ISLAMABAD: More than ninety two percent of Covid-19 patients have recovered in Pakistan.
According to the latest statistics, out of 286, 674 cases, 264,060 patients have recovered from the disease. With this there are now 16,475 active cases in the country.
Over the last twenty-four hours, 753 new coronavirus cases came to the surface across the country with ten new deaths reported.
On Aug 12, Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and discussed the latest situation on COVID-19 response and resumption of polio vaccination campaigns in Pakistan.
During the conversation, the prime minister apprised Bill Gates about improved Covid-19 situation in Pakistan with considerable reduction in new cases and the fatality rate.
The PM shared that the “smart lockdowns” policy of the government had proven to be very effective. He acknowledged the Gates Foundation’s continued support to Pakistan which includes COVID-19 response.
He noted that the repurposing of polio infrastructure played an important role in COVID-19 response.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and Gates agreed to continue their cooperation on shared priorities.