Prudent policies adopted to control coronavirus

Our Correspondent

State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said on Sunday that COVID-19 had not only emerged as a grave threat to human health but it had also shattered the world economy badly.

However, he added, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had adopted prudent policies to control it through sincere efforts and smart lockdown.

Talking to the media after his visit to a vaccination centre at Samanabad here, he expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements made for vaccination of elderly people.

He said that now registration of people above 40 years had also been started. He said that 17 vaccination centres were already working in Faisalabad.

However, in view of expected rush at these centres, five new centres would also be established in the city.

After that, daily 20,000 vaccine shots would be dispensed, he added. The state minister for information said that the government had sufficient stock of vaccine, and 25 million dozes would be available till next May-June.

He appreciated the National Command Operation Centre (NCOC) for properly handling the pandemic and enhancing the capacity of corona-related facilities.

He said the country had the capacity of conducting only 400 corona tests daily when the pandemic broke out.