Countries in grip with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic are opting for cheaper but less accurate antigen testing to hasten results. Shortage of PCR kits and trained staff in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's hospitals cause shortfall in provincial testing capacity. The Lahore High Court rejects Young Doctor's Association petition to halt Pakistan Democratic Movement rally over fears of it becoming a super spreader event.
-Micro Smart Lockdown imposed in 4 areas of Islamabad after they were identified as COVID19 hotspots -Sindh crosses bleak milestone of 140,000 infections on Oct 10 -Coronavirus case positivity now crossing the 2% mark as Minister Asad Umar urges people to practice caution
October 17th, 2020; By Munizae Jahangir; LAHORE; In an unprecedented first, Punjab’s most popular leader called out a sitting army head, Qamar Bajwa & ISI Chief General Faiz on meddling in politics, kidnapping journalists, & pressurizing the judiciary