Minister: (COVID-19 vaccine availability expected by October next year: Fawad)
ISLAMABAD:Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has said that preparation of vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19 is in initial stage and its availability is expected by October next year.
Speaking in a Radio programme, he said no country can single handedly develop the vaccine and global cooperation is needed in this regard. He advised people to follow the standard operating procedure to contain the virus till a vaccine to deal with the pandemic is manufactured.
Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said government is making all out efforts to control COVID-19 spread, but it is unfortunate that people are not taking this pandemic seriously. She lauded Radio Pakistan’s role in creating awareness among people regarding the precautionary measures to prevent spread of the contagion.
Speaking in the same programme, Pakistan’s High Commissioner in United Kingdom Nafees Zakaria said Pakistani citizens stranded in the United Kingdom are being repatriated in phases. He said around four hundred Pakistanis are still in the United Kingdom, but they will soon return to their homes, back in Pakistan.