Federal Minister for Planning, and head of the NCOC Asad Umar, with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) Health Dr. Faisal Sultan, held a joint press conference on Tuesday and announced new steps the government is taking to deal with the spread of Corona Virus.
Pakistan is currently battling the fourth wave of Covid-19
Pakistan is currently battling the fourth wave of the deadly epidemic with more than 91,000 active cases and closing the top number of 108,642 convicted during the first year of last year.
Vaccination for citizens aged 15 and 16 will also start soon
As the government intensifies efforts to vaccinate large numbers of people, Dr. Sultan also shared that the process of vaccinating citizens aged 15-16 will begin soon, however he also highlighted that the government is also launching a program to vaccinate patients at risk of health, as long as they are over 12 years old. They will be vaccinated with a specific vaccine at certain facilities.
Vaccination for citizens over 17 years begins on 1 September
People across the country or over the age of 17 can receive the novel coronavirus vaccine from 1 September, NCOC director Asad Umar
Vaccination for travelers
The government has introduced the third phase of vaccination as well. People who need a specific vaccine to travel abroad will take vaccination from 1 September.
There will be two conditions for this:
1 Visa and vaccine requirement of the country they are traveling to
2 A lump sum will charged to these people.
Unvaccinated students will not be allowed inside campuses.
The government has forced school staff and student transport workers to be fully vaccinated on 30 September, In addition Dr. Faisal Sultan has announced that immunizations for students above age 15 will launched soon.
Here are some of the restrictions announced by NCOC: Asad Umar
1-Only fully immunized people will be allowed to board both international and domestic flights from 30 September.
2-Unvaccinated people who visit and work in supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, and guesthouses will not be allowed inside after 30 September.
3-Unvaccinated people will be banned from using public transport after 15 October.
4-Only fully vaccinated people are allowed on the motorway and highways after 31 October.
Asad Umar said the government had imposed these restrictions to ensure the safety and health of all Pakistanis, “Just because of a few people, we can’t risk the lives of everyone.”
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