Cities with low vaccination rate to have higher restrictions: Umar

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COVID-19: Asad Umar says unvaccinated people should avoid northern areas
Staff Reporter
Islamabad

National Command and Operations Centre chief Asad Umar announced on Wednesday that cities with a low level of vaccination as well as unvaccinated individuals will be imposed with higher restrictions.

The NCOC chief stated in a tweet that, “The only way out of the Covid pandemic is to get a high percentage of citizens vaccinated.”

He added that, “Therefore as part of the strategy to reward citizens and cities which vaccinate, there will be higher restrictions on cities with a low level of vaccination and on citizens who are not vaccinated.”

Moreover, the NCOC chief added, in another tweet, that the country’s nerve centre for anti-Covid measures has decided to relax Covid-19 related restrictions in eight cities which have the highest level of vaccination.

“These include Quetta, Peshawar, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Gilgit and Skardu,” Umar stated.

The minister added that starting from October 1, a number of restrictions will be imposed on adults who were not yet fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced that cinemas had been allowed to re-open in eight cities including Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

“It is hoped that the administrations of Lahore and Karachi will increase the vaccination drive so that cinemas in these cities can also open in the next ten days,” the information minister said in a tweet.

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