Prayer #372: For Pakistan's Surge of COVID-19
COVID-19 is surging currently in Pakistan, a nation of 220 million people. This country has had, to date, more than 672,000 cases of the virus, with 14,530 deaths. Presently, there are about 53,000 active cases of COVID in Pakistan. As of yesterday, there were 4,974 new cases, up from about 1,300 in mid-February. Complicating the recovery from this rise in COVID is the hesitancy that many citizens of Pakistan have about getting vaccinated with either of the available vaccines, both of which are being shipped by China to Pakistan, the Sinopharm vaccine, and the CanSino vaccine. A poll of medical workers in Pakistan showed that many of them would prefer to have another vaccine available. Thus far, only about 0.3% of people in Pakistan have been vaccinated, one of the lowest rates for any country in the world.
Pray for the nation of Pakistan during this surge of COVID-19 there. Pray for other vaccine options to become available soon to those in Pakistan that want to be vaccinated. Especially for God to move in the hearts of so many there who need the hope of the Gospel.
Ps. 46:1: "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble."