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Covid-19 vaccine, herd immunity, pandemic, coronavirus, Covid-19 herd immunity

Can first Covid-19 vaccines bring herd immunity? Experts have doubts

Story by Reuters Governments and officials are voicing hopes that Covid-19 vaccines could bring “herd immunity”, with some calculating that immunising just...

Pakistan, covid-19, vaccine, coronavirus

Pakistan govt allows advance payment for procurement of Covid vaccine

Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a $100 million allocation and allowed advance payment for procurement of the vaccine at the earliest. Moreover, it has been...

Tuba Aamir, Aamir Liaquat Hussain, coronavirus

Tuba Aamir

Tuba Aamir, wife of noted TV anchor and MNA, Aamir Liaquat Hussain, has urged people to pray for her husband who just contracted coronavirus. Aamir and his wife have...

Imran Khan, Tiger Force, Coronavirus

PM Imran asks his Tiger Force to contain coronavirus

In a bid to provide employment opportunities to the youth, Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved formation of the National Job Portal.  The decision was taken in a...

Imran Khan, COVID-19, coronavirus, Imran Khan coronavirus

Amid rising Covid cases, PM re-affirms ‘we are a lucky nation’

Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the nation to follow the coronavirus-related standard operating procedures (SOPs), saying authorities have observed that infections...

UAE, coronavirus, residence visa, virus experts, UAE coronavirus

UAE to grant virus experts ‘golden’ 10-year residence visa

Story by AFP The United Arab Emirates said Sunday it will grant all doctors and infectious disease experts living in the country a 10-year visa, who are helping to...

Coronavirus, Pakistan, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pakistan

Coronavirus has become more lethal in Pakistan, says noted health expert

Leading pulmonologist Dr Shazli Manzoor has said that the coronavirus has mutated and become more lethal in Pakistan. Dr Manzoor said there was a new virus strain that...

Karachi, wedding halls, SOPs, coronavirus, COVID-19, Karachi wedding halls

Karachi wedding hall owners say ‘no’ to new SOPs

Karachi’s wedding, banquet and lawn owners have rejected the new coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) rolled out by the National Command and Operations...

Vaccine, coronavirus, Covid-19, poor nations, fund, Covid fund

Vaccine alliance secures $2bn to fund Covid shots for poor nations

Story by agencies A facility set up by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the GAVI vaccine group has exceeded an interim target of raising more than $2 billion to...

Coronavirus, deaths, worldwide

Coronavirus kills at least 1.3 million people worldwide

More than 1.3 million people have been killed by the novel coronavirus worldwide, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP. In total, there have been...