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406 coronavirus cases detected at Balochistan’s educational institutions


September 25, 2020

QUETTA: 26 new coronavirus cases have been detected at educational institutions of Balochistan, the health department said on Friday, ARY News reported. With the latest detection of the COVID-19 cases, the number of total cases that have been reported at the educational institutions of Balochistan stands at 406. The health department has conducted 4,237 tests so far to detect the …

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Clover says its COVID-19 vaccine candidate showed promise


September 25, 2020

BEIJING: An experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Clover Biopharmaceuticals appeared to be safe and able to trigger immune responses in animal tests, researchers have said. The result of the study on monkeys comes months after Clover began an early stage human trial in Australia in June, as global drug makers race to develop a safe and effective vaccine that …

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30.4 mln children vaccinated in first three days of anti-polio drive: sources


September 24, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Anti-polio drive giving positive results across the country, as National Anti-Polio Programme has achieved 85 per cent of its set target in three days, citing sources.  Well-informed sources said that in first three days of the anti-polio drive as many as 30.4 million children have been vaccinated against the crippling disease, out of the set target of 40.16 million. …

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WHO fears resurgence of Covid-19 after reopening of schools


September 24, 2020

PESHAWAR: The World Health Organisation is concerned about non-observance of standard operating procedures relating to prevention Covid-19 in educational institutes and has called for adherence to social distancing, hand-washing and wearing mask along with infection prevention measures in schools to stay safe from the pandemic. The WHO officials told Dawn that continuation of educational activities without precautionary measures could snowball into resurgence …

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Eight more die of coronavirus, 532 test positive in 24 hours


September 23, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus claimed eight more lives in Pakistan during the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 6,432. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 532 more people tested positive for the infection during this period, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 307,418. As many as 293,916 Covid-19 patients have recovered their …

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Anti-polio drive enters third day in Sindh


September 23, 2020

KARACHI: Anti-polio drive enters its third day in Sindh including Karachi today (Wednesday).  The drive to administered anti-polio drops to the children will continue till September 27 in the 29 districts of the province. The parents of the children under the age of five years have been urged to administered anti-polio drops to their children in a bid to save …

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Here is how Africa kicked out poliovirus


September 22, 2020

So far in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed thousands of lives across Africa. The continent’s polio teams – the extensive network of healthcare workers, laboratory experts, data managers and community volunteers – were some of the first on the ground to support the response and help contain national outbreaks. This is not the first time the polio programme has …

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Drive against polio in twin cities resumes after seven months


September 22, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Polio immunisation efforts resumed in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad after seven months on Monday. In Islamabad, the vaccination campaign was inaugurated by Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz, who told the press at Musharraf Colony in G-8 that the vaccine will be administered to around 350,000 children up to the age of five. He said the campaign would …

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Clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine to begin in Pakistan this week


September 21, 2020

Renowned scientist and Chairman of Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Science and Technology, Dr Atta-ur-Rahman said on Sunday that the clinical trials of the proposed COVID-19 vaccine produced by a well-acclaimed international company will start in Pakistan from this week. He said this while talking to the state-owned news agency. Dr Atta-ur-Rahman said that the International Center for Chemical and Biological …

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237 coronavirus cases reported in Balochistan’s educational institutes


September 21, 2020

QUETTA: As many as 237 cases of coronavirus have been reported in educational institutions of Balochistan, confirmed provincial Education department. Schools, colleges and universities across Pakistan reopened on Tuesday, ending a nearly six-month-long closure due to coronavirus pandemic. As per details, shared by the department, so far four universities of the province namely including Agriculture and Watermarine, Engineering University Khuzdar …

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