NCOC urges above 30 to get vaccinated

Walk-in facility for above 40 years also needs prior registration, says NCOC


News Desk May 16, 2021
PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) — the country's nerve centre for Covid-19 response — on Sunday asked all those people who are above 30 years of age to get vaccinated as soon as possible in order to be prevented from the deadly disease.

In a message on its official Twitter handle, NCOC asked the above 30 people to get registered by sending CNIC number to 1166 prior to visiting the vaccination centre.

“Walk-in facility for above 40 years also needs prior registration,” NCOC added in its public awareness message.

In a social media campaign, NCOC said that vaccines protect individuals and communities. “Vaccination not only protects you, it protects those who cannot be vaccinated,” it mentioned.

On Saturday, NCOC reviewed the implementation of SOPs over the Eidul Fitr holidays and expressed satisfaction on compliance.

A special session, chaired by Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar, decided to allow markets and shops to remain open till 8pm from May 17 onwards.

Read more: Provinces told to ensure closure of educational institutes till May 23

The forum also decided that all inter-provincial, intra-city and inter-city public transport can resume from May 16 instead of the earlier decided May 17. It was further decided to continue running trains with 70% occupancy in the country.

The NCOC also said that normal working hours for offices will resume from May 17, with the condition of 50 per cent work from home to remain in place.

Pakistan reported 2,379 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's Covid-19 tally to 877,130.

Also read NCOC extends closure of educational institutions till May 23

The country's death toll climbed to 19,543 after 76 more people succumbed to the deadly disease.

Meanwhile, 5,288 patients recovered from the deadly disease during the day taking total recoveries to 788,768.

According to NCOC, the total active Covid-19 cases across the country were reported to be 68,819.

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