Dr Qadeer Khan said to be critical after contracting Covid

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01st Sep, 2021. 02:31 pm

Nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has been shifted to a hospital’s Covid ward after developing complications from the coronavirus.

According to his spokesman, Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan was admitted at KRL Hospital on August 26, after he tested positive for the Covid-19 and was said to be in a critical condition.

With the death toll only rising in the fourth wave of coronavirus, Pakistan reported 101 deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to the National Command Operation Centre (NCOC), 3,559 new positive cases of the infection have been reported across the country.

According to the data released on Wednesday, NCOC said 53,637 tests were conducted, while the positivity ratio remained at 6.63 per cent.

The death toll from the pandemic has risen to 25,889.

In an interview earlier in the day, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said that 35 per cent of the national eligible population has received at least one dose of anti-Covid vaccine.

Giving a province-wise break up in his tweets, the minister said 69 per cent  population in Islamabad has received a vaccine dose, 51 per cent in Azad Kashmir, 39 per cent in Gilgit-Baltistan, 37 per cent in Punjab, 35 per cent in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 32 per cent in Sindh and 12 per cent have received vaccination in Balochistan.

The minister for planning said a single-day vaccination crossed one-and-a-half million-mark for the first time on Tuesday.

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