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WB provides $800mln Program Support to Pakistan to tackle Corona issue

WB provides $800mln Program Support to Pakistan to tackle Corona issue
June 30, 2021

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - World Bank (WB) 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.

On the other hand, as many as 27 more people has been died due to coronavirus in Pakistan during the last 24 hours as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 22,281 on Wednesday.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 979 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours as the number of positive cases has surged to 957,371.

It was also reported that after 42,062 tests were conducted on June 29, 979 people tested positive for coronavirus. Pakistan's positivity rate has gone back up and is currently 2.3%. The total active COVID-19 cases in Pakistan are currently 31,606.

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

Till now 10,747 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 5,440 in Sindh, 4,316 in KP, 777 in Islamabad, 582 in Azad Kashmir, 308 in Balochistan, and 111 in GB.

Furthermore 346,180 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 337,052 in Sindh, 137,951 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 82,652 in Islamabad, 27,145 in Balochistan, 20,293 in Azad Kashmir and 6,098 in Gilgit-Baltistan.