Tag Archives: Covid

Covid positivity increases a bit

ISLAMABAD: National indicators of the Covid-19 pandemic showed a slight increase during the past 24 hours, as the countrywide positivity ratio returned to more than 2% level after falling below it a day earlier, according to National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday. The NCOC, the nerve centre of …

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Covid positivity ratio drops to 1.88%

ISLAMABAD: The Covid-19 positivity ratio was dropped from 2.14 per cent to 1.88 per cent during the past 24 hours, amid the fourth wave of the contagion that has apparently started to slow down. According to the National Command and Operation Centre statistics released on Sunday, as many as 40,584 …

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Covid positivity rate falls below 3%

ISLAMABAD: The national Covid positivity ratio fell below 3% for the first time since July 9, while the single-day tally of new cases also came down to less than 1,500, confirming the declining trend in the fourth wave of the infectious disease, official data shows. The NCOC, which serves as …

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Get Sputnik Covid jab, Putin tells Erdogan

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin told Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday he should use Russia’s Sputnik for his next booster jab and boasted of high antibody levels as he hosted the Turkish leader for talks. In a warm exchange after three hours of talks at Putin’s residence in the resort city …

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Pakistan crosses 80 million Covid vaccination mark

Pakistan has achieved another milestone of administering more than 80 million Covid-19 doses. According to official statistics as of Sept 29, over 50 million people have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine. The number of fully vaccinated individuals has surpassed 20.7 million mark. National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) …

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Two suspended over fake entry of Nawaz’s Covid vaccination

Health dept seeks report from suspended officials; appoints new MS at relevant hospital LAHORE: The Punjab health department on Friday suspended two officials over a fake Covid-19 vaccination entry on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif’s CNIC in Lahore. According to Express News, the department of specialised healthcare suspended medical …

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18 more succumb to Covid in K-P

PESHAWAR: Covid-19 has claimed another 18 lives across the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) in the last 24 hours as 285 new cases have also been reported. This had pushed up the total death tally to 5,444 in the province. Peshawar remains on top of the list with nine more deaths, …

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Sindh relaxes Covid-19 SOPs, allows indoor dining

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday relaxed certain Covid-19 restrictions in the province following a decrease in the number of daily cases. Markets in the province, including Karachi, can now stay open till 10pm. Essential services such as pharmacies, grocery stores, bakeries and petrol pumps would be allowed to operate …

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