Covid-19 pandemic far from over, says WHO

The Covid-19 crisis is far from over, the World Health Organisation’s emergency committee said on Tuesday as it called for research into next-generation vaccines for long-term control of the pandemic. The 19-member committee meets every three months to discuss the pandemic and make recommendations. “While progress has been made through increased uptake of Covid-19 vaccines مزید پڑھیں

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Islamabad to get Rescue 1122 service

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said on Monday that the federal government will soon launch Rescue 1122 service in the federal capital. The interior minister announced this while addressing a press conference here in Islamabad. Sheikh Rasheed further said that a special all-women market will be established in the country’s federal capital where women will مزید پڑھیں

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Pakistan’s coronavirus positivity rate below 2% for straight week

Pakistan reported a coronavirus positivity rate of less than 2% for the ninth consecutive day, government data showed Sunday morning. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 43,522 COVID-19 tests were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours, of which 591 returned positive. The country has mostly recorded less than 7,00 مزید پڑھیں

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Country’s target of vaccinating 100 million people achieved: SAPM Dr Faisal

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services said that the country’s target of vaccinating 100 million people has been achieved. In a video message, Dr Faisal Sultan said that 100 million people across the country have been vaccinated. “Today is a very important day. We have crossed an important milestone. The whole process مزید پڑھیں

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‘More dangerous than Delta’: Russia reports cases of new COVID-19 variant

Russia has reported some COVID-19 infections with a new coronavirus variant believed to be even more contagious than the Delta one, the RIA news agency said on Thursday (Oct 21). It is possible that the AY.4.2 variant will spread widely, RIA quoted the state consumer watchdog’s senior researcher Kamil Khafizov as saying. That could cause مزید پڑھیں

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Asad umer urges various cities to improve Covid vaccination

Expressing concern over the slow pace of COVID-19 vaccination drive in various cities, including Karachi, Hyderabad and Quetta, National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar has said that the district admin and health teams in these cities needed to improve their performance. Taking to Twitter, Umar commended the vaccination progress in Islamabad, Peshawar, مزید پڑھیں

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