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Pakistan army to participate in China’s V-Day Parade

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Islamabad: A contingent of Pakistan soldiers will take part in China’s Victory Day celebrations as well as the parade on the day, a military statement said on Tuesday. The Pakistan contingent were drawn from the three services and has been imparted special training for the special parade, Major Ishtiaq of the Inter-Services Public Relations told Xinhua.

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“It is an honour to participate in Chinese victory day parade on September 3. Besides, this is a message of peace to world community and solidarity with China to commemorate the occasion,” he said. The contingent, comprising personnel from the Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force, was selected carefully and is headed by Lt. Col Tayyeb, commander of prestigious Frontier Force Regiment, according to Ishtiaq. Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain will also be in China at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to attend the parade.

(IANS)

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China Releases Data on Asymptomatic Coronavirus Cases

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China’s National Health Commission (NHC) announced Wednesday it has more than 1,300 asymptomatic coronavirus cases. Pixabay

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) announced Wednesday it has more than 1,300 asymptomatic coronavirus cases, the first time it has acknowledged cases of people testing positive for the virus but not showing symptoms.

At a news briefing in Beijing, commission spokesman Mi Feng said the 1,367 asymptomatic cases were under quarantine and medical observation.

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The commission had said Tuesday it would begin releasing figures on asymptomatic cases in response to “public concern” about the figures.

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Wuhan
People wearing protective suits are seen in Biandanshan cemetery in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicenter of China’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. VOA

The French news agency AFP reports there had been mass calls online for the NHC to release the information after it was reported an infected woman in Henan province had been exposed to three asymptomatic cases.

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While the proportion of people who have contracted the virus but remain asymptomatic is currently unknown, scientists say these “carriers” can still pass COVID-19 onto others who do end up getting sick.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.  But the virus can also lead to more serious symptoms and even death. (VOA)

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