Covid-19 Vaccination Procedure Extends To 27 Cities In Pakistan

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COVAX releases the first 10 million doses of the US-donated Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination in Pakistan

Unvaccinated people will not get petrol

 

The worsening coronavirus situation in Punjab has caused the Punjab government to ban all filling stations in Lahore catering to motorcyclists and motorists who have not been vaccinated since September 1.

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Death Of Muslim League Leader

Hamza, a veteran politician, died on Sunday from Covid-19 in Gojra. He was 92. For the past few days, he had been fighting the terrible virus and finally died. At Gojra’s Government Postgraduate College ground, a funeral prayer will be said at 9:30 am on Monday (today).

 

Hamza, a veteran politician, was twice elected West Pakistan Assembly Member from Toba-Tek Singh. He also won the MNA seat in Gojra’s four elections. While speaking on the assembly floor, he was one of few West Pakistan Assembly members to voice his opposition to Gen Ayub Khan, the military dictator.

 

 

The provincial government is doing everything possible to increase vaccinations across the country. They have also directed that people who are not vaccinated will not receive petrol starting next month in Lahore.

 

COVAX releases the first 10 million doses of the US-donated Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination in Pakistan

 

Three million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, donated by the Government of the United States, were today delivered to Pakistan by the COVAX Facility.

 

COVAX delivered 17 million COVID-19 vaccines to Pakistan in the last four months. This includes 3,000,000 doses of Pfizer and 5.55 million Moderna doses donated by the United States under COVAX’s dose-sharing scheme; 6.1 Million doses of Sinopharm, 2.5 million doses of AstraZeneca, and 100,160 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations procured through COVAX. In the coming weeks, more quantities will be available.

Alarming Situation: Coronavirus Cases In Pakistan Cross Cross 90,000

Islamabad: In response to fears of another COVID-19-related wave, the National Command and Operation Centre has decided to increase its coronavirus-related Standard Operation Procedures to 27 cities.

 

EARLIER THIS MONTH, the NCOC announced SOPs for 13 cities: Rawalpindi in Punjab, Faisalabad, Multan, and Multan in Punjab; Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Abbottabad, and Karachi in Sindh; Islamabad, Muzaffarabad, and Mirpur, in Kashmir; and Gilgit-Baltistan’s Skardu and Skardu. SOPs would remain in force from August 3 to 31.

 

On Sunday, however, the NCOC extended these SOPs to 14 additional cities, including

 

 

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Additional COVAX vaccine arrives at a critical time for Pakistan, experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases. Pakistan currently reports approximately 4,000 cases per hour. The WHO thanks the United States Government for their support of Pakistan, stated Dr. Palitha Mahalpala, WHO Representative in Pakistan. “WHO is committed to ensuring equitable vaccine allocation, leaving nobody behind. We fully support the efforts of the Government of Pakistan to increase the safety and availability of vaccines so that 70 million people can be covered by the end of this year. WHO encourages everyone to continue to use COVID protection measures as the national vaccination campaign is continued to be expanded.

 

Over the past seven months, 14,000,000 people have been fully immunized, and 38 million have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Pakistan. The Government-led campaign is based on vaccines obtained via COVAX or bilateral agreements.

 

The COVAX Facility is designed to address the current acute phase of the global pandemic. It provides equitable, rapid, and fair access to approved vaccines for all countries participating, regardless of their income. It protects frontline healthcare workers and social workers as well as vulnerable and high-risk groups.

 

COVAX (COVID-19 Vaccines global Access) is led by Gavi, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and WHO. UNICEF also participates in the co-leadership. The generous support of foundations and private sector companies, as well as partner governments, has helped to fund the project. It has already delivered more than 90,000,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in 133 countries and territories worldwide.

 

 

 

On Sunday, however, the NCOC extended these SOPs to 14 additional cities: Mianwali Khanewal and Sargodha in Punjab; and Swat Haripur and Mansehra in Lower Dir, Swabi and Swat in KP.

 

These are the curbs:

* Commercial activities will be suspended at 8pm, instead of 10pm

* Public transport will operate at 50% capacity

* Markets and shops to be closed twice per week

* Offices will continue to operate at 50% capacity

* Swimming pools and amusement parks will remain closed.

Entry to public parks is permitted under COVID-19 SOPs.

* Outdoor dining is allowed up to 10pm

* Take-out and delivery to restaurants available 24/7.

* No visiting of shrines

* Cinemas will remain closed.

* All educational institutions in the country will remain open three days per week, with 50 percent attendance.

* No indoor ceremonies allowed; outdoor ceremonies for 300 people permitted (till 10pm).

* Contact sports are to be banned. Indoor gyms can be used by vaccinated persons.

1 Million Recoveries

The total number of COVID-19 patients in Pakistan has surpassed 1 million. According to the National Command & Operation Centre, the country’s positivity rate dropped to 6.21 percent on Sunday from 6.83 percent a day earlier (Saturday).

Also, there was a slight decrease in the single-day count of cases from 4,191 down to 3,909. Further, the data shows that the number of deaths in the country dropped from 120 to 69. However, the number of COVID-19-related active cases increased in the country.

From 93,107 Saturday to 93.504 Sunday

Booster shots to help Pakistanis travel abroad

The Pakistan government has granted additional vaccination shots to citizens traveling to other countries. The Ministry of National Health Services has notified various vaccination centers for extra jabs at the cost of PKR 1,270.

The NCOC announced earlier Tuesday that booster shots would be available to students and people who intend to travel abroad, but they would need to pay for it.