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More than a million people vaccinated across Pakistan in a day: NCOC

More than a million people vaccinated across Pakistan in a day: NCOC
August 3, 2021 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A new record set as more than a million people were vaccinated against coronavirus across Pakistan in a day.

Planning Minister Asad Umar has announced that the country has achieved one million Covid vaccinations in one day mark as the country jabbed 1.72 million people yesterday according to National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) numbers.

“Happy to report that the target we had set for 1 million vaccinations in a day was crossed yesterday with 10 lakh 72 thousand vaccinations,” federal minister Asad Umar said earlier today taking to the micro-blogging site Twitter.

He acknowledged the collective efforts of all the administrations across the country reveling, “Amazing performance by all involved. “All federating entities contributed with Punjab, Sindh, KP and Islamabad all doing record numbers,” the federal minister noted.

“Islamabad has become the first city to get 50% of its eligible population vaccinated with at least one dose,” Federal Planning Minister Asad Umar tweeted Monday.

Peshawar and Rawalpindi have immunised 35% of people, while 28% of the population has been vaccinated in Faisalabad. Lahore, Gujranwala, Sialkot, and Sargodha have vaccinated 27% of people. In Karachi and Hyderabad, 26% and 25% of the population have been inoculated.

Meanwhile, the NCOC also allowed to administer Corona vaccine for common citizrens.

Earlier, National Command and Operation Centre Chairman Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar said that the markets will remain open from 10am to 8pm.

Briefing the media after a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, he said that markets would remain closed for two days in a week; however, the provinces would decide about the days.

The minister said that indoor dining would be banned in restaurants from August 3 to August 31, while takeaway will continue round-the-clock.

He added that public transport capacity will be reduced to 50 percent.

Asad Umar endorsed the restrictions imposed by the Sindh government. “We have made all decisions with the approval of Prime Minister Imran Khan. We are also going to impose restrictions in some cities of Azad Kashmir along with Islamabad,” he added.

He said that only vaccinated people had been allowed indoor dining, which was not being implemented. “We have not only to care for the health of the people but also look after the daily wagers,” he added.

The decisions will be applied to Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan.

The Sindh government has already imposed the lockdown until August 8. All main markets are completely closed, while ration and vegetable shops can be opened till 6pm. However, medical stores and milk shops are exempted from the ban.