The pandemic has created shockwaves across the globe and people are freaking out to know the time when vaccination will be open for them. Govt to Open Covid Vaccine Registration for all Citizens Post-Eid: Asad Umar.
In Pakistan, the circumstances are not so different from the other side of the globe. Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has informed the nation that the government plans to open registration for Covid-19 vaccination for all citizens after Eid.
Govt to Open Covid Vaccine Registration for all Citizens Post-Eid: Asad Umar
The announcement comes a day after over 100 deaths were reported for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, taking the overall tally to 15,000 mortalities. Moreover, the country is highlighted in a red zone of mounting reported cases and the surge in the death toll. Umar termed the next five to six weeks “critical” for the ongoing third wave of the virus in Pakistan.
Umar told media representatives,
“14,000 people had received vaccination through the private sector, while 1.1 million were inoculated as part of the government campaign. China was Pakistan’s “primary source” for vaccination, for now, adding that the Cansino Covid-19 vaccine will also be available in the country after Eid. We will be able to vaccinate more than 125,000 people per day after Eid,”
Asad Umer unleashed the concerns regarding the third wave of coronavirus
“The current number of critical care patients in the country was higher than during the first coronavirus wave. Strict enforcement of SOPs (standard operating procedures) can bring down the rising rate of infection.”
Pakistan reported 5,329 coronavirus cases and 98 deaths during the last 24 hours. This is the highest number of daily Covid-19 infections so far this year as well as the highest since June 16, 2020, when 5,090 cases were reported. The current positivity rate is 10.7 percent. Punjab recorded the highest number of daily infections at 2,990, along with 62 deaths. It was followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which registered 1,018 cases and 23 deaths.
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said,
“It has decided to administer Covid-19 vaccines to citizens aged 80 years and above in their homes.”
According to the study conducted by American newswire Bloomberg
“It would take a decade for Pakistan to inoculate 75pc of its population even though over one million people have already been vaccinated against the virus.”
Death fears are more haunting than death itself…people are trying to get out of the turn vaccine just to save themselves from the cruel hold of death….