The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), a Covid monitoring body, session was held on Monday. The forum was apprised about the ongoing countrywide obligatory vaccine regime.

The forum was briefed that during the last 48 hours 1.7 million vaccines were administered across the country. The forum was informed that vaccination for 12-15 years students will remain suspended till 27 November due to the ongoing Measles (Rubella) MR campaign nationwide.

The Chairman of NCOC, who also hold the Minister for Planning & Development Portfolio, Asad Umar appreciated the efforts of all stakeholders involved in ensuring vaccine administration to citizens in every city. The Forum especially appreciated cities that achieved excellent vacations with more than 50 % Narowal, including Jehlum, Mandi Bahauddin, Peshawar, Bhimber, Bagh, Mirpur, Skardu, Gilgit, Ghizer and Islamabad for achieving excellent vaccination rate by vaccinating more than 50% of their respective population.

Asad Umer emphasised to all stakeholders that the vaccination rate should be maintained.

Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Sialkot, Mianwali, Kallar Kahar, Hafizabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Karachi, Chitral, Charsadda, Balakot, Jehlum Valley, Rawalakot, Muzaffarabad, Neelum, Hunza and Kharmang were also lauded for vaccinating more than 40% of citizens.

The forum was briefed about the mechanism for carrying out necessary COVID protocols and vaccination mechanisms for pedestrian crossing into Pakistan from land borders.

The forum emphasized stepping up the administration of the second dose to eligible individuals so as to sufficiently raise the immunity level of the population for long term dividends.

Meanwhile, a significant decline in infection of Coronavirus was witnessed on Monday, six people died of COVID-19 across the country in a single day.   

According to the National Command and Operation Center’s statistics, 240 positive cases were reported on Sunday after 32,466 tests.

The positivity ratio remained 0.73 per cent.

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