World Bank provides $800mn to Pakistan to address COVID issues
ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has provided 800 million dollars Program Support to Pakistan to address the COVID-19 issues.
Federal Secretary Ministry of Economic Affairs Noor Ahmed and Acting Country Director of World Bank Melinda Good signed the program loan agreement in Islamabad.
According to Ministry of Economic Affairs, this program will augment the government’s efforts to address the direct and indirect impact caused by COVID-19 pandemic, strengthen the health and education systems and reduce circular debt flow.
Three million doses of Sinovac arrived in Pakistan on June 29 from China through procurement plan.
So far 21.13 million doses of different types of vaccines have been received by Pakistan out of which over 17 million doses were procured on payment.
The NCOC has expressed concerns over rising positivity of disease in Gilgit Baltistan and emphasized on stringent implementation of SOPs with regards to tourism in northern region of the country.