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Published: 11:54, June 11, 2022 | Updated: 17:47, June 11, 2022
Myanmar to offer COVID vaccines to children aged 5 to 12
By Agencies
Published:11:54, June 11, 2022 Updated:17:47, June 11, 2022 By Agencies

ISLAMABAD / KUALA LUMPUR / SEOUL / YANGON - Myanmar has been administering COVID-19 vaccines to children aged five to 12 years old at basic education schools across the country since June 2, the state-run television channel MRTV reported on Friday.

In Nay Pyi Taw, 109,682 school children aged 5 to 12 from 842 schools will be vaccinated against COVID-19, MRTV said

In the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw, 109,682 school children aged 5 to 12 from 842 schools will be vaccinated against COVID-19, it said.

Myanmar has recorded 613,415 COVID-19 cases and 19,434 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

According to official figures, the total number of patients who recovered from COVID-19 in the country has reached 592,394 on Thursday.


Malaysia reported 2,166 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Friday, bringing the national total to 4,523,018, according to the health ministry.

There is one new imported case, with 2,165 being local transmissions, data released on the ministry's website showed.

One more death has been reported, bringing the death toll to 35,709.

The ministry reported 1,488 new recoveries, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 4,464,558.

There are 22,751 active cases, with 24 being held in intensive care and 13 of those in need of assisted breathing.

The country reported 12,226 vaccine doses administered on Friday alone, and 85.8 percent of the population have received at least one dose, 83.1 percent are fully vaccinated and 49.3 percent have received boosters.

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Pakistan reported 73 new COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours, the country's ministry of health said on Saturday.

The tally of infected people increased to 1,531,112 after adding the new cases, according to the data released by the ministry.

On Friday, 13,635 tests for COVID-19 were conducted in Pakistan while the positivity rate stood at 0.54 percent.

Currently, there are 51 active cases in critical condition in the South Asian country.  

A medical staff member takes a nasal swab from a visitor (center) to test for the COVID-19 coronavirus at a virus testing center in Seoul on Feb 9, 2022. (JUNG YEON-JE / AFP)

South Korea

South Korea reported 8,442 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Friday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 18,218,078, the health authorities said Saturday.

The daily caseload was down from 9,315 in the previous day and was lower than 12,037 tallied a week earlier, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.

For the past week, the daily average number of confirmed cases was 9,185.

Among the new cases, 64 were imported from overseas, lifting the total to 33,277.

The number of infected people who were in a serious condition stood at 101, down six from the previous day.

A total of 10 more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 24,351. The total fatality rate was 0.13 percent.

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