The number of Covid-19 cases in Islamabad continues to grow on a daily basis as the city reported 520 new cases of COVID-19, the highest number of single-day cases in last two months.
The number is steadily going up—441 on Wednesday, 452 on Thursday and 524 on Friday.
According to District health Officer of (DHO) of Islamabad Dr Zaeem Zia, after 4,342 tests conducted in Islamabad in the last twenty-four hours, 524 persons were found infected with virus showing 12.07 per cent positivity rate.
This is something we should be mindful of said Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad Mohammad Hamza Shafqaat terming the coronavirus situation in Islamabad quite serious.
He gave the last two months’ figures according to which they were 30-100 during June-July and 100-500 in July-August.
“From one month we went from 30 cases per day to 100 cases per day. In the next month we have gone from 100 per day to more than 500 per day,” said the Deputy Commissioner in his tweet adding the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration had started massive campaigns.
Yesterday, shops were sealed and warnings were issued, today, we will arrest people, warned the DC.
Meanwhile the federal capital has expanded Covid-19 vaccination for the students (aged 16-18 years) who have to travel abroad for studies.
In the light of the National Command & Operation Centre (NCOC) decision, students between 16 and 18 years of age are eligible to get a jab if they had to go overseas for education to universities requiring mandatory vaccination, he said.
“They will be administered Moderna vaccine subject to producing their valid visa and university documents upon arrival at vaccination centre for vaccination,” said the DHO of the federal capital.
Children under 18 will have to follow the same process of registering via an SMS on the government helpline 1166, and wait for information about a health center he said.