Asad Umar urges people aged 40 and above to register for COVID-19 vaccination

Asad Umar urges people aged 40 and above to register for COVID-19 vaccination

Islamabad (Web Desk): Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has urged the citizens aged 40 years and above to register for COVID-19 vaccination by sending their CNICs to 1166.

In a tweet on Wednesday, he said daily vaccinations crossed over 10,000 in a day for the first time yesterday.

The minister said that 117,852 people received vaccine on Tuesday, while a total of 2.1 million citizens have so far been vaccinated.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, in a tweet, has asked the citizens aged fifty to get vaccinated at their any nearby vaccination center.

He said they should approach any center with CNIC, phone number and get the vaccine.

On the other hand, Pakistan on Wednesday reported record 201 deaths in last 24 hours which is the highest single-day death toll since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 810,231 after 5,292 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 17,530 with the abovementioned 201 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 704,494 after another 4,678 virus recoveries were reported.