World Bank to give Pakistan additional $153 million for vaccinations

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank announced that it would give Pakistan $153 million to support its vaccine drive.

According to a statement released by the bank, the funding will be part of the World Bank’s Pandemic Response Effectiveness in Pakistan (PREP).

The program was approved in April 2020.

The program has been redeployed at the request of the federal government. The funding will help Pakistan purchase and deploy safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines.

According to statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Friday, 48 people died of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

Most deaths were reported from Punjab.

Over 2,517 new cases were reported while the positivity rate is at 8.19% in the last 24 hours.

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