Asad Umar urges partially vaccinated citizens to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible
Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives and Chairman National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Asad Umar on Saturday expressed his gratitude on achieving the milestone of 100 million inoculations of Covid-19 vaccines to eligible population in the country.
In a video message, the NCOC chair said, “Thanks to Allah Almighty, the number of vaccinations in the country today has exceeded 100 million.”
Asad said out of the total vaccinations being carried out, around 68 million eligible individuals were administered the Covid-19 vaccines of whom more than 38 million have been fully vaccinated and 30 million have received a single dose. “It is very important that people who have taken one dose get the second dose.”
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The NCOC head also underlined that single dose or partial vaccination ensured limited immunity to the deadly contagious disease whereas complete vaccination is necessary to ensure complete protection from the disease.
الحمد للہ آج ملک میں ویکسینیشن کی تعداد 10 کروڑ سے تجاوز کر گئی ہے. یہ ویکسین 6 کروڑ 80 لاکھ لوگوں نے لگوائی، جن میں سے 3 کروڑ 80 لاکھ سے زائد کی مکمل ویکسینیشن ہو چکی ہے اور 3 کروڑ نے ایک ڈوز لگوائی ہے. انتہائی ضروری ہے کے جو لوگ ایک ڈوز لگوا چکے ہیں وہ دوسری ڈوز بھی لگوائیں
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) October 23, 2021
He said those partially vaccinated 30 million people are requested to get their due second Covid-19 vaccine shot to complete their immunisation.
Asad Umar urged the non-vaccinated individuals to get the coronavirus vaccine for the safety of their family, society and themselves as soon as possible.
Meanwhile the NCOC, in a tweet on its official handle shared the latest disease statistics, where the national tally of the Covid-19 pandemic reported a decline in national positivity ratio below 1.5% amid declining disease trend and death rate.
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The nerve centre for Covid response of the country in its fight against the pandemic wrote that some 39,179 tests were conducted across the country with 552 more people testing positive for the contagious disease. There were 1,648 Covid infected patients under treatment in critical condition in various Covid dedicated healthcare facilities of the country.
The national Covid positivity ratio during the past 24 hours was recorded at 1.40%. The Covid positivity ratio is the percentage of actual positive cases appearing in every 100 tests performed to identify infected individuals.
During the past 24 hours, some 15 infected patients died due to the deadly virus including those under treatment in the hospitals and in their respective quarantines or homes.