Sindh Govt. Decides To Block Sims Of unvaccinated people

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

23rd Jul, 2021. 01:45 pm
sims blocking of unvaccinated people

The Sindh government has on Friday decided to propose Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block the SIMs of unvaccinated people amid a sharp rise in Coronavirus cases across Pakistan.

The decision to block sims was shared by the Spokesman for the Sindh government and Adviser to CM Sindh on Environment Murtaza Wahab from his Twitter handle.

He said that the provincial government would approach National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) and PTA to block SIMs of unvaccinated people.

Chief Minister Sindh has also said that the PTA would be approached through the federal government to send messages to users to get vaccinated and those not getting a jab in a week will face blockage of SIMs.

The chief minister further directed the provincial authorities to communicate the Sindh government’s decision to the NCOC.

“We will decide on stopping salaries of the government employees who are still unvaccinated from next month,” he said.

Previously, the province has taken other measures to encourage the vaccination process after Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah warned on June 15 that the salaries of those government employees who are not getting themselves vaccinated against the coronavirus would be stopped.

Pakistan Coronavirus Situation

Pakistan’s coronavirus tally has on Friday surpassed the severe milestone of 1 million after the country recorded 1,425 cases during the last 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) announced.

According to the NCOC, 25,215 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours and the positivity rate was under 6%. The current positivity ratio stands at 5.65% and the total number of Coronavirus cases are 1,000,034.

The NCOC reported the grim milestone exactly one month after Pakistan’s tally of positive cases exceeded 900,000.

Pakistan’s death toll from the coronavirus now stands 22,939 after 11 people lost their lives to the disease recently.

While the number of recovered patients stands at 923,472 and the active cases of the country are 53,623.

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