Vaccinations for this age group will start in March, 2021, Asad Umar told.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Monday has announced that registration for coronavirus vaccination for all the citizens of age 65 and above has begun.

In a post on social-networking website Twitter, the minister said, “Just write down your national identity card number and send message on 1166.”

Vaccinations for this age group will start in March, 2021, he told.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 26 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 564,077. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 12,333.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 1,048 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Most numbers of casualties have been reported in Punjab.

Till now 253,762 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 164,268 in Punjab, 69,990 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 18,942 in Balochistan, 42,688 in Islamabad, 9,487 in Azad Kashmir and 4,940 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Furthermore 5,051 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 4,219 in Sindh, 1,995 in KP, 199 in Balochistan, 486 in Islamabad, 281 in Azad Kashmir and 102 in GB.

Pakistan has so far conducted 8,466,117 coronavirus tests and 32,019 in the last 24 hours. 525,997 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 1,680 patients are in critical condition.