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Border closes due to COVID: Afghanistan students on scholarship may miss exams in Pakistan

Kabul:  Afghan students, who study in Pakistani universities and have returned home on vacation, fear they might soon miss their examinations if Islamabad does not open the border between the two nations.

UK: Parliament approves extending COVID-19 restrictions until July 19

London/Sputnik: The House of Commons of the UK Parliament approved on Wednesday the government's proposal to postpone the deadline for lifting quarantine restrictions in England until July 19 due to the surge of COVID-19.

Report claims US-based Pakistan-linked NGO channelized fund raised to help Covid-hit India for terror funding

A report has claimed that the fund raised by United States-based Pakistan-linked charity organisations in the name of helping India in the COVID-19 crisis might have been used to sponsor terror attacks.

Pakistan: NOC only hands over 1000 Pfizer vaccine to Balochistan government 

Islamabad: The National Command and Operation Centre has handed over only 1,000 doses of Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine to the Balochistan government at a time when the nation is fighting to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pakistan: After Punjab now Sindh govt decides to block sim cards of unvaccinated people 

Islamabad: The Sindh government has also decided to follow the footsteps  of Punjab and block the mobile SIM cards of unvaccinated individuals.

Mike Pompeo says COVID-19 leaked from Wuhan lab

Washington: Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he believed the coronavirus pandemic originated with a leak out of a lab in Wuhan.

China stung: US Secretary of State Blinken calls WHO's coronavirus origin investigation 'highly deficient'

Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called the World Health Organization's first study on the coronavirus pandemic's origins "highly deficient", a statement which is believed to be strong enough to put Beijing on the backfoot.

G7 Summit: Leaders call for new study into origins of Covid, voice concern on China

World leaders, who are attending the Group of Seven summit, on Sunday issued a call for new study into the origins of Covid-19 which will also cover China, media reports said.

New Zealand reports 1 new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation

Wellington/Xinhua: New Zealand reported one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation and no new cases in the community on Monday.

Bhutan’s capital goes into three-day lockdown amid suspected community transmission

Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, has gone into a three-day lockdown, starting from Sunday evening, as a child tested positive for Covid-19 on an antigen test, raising fear of suspected community transmission.

Beijing gifts 700,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Kabul: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: A batch of the Chinese COVID-19 vaccines has been handed over to Afghanistan during an official ceremony in Kabul, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

Pakistan: 18 cops in Sindh test COVID-19 positive 

Islamabad: 18 more policemen in Pakistan's Sindh region have tested COVID-19 positive, media reports said on Sunday.

Continuing Venezuela exodus and COVID-19 highlights need for global solidarity for most vulnerable

New York: Vulnerable Venezuelan migrants and refugees who have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 health and socio-economic crisis, urgently need greater support from the international community, UN humanitarians said on Friday, ahead of a donor conference hosted by Canada next week.

G7 considering allocating USD 100 billion to fight against COVID-19 : White House

Washington, Jun 11 (UNI) The US and other Group of Seven (G7) countries could extend up to USD 100 billion of IMF funds to countries that need urgent support in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the White House announced on Friday.

Thousands of wild animals were sold at Wuhan markets in months before Covid-19 outbreak: Reports

Beijing: A new research has found that thousands of animals were sold in markets in the Chinese city of Wuhan just before the COVID-19 outbreak.