Pakistan vaccinates 5 crore people with at least one jab: Asad Umar
Pakistan has administered at least one dose of anti-Covid jabs to 5 crore people while more than 2 crores are fully vaccinated.
Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and NCOC chairman Asad Umar said in a Tweet on Friday, “In the early days of the vaccination campaign we had set a daunting target of vaccinating 7 crore people by the end of this year. Happy to report that 5 crore people have now received at least 1 dose. More than 2 crore fully vaccinated. Inshallah will meet & surpass the target.”
The Coronavirus situation in Pakistan is intensifying, with 83 deaths recorded in one day and more than 3,600 cases reported.
The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has released the latest statistics on the Coronavirus situation in the country, stating that 83 people died in 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 26,497.
The NCOC said 61,128 COVID-19 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours, of which 3,689 were tested positive and the positivity rate stood at 6.03%.
According to statistics, the number of cases in Sindh has reached 441,410, in Punjab 4,08,758, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1,66,564 and in Balochistan 32,480, while in Islamabad the number of cases of the coronavirus has reached 100,000. 840, 33,037 cases have been reported in Azad Kashmir and 10,109 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
On the other hand, in view of the increasing cases of Coronavirus, Deputy Commissioner Korangi, after identifying the hotspot areas, imposed smart lockdown in certain areas and streets of Korangi. The implementation of smart lockdown will remain in force for two weeks till September 23.
Cases were reported in UC 10 and Model Colony UC 1 area of Korangi. DC Korangi said that lockdown has been imposed in 13 UCs after 13 Coronavirus cases were reported.
Micro-smart lockdown has also been imposed in Union Council No. 10 of Korangi sub-division and Union Council No. 1 of Model sub-division, according to the notification issued by the District Health Officer.
The notification said that there would be a complete ban on any kind of gatherings and events in the micro-smart lockdown areas and strict implementation of SOPs in the hotspot areas.
According to the notification, the use of masks in the areas with micro-smart lockdown has been made mandatory and it has been stated that Assistant Commissioner Korangi and Assistant Commissioner Model will make sure the implementation of the SOPs in the areas with smart lockdown in their respective sub-divisions.
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