Notes from the newsroom
Web desk – Posted: Apr 25, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 hour ago
Posted: Apr 25, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 hour ago
Here are some of the stories we will be following today (Sunday):
- Federal Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry has warned that the government may impose a complete lockdown if the trend of coronavirus cases stays the same. Pakistan is operating at 90% of its oxygen supply and if infections increase in Karachi, a shortage may persist, he said.
- Three airplanes of the Pakistan International Airline have reached China to bring back one million vaccines.
- Pakistan has reported a record 157 deaths from the virus in a day in the last 24 hours. The government of Punjab has written a letter to call the army for help. Schools in 25 districts have been closed as well.
- Pakistan has offered India “relief support” in the fight against the coronavirus. In the last three days, over 7,000 people have died from the virus in India with over a million new cases.
- Flour prices in Karachi have increased by Rs8 in the last four days. People are buying the essential food item for Rs70 per kilogramme.
- The final T-20 match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will be played at 2pm today.
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