The government will begin the covid-19 vaccine drive for senior citizens of Pakistan having age above 65 years, and the registration process for vaccine campaign is currently underway. As per latest stats shared by the government, around 180,000 senior citizens have so far registered for the vaccine.

However, this number is being termed as a slow response, as there are eight million senior citizens in Pakistan and only 2.25 per cent of them have registered so far. The registration process for senior citizens began two weeks ago.

The government has urged people to get registered for the vaccine which will be beginning soon, as currently all the health care workers in the country are being vaccinated against the disease. This response can be related to the hesitation many health officials are currently exhibiting, as several health professionals have refused to get vaccinate as well.

 

Meanwhile, if any senior citizen wants to get registered for the vaccine doses, they can register by sending an SMS from any mobile phone with your CNIC to 1166 or visit nims.nadra.gov.pk to get registered.

Vaccine center and date of appointment be communicated once vaccine arrives, the government had earlier notified.

On the other hand, Pakistan is reporting new cases and deaths daily due to the second wave of coronavirus. As per latest stats, 42 more people have lost their lives in the last 24 hours, and 1,163 new infections have also been reported.

With these new figures, the total active cases in the country stands at 22,184 and the death toll has reached 12,938 since inception.

 

Some 31,948 tests were conducted across the country on Monday, including 7,315 in Sindh, 13,616 in Punjab, 6,021 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 3,836 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 369 in Balochistan, 315 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), and 476 in AJK.

Around 547,406 people have recovered from the disease as well, making it a significant count with over 90 per cent recovery ratio of the affected patients.

In the last 24 hours, Punjab has reported 629 new coronavirus cases and 28 deaths, Islamabad recorded 143 cases, Azad Jammu and Kashmir recorded 37 cases and five fatalities, KP reported 191 new infections and six more deaths, Balochistan recorded 17 new cases.

 

Globally, over 114.37 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus and 2,640,271 have died, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 28,605,527 and 513,091, respectively. India comes in second place in terms of cases at 11,096,731.

From : pk.mashable.com

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