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Pakistan reports sixth death from coronavirus, number of confirmed cases rise to 803

March 23 (Geo News) - The death toll from novel coronavirus in Pakistan rose to six on Sunday, after the country reported its first death from Balochistan. Balochistan government's spokesperson, Liaquat Shahwani confirmed the province's first death from the virus on Sunday in a tweet. The deceased was a 65-year-old man, under treatment at the Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital, according...

Men wear protective mask as a preventive measure against coronavirus, as they stand outside the Isolation ward at the Pakistan Institute of Medial Sciences. Photo: Reuters

First coronavirus death reported in Pakistan

March 17 (The Express Tribune) - The first death due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic was reported in Pakistan on Tuesday, confirmed the Ministry of National Health Services. The under-treatment patient was hospitalised in a health facility in the provincial capital of Lahore. Punjab, till now, has eight confirmed cases. Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid said the patient was brought...

A desert locust is seen feeding on a plantation in a grazing land on the outskirt of Dusamareb in Galmudug region, Somalia December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

China urges authorities to prepare for possible locust invasion

Beijing, March 2 (Reuters) - China could face a desert locust invasion, a government body warned on Monday, urging local authorities to prepare for the possible arrival of the voracious insects from neighboring Pakistan and India. The risk of swarms entering the country is low, although China will be hampered in tracking the locusts by a lack of monitoring techniques...

Ducks have a voracious appetite for locusts

China may send ducks to battle Pakistan’s locust swarms

Feb 28 (BBC) - Pakistan declared an emergency earlier this month saying locust numbers were the worst in more than two decades. An agricultural expert behind the scheme says a single duck can eat more than 200 locusts a day and can be more effective than pesticides. However, another researcher questioned whether the ducks would be effective. Millions of the...

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