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<p>Islamabad, Apr 12 (PTI) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday urged the United Nations to ensure anti-COVID-19 vaccine for everyone and at the same time mobilise finances for the developing nations to help them recover from the pandemic induced recession, according to an official statement.</p>
Coronavirus infections in the South Asia sub-region surpassed the grim milestone of 15 million on Saturday, a Reuters tally shows, led by India`s record daily infections and vaccine shortages. South Asia - India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, and Sri Lanka - accounts for 11% of global cases and almost 6% of deaths. The region accounts for 23% of the world`s population of 7.59 billion people. India, the country with the third-highest coronavirus total, accounts for over 84% of South Asia`s cases and deaths.
As countries around the world begin rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations, many rely on a network of community health workers, labs, and surveillance that was put in place to combat polio. Diverting resources from one disease to fight another could have devastating impacts, experts warn.
While people would typically be stocking up on provisions and preparing to entertain family and friends for the breaking of the dawn-to-sunset fast, this year, markets appear empty, and some shopkeepers say they are fighting a losing battle.The predominantly Muslim country reported 5,329 new infections and 98 deaths on Thursday (April 8), according to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC). The NCOC has issued guidelines to curb the spread of the virus during Ramadan, including the wearing of face masks and social distancing in mosques. It also says children, people with flu symptoms and those over 50 should not go to mosques at all.Meanwhile, the annual rate of inflation rose to 9.05 per cent in March, up from 8.7 per cent the previous month, according to the country's statistics bureau.
Jacobabad [Pakistan], April 3 (ANI): Pakistan is not sufficiently ready to combat the ongoing third coronavirus wave due to the country's government's "refusal" to purchase vaccines for every citizen, said Pakistan opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari.
The race is on to vaccinate as many Americans as possible against COVID-19, but a significant number of people in the U. S. are still reluctant to get the shots, even in places where they are plentiful. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll reports that 25% of Americans say they probably or definitely will not get vaccinated. The holdouts are leery about possible side effects.
Pakistan Hockey team’s participation in the upcoming international tournament could be in jeopardy as players are still waiting for coronavirus vaccination. The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has not received any response to the letter sent to the Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on March 9, demanding vaccination of the players and staff members. Due to lack of vaccination, the national hockey team’s training camp could also suffer. Pakistan will have to compete in two junior events and the Seniors World Hockey 5s Event if succeed in qualifying for the event. The Junior Asia Cup will be held in Bangladesh in July where the top three tea...
Hundreds of teachers, students, and owners of private schools converged on Islamabad from various Pakistani cities to urge the federal government to reopen their institutions. Schools were closed earlier in the week following an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country.
A video has been shared tens of thousands of times by Pakistani Facebook users that claims Italian doctors discovered Covid-19 is caused by a bacteria. The video goes on to claim the bacteria is somehow spread through the "poisonous waves of 5G", causing an infection that is curable by taking paracetamol or aspirin. These claims are false, according to international health
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s daily increase in coronavirus infections exceeded 500 for the fourth straight day, a pace unseen since January, as experts raise concern about another viral surge amid a slow rollout in vaccines. The 543 new cases reported by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Saturday brought the national
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sent a cable to Pakistani President Arif Alvi after he has tested positive for COVID-19, Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday. The king said: “We learned of the news that Your Excellency has been infected with the new coronavirus, and we send our best wishes for good health, happiness, and a speedy recovery from this virus, and that no harm
Pakistan reported more than 5,000 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single day spike since June last year, the health ministry said on Friday. The Ministry of National Health Services said that 83 people died in this period, taking the death toll to 14,613. The Covid-19 tally reached 678,165 with 5,234 more individuals contracting the contagion, it said.
The country where covid-19 first emerged is championing a string of vaccines, both domestically and abroad. But opacity surrounding data makes for a fractured picture, reports Chris Baraniuk There are about a dozen Chinese vaccine candidates for covid-19, but five front runners have received emergency use approval in China as well as several other countries. Sinopharm, a state owned enterprise, is currently working on two different jabs, both of which are based on an inactivated form of SARS-CoV-2. The first was developed at Sinopharm’s Beijing institute while the second was developed in Wuhan. A third vaccine called CoronaVac was developed by the Beijing based pharmaceutical firm Sinovac. It is also based on an inactivated form of SARS-CoV-2. All three of these require two doses but the fourth front runner, from vaccine developer CanSinoBIO, is single dose. Unlike the others, it uses a human adenovirus, Ad5, to deliver SARS-CoV-2 proteins into the body. (Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine also uses a form of Ad5 as well as another adenovirus.) CanSinoBIO previously used the same approach to develop an Ebola vaccine that was approved for emergency use in China. A fifth vaccine candidate,1 from pharmaceutical firm Anhui Zhifei Longcom, was given emergency use approval on 16 March. This one requires three doses and uses proteins based on the receptor binding domain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. All five of these vaccines can be kept at normal fridge temperatures, a big advantage over others that require storage at extremely cold temperatures. Randomised, double blinded phase I and II trial results for CoronaVac in two age groups—18-59 and 60 …
Last Saturday, Tendulkar had informed that he tested positive for coronavirus and added that all other members at his home had returned a negative COVID result. On Friday, Tendulkar said that he has been hospitalised for "abundant precaution under medical advice".
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