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COVID Watch | 23rd April 2020

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Doctors Demand Strict Measures: Medics’ bodies demanded government extend strict lockdown restrictions for a few more weeks to prevent a catastrophic surge in cases and the potential collapse of the healthcare sector during a press ...
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COVID Watch | 22nd April 2020

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Federal Health Regulator: Post for health regulator Islamabad made by parliament in 2018 is still vacant due to no budget or office space. Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority would have helped battle the virus if it had been working ...
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COVID Watch | 21st April 2020

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Asymptomatic Cases Increasing: Emerging research suggests more people are testing positive for COVID-19 without displaying any symptoms, raising concerns of ending lockdown amidst the prevalence of invisible carriers potentially continuing ...
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COVID Watch | 20th April 2020

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Deaths In KP: 10 more deaths recorded due to COVID-19 in a day, bringing total deaths to 60 in KP. With 62 new cases, the number of patients in KP reached 1,137 according to an official report. Arguments At LHC: LHC has allowed lawyers to ...
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COVID Watch | 18th April 2020

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Doctors on Hunger Strike: The Young Doctors Association (YDA) Punjab, along with other medic bodies, declared a hunger strike after the government failed to comply with their demands for personal protective equipment and screenings for ...
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COVID Watch | 17th April 2020

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Depression Weakens Immunity: Home isolation and restrictions on movement may lead to depression as well as other mental and emotional problems among the public, experts warn. According to psychologists, mental health is an important factor ...
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COVID Watch | 16th April 2020

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WHO to Aid Research: WHO-approved Getz-Pharma to collaborate with the University of Health & Sciences in Lahore to speed up research on possible COVID-19 treatment, including the viability of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in mitigating coronavirus symptoms. The drug manufacturer also donated 15,000 testing kits to the Sindh ...
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COVID Watch | 15th April 2020

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Punjab Cases Skyrocket: The emergence of 200 COVID-19 cases in a single day has taken Punjab’s tally to approximately 2,850. 130 of the latest cases surfaced from quarantine facilities where worshippers who had attended the Tableeghi Jamaat on March 10 had been isolated. Multan reported the highest numbers, with 105 worshippers testing ...
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COVID Watch (14th April 2020)

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Multiple “Super-Spreaders”: A “super-spreader” infected 39 people and sent 170 others to hospitals under suspicions of having contracted COVID-19 in Sikandaria Colony in Lahore. The patient, a laborer, had traveled to Karachi to visit a family member and complained of flu-like symptoms and dry cough upon returning. Due to being illiterate ...
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COVID Watch (13th April 2020)

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100 Medics Test Positive: Around a hundred health workers across Pakistan have contracted COVID-19 since the country’s first two cases were confirmed on February 26, 2020. The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) cited a worrying lack of quality personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as poor-quality gear doing little to protect ...