Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday launched its homemade Covid-19 vaccine named PakVac. The vaccine is developed with the help of its associate nation China in order to vaccinate people in the country and bring under control the spread of coronavirus cases in the nation.
Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant Health official said that Pakistan is trying to conquer the challenges during these difficult covid times and turn them into opportunities with the help of other allied nations.
At the launch ceremony in Islamabad, Dr. Sultan mentioned that Pakistan found their friend China closest to us in overcoming the Covid-19 challenge. He also added that even though the raw material for the vaccine was provided by China, it was not easy to develop it.
The local mass production of PakVac will begin soon in the upcoming days. Asad Umar, chief of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) stated that it was an important day for Pakistan.
According to the data by the Ministry of National Health Services, the positivity rate has fallen 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. So far, more than 7.3 million doses have been administered to over 5.3 million people, including about 2 million people fully vaccinated.