Islamabad (Web Desk): A special plane on Sunday left for China to bring back the transportation of the first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan.
On Saturday, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), in its daily meeting, told that a special plane will fly to China on Sunday to transport the first batch of the 500,000 does of Covid-19 vaccine that China had promised to provide.
The forum was informed that all necessary measures have been put in place for vaccine storage in Islamabad and for the supply of vaccine to various federating units, particularly to Sindh and Balochistan via air.
A vaccine nerve centre has been established at the NCOC with provincial and district level vaccine administration, coordination centres and adult vaccination centres linked together in close liaison.
Last week, China assured Pakistan of the provision of 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses by January 31.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 543,214 on Saturday after 2,179 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.
Overall, 245,663 cases were confirmed in Sindh, 156,928 in Punjab, 66,679 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 18,809 in Balochistan, 41,255 in Islamabad, 4,908 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 8,972 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the government’s COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 11,623 with 65 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.