IMF likely to delay release of third tranche of $6 billion loan to Pakistan due to Covid-19 pandemic: Report

ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is likely to delay the release of its third tranche of the total $6 billion extended fund facility (EFF) to cash-strapped Pakistan in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, according to a media report on Sunday. Pakistan in December last had received the second tranche amounting $454 million. […]

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Government puts curbs on exports of diagnostic kits with immediate effect

NEW DELHI: The government on Saturday put curbs on exports of diagnostic kits with a view to discourage shipments amid the coronavirus outbreak. Coronavirus cases continue to spike: Live updates“The export of diagnostic kits (diagnostic or laboratory reagents on a backing, preparation diagnostic or laboratory reagents) … is restricted with immediate effect,” the Directorate General […]

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