Third Covid wave declining yet…


IT is really a matter of satisfaction that the Covid-19 cases have started declining.

Also in a video message on Saturday, Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan said the third wave is steadily declining but warned the fight is not over and people must continue to observe SOPs.

There is no doubt that the pandemic has badly hit different sectors especially the education system.

Educational institutions remained closed almost for the whole year, which badly affected education of students of all levels.

Because of its limitations, the online education could not prove to be as effective as it was being envisaged.

Finally schools are reopening from today (Monday) in a staggered manner and now it is important that people continue to observe precaution so that educational activities could be normalised as these were pre-pandemic.

Most importantly, people in the country must get vaccinated at the earliest as it is the only way through which we can steer out of the pandemic and take the country towards normalisation.

The results of vaccination in the European countries are before us where situation has considerably improved after mass vaccination.

Federal government has taken the right step of launching mass awareness campaign to counter conspiracy theories surrounding the vaccine. We are confident that this will encourage the people to vaccinate themselves.

Simultaneously, both federal and provincial governments must significantly enhance their vaccine administration capacity so that maximum eligible population could be vaccinated by the end of this year.

Apart from importing the vaccine in sufficient quantity, local production of PakVac should be enhanced to meet future requirements.