Fawad stresses on joint R&D among South Asian countries on COVID-19

 
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Islamabad: May 19, 2020 (TNS): Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has stressed on the need of joint Research and Development among Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India on coronavirus to deal with the pandemic.

Talking to private news channel, the minister said it was of the utmost importance to calculate the figures of herd immunity in our region which was the dangerous aspect of the virus due to non-availability of its data and research study.

Fawad Chaudhry said the prediction about the peak period of coronavirus from first to the third week of June was made by a committee of his ministry, headed by Dr Attaur Rehman and comprising seven top scientists.