US gift of 2.5 million Moderna doses arrive in Islamabad
19 KSA-returned Pakistanis turn out to be coronavirus positive
The White House press secretary Jen Psaki told the reporters during her media briefing on Monday that the US would ship 2.5 million doses of Moderna vaccine to Pakistan. She said the vaccine would be delivered under the UN vaccination programme COVAX.
Earlier this month, US President Joe Biden had announced to give 80 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccines under the UN-initiated COVAX facility. The While House divulged the details of sharing 25 million doses with the world. But as per the directions of President Biden, the US would share 80 million vaccines globally by the end of June. But the Biden administration said that it would keep 25% in reserve for emergencies in US and for its distribution among US allies and partners.
Flight from KSA
The corona positive passengers reached Karachi by SV 708 flight. They would be transported to the isolation centres. The Sindh government has established three quarantine centres in Karachi for positive passengers.
These 19 passengers will be shifted to different hospitals of the city including Liaquatabad Hospital and Korangi Hospital.
Reporters Saba Bajeer and Kifayat Ali Shah