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National Immunization Drive against Corona formally begins across country

National Immunization Drive against Corona formally begins across country
February 3, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The National Immunization Drive against COVID-19 formally began across the country on Wednesday, however, health workers in all provinces were vaccinated without any discrimination in the first phase.

The healthcare staffs were administered with first shots of Sinopharm vaccine at a special ceremony at National Command and Operation Center in Islamabad.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Planning and Development and NCOC Chairman Asad Umar said that the real heroes against Corona are the front line workers. "This is the reason that it was decided to administer the vaccine to the health workers in the first place," he added.

"Doctors and medical personnel risked their lives to serve the nation. Everyone works together in difficult times in the country. This ceremony is a sign of unity. The nation greets doctors and health workers."

The minister appreciated China for providing the vaccine to Pakistan. He said China is our true friend that has always stood by us in difficult times.

Asad Umar said it is the because of the government's effective strategy and the cooperation of the people that we managed to control the spread of the pandemic.