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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
23,209
7624hr
Pakistan Cases
1,020,324
4,49724hr
7.53% positivity
Sindh
374,434
Punjab
354,904
Balochistan
30,019
Islamabad
86,602
KPK
142,799

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US buys another 200 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine
Business & Finance

US buys another 200 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

  • The United States has now ordered a total of 500 million Moderna vaccine doses to date, with 110 million set for delivery in the fourth quarter and 90 million to be delivered in the first quarter of 2022.
  • Moderna, which has supplied 217 million doses of its shot to the US government as of Monday.
Published 16 Jun, 2021 06:05pm
Markets

European shares up

AMSTERDAM/LONDON: European stocks remained near record highs on Wednesday, with investors holding off on taking big...
Published 10 Jun, 2021 03:22am
Fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most places in US: CDC
World

Fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most places in US: CDC

  • In its new guidance, the CDC says, “fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues.”
  • “We got to make that transition,” Fauci said. “If you are going into a completely crowded situation where people are essentially falling all over each other, then you wear a mask.”
Published 14 May, 2021 09:40am
US govt boosts Moderna COVID-19 vaccine contract to $1.25bn
Business & Finance

US govt boosts Moderna COVID-19 vaccine contract to $1.25bn

  • The company and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) had initially signed a $483 million deal for the vaccine in July last year, which was later increased to about $1 billion.
  • As of March 31, 2021, the remaining available funding net of revenue earned under the BARDA Contract, prior to the increased payment, was $317 million, Moderna said in a regulatory filing.
Published 28 Apr, 2021 05:30pm
US manufacturing activity accelerates in early April; supply constraints worsening
World

US manufacturing activity accelerates in early April; supply constraints worsening

  • Data firm IHS Markit said on Friday its flash US manufacturing PMI increased to 60.6 in the first half of this month. That was the highest reading since the series started in May 2007 and followed a final reading of 59.1 in March.
  • Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the index rising to 60.5 in early April. A reading above 50 indicates growth in manufacturing, which accounts for 11.9% of the US economy.
Published 23 Apr, 2021 07:57pm
U.S. CDC probes new death, hospitalisation after J&J vaccine shots - officials
World

U.S. CDC probes new death, hospitalisation after J&J vaccine shots - officials

  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating the death of an Oregon woman and the hospitalisation of another in Texas after receiving Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine, state health officials said.
  • The incidents come as advisers to the CDC are set to meet on Friday to consider whether it is safe to resume injections of the single-dose vaccine, while senior health officials prepare for a green light.
Published 23 Apr, 2021 12:01pm
US panel to meet again next week to discuss pause on J&J's COVID-19 shot
World

US panel to meet again next week to discuss pause on J&J's COVID-19 shot

  • The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory panel will meet on April 23, according to a notice posted on the regulator's website.
  • US health regulators recommended earlier this week that use of the J&J vaccine be paused after reports of six cases of rare brain blood clots in women.
Updated 16 Apr, 2021 07:37pm
US calls for pause to J&J COVID-19 vaccine over rare blood clots
Business & Finance

US calls for pause to J&J COVID-19 vaccine over rare blood clots

  • The move comes a week after European regulators said they had found a possible link between AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine and a rare blood clotting problem that had led to a small number of deaths.
  • Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) single dose vaccine - most COVID-19 shots are delivered over two doses - and AstraZeneca's low-cost vaccine are seen as vital tools in the fight against a pandemic that has claimed more than three million lives.
Published 13 Apr, 2021 05:48pm
PSX inks agreement to launch E-IPO System
Markets

PSX inks agreement to launch E-IPO System

8 The E-IPO system will electronically connect investors, share registrars with brokers / TRE Certificate holders, banks via 1LINK, and the shares custodial company, Central Depository Company (CDC) on a real-time basis with a simplified end-to-end customer experience.
Published 02 Apr, 2021 12:05pm
US CDC extends eviction ban through June 30
World

US CDC extends eviction ban through June 30

  • The CDC's moratorium on most residential evictions - which the agency justified citing the public health crisis - had been set to expire on Wednesday.
  • "Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings - like homeless shelters - by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement.
Published 29 Mar, 2021 09:18pm
EMGA completes US$25M capital raise for Kashf Foundation with financing from CDC and Finnfund
Business & Finance

EMGA completes US$25M capital raise for Kashf Foundation with financing from CDC and Finnfund

  • "EMGA has successfully secured new foreign financing from two organizations that will allow us to deliver on our stated mission, including the provision of quality and cost-effective microfinance services to low-income households with a focus on women," says CFO of Kashf Foundation.
  • "Empowering women entrepreneurs is one of the best ways of achieving significant development impact. In the Foundation, we have the perfect partner in Pakistan to deliver on this goal.”
Published 09 Mar, 2021 01:33pm
Vaccinated people need not quarantine post COVID-19 exposure, CDC says
World

Vaccinated people need not quarantine post COVID-19 exposure, CDC says

  • The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday the vaccines have been shown to prevent symptomatic COVID-19.
  • Individual and societal benefits of avoiding unnecessary quarantine may outweigh the potential but unknown risk of transmission (among vaccinated individuals).
Updated 11 Feb, 2021 09:26pm
China's new COVID-19 outbreaks
World

China's new COVID-19 outbreaks

  • It has sealed off entire cities throughout Hebei province, paying particular attention to the roads connecting Hebei to its neighbour, the Chinese capital Beijing. It is also tracking people who have travelled out of the province since December.
Published 15 Jan, 2021 10:39am
US CDC says priority COVID-19 vaccination groups may overlap
World

US CDC says priority COVID-19 vaccination groups may overlap

  • The CDC has said healthcare workers and nursing home residents should have priority for vaccines, to be followed by people over 75 and essential workers.
  • Although the federal government has distributed more than 21 million doses, only about 6 million have been administered.
Published 08 Jan, 2021 09:02pm
US CDC reports 200,275 coronavirus deaths
World

US CDC reports 200,275 coronavirus deaths

  • The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19.
  • The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.
Published 23 Sep, 2020 11:50pm
US CDC reports 199,024 coronavirus deaths
World

US CDC reports 199,024 coronavirus deaths

  • The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19.
  • The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.
Published 21 Sep, 2020 11:56pm