Wednesday, April 21, 2021

One vaccine dose might be enough for COVID-19 survivors

COVID-19 survivors might only need one shot of the new vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech, instead of the usual two doses, because their immune...

Vaccines may protect against severe disease even as variants evolve

COVID-19 vaccines might offer protection against severe disease even as coronavirus variants evolve to better allow continued transmission between people, the head of the...

Pakistan begins nationwide coronavirus vaccination drive

The national immunization drive against coronavirus kicked off on Wednesday simultaneously in all the provinces. According to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), the...

PAF special aircraft departed for Beijing to bring Covid-19 vaccine

A special aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) departed for Beijing on Sunday to bring the first batch of a China-made Covid-19 vaccine...

Pasteur Institute, Merck abandon Covid-19 vaccine

France’s Pasteur Institute said on Monday it was ending development of a Covid-19 vaccine with US pharmaceutical company Merck after clinical trial results proved...

New Zealand probes first ‘probable’ community COVID-19 case in months

New Zealand health officials said on Sunday they were investigating what they said was probably the country’s first community coronavirus case, in months in...

Countrywide COVID-19 tests positivity ratio stands at 3.96pc

The countrywide COVID-19 tests positivity ratio stands at 3.96pc, as the number of critically ill patients stands 2,273, the National Command and Operation Centre...

British PM says new variant may carry higher risk of death

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday the new English variant of COVID-19 may be associated with a higher level of mortality although...

Govt to provide free COVID-19 vaccine to people: Sultan

Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Health Dr Faisal Sultan on Wednesday announced that the government will provide COVID-19 vaccines free of...

Britain reports record 1,610 daily COVID-19 deaths

Britain reported a record number of deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday with 1,610 people dying within 28 days of positive coronavirus test, exceeding the...

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ECP Clears Yousaf Raza Gillani for upcoming Senate elections

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday accepted former prime minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Yousuf Raza Gilani’s nomination papers for...

Pakistan records 52 Covid deaths, 1272 new cases in a day: NCOC

Pakistan has recorded 52 more coronavirus-related deaths in past 24 hours, surging the overall death toll to 12,488, reported on Thursday. According to the latest...

Veteran Politician Senator Mushahidullah Khan passes away

Senior politician and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Mushahidullah Khan, 68, passed away in Islamabad early Thursday morning. PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz confirmed...

Govt announces reduction in passport fee

The government of Pakistan on Wednesday announced a reduction in passport fees, an official notification issued in this regard said. Per the statement issued by...

PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh handed over to police on three-day remand

PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh and four other suspects were handed over to police on a three-day remand on Wednesday. Another case containing anti-terrorism provisions...

Maryam Nawaz urges PM Imran Khan to speak to relatives of Baloch missing persons

PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz urged on Wednesday Prime Minister Imran Khan to speak to the relatives of the Baloch missing persons who had...