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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Key points

  • Covid-19 emerges in China's Wuhan in Dec '19, declared a pandemic on March 11
  • Over 5.2 million infected globally; more than 338,000 dead, over 2 million recovered
  • 55,768 cases reported in Pakistan; 1,156 dead, 17,198 recovered
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7:56 AM

First Spanish beaches to reopen as lockdown eases

May 24, 2020
11:55 PM

Turkey confirms 32 deaths, 1,141 new Covid-19 cases

11:31 PM

Balochistan reports 101 new cases, 1 more death

11:03 PM

UK death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases rises by 118

10:06 PM

Germany tries to trace people who attended church service after 107 test positive

9:15 PM

827 new cases take Punjab's tally over 19,000

8:47 PM

KP reports 220 new cases, 9 fatalities as death toll nears 400

8:23 PM

First signs if a Covid-19 vaccine works possible in autumn: Gavi

8:08 PM

Russia reports 153 coronavirus deaths, highest daily toll yet

7:53 PM

France wants its citizens to holiday at home this summer

6:53 PM

In fight against virus, South Africa expects a long wait

6:12 PM

Sindh's tally tops 22,000 after more than 700 cases reported for eighth straight day

5:41 PM

New York Times marks grim US virus milestone with front page victim list

5:18 PM

Premier League says two more people test positive for coronavirus

5:00 PM

Kuwait's coronavirus tally crosses 21,000 as 838 new cases registered

4:37 PM

Thailand reports no new coronavirus cases for fourth time this month

4:17 PM

107-year-old Iranian woman recovers from coronavirus: Fars

3:47 PM

Chinese lab has 3 coronavirus strains from bats but none match Covid-19

3:10 PM

Eat fruits and vegetables to stay healthy at home: WFP

2:40 PM

VIDEO: This remote-controlled mask lets you eat without taking it off

2:17 PM

CM Buzdar pays tribute to plane crash victim who worked on the frontline in fight against virus

1:46 PM

VIDEO: 'This too shall pass,' says Governor Imran Ismail in Eid message

1:28 PM

Eid celebrations dampened by virus lockdowns

12:09 PM

VIDEO: China hits back at US move to block WHO funding

11:40 AM

Sindh minister diagnosed with Covid-19 shifted to ICU

10:40 AM

545 recoveries recorded in Pakistan

10:36 AM

173 new cases emerge in Islamabad, GB, AJK collectively; capital records 2 deaths

9:57 AM

In Eid message, US president hopes Muslims find 'comfort and strength'

9:05 AM

72pc Covid-19 patients are over 50, NCOC data says

8:44 AM

Punjab CM observes social distancing while offering Eid prayers in Lahore

8:39 AM

Will offer Eid prayers at home, says President Alvi

8:07 AM

PTV to broadcast Eid prayers from Faisal Mosque to 'facilitate' people praying at home

May 23, 2020
11:00 PM

Europe's coronavirus infections top 2 million

10:37 PM

Labs to continue conducting coronavirus testing during Eid: Punjab govt notification

9:42 PM

Balochistan reports 108 new coronavirus cases

8:58 PM

Punjab literacy minister tests positive for coronavirus

8:07 PM

Rohingya targeted in Malaysia as coronavirus stokes xenophobia

7:46 PM

Rare protest in Qatar over unpaid wages amid Covid-19 crisis

7:10 PM

Punjab allows Eid holidays to Covid-19 testing staff; labs to function at lower capacity

6:52 PM

Punjab reports 275 new coronavirus cases, 14 more deaths

6:29 PM

Spanish PM says overseas visitors can come from July

6:14 PM

US hairstylist worked while symptomatic and exposed 91 people to Covid-19

5:57 PM

Malaysia says second virus cluster breaks out at migrant detention centres

5:46 PM

KP reports 294 new coronavirus cases, 8 deaths

5:39 PM

Mexico reports another single-day record for coronavirus deaths

5:23 PM

China's Wuhan says conducted 1.47 million Covid-19 tests on Friday

4:31 PM

Russia reports 9,434 new coronavirus infections

4:15 PM

Britain divided over reopening schools as virus rules ease

3:33 PM

Chinese province announces $56,560 donation to help Pakistan fight pandemic

3:18 PM

Pakistan's Covid-19 death toll crosses 1,100

May 25, 2020 07:56am

First Spanish beaches to reopen as lockdown eases

Coronavirus lockdown measures will finally be eased for people in Madrid and Barcelona from today, while elsewhere in Spain the first beaches are due to reopen, according to AFP.

Residents in the two cities can now meet in groups of up to 10 people in their homes or on the terraces of bars and restaurants.

The gates of the capital's parks will also be reopened, and major museums will be able to receive a limited number of visitors.

The Madrid and Barcelona regions, the most populated in the country, and a large part of Castile-Leon in the northwest are moving into the first phase of Spain's four phase deconfinement programme, following what has been one of the strictest lockdowns in the world.

A man paints near the Royal palace in Madrid on May 24. — AP
A man paints near the Royal palace in Madrid on May 24. — AP

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May 24, 2020 11:55pm

Turkey confirms 32 deaths, 1,141 new Covid-19 cases

Turkey’s health minister has announced 32 new deaths from Covid-19, bringing the death toll in the country to 4,340.

Fahrettin Koca also said there were 1,141 new infections confirmed in the past 24 hours. The total number of infections has reached 156,827, according to AP.

Turkey ranks ninth in a global tally by Johns Hopkins University but experts believe the number of infections could be much higher than reported. More than 118,000 people have recovered, according to the health ministry statistics.

May 24, 2020 11:31pm

Balochistan reports 101 new cases, 1 more death

Balochistan has reported 101 new coronavirus cases, taking the provincial total to 3,407, according to the daily situation report released by the provincial health department.

The province has also reported one more death. The total fatalities from the virus in the province have risen to 40.

May 24, 2020 11:03pm

UK death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases rises by 118

The United Kingdom’s death toll from confirmed cases of Covid-19 has risen by 118, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

According to Reuters, the total death toll in the country has risen to 36,793.

May 24, 2020 10:06pm

Germany tries to trace people who attended church service after 107 test positive

German authorities are trying to trace everyone who attended a church service in Frankfurt this month after more than 107 people tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to Reuters, churches in the state of Hesse, where Frankfurt is located, have been able to hold services since May 1 following the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, provided they adhere to official social distancing and hygiene rules.

“This situation shows how important it is that all of us stay alert and avoid becoming careless, especially now during the easing of restrictions. The virus is still there and will spread,” Hesse state health minister Kai Klose said.

May 24, 2020 09:15pm

827 new cases take Punjab's tally over 19,000

Punjab's Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department has reported 827 new coronavirus cases for May 23, taking the provincial tally to 19,557.

It has also reported eight more fatalities. The death toll in the province from Covid-19 has risen to 332.

According to the department, 78 patients are in critical condition while 6,050 have recovered. A total of 197,225 tests have been conducted in the province so far.

May 24, 2020 08:23pm

First signs if a Covid-19 vaccine works possible in autumn: Gavi

First indications of the effectiveness of a potential vaccine against coronavirus may be available in the autumn, the head of the Gavi vaccine alliance told a Swiss newspaper, forecasting a long road from there to broad availability.

“Unfortunately, we really do not know which vaccine will work and whether there will be one at all. If we’re lucky, we’ll receive indications in autumn as to (a potential vaccine’s) effectiveness,” Gavi head Seth Berkley told NZZ am Sonntag in an interview.

“But there will still be a long way to go from there until an approved active substance becomes available in large quantities for the global population,” he said.

Read the full Reuters story here.

May 24, 2020 08:08pm

Russia reports 153 coronavirus deaths, highest daily toll yet

Russia has reported 153 coronavirus deaths over the previous 24 hours, the highest daily toll, raising total fatalities to 3,541, the country’s coronavirus crisis response centre said.

According to Reuters, it also said 8,599 new cases had been documented, fewer than on the previous day, pushing the nationwide tally of infections to 344,481.

May 24, 2020 07:53pm

France wants its citizens to holiday at home this summer

The French government does not want its citizens to travel abroad this summer and recommends they take their holidays in France, Environment Minister Elisabeth Borne has said.

Earlier this month, President Emmanuel Macron said it was unlikely that French people would be able to undertake major foreign trips this summer and that even trips within Europe may have to be limited to reduce the risk of a resurgence of the coronavirus epidemic.

People wearing face masks walk at Trocadero square near the Eiffel Tower, as France began a gradual end to a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus. — Reuters/File
People wearing face masks walk at Trocadero square near the Eiffel Tower, as France began a gradual end to a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus. — Reuters/File

Borne, in an interview with France Inter radio, also said that next week the government would decide on possibly loosening rules on French domestic travel, currently limited to a maximum 100 kilometres from home.

According to Reuters, she said that Paris parks had to remain closed for now, as the capital was still a “red zone” for virus circulation.

May 24, 2020 06:53pm

In fight against virus, South Africa expects a long wait

So far, South Africa has not seen the explosion of virus infections that emerged in Europe. One possible contributing factor is the country’s youthful population, with just 3pc of people above the age of 60, say several health experts.

Africa’s small elderly population may help explain why the disease is spreading relatively slowly across the continent.

South Africa is still in the early stages of the pandemic, leading health experts to predict the peak could come as late as August or September. A surge of cases in Cape Town suggests that city might reach its maximum near the end of June. The forecasts portend a lengthy wait to resume normal activity.

Read the feature by AP here.

May 24, 2020 09:14pm

Sindh's tally tops 22,000 after more than 700 cases reported for eighth straight day

Sindh's coronavirus tally has topped 22,000 after it reported 846 new cases. Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that 3,547 tests were conducted over the last 24 hours, out of which 846 came back positive.

"Twenty four per cent tests coming back positive is a big increase," he said, adding that this was due to carelessness in following precautionary measures.

He added that 156 patients are in critical condition while 34 are on ventilators.

The chief minister said that 146 people recovered and were sent to their homes during the last 24 hours.

May 24, 2020 05:41pm

New York Times marks grim US virus milestone with front page victim list

As the United States approached 100,000 coronavirus deaths, The New York Times marked the grim milestone with a stark memorial on its front page — one-line obituaries for 1,000 victims.

"The 1,000 people here reflect just one per cent of the toll. None were mere numbers," the newspaper said in a short introduction on the front page, which was entirely covered in text.

"The 1,000 people here reflect just one per cent of the toll. None were mere numbers," The New York Times said of its memorial to coronavirus victims. — AFP
"The 1,000 people here reflect just one per cent of the toll. None were mere numbers," The New York Times said of its memorial to coronavirus victims. — AFP

The United States has been the hardest-hit country in the coronavirus pandemic by far, in deaths and number of infections.

According to an AFP report, as of Saturday evening, the US had recorded 97,048 deaths and 1.6 million cases of the virus, and will likely reach 100,000 fatalities in a matter of days.

May 24, 2020 05:18pm

Premier League says two more people test positive for coronavirus

England's Premier League has said that two more individuals from two different clubs have tested positive for coronavirus, just three weeks from a proposed restart of the season.

In all, 996 players and club staff were tested over three days last week for Covid-19, AFP reported. "Of these, two have tested positive from two clubs," said an EPL statement.

"Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days," it added.

May 24, 2020 04:37pm

Thailand reports no new coronavirus cases for fourth time this month

Thailand has reported no new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, maintaining the total at 3,040 confirmed cases and 56 fatalities since the outbreak began in January.

It was the fourth day in this month that there were no new daily cases, said Panprapa Yongtrakul, a spokeswoman for the government’s coronavirus task force, according to Reuters.

There are 2,921 patients who have recovered and returned home since the outbreak started.

May 24, 2020 04:17pm

107-year-old Iranian woman recovers from coronavirus: Fars

A 107-year-old Iranian woman who was infected with the new coronavirus has recovered, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency has reported.

The woman, Saltanat Akbari, was admitted to the Khansari hospital in the central city of Arak. She was released from the hospital after spending “some time” in isolation.

“She defeated the virus with the help of doctors and nurses at the hospital,” Fars said.

According to Reuters, Iran is one of the most-affected countries in the Middle East with a total of 133,521 infected cases and 7,359 deaths.

May 24, 2020 03:47pm

Chinese lab has 3 coronavirus strains from bats but none match Covid-19

The Chinese virology institute at the centre of the United States allegations that it may have been the source of the Covid-19 pandemic has three live strains of bat coronavirus on-site, but none match the new global contagion, its director has said.

Scientists think Covid-19 originated in bats and could have been transmitted to people via another mammal.

But the director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology told state broadcaster CGTN that claims made by US President Donald Trump and others the virus could have leaked from the facility were “pure fabrication”.

May 24, 2020 03:10pm

Eat fruits and vegetables to stay healthy at home: WFP

United Nations' World Food Programme has issued nutrition tips for people to stay healthy while staying at home during lockdowns.

The organisation has recommended consuming fruits and vegetables to maintain health.

May 24, 2020 02:17pm

CM Buzdar pays tribute to plane crash victim who worked on the frontline in fight against virus

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has paid tribute to Khalid Sherdil, a senior member of Pakistan Administrative Service who was killed in the ill-fated PIA plane crash on Friday.

"Khalid Sherdil worked on the frontline during the corona outbreak and provided timely support to the government," Buzdar was quoted as saying by the Government of Punjab's Twitter account. The chief minister was visiting Sherdil's family to offer his condolences.

"Punjab government has been robbed of a capable and intelligent officer."

May 24, 2020 01:28pm

Eid celebrations dampened by virus lockdowns

Muslims around the world are observing a sombre Eidul Fitr, many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offer respite to worshippers in some countries despite fears of skyrocketing infections.

This year, the celebration is overshadowed by the fast-spreading respiratory disease, with many countries tightening lockdown restrictions after a partial easing during Ramazan led to a sharp spike in infections.

Further dampening the festive spirit, multiple countries — from Saudi Arabia to Egypt, Turkey and Syria — have banned mass prayer gatherings, a festival highlight, to limit the spread of the disease.

Read the full story here.

This picture taken on May 24, 2020 during the early hours of Eidul Fitr shows an aerial view of the Grand Mosque and the Holy Kaaba in the centre of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah. — AFP
This picture taken on May 24, 2020 during the early hours of Eidul Fitr shows an aerial view of the Grand Mosque and the Holy Kaaba in the centre of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah. — AFP

May 24, 2020 12:09pm

VIDEO: China hits back at US move to block WHO funding

Chinese foreign ministry has bashed the United States for blocking funding of World Health Organisation and said US politicians should avoid "shirking responsibilities and shifting blame".

May 24, 2020 11:40am

Sindh minister diagnosed with Covid-19 shifted to ICU

Sindh Minister for Human Settlement Ghulam Murtaza Baloch tested positive for the novel coronavirus. — Dawn archives
Sindh Minister for Human Settlement Ghulam Murtaza Baloch tested positive for the novel coronavirus. — Dawn archives

Sindh Minister for Human Settlement Ghulam Murtaza Baloch has been shifted to the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Karachi after his state of health started deteriorating.

The minister, after testing positive for coronavirus a few days ago, was taken to hospital, according to a news release on Saturday.

Read the full story here.

May 24, 2020 10:40am

545 recoveries recorded in Pakistan

About 545 recoveries have been recorded in Pakistan, the government's Covid-19 portal said.

The total number of recoveries in the country has gone up to 17,198, while the death toll stands at 1,125.

May 24, 2020 10:36am

173 new cases emerge in Islamabad, GB, AJK collectively; capital records 2 deaths

Pakistan has recorded 173 additional cases in Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir collectively.

Two deaths have also been recorded in Islamabad, taking the federal capital's death toll to 14.

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, 135 cases have been confirmed in the federal capital, 12 in Gilgit Baltistan and 26 in AJK.

May 24, 2020 09:57am

In Eid message, US president hopes Muslims find 'comfort and strength'

United States President Donald Trump, in his Eidul Fitr message, has said that he hopes Muslims find comfort, strength and healing from the Covid-19 disease that has dampened the celebrations of this year’s festival.

“As Muslims observe the day of Eid al-Fitr, we hope they find both comfort and strength in the healing powers of prayer and devotion.

“Over the past weeks and months, as we have fought the coronavirus, we have relied on our faith, family, and friends to help guide us through these unprecedented times,” Trump's message, released by his office, said.

Read the full story here.

May 24, 2020 09:05am

72pc Covid-19 patients are over 50, NCOC data says

The data of the National Command and Operation Centre on coronavirus shows that as many as 72 per cent of total patients are over the age of 50 years.

Besides, 74pc of the patients are male and 72pc of them have comorbidities, which means that the patients are suffering from more than one disease at the same time. Conditions described as comorbidities are often chronic or long-term conditions.

Read the full story here.

May 24, 2020 08:44am

Punjab CM observes social distancing while offering Eid prayers in Lahore

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has offered Eid prayers outdoors in Lahore while observing social distancing — an important precautionary measure to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading.

May 24, 2020 08:39am

Will offer Eid prayers at home, says President Alvi

President Arif Alvi, in his message, said that he will offer Eid prayers at home in order to encourage people to stay indoors.

He urged people to take precautions in order to "keep themselves, their families and friends safe" from Covid-19.

May 24, 2020 08:07am

PTV to broadcast Eid prayers from Faisal Mosque to 'facilitate' people praying at home

In order to encourage people to pray at home, the state-run PTV will broadcast Eid prayers from Faisal Mosque, the information minister has said.

23rd May, 10:37 PM

Labs to continue conducting coronavirus testing during Eid: Punjab govt notification

Laboratories in Punjab will continue to conduct coronavirus testing during the Eidul Fitr holidays, albeit on a reduced schedule, according to a notification issued by the provincial primary and secondary health department.

According to the notification, the labs across the province will work in a single shift on the first day of Eid, followed by two shifts on days two and three each.

"All public laboratories shall remain functional as per given schedule," the notification adds.

23rd May, 9:42 PM

Balochistan reports 108 new coronavirus cases

Balochistan has reported 108 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, according to the provincial health department.

The total number of infections in the province now stands at 3,306.

23rd May, 8:58 PM

Punjab literacy minister tests positive for coronavirus

Punjab Minister for Literacy and Informal Education Raja Rashid Hafeez has quarantined himself at home after testing positive for the coronavirus.

In a video message, he said he had gotten tested after experiencing some symptoms yesterday and was later confirmed to have been infected.

He urged people who may have come into contact with him during the past two weeks to quarantine themselves as a precaution.

23rd May, 8:07 PM

Rohingya targeted in Malaysia as coronavirus stokes xenophobia

For decades, Muslim-majority Malaysia welcomed Rohingya and largely turned a blind eye to their technically illegal employment in low-paying jobs.

Rohingya refugees look out from their homes, amid Covid-19 outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. May 18. — Reuters
Rohingya refugees look out from their homes, amid Covid-19 outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. May 18. — Reuters

But, as in some other parts of the world, the novel coronavirus outbreak has turned sentiment against foreigners, who have been accused of spreading disease, burdening the state and taking jobs as the economy plummets.

While the Rohingya have been the most obvious targets, other migrants are also worried in a country that relies heavily on foreign labour at factories, construction sites and plantations.

Read the full Reuters story here.

23rd May, 7:46 PM

Rare protest in Qatar over unpaid wages amid Covid-19 crisis

Migrant labourers staged a rare protest in Qatar over unpaid wages, the government said, at a time of economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and rock-bottom oil prices.

Images on social media showed more than 100 men blocking a main road in the Msheireb district of the capital Doha late Friday, clapping and chanting as police looked on.

“Following an immediate investigation (the ministry) has taken steps to ensure that all salaries will be promptly paid in the coming days,” the labour ministry said in a statement. It added that legal action has been taken against the companies involved in non-payment of salaries.

23rd May, 7:10 PM

Punjab allows Eid holidays to Covid-19 testing staff; labs to function at lower capacity

The Punjab health department has decided to grant Eid holidays to staff working at labs carrying out coronavirus testing in order to give them "much-needed rest", according to Azhar Mashwani, the focal person on digital media to the Punjab chief minister.

23rd May, 6:52 PM

Punjab reports 275 new coronavirus cases, 14 more deaths

Punjab has reported 275 new coronavirus cases, taking the provincial tally to 18,730, according to a situation report released by the province's Directorate of General Health.

The province has also reported 14 more deaths, taking the total fatalities to 324.

23rd May, 6:29 PM

Spanish PM says overseas visitors can come from July

Overseas visitors can return to Spain from July, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has said, offering hope to a key sector shut down since mid-March by the coronavirus pandemic.

“I am announcing to you that from the month of July, entry for foreign tourists into Spain will resume in secure conditions,” Sanchez told a press conference.

23rd May, 5:57 PM

Malaysia says second virus cluster breaks out at migrant detention centres

A new cluster of coronavirus infections has broken out in Malaysia at a detention centre for undocumented migrants, authorities have said.

The health ministry said that 21 cases were identified at the Semenyih detention center near the capital Kuala Lumpur, which houses around 1,600 detainees.

According to a Reuters report, Malaysia has this month arrested more than 2,000 foreigners for not having permits that allow them to be in the country following raids in areas under lockdown. The centres they are detained in are often crowded, with dozens of migrants packed in a single cell.

The United Nations and rights groups have called on Malaysia to stop the crackdown and criticised authorities for going after a vulnerable community during the pandemic.

23rd May, 5:39 PM

Mexico reports another single-day record for coronavirus deaths

Mexico registered a record for coronavirus deaths on a single day, posting 479 more deaths along with 2,960 new infections, according to data from its health ministry.

According to Reuters, authorities have now reported 62,527 total cases of the novel coronavirus and 6,989 deaths since detecting the first cases in Mexico in late February.

An employee of the municipality of Iztapalapa gives sanitising gel to a woman arriving to the San Nicolas Tolentino cemetery, amid Covid-19 outbreak in Mexico City, Mexico, May 9. — Reuters
An employee of the municipality of Iztapalapa gives sanitising gel to a woman arriving to the San Nicolas Tolentino cemetery, amid Covid-19 outbreak in Mexico City, Mexico, May 9. — Reuters

23rd May, 5:23 PM

China's Wuhan says conducted 1.47 million Covid-19 tests on Friday

The city of Wuhan, the original epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China, conducted 1,470,950 nucleic acid tests for the virus on Friday, the local health authority says, compared with 1,000,729 tests the previous day.

Wuhan kicked off a campaign on May 14 to look for asymptomatic carriers — infected people who show no outward sign of illness — after confirming on May 9-10 its first cluster of Covid-19 infections since its lockdown was lifted on April 8.

23rd May, 4:31 PM

Russia reports 9,434 new coronavirus infections

Russia has reported 9,434 new cases of the novel coronavirus, pushing its nationwide tally to 335,882, Reuters reports.

The country’s coronavirus crisis response centre reported 139 new fatalities after a record 150 deaths the day before, bringing the death toll to 3,388.

23rd May, 4:15 PM

Britain divided over reopening schools as virus rules ease

Since March 20, the coronavirus has forced British schools to close to all but a small number of key workers’ children and those under social care.

Year 6 teacher Jane Cooper uses a 2 metre length of ruler and pipe to check seat spacings in her classroom as measures are taken to prevent the transmission of coronavirus before the possible reopening of Lostock Hall Primary school in Poynton near Manchester, England, May 20. — AP
Year 6 teacher Jane Cooper uses a 2 metre length of ruler and pipe to check seat spacings in her classroom as measures are taken to prevent the transmission of coronavirus before the possible reopening of Lostock Hall Primary school in Poynton near Manchester, England, May 20. — AP

The British government now wants children to start returning to primary schools in stages from June 1. Those going back first include the youngest — ages 4 to 6. Daycare providers also have been told to start welcoming back babies and toddlers from June.

The reopening has divided the country and faced vehement opposition from teachers unions, which say it’s too risky for everyone and could cause a spike in infections.

Read the full AP story here.

23rd May, 3:18 PM

Pakistan's Covid-19 death toll crosses 1,100

Pakistan's Covid-19 death tally has risen to 1,101 after Sindh reported 14 more fatalities.

The breakdown of deaths across the country is as follows:

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 381
  • Sindh: 354
  • Punjab: 310
  • Balochistan: 39
  • Islamabad: 12
  • Gilgit Baltistsan: 4
  • Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 1