The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved the Sinopham coronavirus vaccine for people above 60 years of age.

According to the details, the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) said that the Sinopharm vaccine was being administered to people up to the age of 60 years, however, it would now be used to inoculate citizens above 60 years of age too. The body has approved China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine for inoculations to registered health workers over 60 years.

On the other hand, 52 more deaths due to Coronavirus infection and 1,579 new positive cases were reported in the country during the last twenty-four hours. The death toll has reached 13,128 and over 556,000 patients stand recovered from the pandemic. There are 17,177 active cases of COVID-19 in the country.

NCOC said that with the fresh inclusion of the infections in the country the national tally of cases now currently stands at 587,014. A total of 37,998 tests were conducted across the country during this period. Overall 556,769 people have recovered from the deadly disease so far while 9,135,393 samples have been tested so far.


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