Pakistan has decided to vaccinate as many people as possible by the last week of July to avoid stringent restrictions during Bakrid.
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Seeing the threat of Coronavirus lockdown in Pakistan, Imran Khan’s government has planned to intensify its vaccination campaign. Eid ul-Azha (Bakrid) festival is going to come in the last week of July. The vaccination campaign against COVID-19 will be accelerated in the coming weeks to avoid the possibility of a lockdown around it.
The country’s Planning Minister Asad Umar said that in order to avoid stringent restrictions during Bakrid, the government has decided to vaccinate more people by the last week of July. He said, according to our data, more than 70 lakh doses of vaccine have been given in the country so far, out of which about 20 lakh people have been given both doses. Omar is also the head of Pakistan’s ‘National Command and Operation Center’ (NCOC), which is working to deal with Corona in the country.
Target to vaccinate 70 million people by the end of the year
Asad Umar said, enough vaccines are available to meet the target and in the month of June, Pakistan will have 10 million vaccines. After this, one crore vaccine will be made available in the month of July as well. He reiterated that our aim is to vaccinate 70 million people across Pakistan by the end of the year. Omar said that after the start of the vaccination campaign on February 2, vaccine doses were being given to a few hundred people. But by Saturday, the vaccination reached 3,83,000 doses.
Corona infected more than nine lakh people so far
Pakistan’s planning minister said the positivity rate in the country dropped from 10 to 11 per cent to 4.5 per cent last week, but warned that the danger was not over. On the other hand, according to the Ministry of National Health Service, there have been at least 2,117 new cases in the last 24 hours. In this way, the number of infected people in the country has increased to 9,21,053. At the same time, 43 people lost their lives due to corona during this time, thus increasing the number of corona dead in the neighboring country to 20,779.
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