Violent protests against Covid curbs continue in Australian city – Newspaper

Violent protests against Covid curbs continue in Australian city - Newspaper

SYDNEY: Police in Australia’s second largest city of Melbourne arrested more than 200 people after projectiles thrown by protesters injured two officers on Wednesday, the third consecutive day of demonstrations against Covid-19 restrictions. Golf balls, batteries and bottles were among the items thrown at police during the protests held in defiance of stay-at home orders … Read more

Pindi records three Covid-19 casualties – Newspaper

Pindi records three Covid-19 casualties - Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: Three persons succumbed to Covid-19 and 259 cases surfaced in the federal capital and Rawalpindi on Sunday. The weekly positivity ratio in Islamabad dropped to 4.62 per cent while it remained at 7.2pc in Rawalpindi. There were no casualties in the federal capital, however, 192 people were found infected out of 4,289 tests carried … Read more

Covid claims 21 lives amid declining positivity rate in high-risk districts – Newspaper

Covid claims 21 lives amid declining positivity rate in high-risk districts - Newspaper

PESHAWAR: Twenty-one coronavirus patients died and 334 people were infected with the virus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday amid declining positivity rate in high-risk districts. The province’s overall Covid-19 positivity rate declined to 5.9 per cent for the first time during the last more than one month, a health department report said. According to the … Read more

14 Covid deaths in Punjab – Newspaper

14 Covid deaths in Punjab - Newspaper

LAHORE: Punjab reported 14 more Covid deaths during the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 12,223 across the province. Primary and Secondary Healthcare Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch said the overall positive rate was recorded 6.3 per cent in Punjab. The average positivity rate was recorded 12pc in Lahore, 7pc in Rawalpindi, 9pc in Faisalabad … Read more

Strike hampers contact tracing as Covid kills 25 – Newspaper

Strike hampers contact tracing as Covid kills 25 - Newspaper

PESHAWAR: Covid-19 claimed 25 more lives and infected 590 people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as the health department is struggling to enhance contact tracing of the positive patients due to strike by members of the rapid response team over nonpayment of salaries. Officials said the department was going to resolve the payment issue of the workers … Read more