Govt opens Covid vaccine registration for 19 years and above

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The government has opened coronavirus vaccination registration for citizens of 19 years and above from today (Thursday).

In a post on social-networking website Twitter, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) had decided to open up vaccination registration for all 19 years and above from May 27.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 75 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 911,302. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 20,540.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 2,726 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 9,899 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,966 in Sindh, 4,009 in KP, 751 in Islamabad, 535 in Azad Kashmir, 273 in Balochistan, and 107 in GB.

Furthermore, 337,073 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 313,059 in Sindh, 131,027 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 80,779 in Islamabad, 24,823 in Balochistan, 19,008 in Azad Kashmir and 5,533 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 13,006,326 coronavirus tests and 62,706 in the last 24 hours. 831,744 patients have recovered in the country whereas 4,109 patients are in critical condition.