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57 More People Die Of Coronavirus During Last 24 Hours

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 June 12, 2021

ISLAMABAD (93 News) – As many as 57 more people died and 1,194 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours.


According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Saturday, 35,695 tests were conducted. The positive cases rate remained at 3.34 percent. The overall death toll has reached 21,633 while total cases have reached 939,921.


The province-wise cases are: Sindh (327,021), KPK (135,569), Punjab (343,703), Islamabad (82,065), Balochistan (26,152), Azad Jammu and Kashmir (19,723) and Gilgit Baltistan (5,598)

COAS Qamar Bajwa Attends Closing Session Of Corps Level War Game At Sialkot

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 June 12, 2021

RAWALPINDI (93 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Sialkot and Kotli on Saturday.


At Sialkot, COAS attended closing session of Corps level war game where he was briefed on planning parameters and conduct modalities of the exercise. The war game was based on defensive operations cycle of a corps under conventional battle field environment in line with Operational and Planning Directives of Pakistan Army.


 

Pak Army, Rangers Troops Carrying Out Rescue & Relief Operation At Train Accident Site: ISPR

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 June 7, 2021

RAWALPINDI (93 News) – The Pak Army and Rangers troops reached the site of Dharaki train accident and carried out the relief and rescue operation.


According to a press release issued by the ISPR on Monday, military doctor and paramedics along with ambulances moved from Pannu Aqil had also reached the incident site.


Engineer resources have also been moved to carry out necessary relief and rescue work. The Pak Army Special Engineer Team Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) being airlifted lifted from Rawalpindi to the incident site to speed up relief and rescue efforts.


Two helicopters have been flown from Multan for casualties evacuation and speedy relief measures. Relief goods being prepared and will be dispatched shortly.

40 Passengers Killed, 71 Injured As Two Trains Collide In Dharaki

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 June 7, 2021

DHARAKI (93 News) – As many as 40 passengers were killed and 71 injured in a collision between two trains in Dharaki on Monday.


According to details, Sir Syed Express collided with a Millat Express which had been de-tracked.


The Ghotki deputy commissioner said that the Rescue operation is underway and the deceased and injured are being shifted to nearby hospitals.


Emergency has been declared in hospitals in Dharaki and Ghotki, while a makeshift hospital has been established in Raiti.A relief train has been dispatched from Rohari.


Sukkur DS Railway Tariq Latif said that Sir Syed Express collided with the de-tracked Millat Express. The Sindh Rangers spokesperson said that a team comprising of jawans was present at the site and busy in rescue activities.


According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), rescue activities are going on at the site.


After the accident, trains have been stopped at different stations. Green Line has been stopped at Sadiqabad, while Rahman Baba Express and Shah Hussain Express are present at Rahimyar Khan and Shah Hussain stations.

India Reports 100,636 New COVID-19 Infections, 2,427 Deaths

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 June 7, 2021

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India reported on Monday a daily rise in new coronavirus infections of 100,636 cases over the past 24 hours, while deaths rose by 2,427.


The South Asian nation's tally of infections now stands at 28.9 million, while the death toll has reached 349,186, health ministry data showed.


A second wave of the coronavirus that has largely battered the rural interiors of the country is yet to abate but New Delhi and other cities are working towards allowing more businesses to operate and movement rules to be relaxed from Monday onwards.


The western state of Maharashtra, which is India's richest and has suffered the most infections during the second wave, plans to start this week easing in stages a strict lockdown imposed in April.


Scientists have warned of a third wave of the coronavirus that could hit India later in the year, likely impacting children more.

While the country has ramped up its vaccination drive in the past few weeks after a slow start, a majority of its 1.3 billion people are expected to remain unvaccinated by the time a potential third wave hits.

Grade 1-4, 6-7 Students To Be Promoted Without Exams In Fed Govt Schools

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June 6, 2021

ISLAMABAD (93News.tv) – Good news for the students of federal government educational institutions as the students of grade one to four and six to seven will be promoted without exams.


The decision came after the NCOC gave the approval for in-person classes, after seeing a decline in the coronavirus cases of the federal capital.


The government has decided to promote students of government schools of federal capital studying in grade I to IV, VI and VII without exams. While, the students of grade V and VIII will have to sit exams.


Last year, all students from grade one to eight had to sit exams.


It also pertinent to mention here that schools across Punjab will reopen from June 7 (tomorrow), the provincial education department announced. The schools are already conducting classes for grades 9-10.


Educational institutes will be allowed to call 50% students to attend classes on alternate days, the education department said in a statement. No student should be allowed to attend classes for two consecutive days.


Educational institutions across Pakistan were to reopen May 24, but the government decided to keep them closed till June 7 in the districts where the coronavirus positivity rate was above 5 per cent.

 

Dr Yasmin Urges People To Get Vaccinated Ignoring Rumours

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June 6, 2021

KARACHI (93News.tv) – Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Sunday urged the people not to believe in rumors and get vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).


Addressing press conference, the health minister said that announced that the vaccination process in the Punjab province has been expedited. “180,000 people have been vaccinated in the province during the last 24 hours and the Corona situation will start improving once 50 percent of the 110 million population of the province is vaccinated,” She added.


Rejecting vaccine shortage, she said that they had 1.8 million doses of COVID jabs available with them and as per reports 30 million more doses would reach Pakistan in the next few months.


“We will be vaccinating 400,000 people in a day by next month,” she said adding that the province would also place an order of vaccine worth Rs1.5 billion.


COVID-19 positivity ratio

Dr Yasmin Rashid on Sunday has said that the COVID-19 positivity ratio across the province has reduced to two percent. She said that parks and tombs have been opened however, indoor wedding events are still banned. "The markets will remain close on Saturdays and Sundays," she added.


Dr Yasmin said that the coronavirus pandemic can be controlled by implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs). The vaccination process across the province has been sped up, she added.

 

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