New 2,511 corona cases, 58 deaths in Pakistan

In just 24 hours, Pakistan announced 2,511 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases in the world to 609,964.

Additionally, 1,136 people recovered from the viral disease in a single day, bringing the overall number of patients that have recovered to 573,014.

The death toll in the world has increased to 13,595 after 58 people died of the disease.

From today, Tuesday, people above the age of 70 will be able to get vaccinated on the spot.

Due to a high death rate among senior citizens, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) announced on Monday that elderly citizens aged 70 and up who have registered on the helpline 1166 will be able to step into any vaccination center from Tuesday (today) to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

according to the reports, President Dr. Arif Alvi and First Lady Samina Alvi received their vaccines at a vaccination center in Tarlai, Islamabad’s suburbs.

After the NCOC conference, which was also attended by all chief secretaries via video connection, people were urged to ensure that senior citizens were vaccinated, as the majority of mortality cases were registered in this age group.

The walk-in vaccination policy will be implemented throughout the world, as well as in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

According to the center, elderly citizens can register themselves by sending their computerized national identity card (CNIC) number to 1166. They can also visit any vaccination center. They should, however, bring their CNICs along with them.

The meeting raised concern about the increasing national positivity ratio and an uptick in hospital admissions and urged regional governments to take stringent measures against anyone that breach basic operating procedures (SOPs)

Punjab was found to be responsible for 55% of national mortality, according to the NCOC.

The NCOC also asked tourists visiting Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and other destinations to follow proper SOPs.

It urged provinces to ensure that health regulations were enforced in transportation and hotels, failing which the tourism industry could be closed down.

Heavy fines, company closures, and the imposition of a prison term, according to a Ministry of National Health Services official who asked not to be identified.

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