18 succumb to virus in K-P

Swat remains at the top with seven deaths


Our Correspondent September 05, 2021

PESHAWAR:

Another 18 people have succumbed to Covid-19 in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) province in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in province to 5,087 so far.

According to a report of the K-P Health Department Swat remained at the top with seven deaths, followed by Peshawar with four deaths. In Mardan, one man lost his life while in Abbottabad three people died, in Bajaur one and Bannu one person died.

Around 445 people have also recovered successfully during this period. In the past 24 hours around 9,507 tests were conducted in the province in total. Peshawar remained on the top of the new cases with 139 new cases.

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It is worth mentioning here that the Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) has launched the booster dose of Covid-19 vaccines for those Pakistanis who intend to travel abroad.

Official sources told The Express Tribune that the facility of the booster shot could be availed from 8 o’clock in the morning till 10 at night. They said that since the Sinopharam and Sinovac vaccine was not acceptable in many Gulf and Western countries so the decision had been taken to introduce a booster shot too.

“The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has already issued instructions that people of 12 years age or above could avail the facility of a booster jab after showing their travel documents,” he said, adding that businessmen, those working abroad, students or tourists or Umra travelers could take a booster shot from the hospital.

“The vaccination center has been established near gate number three of the hospital. Travel documents including passport, visa and receipt of Rs1270 are a must in this regard,” he said, adding that the amount could be deposited in any branch of the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP).

Published in The Express Tribune, September 5th, 2021.

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