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Covid-19 vaccination centre established at Sir Syed University

KARACHI: A COVID-19 vaccination centre has been set up at the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET) in collaboration with the Sindh Health Department, which would provide free-of-charge vaccination to the teaching and non-teaching staff and students. Appreciating

Pakistan hails US’s timely provision of coronavirus medical supplies

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lauded the US’s provision of emergency medical supplies, saying that this gesture in the testing time will help the country in preventing the spread of the novel COVID-19. The Foreign Office spokesman in a statement said that

Sindh govt considering to ease lockdown in province

KARACHI: Sindh government on Thursday decided to ease the lockdown gradually following the improvement in the COVID-19 situation across the province. Addressing traders at the Karachi Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said the provincial

NCOC expresses concern over non-compliance of SOPs

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has decided to take all possible steps to ensure the implementation of COVID SOPs. The decision was taken at the NCOC meeting held in Islamabad on Thursday with Planning Minister Asad Umar

Sindh ramps up COVID-19 restrictions in more areas of city’s district central

KARACHI: The Sindh government has ramped up the COVID-19 restrictions as the provincial authorities announced micro smart lockdowns in several areas of the city’s District Central till June 15. According to a notification from the district’s deputy commissioner officer issued

Pakistan launches locally-developed coronavirus vaccine ‘PakVac’

ISLAMABAD: Day after the government decided to run a massive COVID vaccination drive, Pakistan successfully launched on Tuesday a locally developed coronavirus vaccine PakVac in collaboration with China’s Cansino Bio. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr.

K-Electric establishes COVID vaccination centers for its employees

KARACHI: In a first for the power sector, K-Electric has launched its first COVID-19 vaccination centers on its own premises in collaboration with the Government of Sindh, offering coverage to employees and eligible dependents as well. Senior officials from the

ECC approves Rs20 billion to procure 10m doses of Covid-19 vaccine

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved a technical supplementary grant of about Rs. 20 billion to procure 10 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine next month. According to the finance ministry, the ECC meeting chaired by Finance Minister

Sindh govt imposes micro-smart lockdown in more areas of Karachi

KARACHI: The Sindh government has imposed a micro smart lockdown in various areas of Karachi’s district central for two weeks. According to a notification issued on Sunday, the deputy commissioner put different areas of Gulberg Town, North Karachi, Liaquatabad Town

PIA airlifts 500,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine from China

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday received 500,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine from China, according to a statement issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) in a statement said Pakistan International Airlines

Covid-19 cases slowly coming down from plateau in Punjab, says Dr Yasmin

LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has informed that the Covid-19 cases going down in the province due to smart lockdown in hotspot areas. Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Sunday, the health minister said that in the

Coronavirus vaccine being sold in Karachi, reveals health official

KARACHI: The Chinese Sinopharm vaccine for Covid-19 is being sold in Karachi’s Central District, revealed Focal Person for Covid-19 Vaccination Center Dr. Hira Zaheer on Saturday. Dr. Hira Zaheer said she informed the Sindh Health Secretary in writing that the

NCOC directs provinces to vaccinate educational staff by June 10

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Saturday directed all provinces to vaccinate educational staff against Covid-19 by June 10 in order to ensure the safe continuation of the education sector. According to a press statement issued by the

KU in collaboration with Sindh govt establishes Covid Vaccination Centre

KARACHI: The University of Karachi in collaboration with the health department of the Sindh government has established a Covid-19 Vaccination Centre at CBSCR Research Institute, International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences on Saturday. The spokesman for Sindh Government and

Sindh imposes additional Covid-19 restrictions in Karachi’s district Central

KARACHI: Sindh government has decided to impose tighter restrictions in four areas of Karachi’s District Central after a surge in Covid-19 cases. According to a notification issued by the Sindh home department, the micro smart lockdown was imposed after 203

Pakistan gets first batch of Pfizer vaccine under COVAX

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday received more than 100,000 doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine under the World Health Organisation’s COVAX programme. UNICEF’s Pakistan chapter in a tweet said, “Shipments of Pfizer diluents and syringes will be arriving over the next two

Pakistan reports first case of Indian COVID-19 variant

KARACHI: Pakistan has detected its first case of a highly infectious coronavirus variant first identified in India, a health ministry spokesperson said on Friday. According to a statement issued by health ministry spokesperson Sajid Shah, the Indian variant case was detected

Punjab govt decides to reopen schools from June 7

LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to reopen educational intuitions from June 7 under strict COVID protocols. Punjab School Education Minister Murad Raas addressing a press conference after inaugurating the first dedicated ‘Vaccination Centre for Teachers’ at the Government Pilot

Sindh govt ramps up COVID-19 restrictions as cases surge

KARACHI: The Sindh government has ramped up the COVID-19 restrictions as the provincial government had announced a day earlier that no unnecessary movement would be permitted after 8 pm. The decision to tighten the COVID-19 curbs was taken during a

Will vaccinate all police officials on priority: CM Murad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has announced to vaccinate all police officials across the province on a priority basis as the provincial government took severe steps to manage the spread of Covid-19. Murad Ali Shah while chairing a

Sindh govt issues fresh COVID-19 rules as cases surge

KARACHI: In view of surging COVID-19 cases across the province, the Sindh government on Sunday issued a revised set of safety rules in order to control the rapid spread of the virus. With stress on implementation of all essential and

Sindh schools to remain closed until further notice, announces Ghani

KARACHI: Sindh Education and Labour Minister, Saeed Ghani has announced that all public and private educational institutions in Sindh will remain closed in view of the current coronavirus situation in the province. Saeed Ghani said during the suspension of the

Pakistan receives another two million doses of vaccine from China

ISLAMABAD: As the number of active cases crossed the 900,000 marks for the third time since the coronavirus pandemic began last year, Pakistan on Sunday received two million doses of the Sinovac vaccine from China. As per details, Pakistan International

Vaccination drive will be made more vigorous involving all professional: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning Asad Umar has said special programmes are being evolved for the vaccination of different professional organizations across the country. On a social media website Twitter, the minister said vaccination drive will be made more vigorous involving

COVID-19 vaccination centre being established for journalists: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said vaccination centre being established at the National Press Club (NPC) to facilitate the media persons. On a social media website Twitter, he said Minister for Planning, Development and Special

Hajj 2021: Pakistan requests Saudi ministry to register Chinese vaccine

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan has requested the Saudi Haj and Umrah ministry to register the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine for Hajj pilgrimage 2021. According to the Foreign Office, authorities made a contact with Saudi Haj and Umrah ministry requesting the

NCOC directs to keep schools closed in covid hotspot areas

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has directed the federal and the provincial governments to keep the educational institutions closed till June 6 in COVID-19 hotspot areas. In a letter sent to the provincial governments on Saturday the

Sindh govt extends virus restrictions amid rise in COVID-19 cases

KARACHI: The Sindh government has announced to extend the current Covid-19 restrictions in the province for another two weeks amid a surge in the cases. Chairing the coronavirus task force meeting on Saturday, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said

Sindh govt imposes smart lockdown in more selected areas of Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh government has imposed a micro smart lockdown in four towns of the metropolis to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the areas. The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Central notified the imposition of a micro-smart lockdown in several areas of

Asad Umar inaugurates mass vaccination centre in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has inaugurated a mass vaccination centre in Islamabad with the capacity to vaccinate 7,000 citizens daily basis. While talking to the media the minister said 100 trained vaccinators would