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Lahore district admin issues new timings for vaccination centres

The Lahore district government on Friday has issued revised and updated timings for the vaccination centres established in the entire district.

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According to the official Facebook page of Deputy Commissioner Lahore - District Administration Lahore, all vaccination centres will be open from 8 am to 10 pm while the drive-through vaccination facility will be operational from 8 pm to 2 am.

According to the Facebook post, mobile vaccination centre timings would be from 5 pm to 12 am.

The mega inoculation centre established at Expo Center Lahore will remain open 24 hours from June 26.

However, all immunization centres will be closed on Sunday.

Coronavirus confirmed cases have been rising steeply since the middle of last year, but the true extent of the first outbreaks in 2020 is unclear because testing was not widely available then.

Pakistan has vaccinated 11,440,648 people partially, while 2,725,240 individuals are fully vaccinated and a total of 14,165,288 doses of coronavirus jabs have been administered.

The country carried out 14,325,008 coronavirus tests overall after conducting 45,924 in a single day. Deaths have also been rising, however official figures may not fully reflect the true number in many cities.

The government has started administering the vaccine to citizens aged 18 and above.

Registration process:

SMS your 13 digit Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) no to 1166 from any mobile no or visit nims.nadra.gov.pk

Citizens who are 40 and above can register and just walk-in to the nearest centre for vaccination.

Scheduled vaccination has been started from 22 May for citizens aged 30-39. The vaccination centre and date will be intimated through SMS to registered citizens.

Pakistan’s registered death toll from coronavirus infections rose towards 22,000 but some data suggested the spread of the disease has been contained.

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,052 cases of coronavirus were reported while 44 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 22,152.

The total number of confirmed cases reached 952,907.

As many as 897,834 patients have recovered from the disease with 2,029 critical cases.

Several coronavirus vaccines have been approved for use, either by individual countries or groups of countries, such as the European Union and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Of the 189 countries and territories administering vaccines and publishing rollout data, 66 are high-income nations, 100 are middle-income and 23 low-income.

Most countries are prioritizing the over-60s, health workers and people who are clinically vulnerable.

Some countries have secured more vaccine doses than their populations need, while other lower-income countries are relying on a global plan known as Covax, which is seeking to ensure everyone in the world has access to a vaccine.

With many countries now having started widespread vaccine rollouts, the number of daily cases is stable or falling in most regions.

Fateh Farooq is a senior editor at GNN, known for writing top quality content which garner very high readerships and has been covering every field of journalism, including politics, media, sports and scholarly articles. Fateh Farooq is nothing less than a Veteran Editor and has been writing for GNN for the past 7 months.

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Ramiz Raja becomes PCB chairman unopposed

Lahore: Veteran cricketer and former Test captain-turned commentator Rameez Raja has emerged as the next chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday.

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Ramiz Raja becomes PCB chairman unopposed

To elect the 36th PCB Chairman, a special meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG) took place today, (September 13) at the High Performance in Lahore.

The PCB Election Commissioner, Mr Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed conducted the election, presiding over the meeting.

The members of the BoG including Mr Aasim Wajid Jawad, Ms Alia Zafar, Mr Asad Ali Khan, Mr Arif Saeed, Mr Javed Kurieshi, Mr Ramiz Raja and Mr Wasim Khan attended the special meeting.

At 1415 inside the Bob Woolmer Indoor School, NHPC, the newly-elected PCB Chairman will hold his media conference, which will be live-streamed on all PCB social media channels.

As per the PCB Covid-19 Protocols, which are designed to ensure health and wellbeing of all involved, only reporters and correspondents who are fully vaccinated and have immunisation certificates are invited to attend the media conference.

Moreover, TV news channels will be welcome to use PCB’s broadcast quality live-stream details of which will be shared shortly before the start of the media conference.

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New island emerges near Balochistan’s Kund Malir beach

A new island have popped up near Sonmiani beach of Balochistan— discovered by the fishermen sailing along the coast on Thursday.

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New island emerges near Balochistan’s Kund Malir beach

The technical advisor on marine fisheries at World Wild Fund (WWF), Muhammad Moazzam Khan said that the new island appeared in west off the coast of Sonmiani near Kund Malir.

“Such phenomena occurs due to geographical changes within the ocean depths,” he said adding that these kind of small islands emerge, remain in place for a while and then diminish back into the waters.

It is pertinent mention here that such Islands had earlier emerged at the same location in 2000 and 2010.

The first known emergence, during November 1945, was concurrent with an earthquake of magnitude 8.0.

The 2nd and 3rd emergences were in March 1999 and November 2010 respectively.

In 2013, an island emerged off Gwadar coast after a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck Pakistan. However, the island disappeared after some time.

Landsat images of March 1999 and November 2010 emergences indicate appearance of round-shaped island of 4.4 and 5.2 hectare area, followed by erosion and disappearance. The island was composed of mud breccias and circular vents spewing mud slurry and methane gas.

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Pakistan sees surge in COVID cases, active tally reaches 1,194,198

Islamabad: Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than previous three COVID waves.

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Pakistan sees surge in COVID cases, active tally reaches 1,194,198

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 4,062 cases of coronavirus were reported while 84 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 26,497.

The total number of cases has reached 1,194,198.

As many as 1,076,112 patients have recovered from the disease with 5,383 critical cases.

Punjab                 

The number of patients swelled to 408,758 in the province with 12,135 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 441,410 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,073.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 166,564 in the province with 5,175 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 32,480 confirmed cases while 342 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 33,037 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 714. On the other hand, there are 10,109 cases in GB with 179 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 101,840 cases in the capital city while 879 people have lost their lives.

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