NIH warns of Congo fever risk ahead of Eidul Azha

09:23 PM | 22 May, 2024
congo virus

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has issued a warning regarding the potential spread of the Congo virus due to increased contact with sacrificial animals on the eve of Eidul Azha.

According to the NIH, 101 cases of the Congo virus were reported across the country over the past year. The institute expressed concern that the virus could proliferate during Eidul Azha, a time when people are in close proximity to sacrificial animals.

The NIH advisory urges relevant departments to remain on high alert and implement necessary precautions to mitigate the risk. The advisory highlights the increased contact between people and animals during this period, which may facilitate the spread of the virus.

To safeguard against the Congo virus, the NIH advises citizens and relevant departments to take precautionary measures. One specific recommendation is for people to wear light-colored clothing, making it easier to spot ticks that may carry the virus.

The NIH emphasizes the importance of vigilance and proactive steps to ensure public health safety during the festive season.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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