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Pakistan’s coronavirus positivity rate drops below 6%

— AFP/FileISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported 3,019 new coronavirus infections Saturday morning as the country continues to battle a fifth wave of the pandemic.According to the latest statistics from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), COVID-19 claimed 44 more...

Pakistan’s active COVID-19 case count continues to decline

— APP/FileISLAMABAD: Pakistan's COVID-19 active case count dropped to 82,368 with 5,761 coronavirus patients' recoveries in a day, the National Command and Operation's (NCOC) data showed Friday morning.The country also reported a minor decline in the coronavirus positivity...

WHO urges rich nation to pay their fair share for COVID-19 plan

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. — AFP/ file  GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday urged rich countries to pay their fair share of the money needed for its plan to conquer COVID-19 by contributing $16 billion as a...

Highly virulent strain of HIV discovered, say Oxford researchers

WASHINGTON: Oxford researchers announced Thursday the discovery of a highly virulent strain of HIV that has been lurking in the Netherlands for decades, but because of the effectiveness of modern treatments, is "no cause for alarm."Their analysis, published...

Pfizer seeks US approval of COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was approved three months ago for emergency use in children from five to 11. -File photoWASHINGTON: Pfizer and BioNTech said Tuesday they are seeking emergency authorisation from US health regulators for use of their COVID-19...

Active cases cross 100,000 for the first time since July 2020

A man receives a dose of vaccine against the coronavirus, during a drive-through vaccination in Karachi, Pakistan, on August 3, 2021. — AFP/FileISLAMABAD: Pakistan's active coronavirus cases jumped crossed 100,000 mark for the first time since July 1,...

Pakistan coronavirus cases cross 1.4m as Omicron variant push infections

A patient suffering from COVID-19 is being treated by the paramedics staff at a hospital. — AFP/FileAmid the spread of Omicron variant cases at an alarming rate, Pakistan reported 8,183 cases overnight — the highest number of daily COVID-19...

Omicron risk remains very high: WHO

A health worker prepares to inoculate a child with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 during a vaccination campaign in Lima, on January 25, 2022, amid the coronavirus pandemic.-AFP GENEVA: The risk level related to the Omicron...

Latest Covid-19 developments from around the globe

PARIS: Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis:- Police probe Partygate -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vows to cooperate with police on any formal probe into coronavirus lockdown-breaking parties at Downing Street, further intensifying pressure...

COVID tests to end for arrivals into UK: govt

A traveller takes a photo of a Covid-19 testing sign at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) amidst travel restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on February 4, 2021, in Los Angeles,...
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