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24 media people test positive for coronavirus in Balochistan

THE NEWSPAPER'S STAFF CORRESPONDENT QUETTA: Over two dozen journalists and other media workers were infected with coronavirus in Quetta on Sunday while 72 doctors and 40 paramedics also tested positive for the deadly virus and were quarantined in hospitals and in their homes. Health authorities said that Coronavirus cases were increasing with every passing day in the province. According to official reports, 82 new positive cases were reported on Sunday, taking the total number of coronavirus positive cases to 2,017. Health Department spokesman Dr Wasim Baig said that two patients of Covid-19 lost their lives, taking the total death toll in the province to 24. “Around 86 per cent people contracted the virus locally as they had no history of travelling abroad,” he said. The media people who contracted the virus include senior journalists, bureau chiefs, cameramen of private TV channels and workers performing work in different sections of media offices. Health officials said on Sunday

India draws up Rs 1 billion Covid-19 medical assistance plan, targets 90 countries

India, which was reaching Covid-19 medical assistance to 67 countries, has received additional requests for assistance Updated: May 11, 2020 14:26 IST By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times New Delhi PM Modi told the foreign ministry in the early days of the Covid-19 to scale up India’s diplomatic outreach and help as many countries as possible (PTI) India has decided to amp up its medical assistance effort to help authorities abroad combat Covid-19 and has targeted covering 90-plus countries over the next few weeks, people familiar with the development told Hindustan Times on Monday. New Delhi’s diplomatic outreach  is expected to cost Rs 110-120 crore (Rs 1.1-1.2 billion). This is in addition to drugs and equipment that India is supplying to various countries on commercial terms. For now, the foreign ministry has pledged to supply drugs

Are Pakistani dissidents safe in Europe?

COMMENT 183 – Are Pakistani dissidents safe in Europe? By Siegfried O. Wolf. 11 May, 2020 ISSN NUMBER: 2406-5617  DOWNLOAD PDF Siegfried O. Wolf Dr. Siegfried O. Wolf, Director of Research at SADF (Coordinator: Democracy Research Programme); he was educated at the Institute of Political Science (IPW) and South Asia Institute (SAI), both Heidelberg University. Additionally he is member (affiliated researcher) of the SAI as well as a former research fellow at IPW and Centre de Sciences Humaines (New Delhi, India). On March 2, Sajid Hussain Baloch, a journalist openly critical of Pakistan (Tanner, 2020, May 2), went missing in Sweden (Khan, 2020, April 4). His body was found on April 23 in the Fyris River, outside the university city of Uppsala [1] (Mukhopadhyay, 2020, May 2). Sajid, who escaped from Pakistan in 2012, was living in Swedish self-exile after asylum was granted to him (AFP, 2020, May 1). However, he did