The number of confirmed Corona cases in Pakistan rose to 266,096 on Tuesday after new infections were confirmed in the country.
• Sindh: 113,553
• Punjab: 90,444
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 32,243
• Balochistan: 11,441
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 14,625
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 1,868
• AJK: 1,922
• Punjab: 2,090
• Sindh: 2,019
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 1,147
• Balochistan: 133
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 160
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 43
• AJK: 47
Oil steady as vaccine news counters rise in virus cases
Oil prices were little changed on Tuesday, trapped in the narrow trading band of the past three weeks as investors gauged hopes for a recovery in oil demand against fears of new lockdowns due to a growing number of coronavirus cases.
Prices were offered some support by positive news on the development of vaccines as drugmakers and medical institutions rush to find a way to counter the world’s worst health crisis in a century.
‘Limited’ Hajj to take place on July 29 amid COVID-19 pandemic
Saudi authorities have said this year’s Hajj will take place on July 29 with only 1,000 pilgrims as the country battles a surge in coronavirus infections.
This year’s Hajj will be held under strict hygiene protocols, with access limited to pilgrims under 65 years old and without any chronic illnesses.
“The stand of pilgrims on Mount Arafat, the peak of the Hajj ritual, falls on Thursday,” the official Saudi Press Agency cited the Supreme Court as saying, indicating that Wednesday would be the first day of the annual event.