COVID-19: Pakistan reports 3,369 new cases, 72 deaths in last 24 hours

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Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 438,445 on Sunday after 3,389 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus during the last 24 hours recorded 72.

The United States (US) has authorised the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, paving the way for its imminent rollout across the country, with President Donald Trump promising the first immunisations would take place “in less than 24 hours.”

“I am authorising the emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine for the prevention of Covid-19,” Denise Hinton, the Food and Drug Administration's chief scientist wrote in a letter to a Pfizer executive.

US President Donald Trump immediately released a video on Twitter, where he hailed the development.

In his televised address released on Twitter, President Trump said that the first vaccine will be administered in less than 24 hours.