53 dead in Pakistan from COVID-19, 1,302 new cases reported in 24 hours

Pakistan on Friday reported 32,454 active cases of COVID-19 as the new virus cases continue to spike in the country. According to the Ministry of National Health Services Pakistan conducted 37,020 tests during the last twenty-four hours that resulted in 1,302 new cases of coronavirus in the country. The total number of Pakistan’s COVID-19 cases has jumped to 551,842 while with 53 deaths in the same period, the death toll stands at 11,886.

7,349 frontline workers vaccinated in Sindh in three days

As many as 7349 frontline health workers have been inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine in Sindh during three days, the provincial health department said on Thursday.

Of the total, 1192 health workers were vaccinated at Karachi’s Khaliqdina Hall vaccination centre, 558 at Dow University of Health Sciences (Ojha campus), 462 at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), 551 at Qatar Hospital, 255 at Sindh Government Hospital New Karachi, 615 at Liaqatabad Hospital, 268 at Children Hospital, 722 at Sindh Government Hospital Korangi and 881 at a Malir hospital.

Apart from Karachi, 724 frontline warriors were inoculated against the coronavirus at Liaquat University of Medical Sciences (LUMS) and 1121 at Shaheed Benazirabad’s MCH centre.

Another school sealed over COVID-19 cases

A government girls High school in Lahore’s Nishat Colony has been closed for seven days after the emergence of COVID-19 cases in the institution. According to a notification from the District Education Officer, a team of the health department reported that COVID-19 cases were detected in the school, which it termed a “very serious condition”.

Pakistan kicked off coronavirus inoculation campaign nationwide

On February 2, Pakistan officially kicked off its coronavirus inoculation campaign nationwide, after China gifted the country 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine. Sindh had been provided 84,000 doses of the vaccine, Punjab 70,000, KP 65,000, and Balochistan 10,300 doses.

Sindh vaccine distribution plan.

Abdullah Zahid

Abdullah Zahid is TPD's correspondent in Karachi. He reports on Pakistani political affairs.

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