pakistan among least prepared countries to tackle coronavirus: report

Pakistan is among those countries that are least prepared to tackle the coronavirus challenge, according to a report by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)...

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Pakistanis have still not realized the gravity of virus threat: PM’s assistant

It is a disturbing reality that people still haven’t understood the gravity of the threat posed by the novel coronavirus yet, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on...

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WHO warns ‘long way to go’ in virus crisis, deaths top 180,000

Story by AFP The World Health Organization on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus crisis will not end any time soon, with many countries only in the early stages of...

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EU says virus-tracking apps must not use personal location data

Story by Reuters European Union (EU) countries using mobile apps to contain the spread of the coronavirus should ensure such apps comply with the bloc’s privacy...

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Two men arrested in Pakistani city for collecting Rs 500 from coronavirus fund collectors

Two men have been arrested for charging Rs500 from each person who came to collect Ehsaas programme funds in Tando Allahyar on April 10. The police said that there men...