Six months after the coronavirus arrived in Pakistan, the country appears to have dodged the worst of the pandemic, baffling health experts and dampening fears its crowded urban areas and ramshackle hospitals will be overrun.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 202,881 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
The UAE Ministry of Health announced that it conducted 305,131 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Health, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition.
The ranking focused on five main categories, including government efficiency, economic resilience, the efficiency of the quarantine system, healthcare management and vaccination rates.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention also noted that an additional 72 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 737,821.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday wished Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a swift and complete recovery after he had tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
The World Health Organisation says coronavirus case counts fell 17% worldwide over the last week compared to the previous week, including a 50% drop in the United States, while deaths globally declined 7%.
Around 25 million people remain locked down in China's largest city and financial centre, as authorities try to snuff out the country's most severe virus outbreak since the end of the first pandemic wave in early 2020.