Registration of 40-49 age group for COVID-19 vaccination begins

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The registration of 40 plus age citizens for coronavirus vaccination has been started today (Tuesday).

Earlier in a post on social-networking website Twitter, Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar urged, “If you are 40 years or older please register and encourage others to get registered.”

A decision was taken in National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) meeting to allow walk in vaccination of all the registered citizens of 50 plus age group, he told.

Pakistan has reported 142 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 804,939. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 17,329.

According to the latest figures by the NCOC, 4,487 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths and cases followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 8,097 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,605 in Sindh, 3,156 in KP, 670 in Islamabad, 464 in Azad Kashmir, 232 in Balochistan, and 105 in GB.

Furthermore, 293,468 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 279,272 in Sindh, 114,661 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 73,804 in Islamabad, 21,803 in Balochistan, 16,659 in Azad Kashmir and 5,272 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 11,632,913 coronavirus tests and 43,981 in the last 24 hours. 699,816 patients have recovered in the country whereas 5,075 patients are in critical condition.