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Pakistan’s Covid-19 trajectory continues to come down


October 25, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The country has been recording a positivity ratio of less than 2 per cent for the last nine days as a downward Covid-19 trajectory continues. The infection rate in the last 24 hours remained 1.35pc. However, 18 patients also lost their battle against the virus during this period. According to data shared by the National Command and Operation Centre …

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Covid-19 cases surpass 20m in Eastern Europe as inoculation lags


October 25, 2021

BUCHAREST: The number of coronavirus infections recorded so far in eastern Europe surpassed 20 million on Sunday, according to a tally, as the region grapples with its worst outbreak since the pandemic started and inoculation efforts lag. Countries in the region have the lowest vaccination rates in Europe, with less than half of the population having received a single dose. …

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Virus surge persists in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia


October 24, 2021

BELGRADE: Serbia on Saturday is set to launch partial Covid-19 passes while Croatia and Slovenia reported high daily rates of infections, as countries with low vaccination rates grapple with a persisting virus surge. Serbia has seen thousands of news cases daily for weeks now and recorded more than 50 deaths each day, in the country of 7 million where about …

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Pakistan passes milestone of administering 100m vaccine doses


October 24, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday announced that over 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in less than nine months. Besides, 68m people have got at least one dose of vaccine out of whom 38m have been fully vaccinated. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan said in a video statement that with the passage …

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Dr Anita Zaidi elected to US National Academy of Medicine


October 24, 2021

KARACHI: Dr Anita K.M. Zaidi — president, gender equality division, and director of vaccine development, surveillance and enteric and diarrheal diseases programmes at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — has been elected to the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Membership in the NAM is considered one of the highest honours in the fields of health and medicine and …

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Weather warning as Karachi air pollution goes dangerously up


October 24, 2021

KARACHI: The city witnessed ‘very unhealthy’ levels of pollution in the air on Saturday, which the meteorological department said could continue for another day or two pushing health experts to warn that such weather conditions could lead to several infections and people should avoid exposing themselves to such an atmosphere to avoid ‘lasting effects’. The US Consulate Karachi’s Air Quality …

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Three NICVD employees sacked for taking bribes from patients


October 24, 2021

KARACHI: The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) has terminated the services of its three employees on charges of corruption claiming that the action has been taken after a thorough inquiry that proved bribery and misappropriation by the three members of the outpatient department (OPD) visited by some half a million patients every year. An official said that the NICVD …

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Melbourne reopens as world’s most locked-down city eases curbs


October 23, 2021

MELBOURNE: Melbourne residents flocked to the city’s pubs, restaurants and hair salons in the early hours of Friday after the world’s most locked-down city emerged from its latest spate of restrictions designed to combat the spread of Covid-19. Australia’s second-largest city has so far endured 262 days, or nearly nine months, of restrictions during six separate lockdowns since March 2020, …

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PUNJAB REPORTS 546 NEW CASES OF DENGUE FEVER IN 24 HOURS


October 23, 2021

LAHORE: The provincial dengue cases in Punjab have raised alarms as Saturday witnessed 546 new infections of the mosquito-borne disease in the last 24-hour period. Provincial health secretary, Imran Sikandar Baloch, has said that yesterday 361 dengue fever cases were reported in Lahore. Yesterday the viral disease claimed four lives across Punjab increasing the death toll by dengue fever in …

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US FDA SAYS BENEFITS OUTWEIGH RISKS FOR PFIZER VACCINE IN CHILDREN


October 23, 2021

Scientists at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that the likely benefits of giving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to 5 to 11 year olds clearly outweigh the risks of rare cases of heart inflammation. Earlier on Friday, the vaccine makers said their shot showed 90.7% efficacy against the coronavirus in a clinical trial of children 5 …

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