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Covid patients with sedentary habits more likely to die: study

Among covid patients, a lack of exercise is linked to more severe symptoms and a higher risk of death, according to a study covering nearly 50,000 people who were infected with the virus. People physically inactive for at least two years before the pandemic were more likely to be hospitalised, to require intensive care, and to die, researchers reported Tuesday in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. As a risk factor for serious Covid disease, physical inactivity was surpassed only by advanced age and a history of…

‘Immunised’ Muslim pilgrims in Mecca as Ramadan begins

Pilgrims immunised against Covid-19 circled Islam's holiest site in Saudi Arabia's Mecca city Tuesday as they performed the year-round umrah pilgrimage on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan. Mask-clad worshippers entered Mecca's Grand Mosque in batches to perform the ritual of circling the sacred Kaaba, a cubic structure towards which Muslims around the world pray, along socially distanced paths. Only immunised pilgrims are eligible for permits to perform the pilgrimage and to attend prayers in the Grand…

Rangers deployed in several cities as TLP protests enter third day

LAHORE: The federal cabinet yesterday approved the deployment of Rangers to deal with violent TLP protests that broke out in several cities following the arrest of their emir Saad Hussain Rizvi in Lahore. At least two police constables were reportedly killed and scores of others were wounded after being attacked by TLP mobs. The Punjab police registered an FIR against the TLP leader Saad Rizvi and others for the murder of a police constable in Lahore. The constable was tortured to death by workers of Tehreek e…

US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan

President Joe Biden will withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The decision defies a May 1 deadline for full withdrawal under a peace agreement the Trump administration reached with the Taliban last year. But Biden has been hinting for weeks that he was going to let the deadline lapse, and as the days went by it became clear that an orderly withdrawal of the remaining 2,500 troops…

PM, COAS discuss security situation as TLP protests continue

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday to discuss Pakistan's security situation. The meeting comes a day after protests broke out in several cities of Pakistan over the arrest of Saad Hussain Rizvi, the head of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan. Hundreds of TLP protesters blocked busy roads in several cities, leaving commuters stranded for hours. At least two people are believed to have died in the clashes between police and protesters. In some areas…

Navalny vows to sue Russian prison for denying access to Koran

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said Tuesday he was suing prison officials for denying him access to the Muslim holy book, the Koran, in his penal colony outside Moscow. Navalny, who is serving a two-and-a-half year sentence on old embezzlement charges, was jailed in February after returning to Russia from Germany where he was receiving treatment for a poisoning attack. Russia's most prominent opposition figure announced a hunger strike two weeks ago to demand adequate medical treatment and his allies said this…

England to start using Moderna jab on Tuesday

England will start using the Moderna vaccine on Tuesday, which will be used at over 20 sites this week as the third shot that is available in Britain for COVID-19. Health officials started using the Moderna jab in Wales last week and had said it would be rolled out across the rest of the United Kingdom in the coming days. “More than 20 sites, including Reading’s Madejski Stadium and the Sheffield Arena, will initially use the newest vaccine, as the NHS continues to expand the vaccination programme,” the health service said…

TLP supporters stage nationwide protests after Rizvi’s arrest

Hundreds of TLP workers protesting the arrest of their leader Saad Hussain Rizvi blocked busy roads in major cities, stranding commuters for hours. The TLP chief was taken into custody in Lahore over his demand to implement an agreement his party had signed with the government last year on the issue of publication of blasphemous caricatures in France. Ambulances with blaring sirens and carrying coronavirus and other patients to hospitals were stuck in traffic jams in Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi and many other cities.…

Pakistan to receive 15mn vaccine doses by May 2021

Pakistan would receive 15 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, to be delivered by May 2021, under COVAX, a global initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. This was announced by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in a meeting with Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Berlin on Monday, during which they also held discussions on mitigating the impact of COVID-19. Germany is the co-founder and biggest contributor to COVAX, a global initiative led by the United Nations International…

British variant of COVID-19 not as severe as feared: study

A highly contagious variant of COVID-19 first identified in Britain does not cause more severe disease in hospitalised patients, according to a new study published in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Monday. The strain, known as B.1.1.7, was identified in Britain late last year and has become the most common strain in the United States, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study analysed a group of 496 COVID-19 patients who were admitted to British…

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