Pakistan has recorded 1,877 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours taking the national tally to 504,293.
According to the statistics by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), with 32 more deaths in a single day, the country’s death toll now stands at 10, 676.
With 1,402 more recoveries, the national recovery toll has risen to 458,371. The active cases toll is at 35,246.
So far Sindh has reported a total of 226,338 infections, Punjab 145,508, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 61,424, Balochistan 18,412, Islamabad 39,242, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 8,489, and Gilgit Baltistan 4,880.
Meanwhile, the Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has urged the people to follow precautionary measures in order to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
In his tweet on Monday, he referred to the devastation unfolding in the US and the UK due to the pandemic.
He said we will have to play our role and do the right things to save lives and livelihoods.
Data clearly shows that covid health consequences are strongly correlated with our decisions & personal choices. Hence it's important that we all take responsibility & take precautions. If we do the right things we shall inshallah continue to safeguard lives & livelihoods
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) January 11, 2021
On Sunday NCOC opened registrations for frontline healthcare workers, who will receive the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Staff in both public and private health facilities will be vaccinated, NCOC announced on its website.
Workers who will receive the doses include all staff of Covid-19 hospitals and healthcare workers appointed to inject vaccines.
Staff assigned to testing, tracking and quarantine, including public health workers, lab technicians, screening and triage teams and ambulance staff, are also mentioned. Registered general practitioners will also receive the vaccines.
Workers in Sindh, Punjab and KP are to register with the respective provincial health system, while workers in Islamabad, Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir will have to register directly in the government’s Resource Management System.