COVID Watch | September 8th 2020


Four more die of COVID

Four people died of COVID virus in the country in the last 24 hours.
Two fatalities were reported from Sindh, one each from Punjab and Islamabad respectively. Total deaths stood at 6,350 while number of cases rose to 299,233.

‘95% of Karachi patients show no symptoms’

A study found that 95 percent of people tested positive for Covid in Karachi showed no symptoms
Researchers at the Aga Khan University claim the proportion of asymptomatic cases in Pakistan is much higher than the developed world.

SOPs violations at Islamabad colleges

Parents and students stood in long queues without proper social distancing to get admission forms at several institutions in Islamabad.
People mobbed offices of many colleges on last day of admissions, violating SOPs

China’s vaccine ‘appears safe for elderly’

A Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech Ltd has said its under trial coronavirus vaccine appears safe for the elderly, as per initial results.
In a trial, the immune responses caused by the vaccine were weaker for the elderly than younger adults.

‘Physiotherapy can help COVID patients’

Physiotherapy can help recovery of patients infected with COVID, participants said on a moot on Physical Therapy Day .
Focus is on rehabilitation of those recovered and role of physiotherapists in the treatment