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Coronavirus
LOW Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
28,359
1524hr
Pakistan Cases
1,267,945
55224hr
1.41% positivity
Sindh
467,142
Punjab
438,818
Balochistan
33,171
Islamabad
106,655
KPK
177,349

COVID19

Biden to be sworn into office in largely virtual event as COVID-19 rages
World

Biden to be sworn into office in largely virtual event as COVID-19 rages

  • Both the ceremony and traditional parade that follows will have limited attendance and be reimagined, the committee planning the event said in a statement.
  • The committee is urging members of the public to refrain from traveling to Washington for the inauguration, which in the past has drawn hundreds of thousands.
Published 16 Dec, 2020 12:09pm
Sweden failed to protect elderly in COVID pandemic, commission finds
World

Sweden failed to protect elderly in COVID pandemic, commission finds

  • When announced during the spring, the strategy was coupled with a goal to “ring-fence” the elderly from COVID-19.
  • In the commission’s first findings, it said the overall spread and previously known structural problems within the elderly care system, for which the current and previous governments were ultimately responsible, were to blame for the many deaths.
Published 15 Dec, 2020 06:35pm
New kinds of loans and bonds could fill $28 billion COVID funding gap: WHO
World

New kinds of loans and bonds could fill $28 billion COVID funding gap: WHO

  • The WHO and GAVI vaccine alliance aim to provide poor and middle-income countries with diagnostic tests and vaccines through a fund known as the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator
  • Senior WHO adviser says financing is what stands between us and getting out of this pandemic as rapidly as possible
Published 15 Dec, 2020 05:01pm
Amid pandemic, Jakarta burials 61% higher in first 10 months of 2020
World

Amid pandemic, Jakarta burials 61% higher in first 10 months of 2020

  • The Eijkman-Oxford study, led by biostatistician Dr. Iqbal Elyazar noted that “burial records indicated substantially increased mortality associated with the onset of and ongoing COVID-19 epidemic in Jakarta”.
  • Jakarta, a sprawling metropolis that is home to more than 10 million people, has officially recorded more than 154,000 cases of the coronavirus as of Dec. 14, with 2,963 deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
Published 15 Dec, 2020 03:14pm
Teachers should receive vaccine priority: UNICEF
World

Teachers should receive vaccine priority: UNICEF

  • Assuming that schools are not the main driver of community transmission, UNICEF said in its statement that unfortunately, classes currently remain closed for "nearly one in five schoolchildren globally -- or 320 million children."
Published 15 Dec, 2020 10:38am