Pakistan had launched its homemade Covid vaccine named ‘PakVac’ with the help of its ally China on Tuesday. The launch ceremony was taken place at Islamabad. Asad Umar, chief of National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), said it was an important day for Pakistan.
This was in order to vaccinate people in the country and bring under control the spread of coronavirus cases in the nation. Pakistan is trying to overcome the difficult challenges and turn them into opportunities with the help of long term ally. China provided the raw material for the vaccine but still it was not easy to develop it. The local mass production of the vaccine will begin in the coming days.
The development came as the positivity rate fell below 4 percent for the first time in three months when 1,771 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of confirmed cases to 922,824, according to the Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services.
For vaccination more 7.3 million doses have been administered to over 5.3 million people vaccinated, including about 2 million fully vaccinated.