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With nearly 30,000 dead in Brazil and more than 10,000 dead in Mexico, the novel coronavirus epidemic threatens to shatter hospital systems across Latin America — while France, which is emerging from a similar nightmare scenario, begins a gradual return to normalcy. On the other hand, DR Congo has reported a fresh Ebola outbreak in its northwest, the latest health emergency for a country already fighting an epidemic of the deadly fever in the east as well as a surging number of coronavirus infections. The 11th Ebola outbreak in the vast central African country's history comes just weeks before it had hoped to declare the end of the 10th in the east. #DawnToday

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We did it! Alarms were set for 4 a.m and out we went to watch this morning stunning sunrise (4:48a.m ) This really is the Golden hour! The light was beautiful, the dawn chorus was louder than ever and the kids full of excitement! Day 2 of the #30dayswildchallenge will be remembered for many years to come. Did I really hear the kids saying we're doing this again tomorrow? 😉 #dawn #dawntoday #done #challengeaccepted #wildlifetrust #gobacktonature #earlyriser #goldenhour #goldenhourphotography #goldenhourlight

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Heading a five-judge SC bench, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed asked at a hearing why the courtroom was jam-packed. “What happened to the formula of social distancing? Who are you and why are you sitting here,” he asked while pointing at the lawyers, media persons and litigants/public present in the courtroom. “I don’t want something to happen in this court. You should care about the social distancing and take precautionary measures,” the CJP remarked. All the judges were wearing masks as per the latest SOPs given by the government as part of the precautionary measures against the Covid-19 pandemic. The chief justice showed his concern over the violation of the social distancing on a day when the World Health Organisation (WHO ) released its report, confirming that the impact of Covid-19 is global but low-income countries are the most affected. #DawnToday

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The Punjab government has yet to follow the recommendations of the health authorities to apply a 30-day complete lockdown two weeks after being presented with a disturbing picture of Lahore resulting from local transmission of coronavirus. A sample survey was carried out in most of the localities, and based on the percentage of people who tested positive, it was estimated that around 670,000 people in Lahore may have contracted the virus. Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Secretary retired Capt Mohammad Usman had moved the summary to Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on May 15, reporting the estimated number of 670,000 asymptomatic patients that could not be reported to the health facilities, but became main source of infections and local transmission of the Covid-19. “No workplace and residential area of any town is free and, as such, entire Lahore exhibits an alarming similar transmission pattern,” reveals the summary sent to the Punjab government for consideration by the chief minister. #DawnToday

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👩🏻‍🤝‍👩🏼💞My sister has the best sister!😂 @jessizent #dawntoday #morningwalk #likesuperearlymorning #imeanreally #enjoylife #onedayatatime #naturelovers #longisland

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#Repost @dawn .today ( @get_repost ) ・・・ Spain has recorded no coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours for the first time since the beginning of March, a senior health ministry spokesman said, according to AFP. “Today we have received no deaths with the date of death from yesterday,” Fernando Simon, head of the Coordination Centre for Health Alerts and Emergencies told journalists. The number of new cases had also fallen, he added. #DawnToday #CoronaGoodNews #spain #italy #world #pandemic #end

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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has extended the province-wide state of emergency until August 10, 2020, in view of the coronavirus pandemic. A notification issued by the KP health department said the decision was taken on the advice of the director general of KP Health Services and two eminent epidemiologists, and with the approval of the KP chief minister. #DawnToday

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Top scientists, health officials and the World Health Organisation on Monday rushed to counter claims made by a leading Italian doctor who said the new coronavirus “no longer exists” in the country, according to AFP. The row came as Italy prepared the next stage of its gradual easing of a national lockdown imposed three months ago to fight the spread of the deadly virus. #DawnToday

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Spain has recorded no coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours for the first time since the beginning of March, a senior health ministry spokesman said, according to AFP. “Today we have received no deaths with the date of death from yesterday,” Fernando Simon, head of the Coordination Centre for Health Alerts and Emergencies told journalists. The number of new cases had also fallen, he added. #DawnToday #CoronaGoodNews

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The Sindh home department has issued an order listing the businesses and activities that will be allowed to resume and the ones that will remain closed in the province, in the wake of today's National Coordination Committee (NCC ) meeting. Here’s what will remain closed: Educational institutions Marriage halls, business centres Indoor gyms and sports facilities Restaurants and cafes excluding takeaway and home delivery Amusement and theme parks Beauty parlours and spas Cinemas and theatres Public processions and gatherings of all nature Tourism/tourist hotels #DawnToday

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Gilead Sciences Inc reported that its antiviral drug remdesivir provided a modest benefit in patients with moderate Covid-19 given a five-day course of the treatment, while those who received the medicine for 10 days in the study did not fare as well, according to Reuters. The late stage study of nearly 600 patients evaluated the safety and efficacy of five and 10-day treatment with remdesivir in addition to standard care for those with moderate Covid-19 compared with standard care alone. #DawnToday

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Renowned fiction writer, literary critic and academic, Dr Asif Farrukhi, passed away at the age of 60 in Karachi on Monday. Farrukhi, a diabetic patient, had been unwell for the past few days, people close to him said. The details of his funeral and burial were not immediately available. A public health physician by training, Farrukhi was the professor of practice, Arzu Programme for Languages and Literature, and the director of the Arzu Centre for Regional Languages and Humanities at Habib University. #DawnToday

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Police officers kneel during a rally in Coral Gables, Florida on May 30 in response to the recent death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while being arrested and pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer. Clashes have broken out since Floyd's death and major cities imposed curfews as angry demonstrators ignored warnings from US President Donald Trump that his government would stop violent protests. — AFP #DawnToday

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday announced further easing of lockdown measures across the country, even as he appealed the nation to adopt standard operating procedures (SOPs ) and other precautionary measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. He was addressing the nation after a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC ). "I want to request all of you [the nation] to follow the SOPs we have outlined to prevent the spread of this virus. If we don't take precautions then we will continue to suffer," Khan warned, as he announced that the government has decided to "open all the sectors" apart from those where the threat of "virus is still present". #DawnToday

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An alarming summary presented by the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department to Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar almost two weeks ago had revealed that "no workplace and residential area of any town is disease-free" in the provincial capital, and that total virus cases in the city are estimated at around 0.7 million, it emerged on Monday. Advising the chief minister to immediately enforce a complete lockdown for "at least four weeks", the summary, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, said a smart lockdown would not work since all areas of the city had been impacted by the disease, adding that asymptomatic cases became the "main source of infection and local transmission" in the metropolis. #DawnToday

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Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the tourism industry should be revived once again, urging the public to follow the standard operating procedures outlined by the government. "I think that tourism should open now because tourism provides jobs to many in Gilgit-Baltistan and elsewhere. My appeal to you is please be a responsible nation because we have to prevent the spread of virus and also avoid poverty and misery." #DawnToday

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A doctor working at the coronavirus isolation ward of Peshawar's Hayatabad Medical Complex was beaten up by a group of people on Monday. Dr Sanaullah Afridi, who was the assigned the duty of taking swabs of patients, said he had gone to the isolation ward to attend a call. While returning, he said some people started beating him up and called him names. While expressing concern over the incident, the Young Doctors Association demanded security for medical staff. #DawnToday

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned that the coronavirus will continue to spread. "The world has agreed, the richest countries have come to the conclusion that the virus will spread no matter what. Nothing can be done about it. The virus will spread and our death toll will also rise. I told you that from day one." He added that the onus was on the public to take precautionary measures to curb the spread of the virus. #DawnToday

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To these memories I will hold With your blessing I will go To turn at last to paths that lead home And though where the road then takes me I cannot tell We came all this way But now comes the day To bid you farewell I bid you all a very fond farewell..~The Hobbit #photooftheday #instaphotography #randomshot #nofilter #lantern #shandelierinteriordesign #picturepakistan #creativepakistan #thehobbit #dawndotcom #dawntoday #exploretheworld #explorepakistan #picsartedit #picsartstudio #photoshopexpress

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Prime Minister Imran Khan said that a lockdown is not a cure for the coronavirus. Speaking to the media after a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC ), he said: "There are 25 million labourers whose families will starve if they don't work. So I, personally, have always believed that the lockdown was going to affect these workers. #DawnToday

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Police, Rangers, hospital administration and civil administration have jointly chalked out a security plan for Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK ) to avoid any unpleasant situation in the future, said DIG South Sharjeel Kharal during a visit to the facility. The development comes days after dozens of people vandalised the CHK and attacked doctors, allegedly due to a delay in handing over the body of a Covid-19 patient. #DawnToday

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Maryam Nawaz came to her father Nawaz Sharif's defence and called out the government for its "misplaced priorities" after a a picture of the PML-N supremo at a roadside cafe in London sparked a fresh debate about his health. In a tweet, she said: "He walks because of strict advice from his doctors but you talk to cause distraction from the ongoing & impending disasters. Pls get down to work if you know how it is done, get help if you don’t. A classic & incorrigible case of highly misplaced priorities." #DawnToday

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Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab, while addressing a press conference in Karachi, has said that the Sindh government will implement federal government's strategy to tackle the novel coronavirus. "Today CM Murad attended a National Com­mand and Operation Centre (NCOC ) meeting at 10am. And he will also meet the prime minister and others later today to present his point of view. But for the sake of the country, we will implement [in Sindh] whatever the federal government decides going forward," Wahab said. #DawnToday

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Seventy three per cent of Sindh's new confirmed coronavirus cases were reported from Karachi, according to data released from Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah's daily briefing on the province's coronavirus situation. "Out of the new 1,402 new cases in the province, 1,028 were reported from Karachi," said Murad. #DawnToday

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The national team's bowling coach and former fast bowling legend, Waqar Younis, has called on Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir to end their social media war, and for India and Pakistan to resume playing cricket. After being fierce on-field rivals, Pakistan's Afridi and former Indian opener Gambhir have become involved in heated social media exchanges over the troubled Kashmir region. #DawnToday

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The Consumer Price Index (CPI ) inflation rate slowed to 8.2 per cent year-on-year in May, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS ) said on Monday. The inflation rate was 8.5pc in April, and currently stands at 10.94pc for the period from July to May, 2019-20. According to the PBS report, the CPI inflation rate on month-on-month basis increased by 0.3pc in May as compared to a decrease of 0.8pc in the previous month, and an increase of 0.6pc in May 2019. #DawnToday

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Government expects a peak time of the pandemic in the country sometime between the end of June and mid-July, an official, requesting anonymity, shared. Giving future projection, he said they were expecting that the number of Covid-19 cases would be between 110,000 and 125,000, with the death toll ranging between 2,750 and 3,250 by the mid of June. In face of the rising infections, the National Coordination Committee will hold a crucial meeting, chaired by the prime minister, shortly in order to formulate a future strategy. #DawnToday

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Those who reached their intended destination, and those who had another route planned out for them. My prayers to you, your loved ones waiting for your arrival at the airport, your friends looking at their phones for your check-in, for the familes making plans for eid with you. PK8303 🌹Heres to you. 2020 - You have tested us enough. . . #pia #airlines #crash #domesticflight #ramzan #eid #dawn #dawntoday #lahoretokarachi #enginefailure #pakistaninternationalairlines

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I had my life fully planned out for the upcoming year but as the pandemic shook the world to the core, like every one else, I experienced my fair share of covid19 blues! While grappling with all the stress and anxiety, one thing that I found the most relaxing was being close to nature.. When I lie on the grass, all the stress seeps down into the soil.. The chirping of crickets, the whistling of nightingales and the cawing of crows turns into a melody which soothes my mind and heart and I start to let go. I let go of the fears.. I let go of the anger.. I let go of the anxiety.. I sometimes stare at the sun cracking its way through the clouds.. struggling to show off its light.. trying to get past the deep and dark clouds.. Then I think to myself, "Aren't we all like the sun?" Struggling to get past the difficulties and barriers and trying to become the best version of ourselves? Immersed in my thoughts, I realized that being close to nature helps me adjust to the new normal! #HumansUnderLockdown #DawnDotCom #DawnToday @dawn_dot_com

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They rode on and the sun in the east flushed pale streaks of light and then a deeper run of color like blood seeping up in sudden reaches flaring planewise and where the earth drained up into the sky at the edge of creation the top of the sun rose out of nothing like the head of a great red phallus until it cleared the unseen rim and sat squat and pulsing and malevolent behind them. Clicked on @motorolain g8 plus @attimiditramonto #attimiditramonto @sunset_sunrise_beautiful #sunset_sunrise_beautiful @satadipascellphoneclicks #satadipascellphoneclicks @indianacademyofphotography #iaop @shutterhub .india #shutterhubindia @mobile_photography300 #mobilephotography300 #phi @indianphotography13 #taganshul #sunsetcolors #sunsetskies #sunsetsniper #sunsetpic #sunset_stream #sunsetting #sunsets_oftheworld #sunset_madness_ #sunsetvibes #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #sunrise_maddness #sunrise_lovers #sunrise_sunsets #sunsetstrip #sunriselabel #ahmedabaddiaries #ahmedabad_instagram #india_clicks #motographs #naturebeauty #nature_prefection #dawntoday

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Maiatzan gaude oraindik, baina ematen du udan gaudela...zelako leku zoragarria!!!!! Eskerrik asko! 📸 @jonalastra El mes de mayo nos está regalando estos atardeceres maravillosos... siempre espectacular #Urdaibai 😍😍😍 . . . . . #gernika #guernica #gernikainimitable #gernikalumo #urdaibai #biosferaerreserba #reservadelabiosfera #biospherereservat #biospherereserve #reservedelabiosphère #ibarrangelu #playadelaida #stunningpic #dawntoday #anochecer #ilunabarra #laida #awesomeplaces #costavasca #euskalkostaldea

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All my life, travelling in summers has been as normal as the rising and setting of the sun. Be it a shopping trip to Dubai or a relaxing trip to the Northern areas, I used to work hard all year to finally satisfy my wanderlust during summers. However, this year, with half of the world in lockdown, I know I wont be able to explore a new place or shop till I drop at Sephora's stores around the world so I have decided to find joys in the little things of life like exploring the garden of my house and reading books about the places that I had to visit this year. This makes me realize that the sages were right, "if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need!" . . . . . #HumansUnderLockdown #DawnDotCom #findingjoyinthelittlethings #desigirlwanders #adjustingtothenewnormal #newnormal #desigirlwanders #traveler #travellersofpakistan #travelgirl #travelgram #potd #beautifulpakistan #photographersofinstagram #snapseedpakistan #haseen_pk #travelphotography #travelphotographer #photooftheday #travelgirlsofficial #wonderfulpakistan #travelgirlspakistan #natureofpakistan #mountains #wu_pakistan #incrediblepakistan #travelpeacefulpakistan #destinationpakistan #travelbeautifulpakistan #dawntoday @dawn_dot_com @dawn .today

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