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40% of Eligible Population in Major Cities Will be Vaccinated by End of August: Asad Umar

40% of the eligible population of each major city will be vaccinated against Coronavirus by the end of August, Federal Planning Minister, Asad Umar, has revealed.

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Addressing a press conference, Asad Umar, who also heads the NCOC, said that there are 100 million vaccine-eligible people in the country and the government aims to vaccinate 70 million of them against COVID-19 by the end of the year.


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Over 25 million doses—20 million first doses and 5 million second doses– of different COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far in the country. More than 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines are being administered every day in Mass Vaccination Centers (MVCs) across the country.

The Planning Minister also requested the public to follow SOPs, such as face mask-wearing and avoiding crowded spaces, and get themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 as early as possible from their nearest MVCs.


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On the other hand, Pakistan reported 3,752 new cases of Coronavirus during the last 24 hours, the highest daily tally since 20 May when 3070 cases were confirmed.

As a result, the national COVID-19 positivity rate jumped up to 7.51% from 6.32% within a day after an increase of nearly 1,000 cases of COVID-19.

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