Record 383,000 vaccinations carried out in a day: Asad

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

National Command and Operations Centre chief Asad Umar said on Sunday that Pakistan crossed the 300,000 Covid-19 vaccination mark in a single day, in a first since the inoculation drive began.

The single-day vaccination tally has now taken the total number of country’s vaccinations to over 7 million.

In a tweet, Umar stated that a total of 383,000, people were vaccinated in Pakistan on Saturday.

“Alhamdulillah, a new record of vaccination was set in one day yesterday,” the NCOC chairman said, adding that, “The number of registrants is also steadily increasing and 11.663 million people have registered so far.”

Pakistan reported 2,697 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s Covid-19 tally to 918,936.

The country’s death toll climbed to 20,736 after 56 more people succumbed to the deadly disease.

The National Command and Operations Centre has decided to establish separate Covid vaccination centres for the teachers and educational staff.

The decision has been made to expedite the vaccination process for the teachers and the non-teaching staff amid the third wave of the pandemic.

New centres would be established countrywide at the tehsil level, while separate counters would be reserved for the teachers at the already functional vaccination centres countrywide.