The Federal Capital recorded 1.04 per cent COVID-19 positivity rate on Thursday as 46 persons tested positive after 4,419 tests in the last twenty hours.
According to the District Health Department of Islamabad, the decline in the coronavirus cases in Islamabad is due to the widespread vaccine drive that is now being administered even through mobile vaccination units.
Besides the vaccination centres set up at hospitals, shopping centres and various other corporate premises, we have also launched 22 mobile vaccination units which are administering vaccines to the residents, said Dr Zaeem Zia while talking to Pakistan Observer on Thursday.
On Thursday, three new mobile vaccination units were set up at the Establishment Division and at a private company’s offices in Islamabad’s H-13 sector.
People’s overwhelming response to the vaccination is quite reassuring, said Dr Zaeem adding it also contributed to decline of COVID-19 positivity to around 1 per cent (rather less than one on Tuesday and Wednesday) in Islamabad.
Mobile camps have also been set up at the Accountant General of Pakistan Revenue (AGPR) office, IT Park I-9 Sector and other easily accessible places, he said.
Meanwhile, vaccination of policemen against COVID-19 has begun in Police Lines Islamabad H-11.
These copa according to a statement issued by Islamabad Police are standing on the front line in fight against this pandemic and serving the citizens with dedication to protect them from coronavirus.
Following the directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Qazi Jamil ur Rehman, a medical camp has been arranged in the Police line headquarters by AIG Establishment, SSP (Headquarters) Muhamad Omer Khan for vaccination of policemen against COVID-19.
IGP Islamabad Qazi Jamilur Rehman said that vaccination of Islamabad policemen has been started in coordination with relevant government departments so that cops of the force can be protected from this disease.
He said that policemen of Islamabad are standing on the front line in fight against this pandemic and making utmost efforts along with other departments to ensure implementation on SOPs issued by the government.