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Free WhatsApp and Call offers by Telecom Companies amid coronavirus lockdown

Telecom company Telenor is offering a free WhatsApp facility to its users to connect with their loved in these difficult times.

People are compelled to stay at homes due to coronavirus lockdown.

To activate Telenor free WhatsApp package dial *247#. You will get 2GB data for WhatsApp audio and video calls for one month.

While Zong is offering daily free 20 mints for Zong to Zong calls. Zong says that in the current situation we believe that people want to stay in touch with their loved ones, and this offer will help them.

To activate Zong free call package, one has to dial *45#.

Ufone is no exception to the WhatsApp facility, and offers free WhatsApp facility to its consumers to stay in touch with their loved ones.

To activate Ufone free WhatsApp package dial *987# and enjoy free WhatsApp video and audio calls.


COVID-19: Pakistan death toll at 21, cases up to 1,650

Death toll due to Covid-19 

Meanwhile, the death toll from coronavirus in Pakistan rose to 21 as of today. While the number of COVID-19 cases reached 1,650, according to the country’s top health official Dr. Zafar Mirza.

State Minister for Health Zafar Mirza has said that four new fatalities were reported in the northeastern Punjab and southern Sindh provinces, and the northern Gilgit Baltistan region.

“So far, seven people have lost their lives to COVID-19 in Sindh, six in Punjab, five in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two in Gilgit Baltistan, and one in Balochistan,” Mirza said at a news conference.

Of the total 1,650 COVID-19 patients in Pakistan, 783 are under treatment in hospitals, with 10 of them in critical condition, according to the minister.

He added that most of the patients in hospital were recovering well and will soon be sent home.

Data from John Hopkins University indicates 738,000 reported cases of Coronavirus worldwide so far, with the death toll above 35,000, and over 156,000 recoveries.

The pandemic is still taking a heavy toll on the life and economy, and no antiviral drug has been proven satisfactory to treat the patients of Covid-19.

Last Saturday, Russia claimed it has created a drug, based on the antimalarial Mefloquine, to treat patients suffering from the COVID-19.

Mefloquine prevents virus replication in cells and as a result stops the inflammatory process caused by the virus, the Russian Federal Biomedical Agency said in a statement.

Mefloquine has to be combined with antibiotics for the maximum effect, allowing increase in the concentration of antiviral agents in blood plasma and lungs,” said the Head of the Russian Federal Biomedical Agency.

Russia in a bid to check the spread of Covid-19 has banned entry of foreign nationals and canceled all international flights.

More than 123,000 cases of Coronavirus have been recorded in the U.S.. The cases in the U.S. goes higher than that of China where the outbreak started.

Twenty states of the U.S. have at least 1,000 cases each. U.S. Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has warned that between 100,000 and 200,000 Americans could die of the Covid-19.

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