COVID-19 vaccine availability expected by October next year: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD, May 31 (DNA): Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhary

Fawad Hussain has said preparation of vaccine for the treatment of

COVID-19 is in initial stage and its availability is expected by October

next year.

Speaking in a programme of Radio Pakistan’s News and Current Affairs

Channel, he said no country can single handedly develop the vaccine and

global cooperation is needed in this regard. He advised people to follow

the standard operating procedure to contain the virus till a vaccine to

deal with the pandemic is manufactured.

Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said government is

making all out efforts to control COVID-19 spread, but it is unfortunate

that people are not taking this pandemic seriously. She lauded Radio

Pakistan’s role in creating awareness among people regarding the

precautionary measures to prevent spread of the contagion.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistan’s High Commissioner in United

Kingdom Nafees Zakaria said Pakistani citizens stranded in the United

Kingdom are being repatriated in phases. He said around four hundred

Pakistanis are still in the United Kingdom, but they will soon return to

their homes, back in Pakistan. DNA

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