Travelers to other countries may now obtain a covid-19 vaccination boosters injection for PKR1,270. Anyone wishing to receive the booster injection must pay a charge to the National Bank of Pakistan.
According to the article, the federal government has given a handout to provincial governments indicating that vaccination boosters injections for people planning to go overseas will be offered at authorized locations in the provinces and federal areas.
After presenting their visa and bank voucher, people were able to receive vaccination injections.
“The passengers will be charged for obtaining booster injections, including the cost of the vaccination and administration,” according to government sources quoted by the news site.
People must have their traveling papers, such as a visa, with them for the booster injections, and they will be given certification for the boosters shot to show to the officials throughout their overseas trip.
In a related development, Dr. Faisal stated that the government is contemplating starting booster injections six months after the second shot for core healthcare professionals over the age of 50 and vulnerable people.
“This booster is expected to begin on October 1st, after consultation,” he added.
On August 28, 120 people died in Pakistan.
Pakistan has recorded 120 covid-related deaths in the previous 24 hours, bringing the country’s death toll to 25,535. Meanwhile, 4,191 more patients were recorded over the same time frame, bringing the total number of active diagnoses in the country to 93,107.
According to the most recent data released by the National Command and Operation Centre, the positive rate was 6.83 percent (NCOC).
So far, 1,029,930 people have recovered from the illness. Pakistan presently has a total of 1,148,572 confirmed cases.
On August 27, Pakistan vaccinated 1,063,229 individuals.
Taimur Jhagra, the Health Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, stated that the health department administered 32,000 doses of vaccine in Peshawar in one day and that the government has set a target of vaccinating at least 10 million people in two months.
Fatigue and shortness of breath last a year in covid-19 patients – Study
According to a new Chinese study, tiredness and shortness of breath continue to plague many patients a year after their hospitalization for covid-19. According to the research, almost the majority of the individuals who heal from the infection still have at least one chronic symptom – most often tiredness or muscular weakness – after 12 months, according to the study published in the British medical journal The Lancet on Friday.
The study, the largest on the illness known as “long covid,” also found that one in every three patients still had shortness of breath a year after being diagnosed. This figure is significantly greater among people who have been badly affected by the disease.
“With no proven therapies or even rehabilitative advice, lengthy Covid impairs people’s ability to resume regular life and employment,” The Lancet said on an editorial accompanying the research.
“The study suggests that full recovery from Covid-19 will take more than a year for many individuals.”
The caseload at the global level
According to Johns Hopkins University, the global coronavirus caseload has surpassed 215 million, while fatalities have risen to more than 4.48 million and vaccines have increased to more than 5.12 billion.
The University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) stated in its latest update on Saturday morning that the current worldwide Covid-19 caseload, death toll, and immunization tally were at 215,357,973, 4,484,434, and 5,123,427,298 correspondingly.
According to the CSSE, the United States remains the worst-affected country, with the largest number of illnesses and fatalities (38,700,164 and 636,667, respectively).
In terms of infections, India comes in second with 32,603,188 cases, while Brazil comes in second with 578,326 fatalities.