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Coronavirus

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

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
US CDC reports 275,386 deaths from coronavirus
World

US CDC reports 275,386 deaths from coronavirus

  • The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus.
  • The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.
Published 05 Dec, 2020 12:26am
New coronavirus infections in France remain on downward trend
World

New coronavirus infections in France remain on downward trend

  • France also reported 627 new deaths from coronavirus, including 282 in hospitals, compared to 324 in hospitals on Thursday.
  • The number of people in hospital with the virus fell by another 392 to 26,311 while the number of people in intensive care fell by 132 to 3,293.
Published 05 Dec, 2020 12:17am