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WHO recommends Pakistan reimpose intermittent lockdowns as COVID-19 cases rise sharply

9 June 2020, 11:37 PM

The World Health Organisation has recommended Pakistani authorities reimpose “intermittent lockdowns” of targeted areas to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, stating the country did not meet the global body’s conditions for lifting restrictions.

Asia coronavirus cases hit 250 000 but pace much slower than US, Europe

5 May 2020, 8:45 PM

Coronavirus cases in Asia rose to a quarter of a million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, driven by outbreaks in Singapore, Pakistan and India, even as China, South Korea and Japan significantly slowed the spread of the disease.

Pakistan’s Akmal banned for breaching anti-corruption code

28 April 2020, 4:09 PM

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been banned from all cricket for three years after a disciplinary panel on Monday found him guilty of breaking his country’s anti-corruption codes.

Protesters, police clash in Indian capital over citizenship law

17 December 2019, 12:46 PM

Clashes erupted in New Delhi on Tuesday between thousands of protesters and police, the latest violence in a week of opposition to a new law that blocks Muslims from neighbouring countries gaining citizenship.

A medical staff member holds a bottle of anti-typhoid vaccine to be given to children during the immunisation campaign at a school.

New typhoid fever vaccine protects young children

5 December 2019, 6:27 AM

Preventing typhoid has become particularly important because some strains, particularly in South Asia, are becoming resistant to antibiotics.



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