The process of providing booster doses to those willing to travel abroad has also been started.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has announced to begin coronavirus vaccination of people aged 17 years from today (Wednesday).

As per the new guidelines, the process of providing booster doses to those willing to travel abroad has also been started on a condition to submit authentic documents.

The passengers need to pay Rs1270 for the booster dose.

Earlier in the day, Federal Minister for Planning and Chairman NCOC Asad Umar said that single day vaccination crosses one and a half million for the first time.

In a chain of posts on social-networking website Twitter, the minister said, “Yesterday, 1.59 million vaccinations were carried out. Both first dose and second dose vaccinations were highest ever with 1 million 71 thousand and 519 thousand respectively.”

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 101 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,163,688. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 25,889 on Wednesday.

According to the latest figures by the NCOC, 3,559 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 11,915 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 6,910 in Sindh, 4,988 in KP, 866 in Islamabad, 698 in Azad Kashmir, 339 in Balochistan, and 173 in GB.

Furthermore, 432,637 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 394,738 in Punjab, 162,402 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 99,516 in Islamabad, 32,248 in Balochistan, 32,228 in Azad Kashmir and 9,919 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 17,809,969 coronavirus tests and 53,637 in the last 24 hours. 1,043,898 patients have recovered in the country whereas 5,690 patients are in critical condition.