Govt can’t lift restrictions until all citizens get vaccinated: Faisal

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan said that the coronavirus restrictions will not be eased till all citizens are vaccinated against Covid-19.

The SAPM in a video message said that coronavirus restrictions will be eased once citizens start getting themselves inoculated.

Dr Faisal Sultan said that the country is reporting a decline in Covid-19 cases and the coronavirus positivity ratio has dropped to the lowest at 4 percent.

“The coronavirus positivity rate has dropped considerably because of the effective government measures in tackling the deadly third wave of coronavirus,” he added.

Faisal Sultan further said that the Covid-19 situation in Sindh is still critical as the positivity ratio stands at 7 percent in the province.

The SAPM also urged people not to pay heed to rumours about the efficacy and side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine being administered in the country.

Meanwhile, for the sixth consecutive day, the coronavirus positivity rate of Pakistan remained below 4% as signs indicated that the third wave of the coronavirus is subsiding.

The data issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) showed that Pakistan carried out 52,427 tests in the last 24 hours out of which 1,629 returned positive.

As per the new data, Pakistan’s positivity rate stands at 3.1% while the coronavirus positive cases in the country climbed to 932,140.

The country also reported 76 deaths from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide death toll to 21,265.

As the coronavirus cases decline, the National Command and Operation Centre greenlighted the reopening of all educational institutes in districts with low coronavirus positivity ratio from today.