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‘Adenovirus’: Karachi faces new virus amid weather change

03:13 PM | 19 Feb, 2024
‘Adenovirus’: Karachi faces new virus amid weather change
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KARACHI – The southern port city of Pakistan, Karachi, has reported multiple cases of a new virus amid a change in weather.

Dr Halar Shaikh, who is serving as Registrar at Jinnah Hospital, said the city used to witness an increase in cases of various infections due to changes in weather. He added that the threat of the spread of a new virus, adenovirus, has increased in Karachi.

This virus usually causes symptoms like a cold, cough, flu, and fever. People affected by the virus typically recover within two to three days if they take complete rest.

As the virus can affect people of all ages at any time of year, Dr Halar advised that especially elderly, asthmatic, and diabetic patients should take precautions against this virus. This virus can also lead to pneumonia due to a lack of immunity and failure to take precautions, he warned.

In light of this situation, Dr. Halar Shaikh suggested precautionary measures to protect against the virus. He advised people to avoid handshakes to stop the spread of the virus. He also asked citizens to avoid eating food from outside during this season.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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