Omicron-specific booster: Moderna starts clinical trials

Omicron-specific booster: Moderna starts clinical trials

Moderna starts trial for Omicron-specific booster shot. Photo: stock/file Moderna Inc starts mid-stage study for .testing Omicron-specific booster. Third shot of Moderna original coronavirus vaccine increase neutralizing antibodies, claims the company. Moderna rival company Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) launched a similar Omicron-specific booster trial on Tuesday. Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Wednesday it had started a mid-stage […]

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Active COVID-19 cases exceed 90,000 in Pakistan

Active COVID-19 cases exceed 90,000 mark in Pakistan

A shopping mall official (L) checks the body temperature of a customer for shopping ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr in Karachi. — AFP/File Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity ratio reaches 11.91% in last 24 hours. Country reports 7,539 new coronavirus cases, NCOC stats show. 25 more succumb to virus, taking death toll to 29,162. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s active COVID-19 case […]

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COVID-19 updates: After Karachi, Peshawar with second-highest positivity rate

COVID-19 updates: After Karachi, Peshawar with second-highest positivity rate

A healthcare worker administers a dose of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination centre in Karachi, Pakistan, January 16, 2022. — Reuters As the fifth wave of the coronavirus surges through the country, due to the highly-transmissible Omicron variant, major cities in Pakistan have seen an uptick in test positive ratio, which is the […]

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Seven days on, COVID-19 positivity rate in Pakistan still higher than 10%

Seven days on, COVID-19 positivity rate in Pakistan still higher than 10%

A girl waits as a healthcare worker prepares a dose of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine to administer at a vaccination centre in Karachi, Pakistan, January 21, 2022. — Reuters Pakistan’s COVID positivity ratio reaches 10.17% in last 24 hours. As many as 5,196 new coronavirus cases were registered, NCOC stats show. 15 more succumb to […]

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Coronavirus: Latest global developments

Coronavirus: Latest global developments

The US has recorded the most Covid deaths with 868,512 deaths. File photo PARIS: Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis: – Police probe Partygate – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vows to cooperate with police on any formal probe into coronavirus lockdown-breaking parties at Downing Street, further intensifying pressure on his position. […]

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Do not assume COVID pandemic reaching 'end game', warns WHO

Do not assume COVID pandemic reaching ‘end game’, warns WHO

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, December 20, 2021. — Reuters WHO’s Tedros warns against lurching between “panic and neglect” amid COVID pandemic. Pandemic in third year, with nearly 6 million dead. More variants likely to follow Omicron, WHO warns. GENEVA: The head […]

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Smart lockdown imposed in COVID-19 hotspots in Peshawar

Smart lockdown imposed in COVID-19 hotspots in Peshawar

Lockdown has been imposed in different areas of Peshawar. File photo Peshawar’s city administration declares imposition of smart lockdown in different areas with high COVID-19 cases.  Shops of essential items like food and medicines, and emergency services will remain open. Lockdown will remain in force till further orders, according to a notification.  The district administration […]

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COVID-19 numbers continue to climb fast in Pakistan during Omicron surge

COVID-19 numbers continue to climb fast in Pakistan during Omicron surge

Students stand in queues as they wait for their turn to receive a dose of Pfizer vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus at a school in Lahore on October 1, 2021. — AFP/File Pakistan logs 7,195 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, NCOC data shows. New cases take positivity rate to 12.53%, official figures show. […]

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COVID-19 situation continues to worsen in Pakistan amid fifth wave

COVID-19 situation continues to worsen in Pakistan amid fifth wave

Pakistan logs the highest daily COVID-19 infections since the pandemic started in 2020. Photo: file   Pakistan logs 7,586 new COVID-19 infections in last 24 hours, NCOC stats show. As many as 20 more patients succumb to coronavirus during same period, taking nationwide death toll from virus to 29,097. Country’s positivity rate stands at 13%. ISLAMABAD: […]

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