Covid-19 in Pakistan: Skipping vaccination can spell further trouble, says expert

Hindustan Times | Mar 27, 2020 at 3:36 AM
  • The coronavirus pandemic, that has forced billions of people across the globe to stay home, is making parents skip routine immunisations for their kids, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF warned on Thursday.
  • Even before the coronavirus crisis Pakistan was struggling to vaccinate kids as local populations viewed inoculation teams with suspicion.
  • Pakistan has, meanwhile, sought US $3.7 billion additional loan from three multilateral creditors to cope with the economic crisis being posed by the coronavirus outbreak, as the pandemic spread further in the country, infecting over 1,100 people and killing nine so far.