Over 1.3 million people vaccinated against Covid-19 so far, says Asad Umar

Over 1.3 million people vaccinated against Covid-19 so far, says Asad Umar

Islamabad (Web Desk): Minster for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said that more than 1.3 million people have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 across Pakistan.

Addressing a news conference on Tuesday, he said that currently between 60,000 to 70,000 vaccines are being administered on a daily basis.

He said that the government was working to enhance the capacity to approximately 200,000 after Eid-ul-Fitr.

“If the country received vaccines as per the commitments, the vaccination will be opened for all the Pakistanis after Eid-ul-Fitr,” the minister said.

Asad Umar once again urged the people to fully comply with the health guidelines to avoid the spread of the virus.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said that Pakistan will receive 15 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine under COVAX by May 2021.

FM Qureshi, who is on a two-day official visit to Germany, announced the development following his meeting with Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.

COVAX is led by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and has promised to deliver two billion doses of safe and effective vaccines to at least 172 countries by the end of 2021.

On the other hand, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 729,920 on Tuesday after 4,318 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 15,619 with 118 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 638,267 after another 3,432 virus recoveries were reported.