RWP achieves 60pc Covid-19 vaccination target

City Reporter

Chief Executive Officer District Health Authority Dr Faiza Kanwal has that around 1,938,276 people had received their dose in the district out of the total population of 3.2 million.

Talking to media, She said free of cost doses were being administered at the Covid-19 centres, while the vaccination was the only way to control the spread of the corona pandemic.

Meanwhile, in a bid to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the wake of the 4th wave of the pandemic, the Primary and Secondary Health Care Commission, Punjab extended the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for bazaars and public places in four cities of the province including Rawalpindi.

According to the notification, which would be remained in force until September 15, all business centres would be closed by 8.00 pm while no business would be allowed on Saturdays and Sundays.

It said medical services, pharmacies, vaccination centres collection points and laboratories would remain open round the clock and seven days a week.

Similarly, grocery and general stores, flour chakkis, dairy shops, fruit and vegetable shops, tandoors and petrol pumps would also remain unaffected.

The new schedule will not apply to tyre puncture shops, filling plants, workshops, spare-part shops and shops selling agricultural equipment and machinery.

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