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Sindh concedes 225 Covid cases, 16 new deaths


March 4, 2021

KARACHI: The Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah shared on Wednesday the daily provincial covid stats reporting 225 new infections in the past 24-hour span half of which belong in the port city. In the past 24 hours, the total coronavirus tests conducted in Sindh were 9,025 out of which 225 turned up, while on the fatality front, 16 …

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PCB offers players, officials Covid vaccine shots


March 4, 2021

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to offer SARS-Coronavirus Vaccine doses to all participants of the HBL Pakistan Super League 6, becoming the first cricket board to use the vaccine that produces protection against the Covid-19 virus, it announced on Wednesday. The decision has been made in the line with the PCB’s duty of care policy and to ensure …

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Pakistan sees over 75 Covid deaths in single day after three months


March 4, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported the current year’s highest number of deaths from Covid-19 in a single day as the total casualty figure surpassed 13,000. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 75 patients succumbed to the virus in a single day — the highest after 78 deaths were reported on Dec 21, 2020. The number of hospitalised patients, however, …

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Pakistan records 1,388 COVID-19 cases, 75 deaths in a day


March 3, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has recorded 75 more coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to 13,013. According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the COVID-19 has claimed 75 more lives and 1,388 fresh infections were reported during the said period. The total count of active cases is 16,648. In the …

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Biden calls on states to prioritize vaccinations for teachers


March 3, 2021

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on Tuesday called on U.S. states to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers to ensure children could return to school quickly and safely, and said every educator should receive at least one shot by the end of March. Biden also announced that Merck & Co Inc would help make rival Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, a …

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Turkish study revises down Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine efficacy to 83.5%


March 3, 2021

ISTANBUL: The COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech has an efficacy of 83.5% based on final results of Phase III trials, Turkish researchers said on Wednesday, a downward revision from a preliminary finding of 91.25%. The final efficacy rate was based on 41 infections, 32 of which had received a placebo, said Murat Akova, head of the Phase III …

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Pakistan to get 10m doses of vaccine under Covax


March 3, 2021

GENEVA: Pakistan, Nigeria and Indonesia will be among the biggest recipients of free Covid-19 vaccines before June — more than 10 million doses each — the Covax scheme announced on Tuesday. Some 238.2 million doses will be distributed around the world by the end of May, in a major acceleration of the programme aimed at boosting access to coronavirus jabs …

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1,163 new infections, 42 coronavirus-related deaths reported in 24 hours


March 2, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has recorded 42 more coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to 12,938. According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the COVID-19 has claimed 42 more lives and 1,163 fresh infections were reported during the said period. The total count of active cases is 22,184 and the …

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Fraudsters ‘offering’ vaccines, warns EU agency


March 2, 2021

BRUSSELS: Dubious intermediaries have offered governments across the European Union a total of about one billion non-existent Covid vaccine doses worth about 14 billion euros, the bloc’s anti-fraud agency said on Monday. Such middlemen are asking for advance payments and giving no delivery details, Ville Itala, the head of the European anti-fraud office OLAF, said, stressing that pharmaceutical companies insist …

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1,392 new infections, 36 Covid deaths reported in 24 hours


March 1, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has recorded 36 more coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, surging the overall death toll to 12,896. According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the COVID-19 has claimed 36 more lives and 1,392 fresh infections were reported. The total count of active cases is 22,098 and the positivity rate stands at …

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