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Two million Sinopharm vaccine doses to land in Islamabad today

Pakistani authorities have also purchased 1.5 million doses of CanSino vaccine from Chinese company.

ISLAMABAD (TTI News) – Two million doses of Chinese vaccine Sinopharm will land in Islamabad today (Monday).

According to details, the Pakistani authorities have also purchased 1.5 million doses of CanSino vaccine from Chinese company.

Earlier, Federal Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar confirmed that Pakistan administered over 30 million coronavirus vaccines so far.

Asad Umar, in a tweet, said that it took 113 days to reach 10 million doses while the next 10 million took only 28 days and it took only 16 days to jab another 10 million people to reach the 30 million milestone.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 40 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,039,695. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 23,462.

According to the latest figures issued by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 4,858 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 11,067 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 5,021 in Sindh, 4,468 in KP, 803 in Islamabad, 628 in Azad Kashmir, 328 in Balochistan, and 147 in GB.

Furthermore, 385,414 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 357,735 in Punjab, 144,848 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 88,093 in Islamabad, 30,502 in Balochistan, 24,891 in Azad Kashmir and 8,212 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 16,108,532 coronavirus tests and 56,414 in the last 24 hours 943,020 patients have recovered in the country whereas 3,441 patients are in critical condition. 

Media person and communication expert for over 25 years. Worked with Dow Jones News, World Bank, CNBC Pakistan, Aaj TV, ARY TV, Abbtakk TV, Business Recorder, Pakistan Observer, Online News Network, TTI Magazine and other local and world Publications.

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