The COVID19 has infected 12,657 people across the country. The country’s populous Punjab province has reported 5,326. Across the country, the virus has caused 267 death so far. Sindh has confirmed 4,232, Balochistan 721, KP 1708, Islamabad, 223, GB 307 and AJK 55 cases.
Cases across the country continue to increase with the government appealing the people to stay at home to battle the virus.
Prime Minister’s adviser on health Zafar Mirza has clarified that “there is no [coronavirus] vaccine in Pakistan currently and neither is there any work ongoing for its development.”
He said media reports that Pakistan is “on the verge of developing a vaccine for Covid-19” were incorrect.
“Let me clarify that while there are several initiatives to develop vaccines across the world, there is no such initiative in Pakistan at the moment.”
However, he said a Chinese company, which is in the process of developing a vaccine, contacted a few countries including Pakistan and offered them to become a part of clinical trials. “We have asked for more information from them,” Mirza added.