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Pakistan successfully produces single-dose Covid vaccine

01:26 PM | 23 May, 2021
Pakistan successfully produces single-dose Covid vaccine

ISLAMABAD – In a breakthrough in domestic production of the Covid-19 vaccine, Pakistan has successfully produced a Chinese single-dose CanSino vaccine in a bid to advance the national immunization drive, the local news channel reported Sunday.

Reports suggest that at least 124,000 jabs of the Covid vaccine have been locally manufactured in the first phase.

The newly manufactured batch of Covid vaccine will be made available by the next week after approval from the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). Meanwhile, the Quality Control Unit of the National Institute of Health is conducting a trial test of the new single-dose vaccine.

The Chinese team, according to sources, assisted them during the manufacturing process with the raw material provided by the Chinese firm CanSino while the second batch of the vaccine will be prepared solely by the Pakistani experts.

Earlier, NIH officials while speaking with press reporters said that the vaccine will be manufacture at the local level with the collaboration of a Chinese company. The company’s scientist will also be present in the federal capital to help in the preparation of the vaccine. The experts also trained NIH experts to prepare vaccine doses.

According to official data, at least 1,193,441 people have been vaccinated across the country so far.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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