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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
27,135
6324hr
Pakistan Cases
1,221,261
2,51224hr
4.4% positivity
Sindh
449,349
Punjab
420,615
Balochistan
32,722
Islamabad
103,923
KPK
170,738

Covid19 Vaccine

4 billion anti-Covid shots injected worldwide
World

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
Singapore sees early rush for Sinovac vaccine
World

Singapore sees early rush for Sinovac vaccine

  • Singapore has vaccinated almost half its 5.7 million population with at least one dose of the vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Both have shown efficacy rates of well over 90% against symptomatic disease in clinical trials, compared with Sinovac's 51%.
Updated 19 Jun, 2021 07:21pm
Vietnam approves Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
World

Vietnam approves Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

  • Vietnam is trying to accelerate its vaccine procurement drive to tackle a more stubborn wave of infections, even though its overall case load and fatality numbers remain relatively low.
  • Vietnam, with a population of around 98 million, has recorded a total of 10,241 coronavirus cases, with 58 deaths, since the pandemic began. Its domestic inoculation started in March.
Published 12 Jun, 2021 08:46pm
Portugal plans to give COVID shots to 20-year-olds in August
World

Portugal plans to give COVID shots to 20-year-olds in August

  • The announcement by Henrique Gouveia e Melo came after health authorities said last week those aged 40 or older will be inoculated from June 6 and those aged 30 or older from June 20.
  • Vaccinations of 30-year-olds should be completed by the end of July, Gouveia e Melo said. "At that stage, we will start vaccination of people over 20."
Published 01 Jun, 2021 07:03pm
Abbott cuts 2021 profit forecast on lower COVID-19 testing demand
Business & Finance

Abbott cuts 2021 profit forecast on lower COVID-19 testing demand

  • "This has been driven by several factors, including significant reductions in cases in the US and other major developed countries, accelerated rollout of COVID-19 vaccines globally and, most recently, US health authority guidance on testing for fully vaccinated individuals," the drugmaker said.
  • Abbott sees second-quarter adjusted profit from continuing operations of at least $1 per share, compared with analysts' estimates of $1.23 per share.
Published 01 Jun, 2021 06:51pm
Brazil services confidence in May surges to pre-pandemic high
World

Brazil services confidence in May surges to pre-pandemic high

  • The Getulio Vargas Foundation's (FGV) services sector confidence index rose 6.4 points to 88.1 points in May, the second consecutive rise and the highest since the pre-pandemic levels of February last year.
  • "An expanded vaccination program will extend the recovery in a sector that was hit hard during the pandemic," he said.
Published 31 May, 2021 07:43pm
Italy reports 83 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, 3,351 new cases
World

Italy reports 83 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, 3,351 new cases

  • Italy has registered 126,002 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak in around February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the seventh-highest in the world.
  • The number of patients in hospital with COVID-19 - not including those in intensive care - stood at 6,800 on Saturday, down from 7,192 a day earlier.
Published 29 May, 2021 08:49pm
EU regulator backs Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents
World

EU regulator backs Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents

  • The European Medicines Agency's endorsement comes weeks after it began evaluating extending use of the vaccine, developed with Germany's BioNTech, to include 12- to 15-year-olds. It is already being used in the European Union for those aged 16 and older.
  • Inoculating children and young people is considered a critical step toward reaching "herd immunity" and taming the pandemic.
Published 28 May, 2021 08:23pm
Britain approves J&J COVID-19 vaccine for use
World

Britain approves J&J COVID-19 vaccine for use

  • Britain also cut its order for the single-dose shot, also known as J&J unit Janssen's vaccine, amid issues with the company's supply chain and reports of rare blood clots.
  • J&J's vaccine is already approved in the United States and European Union, where reports of rare blood clots are being reviewed.
Published 28 May, 2021 05:36pm
Indian shares end higher as financials, IT stocks gain
Markets

Indian shares end higher as financials, IT stocks gain

  • The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index was up 0.24% at 15,337.85, while the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex was 0.19% higher at 51,115.22.
  • India reported 211,298 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, with the number remaining well below the 300,000-mark for the eleventh day, while deaths rose by 3,847.
Updated 27 May, 2021 06:26pm
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