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Sindh receives more than 320,000 Pfizer jabs from US

The Sindh Government on Monday received 320,580 new Pfizer vaccine doses sent by the United States through the COVAX facility, the US State Department said in a press release.

Pakistan recorded 2,988 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. At least 67 more coronavirus related deaths were reported in the country during the same time period.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre statistics, 53,158 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours and the positivity ratio was recorded at 5.32 pc.

US Consul General Mark Stroh and Sindh Minister of Health and Population Welfare welcomed the shipment which is part of a 6.6 million dose tranche of vaccine the United States has sent to Pakistan.

The state department added that this tranche is the fourth such delivery bringing the total number of vaccine doses donated to Pakistan to nearly 16 million.

“I am proud to represent the people of the United States as we partner with the Pakistani people to defeat COVID-19,” said Consul General Stroh during a handover ceremony at the Sindh Government’s ultra-cold chain facility in Karachi.

“We’re making this donation to save Pakistani lives and to end this pandemic. Together, we will continue to build a world that is safer and more secure against the threat of infectious diseases.”

The press release added that the US has provided more than $50.5 million in Covid-19 assistance through the partnership with the federal, including a donation of 52 ventilators in Sindh to care for COVID-19 patients, personal protective equipment, and pulse oximeters.

“Since the start of the pandemic, the United States has worked together with Pakistan to improve infection prevention and control, enhance patient care, expand laboratory testing, disease monitoring, and case tracking in all districts, and support frontline healthcare workers,” the communique concluded.

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