Pakistan on Friday reported 1,270 new cases of Coronavirus in the past 24 hours taking the national tally of confirmed cases to 560,363.
According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the total count of active cases is 29,981 and the positivity rate stands at 3.59 per cent.
According to the NCOC, killer COVID-19 has claimed 33 more lives in a single day taking the national death toll to 12,218.
A total of 35,280 tests were conducted across the country during this period. Overall 518,164 people have recovered from the deadly disease so far while 8,360,823 samples have been tested thus far.
Frontline health workers in Pakistan who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine have urged their colleagues to not be uncertain in getting the shot, adding that there are no side effects.
A video released by the government on its vaccination strategy showed brief interviews of health workers from different health facilities across Pakistan in which they spoke about the positives of getting China’s Sinopharm vaccine.
Moreover, National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar also announced this week, that the coronavirus vaccination for persons aged 65 and above will begin from next week in Pakistan.
He tweeted that, “Inshallah will be opening up registration next week for COVID-19 vaccination for those 65 years and above. The vaccination of those who register in this category will start in March.”