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Pakistan reaches 30m Covid vaccination milestone

About 0.9 million people were vaccinated on July 31

12:28 PM | 1 Aug, 2021
Pakistan reaches 30m Covid vaccination milestone

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has set another record after 30 million Pakistanis were vaccinated against the novel virus, National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Chief Asad Umar said Sunday.

The Federal Minister took to Twitter to share the landmark achievement. “Pakistan has crossed 3 crore vaccinations. The first crore took 113 days. The second 28 days and the 3rd only 16 days. Pace has rapidly increased. All 6 days this week were a record. 9 lakh 34 thousand vaccinations yesterday. In last 6 days, 5 million vaccinations were done”, the tweet reads.

On Saturday, Pakistan achieved a record of inoculating around 900,000 people in a single day. NCOC Chief while sharing the development said that this was the fifth straight day Pakistan achieved a record number of vaccinations.

The massive inoculation campaign comprised of at least 2,600 vaccination centres and 2,979 mobile units operating across the country.

Meanwhile, the country's nerve centre for Covid response stated that ‘It critically reviewed the rapid spread of the virus in Sindh capital and decided to assist the provincial government through all possible measures’. The centre will ramp up critical care capacity including ensuring the availability of oxygenated beds and vents.

On the other hand, at least 62 people lost their lives to the deadly virus in Pakistan over the past 24 hours, the highest daily virus-related deaths in three months.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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