After detecting two monkeypox cases, Pakistan to approach WHO for vaccine

01:00 PM | 27 Apr, 2023
After detecting two monkeypox cases, Pakistan to approach WHO for vaccine

ISLAMABAD – Two people who returned to Pakistan from Saudi Arabia were found to be infected with monkeypox (mpox), prompting the National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHS, R&C) officials to request the World Health Organization (WHO) for vaccines.

During a meeting of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Wednesday, it was decided that a request would be made to the WHO for a considerable amount of vaccines to immunize healthcare workers and infectious diseases experts who would be at the forefront of dealing with confirmed and suspected cases of the disease.

 In response to the situation, health institutions and establishments across Pakistan have been put on high alert, and isolation wards and filter clinics have been set up in major cities. The officials in Sindh and other provinces have established rapid response teams at the district level to oversee suspected cases of mpox and isolate confirmed and suspected patients.

Mpox is caused by the monkeypox virus and can cause a painful rash, enlarged lymph nodes, and fever, which can be transmitted through physical contact with infected materials or animals.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 22, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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