Vaccine is best defense against coronavirus: Shafqat

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has recovered from novel coronavirus.

Shafqat Mahmood, in a tweet, announced that he is returning to work after his last two coronavirus tests came out negative.

The minister credited his early to the covid-19 vaccine and termed it the best defense against the deadly virus.

Earlier on May 25, Shafqat Mahmood revealed that he had contracted the virus and was experiencing mild symptoms. 

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 80 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 924,667. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 20,930 on Wednesday.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 1,843 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths and cases followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 10,084 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 5,051 in Sindh, 4,095 in KP, 763 in Islamabad, 548 in Azad Kashmir, 282 in Balochistan, and 107 in GB.

Furthermore 340,557 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 319,447 in Sindh, 133,124 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 81,357 in Islamabad, 25,295 in Balochistan, 19,287 in Azad Kashmir and 5,600 in Gilgit-Baltistan.