Pakistan’s COVID-19 Drive

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A man gets vaccinated in Rawalpindi. (Xinhua/Ahmad Kamal/IANS)

Thursday started Covid-19 vaccine registration for people over 19 years of age who have computerised national identity cards (CNIC).

There are 100 million people over the age of 18 years in the country, and “we are targeting 70 million for vaccination to achieve herd immunity”.

The development comes four days after the country allowed vaccination of citizens aged 30
and above against Covid-19.

Around 39 million people will benefit from this decision and almost 100 per cent of the population that can be vaccinated has become eligible for registration.

Pakistan has reported 908,576 Covid cases, with 827,843 recoveries and 20,465 fatalities.

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