Islamabad has become the country’s first city to have at least half of its eligible population fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
Taking to Twitter, Federal Planning Minister and NCOC Chief Asad Umar penned that at least 50% of those aged 15 years or above have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Islamabad.
He added that 71% of the federal capital’s eligible population has been administered at least 1 dose of the Coronavirus vaccine, stressing the need to speed up the vaccination drives in other cities as well.
Islamabad has become the first city in Pakistan to have at least 50% of its eligible population (15 years & older) fully vaccinated. 71% of Islamabad eligible population has recieved atleast 1 dose. Need to see an acceleration of second dose in other cities
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) September 12, 2021
The development comes a few days after the NCOC announced to extend the restrictions imposed in 23 cities including Islamabad due to the high prevalence of Coronavirus till 15 September.
The restrictions included the closure of the education sector and a ban on all types of indoor and outdoor gatherings, all types of indoor gyms, and inter-city public transport.
Recently, Islamabad’s civil administration sealed more than 30 streets in different sectors to contain the spread of Coronavirus. The streets where the movement has been restricted are located in G-6, G-7, G-9, G-10, G-11, G-13, F-7, F-10, E-11, I-8, I-9, and I-10 sectors.