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40 mn Pakistanis fully vaccinated against Covid: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Planning Minister Asad Umar shared on Saturday that at least 70 million people have now received at one dose and 40 million are fully vaccinated across Pakistan.

“The government is making progress to vaccinate the people,” he wrote in a tweet. He said the government had set a target of vaccinating 70 million people by the end of 2021 which the government achieved.

“We continue to make progress to vaccinate Pakistan. The year end target for 2021 was 70 million people vaccinated. Happy to report that 70 million people have now received at least one dose and 40 million are fully vaccinated. With two months to go, will inshallah meet, and exceed, the target,” he tweeted.

Later in a tweet, Umar also revealed that from November 1 the government was imposing “different levels of restrictions” in different districts based on their Covid-19 vaccination rates.

“Starting Nov 1, different levels of restrictions applicable based on vaccination rates. Islamabad, Mirpur, Gilgit and Mandi Bahauddin [are] in the highest vax [sic] group, hence, the least restrictions. Medium category: [includes] Peshawar, Pindi, Jehlum, Bagh and Bhimber [in] AJK, Skardu, Hunza, Ghizer and Kharmang in G-B.”

Umar added that the faster vaccinations were carried out in any district, the quicker restrictions could be relaxed.

According to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), the department leading Pakistan’s campaign against the pandemic, 10 more deaths and 658 Covid positive cases were reported in Pakistan during the last 24 hours. Some 45,690 tests were conducted, and the positivity ratio remained 1.44 per cent, the NCOC maintained in its daily report.

courtesy: bolnews.com

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