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2022-02-06 18:20:00

A person receives a dose of vaccine towards the coronavirus, throughout a drive-through vaccination in Karachi, Pakistan, on August 3, 2021. — AFP/File
  • Asad Umar says cell vaccination marketing campaign “producing outstanding results”.
  • Goal is to succeed in all residents so COVID associated restrictions can finish.
  • COVID-19 positivity ratio stays beneath 10% for fifth consecutive day.

ISLAMABAD: The Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar shared on Sunday that Pakistan has been setting the best each day vaccination data for 3 consecutive days.

“Highest daily vaccination records set three days in a row,” tweeted Umar.

Umar, who additionally holds the portfolio for the planning ministry, shared that the nationwide cell vaccination marketing campaign, designed by the NCOC and being “implemented with the help of provinces is producing outstanding results”.

“Target is to reach all citizens to allow us to finally end all COVID-19 related restrictions,” explained Umar.

Read more: Where can Pakistanis get a booster shot?

Pakistan sees major decline in new COVID-19 cases

The news of the records was shared at a time when Pakistan witnessed a major decline in the new COVID-19 cases as only 4,874 people tested positive overnight, the NCOC data showed Sunday morning, keeping the country’s coronavirus positivity ratio below the 10% mark for the fifth consecutive day.

As per NCOC’s stats, 56,051 diagnostic tests were performed during the last 24 hours, of which 4,874 came back positive. The decline in the daily COVID-19 case count pushed the positivity ratio down to 8.69% and active cases to 90,797 in a single day.

However, the total number of coronavirus cases rose to 1,459,773.

Meanwhile, the countrywide COVID-19 death tally was placed at 29,478 as 30 more people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

Read more: Don’t be lazy, get your booster to prevent Omicron, says Dr Faisal Sultan

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr Faisal Sultan, has asked the public to “cease being lazy and get their booster pictures in the event that they have not already.”

As Pakistan fights the fifth COVID-19 wave led by the Omicron, Dr Sultan urged folks to get their pictures.

Previous to that, he had advised folks to get their COVID-19 booster pictures if it had been greater than six months since that they had their second dose.

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