People Vaccinated with Sinovac Advised to Get a Booster Shot after 6 Months

BEIJING: In a gloomy development in China, a recent study revealed that antibody levels fade away around six months after getting a double dose of the Chinese anti-Covid Sinovac vaccine. Reports in international media quoting sources said the antibodies generated by Sinovac plunged below a key threshold, however; a third shot [booster shot] help to generate the antibodies. The study

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Ban on onboard meals revoked in domestic flights despite uptick in Covid infections

KARACHI: Despite the recent spike in Covid-19 infections in wake of Delta variant spread, the Civil Aviation Authority allowed in-flight meals for local flights, local media reported Monday. Reports quoting the new directives of Civil Aviation Authority, the state-owned aviation authority, cited that domestic flights will serve packed meals to their passengers – as it used to offer earlier. The

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Not vaccinated? Sorry you can’t marry in Sindh

KARACHI: As the COVID positivity ratio in Karachi has soared to an alarming 23 percent in wake of the spread of the Delta variant, authorities in Sindh announced stern curbs including vaccination as a prerequisite for getting hitched in the southeastern province. Reports quoting a notification of home ministry cited a ban on getting married besides attending wedding ceremonies of

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‘I’m nothing more than a failure’ – Civil Services aspirant, 25, ends life after failing CSS exam twice

LAHORE – In a depressing turn of events, a 25-year-old Civil Services aspirant girl allegedly committed suicide on Thursday after two failed attempts in the competitive exam. Reports in local media quoting police officials said the girl ended her life by hanging from a ceiling fan at her rented flat in the Punjab capital. A suicide note was also recovered

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Make periods comfortable!

It is usually believed in most societies that men possess more courage and power than women but the reality is that women are far stronger than their male counterparts, with some of the researches suggesting that the female advantage in life expectancy has fundamental biological roots making them the stronger sex. By nature, women hold certain physical and psychological characteristics

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Britain’s ‘youngest ever’ mother gives birth aged 11 as ‘family unaware of pregnancy’

LONDON: In a bizarre incident in the United Kingdom, an 11-year-old child has become the youngest mother as she became pregnant at the age of 10 and delivered a healthy baby earlier this month. Reports in British media quoting sources claimed that the newborn was delivered after more than 30 weeks of gestation period. Both mother and baby are doing

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China officially free of malaria after 70 years, announces WHO

BEIJING: World’s most populous country China certified as malaria-free by the World Health Organization, following a 70-year battle in what the UN agency described as a ‘notable feat’. The East Asian country reported more than 30 million cases of mosquito-borne disease annually in the 1940s while effective multi-sector collaboration was also key to beat Malaria. The certification makes China 40th

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First Woman With Down Syndrome Memorize Holy Quran – Rawan Dweik

AMMAN: A Jordanian girl with Down syndrome is making waves as she has become the first female with this genetic disorder, to memorize the Holy Quran. The mother of the Rawan, Awatef Jaber, narrated the time-consuming journey of her daughter as she allegedly holds the title of world’s first Hafiza with Down syndrome – a term used by female Muslims

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‘PakVac’ – Pakistan develops single dose homemade Covid jab to vaccinate all adults

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday rolled out its single-dose homemade Covid-19 vaccine named ‘PakVac’ which was produced with the help of all-weather friend China in a bid to vaccinate all eligible individuals. The PakVac vaccine showed promising results as the efficacy at preventing symptomatic cases stood at around 75 percent. Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Cansino helped the Pakistani nerve center on

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Pakistan to start COVID-19 vaccine registration for age 19 above slab

ISLAMABAD – All those aged above 19 can register themselves on the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) portal to get vaccinated against novel Covid-19 starting from tomorrow as the government gears up to inoculate all adults at the earliest. NCOC chief and Federal Minister Asad Umar Wednesday took to his official handle to announce the decision. ‘In today’s NCOC

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