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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
23,575
4624hr
Pakistan Cases
1,047,999
4,72224hr
8.15% positivity
Sindh
389,699
Punjab
359,321
Balochistan
30,749
Islamabad
88,676
KPK
145,862

COVAX program

4 billion anti-Covid shots injected worldwide

4 billion anti-Covid shots injected worldwide

  • Forty percent (1.6 billion) of the four billion shots have been administered in China. India (451 million) and the United States (343 million) make up the trio of countries that have administered the most jabs
Published 29 Jul, 2021 06:40pm
Vietnam in talks to secure COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna
World

Vietnam in talks to secure COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna

  • Vietnam has placed orders for more vaccines from several suppliers and received around 2.9 million doses from its purchases and via the international COVAX scheme.
  • Vietnam has registered 6,396 coronavirus cases so far, half of which were recorded in the latest outbreak.
Published 28 May, 2021 08:29pm
China to gift 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nepal
World

China to gift 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nepal

  • In March, China provided 800,000 doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal, which also received a million shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine as gift from India.
  • Nepal began its vaccination drive in January but the campaign has been suspended because of the lack of vaccines after New Delhi said it was unable to provide additional shots due to its domestic needs.
Published 26 May, 2021 08:16pm
Sweden to donate at least 3 million vaccine doses to COVAX in 2021
World

Sweden to donate at least 3 million vaccine doses to COVAX in 2021

  • "In this way Sweden contributes to more than our share of the EU's target of donating at least 100 million doses to low- and middle income countries in 2021," the government said in the statement.
  • Sweden said earlier in May it would donate 1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to COVAX.
Published 25 May, 2021 08:04pm
WHO chief calls on vaccine makers to advance doses for COVAX
World

WHO chief calls on vaccine makers to advance doses for COVAX

  • "While we appreciate the work of AstraZeneca who have been steadily increasing the speed and volume of their deliveries, we need other manufacturers to follow suit," said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a virtual briefing, mentioning Pfizer and Moderna specifically.
Published 17 May, 2021 08:30pm
Pakistan gets first COVID-19 vaccine doses under COVAX: UNICEF
Pakistan

Pakistan gets first COVID-19 vaccine doses under COVAX: UNICEF

  • "Today Pakistan received its first shipment of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines (SII-AZ AZD1222) from the COVAX Facility," it said.
  • COVAX, a global programme to provide vaccines mainly for poor countries, has recently been hit by supply problems.
Published 08 May, 2021 05:17pm
Pakistan expects 1.23 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine on 8th May
Pakistan

Pakistan expects 1.23 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine on 8th May

  • Pakistan’s health officials have confirmed to CNN that a shipment of 1.23 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are expected to arrive on the 8th of May.
  • Pakistan was supposed to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine doses by February this year, however, the supply got delayed after India diverted the supplies to meet domestic needs.
Updated 06 May, 2021 01:52pm
Brazil to receive 1 million Pfizer vaccine doses on Thursday
World

Brazil to receive 1 million Pfizer vaccine doses on Thursday

  • Over the weekend, the health ministry announced that 30% fewer vaccines had been received between January and April than expected. Queiroga said the Covax facility, an international cooperation to assist countries secure vaccines, had moved up the expected delivery of 2 million doses to May.
Published 28 Apr, 2021 08:22pm
Argentina restarts talks with Pfizer into buying its coronavirus vaccine
Business & Finance

Argentina restarts talks with Pfizer into buying its coronavirus vaccine

  • The government had talked with Pfizer last year about the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines but the two sides did not reach a deal on supply of the vaccine it developed with German partner BioNTech SE.
  • Argentina is distributing Russia's Sputnik V vaccine as well as doses from China's Sinopharm, the Serum Institute of India, and the UN-led COVAX program.
Published 27 Apr, 2021 08:49pm
COVAX COVID-19 vaccine facility faces shortfall in supply: WHO
World

COVAX COVID-19 vaccine facility faces shortfall in supply: WHO

  • "Last week, I made an urgent request to countries, with doses of COVID-19 vaccines that have WHO Emergency Use Listing, to share 10 million doses immediately with COVAX," he said.
  • I requested manufacturers to help ensure that the countries that step up can rapidly donate those doses.
Published 01 Apr, 2021 09:15pm
Venezuela could start receiving COVAX vaccines in May, Guaido advisor says
World

Venezuela could start receiving COVAX vaccines in May, Guaido advisor says

  • "It depends on how long the license takes," said Dr. Julio Castro, an infectious diseases expert who advises Guaido on health issues, in a text message, estimating they may come in May.
  • Paolo Balladelli, Venezuelan Mission Chief for the Pan American Health Organization, on Saturday via Twitter thanked the opposition and the government for helping advance an agreement on COVAX.
Published 23 Feb, 2021 07:11pm