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Coronavirus

Moscow rolls out Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to most exposed groups

Moscow rolls out Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to most exposed groups

  • The Russian-made vaccine will first be made available to doctors and other medical workers, teachers and social workers because they run the highest risk of exposure to the disease. *President Vladimir Putin has ordered a nationwide voluntary vaccination programme to begin next week. He said Russia will have produced 2 million vaccine doses within the next few days.
Published 05 Dec, 2020 08:01pm
Iran's coronavirus deaths surpass 50,000 - health ministry
World

Iran's coronavirus deaths surpass 50,000 - health ministry

  • Officials cautioned that the situation remained “fragile” in Tehran and in the other cities that have moved from the coronavirus red alert to the lower risk orange level, said the broadcast.
  • Iran’s health ministry recorded a total of 50,016 coronavirus deaths on Saturday with 321 new fatalities in the past 24 hours.
Published 05 Dec, 2020 05:33pm
Iran's coronavirus deaths surpass 50,000 - health ministry
World

Iran's coronavirus deaths surpass 50,000 - health ministry

  • Officials cautioned that the situation remained “fragile” in Tehran and in the other cities that have moved from the coronavirus red alert to the lower risk orange level, said the broadcast.
  • Iran’s health ministry recorded a total of 50,016 coronavirus deaths on Saturday with 321 new fatalities in the past 24 hours.
Published 05 Dec, 2020 05:33pm
German court upholds ban on coronavirus demonstration
World

German court upholds ban on coronavirus demonstration

  • Lower courts had already denied permission for the protest, planned for Saturday afternoon, at which 20,000 demonstrators were due to convene in the city centre of Bremen.
  • On Saturday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 23,318 to 1,153,556, RKI data showed, while the reported death toll rose by 483 to 18,517.
Updated 05 Dec, 2020 06:03pm
German court upholds ban on coronavirus demonstration
World

German court upholds ban on coronavirus demonstration

  • Lower courts had already denied permission for the protest, planned for Saturday afternoon, at which 20,000 demonstrators were due to convene in the city centre of Bremen.
  • On Saturday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 23,318 to 1,153,556, RKI data showed, while the reported death toll rose by 483 to 18,517.
Updated 05 Dec, 2020 06:03pm
Pakistan to seek $153mn from World Bank for COVID-19 vaccine
Pakistan

Pakistan to seek $153mn from World Bank for COVID-19 vaccine

  • The Health ministry has written a letter to the Economic Division advising it to seek funds from the bank for advance purchases of the virus vaccine.
  • The letter reads that initial talks have been done with the World Bank for the funds via video link.
Updated 05 Dec, 2020 06:29pm
Pakistan to seek $153mn from World Bank for COVID-19 vaccine
Pakistan

Pakistan to seek $153mn from World Bank for COVID-19 vaccine

  • The Health ministry has written a letter to the Economic Division advising it to seek funds from the bank for advance purchases of the virus vaccine.
  • The letter reads that initial talks have been done with the World Bank for the funds via video link.
Updated 05 Dec, 2020 06:29pm
South Africa, England ODI series to go ahead
Sports

South Africa, England ODI series to go ahead

  • England expressed concern over the strength of the bio-secure environment after the positive result, while a South African team investigation has not yet shown how the unnamed player caught the virus.
Published 05 Dec, 2020 04:00pm
COVID-19 'vaccine nationalism' could cost rich nations billions
World

COVID-19 'vaccine nationalism' could cost rich nations billions

  • “Governments are increasingly focusing on investments that can help their own economies to rebound,” said Hassan Damluji,
  • As per the Rand research report, the global cost associated with COVID-19 and its economic impact could be $3.4 trillion a year. For the EU it will be about 5.6 per cent in annual GDP, about $983 billion.
Published 05 Dec, 2020 01:46pm
COVID-19 'vaccine nationalism' could cost rich nations billions
World

COVID-19 'vaccine nationalism' could cost rich nations billions

  • “Governments are increasingly focusing on investments that can help their own economies to rebound,” said Hassan Damluji,
  • As per the Rand research report, the global cost associated with COVID-19 and its economic impact could be $3.4 trillion a year. For the EU it will be about 5.6 per cent in annual GDP, about $983 billion.
Published 05 Dec, 2020 01:46pm
Over 200 COVID-19 patients are on ventilators across country: NCOC
Pakistan

Over 200 COVID-19 patients are on ventilators across country: NCOC

  • As per the statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 202 patients are on ventilators in three provincial capitals including 84 in Lahore, 73 in Karachi and 45 in Peshawar.
  • No patient from Balochistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) is on the ventilator, the NCOC said.
Updated 05 Dec, 2020 01:39pm