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Pakistan will also take Oxford vaccine, emergency use approved – Oxford vaccine to be approved in Pakistan, emergency use approved

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Pakistan is also in contact with China regarding the Corona vaccine.

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Like India also in Pakistan Oxford-AstraZeneca (Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine) Kovid-19 vaccine to be used. Imran Khan’s government has approved its emergency use. The government hopes that the vaccine will be available by the first quarter of 2021. Pakistan The number of corona infections has increased to 519,291.

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According to ‘Geo TV’, Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on health matters, confirmed this on Saturday. The Pakistan Drug Regulatory Authority (DRAP) has approved the emergency use of the Corona virus vaccine Kovishield of Oxford-AstraZeneca. Pakistan’s Planning Minister Asad Umar said that the vaccine would be introduced for vaccination by March. Omar is also the head of the country’s Corona virus control body ‘National Command and Operations Center’ (NCOC). Asad Umar said that in the first phase, the vaccine would be given to health workers and people 65 years and above.

The vaccine was prepared by scientists at the University of Oxford, along with AstraZeneca, after research. AstraZeneca is a UK and Sweden multinational pharmaceutical company. In Pakistan, 43 people died of infection in the last 24 hours. With this, the death toll in the country increased to 10,951. The total number of cases in the country increased to 519,291 with 2,521 new cases of Kovid-19 coming in the last 24 hours. Dr. Faisal Sultan said on Friday that Pakistan is in touch with China and other companies for the purchase of Corona vaccine.

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