Tag Archives: Covid-19

Ugandans turn to cannabis to treat Covid-19

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Desperate Ugandans who cannot afford exorbitant fees for treatment of Covid-19 have turned to using cannabis and other local herbs to treat the deadly disease. They also use different kinds of leaves and grasses to steam themselves, which some medical experts say is dangerous to their health. Ugandans …

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Sydney to get extra vaccines as Covid cases mount

MELBOURNE: Sydney will get 50,000 more doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week to battle its worsening COVID outbreak, Canberra said on Saturday, reversing a rebuff by the Australian government and other states the previous day of a plea for more supplies.  Australia reported 176 new locally acquired COVID cases …

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41 more Covid cases reported

RAWALPINDI: As many as 1,009,148 people, including 34,181 health workers and 1,043,329 senior citizens, have jabbed themselves so far against the lethal coronavirus (COVID19) at 23 centers since the vaccination administering drive launched on March 10. According to data shared by the district administration, 41 more COVID-19 positive cases were …

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Sindh tightens Covid curbs again

KARACHI: As coronavirus infections surge across the country, the Sindh government has decided to impose further restrictions beginning July 26 (Monday). The measures, including the closure of indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants and restricted market timings, were decided on during a meeting of the provincial coronavirus task force on …

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US eases Covid-19 travel advisory for Pakistan, India

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has lowered its Covid-19 related travel advisory for India to “Level 3 – Reconsider Travel,” the department said in a statement on Tuesday. The advisory for Pakistan was similarly eased, it said. The Covid-19 advisories were previously the highest Level 4, “Do not travel.” India’s …

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Muslims celebrate Eidul Azha amid pandemic

Muslims around the world began marking a sombre Eidul Azha on Tuesday in the shadow of the pandemic and amid growing concerns about the highly infectious Delta variant of novel coronavirus. Eidul Azha or the “Feast of Sacrifice” commemorates the Quranic tale of the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his …

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