Islamabad records lowest 0.66pc Covid-19 positivity rate


Drive-through facility inaugurated at F-9 Mass Vaccination Centre

Zubair Qureshi

The federal capital on Monday recorded lowest Covid-19 positivity i.e. 0.66 percent giving rise to the hopes of the health authorities that the city would soon be free of Covid-19.

According to the District Health department, a total of 3,627 tests for coronavirus were conducted during the last twenty-four hours after which 24 confirmed cases were reported showing the lowest positivity rate of 0.66 per cent.

For the last three days since June 18, no death was reported in the city, the District health department further reports.

With the latest additions in Covid-19 cases, the total number of confirmed cases is now 82,368 while the death toll has reached 775.
The total number of recoveries in the capital so far has reached 80,463.

According to the National Command & Operation Centre (NCOC), weekly positivity has dropped from 10pc to 1pc in last ten weeks that is recorded the lowest so far while the District Health Officer of Islamabad (DHO) Dr Zaeem Zia talking to Pakistan Observer said, we are rolling out the vaccination programme according to the convenience of the residents of Islamabad.

He asked them to drive through for vaccination at the designated place in the F-9 Mass Vaccination Centre (MVC) that will provide 24-hour service to the visitors whose names are duly registered with NADRA and they have the message from the Health Helpline.

Meanwhile, Zafar Masud, President of the Bank of Punjab (BoP) inaugurated the drive through facility at the MVC F-9 Park and hoped it would help more and more residents of the federal capital get vaccinated.

The government was taking commendable steps for vaccination of the large chunk of population and we as responsible citizens and the private and the public sector both should support the government’s efforts, he said.

The drive through facility has been launched in collaboration with Islamabad admin office and the Deputy Commissioner Islamabad office.

To a question, Dr Zaeem Zia said all the vaccination centres in the federal capital are fully functional and there is no shortage of vaccines at any vaccination centre in the city.

On Sunday, they remained closed down as per the weekly holiday, said Dr Zaeem adding there was no truth in the reports that Islamabad’s vaccination centres had run short of vaccines.

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