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Lahore hit by smog-borne virus, warn health experts

06:49 PM | 23 Dec, 2023
Lahore hit by smog-borne virus, warn health experts
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LAHORE – Health experts have warned that a new type of virus triggered by smog is spreading in Punjab capital city of Lahore. 

Pulmonologist Dr Irfan Malik told local media infected person developed various symptoms including high fever, body pain, stomach problem and cough. 

He said the smog-borne virus could affect all family when a member of it catches it. He said hospitals and private clinics are receiving 30 to 40 patents infected with the virus daily. The new virus mostly affects children and elderly people. 

He said no causality has been reported so far due to this virus. 

Caretaker Minister of Health Dr Javid Akram said that the current virus is highly prevalent, and it could potentially be Covid. He said the people were not undergoing Covid test making the situation more complex. 

As of Saturday night, Lahore has again been ranked as most polluted city in the world with AQI standing at 351.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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