Strict restrictions imposed for non-vaccinated persons

Staff Reporter

The National Command and Operation Centre on Thursday announced that fresh restrictions will be applicable from today (October 1) for non-vaccinated individuals, including a ban on boarding domestic and international flights.

Non-vaccinated people will also not be allowed into educational institutions, shopping malls, or restaurants as of Friday, said the National Command and Operation Center, the country’s anti-virus task force, urging people to get vaccinated before the Friday deadline.

On Tuesday, the NCOC relaxed restrictions in the eight most-vaccinated cities, namely Quetta, Peshawar, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Gilgit, and Skardu.

Asad Umar, who heads the nation’s Covid-19 response, said in a separate statement that the only way to overcome the coronavirus pandemic was to “get a high percentage of citizens vaccinated.”

“Therefore, as part of the strategy to reward citizens and cities which vaccinate, there will be higher restrictions on cities with low level of vaccination & on citizens who are not vaccinated,” he added.

The National Command and Operation Center announced vaccination certificates are “mandatory for domestic travellers from October 1.”

Vaccination certificates will be checked at airport upon receipt of boarding card, says PIA spokesperson. People won’t be allowed to use railway and airline services without showing their vaccination cards.

The NCOC further announced that vaccination certificates will be made “mandatory for domestic travellers from October 1.”

Meanwhile, Pakistan on Thursday reported 39 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,245,127. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 27,729 on Thursday.

According to the latest figures by the NCOC 1,742 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

Till now 12,617 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 7,382 in Sindh, 5,537 in KP, 923 in Islamabad, 738 in Azad Kashmir, 348 in Balochistan, and 184 in GB.

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