Citizens aged 40-49 to get Covid-19 shots from May 3

Umar says country sees second successive day of over 100,000 vaccinations; pace of registration picking up


Our Correspondent April 29, 2021

ISLAMABAD:

Vaccinations of people aged between 40 to 49 years will start from May 3, announced National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar in a tweet on Thursday.

He also stated that the country recorded over 100,000 vaccinations for a second successive day, adding that it was encouraging to see the pace of vaccine registration also picking up.

A day ago, the NCOC chief had said that Pakistan crossed the 100,000 Covid-19 vaccination mark in a single day, in a first since the inoculation drive began in the country.

The single-day vaccination tally had yesterday taken the total number of country's vaccinations to over 2.1 million.

Restrictions

In order to tackle the third wave of the pandemic hitting Pakistan with full force, the federal government announced a new set of restrictions, including a blanket ban on tourism and inter-provincial transport, in an attempt to contain a further rise in the mounting coronavirus cases during the upcoming Eidul Fitr holidays.

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According to the Ministry of Interior, fresh restrictions also included the closure of all tourist resorts, hotels, restaurants, shopping centres, parks, beaches and other public places from May 8 to 16.

There will be a complete ban on inter-provincial and inter-city transport during Eid holidays, except for the residents of Gilgit-Baltistan, who will be allowed to travel to their hometowns.

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