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Coronavirus
LOW Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
28,777
1024hr
Pakistan Cases
1,287,161
33624hr
0.78% positivity
Sindh
476,830
Punjab
443,519
Balochistan
33,507
Islamabad
107,930
KPK
180,383

COVID vaccines

OECD cuts world growth forecast

OECD cuts world growth forecast

PARIS: The OECD warned Wednesday that the Omicron coronavirus variant threatens the global economic recovery as it...
Updated 02 Dec, 2021 09:37am
CAD: Time running out?
BR Research

CAD: Time running out?

The current account is clearly slipping. The deficit stood at $1.5 billion in August 2021, and the number is $2.3...
Updated 20 Sep, 2021 10:21am
Masks off?
BR Research

Masks off?

Fresh cases of the coronavirus have begun to slowly increase as mobility restrictions relax, and masks come off....
Published 07 Jul, 2021 08:08am
More than two billion Covid vaccines given
World

More than two billion Covid vaccines given

  • Oxford/AstraZeneca is the most widely given vaccine, administered in 170 of the 215 countries where campaigns have begun.
  • It is followed by Pfizer/BioNTech, which is being used in at least 97 countries; Moderna (at least 46); Sinopharm (45); Sputnik V (40); Johnson & Johnson (29).
Published 03 Jun, 2021 05:06pm
AstraZeneca commits to 1.8mn Thai vaccine doses amid supply anxiety
Business & Finance

AstraZeneca commits to 1.8mn Thai vaccine doses amid supply anxiety

  • The joint announcement by AstraZeneca and Siam Bioscience, a firm owned by Thailand's king, comes amid public anxiety about vaccine supplies, as the country suffers its most severe outbreak so far.
  • It did not say whether the Thai plant would make all 6 million doses that Thailand's government has promised would be available this month.
Published 02 Jun, 2021 06:55pm
Vaccine patent waiver will not be enough: WTO chief
World

Vaccine patent waiver will not be enough: WTO chief

  • US President Joe Biden said last week he supported the waiver idea, but the European Union and other developed country opponents said it will not increase output.
  • "To have solved the unacceptable problem of inequity of access to vaccines, we have to be holistic. It's not one or the other," she said, adding this could not drag out for years.
Published 20 May, 2021 06:57pm
EU vaccination campaign catching up with that of the US, von der Leyen says
World

EU vaccination campaign catching up with that of the US, von der Leyen says

  • "We aim to have offered a jab to 70% of all adults by the end of July...this is almost the same target as the one the US has set," she told a conference.
  • "Others are keeping their entire vaccine production all to themselves, but the EU will reach its vaccination targets without sealing itself off from the world."
Published 20 May, 2021 06:39pm
Air Canada reports a wider loss as COVID-19 restrictions limit travel
Business & Finance

Air Canada reports a wider loss as COVID-19 restrictions limit travel

  • Once that happens, they said travel patterns should be similar to those in the United States, where a fast vaccine rollout and falling numbers of COVID-19 cases have driven a surge in travel demand.
  • Canada's largest carrier reported a loss of C$1.30 billion, compared with C$1.05 billion. Its shares rose 1.3% in early trading.
Published 07 May, 2021 08:08pm