Covid on the rise; new SOPs, vaccine funds permitted


Pakistan has reported a complete of two,843 circumstances prior to now 24hours with 42 deaths reported throughout the nation. The counts have been highest because the mid July. The entire circumstances have reached 371,508 with 7,603 deaths and 328, 931 recoveries.


With the second wave in its course, the Financial Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cupboard permitted a $150 million supplementary grant to obtain anti-Covid vaccine on Friday. The Ministry of Financial Affairs was additionally granted the permission to formally request G20 international locations for extension in Covid-19-related debt reduction involving about $900m for January-June 2021 interval, along with an present facility of about $1.eight billion reduction for a interval as much as Dec 2020.


The technical supplementary grant of $150 million has been aloted to e-book requisite doses of Covax, the Covid 19 vaccine for about 10 million folks within the first and second quarter of 2021. Covax is but to be licensed by WHO/FDA and could be made accessible to frontline staff, together with well being and non-health, prioritized by publicity, danger and age above 65 years.


The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)has additionally introduced new coronavirus Customary Working Procedures (SOPs) for worldwide flights and passengers arriving in Pakistan. With disinfecting the plane earlier than boarding, the passengers coming from Class C international locations must bear two exams of the novel coronavirus whereas passengers from Class B international locations must bear the check 96 hours earlier than their arrival in Pakistan. Nonetheless, particular delegations visiting the nation shall be exempted from the coronavirus check. Different SOPs equivalent to carrying masks and bodily distancing had been additionally introduced into consideration.


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