Vaccination begins at seminaries; 2000 students, teachers to receive jabs



The Covid vaccination drive has begun at seminaries as 2000 students and teachers at a religious educational institute in Karachi would receive jabs on Tuesday, ARY NEWS reported.

According to details, the health teams would visit Jamia tur Rasheed today and administer COIVD-19 vaccines to teachers and students at the seminary.

The step is aimed at creating awareness among the masses in order to promote the vaccination process among different segments of society.

It is pertinent to mention here that the government has introduced various curbs aimed at expediting the vaccination process in the country.

After reaching the milestone of administering more than 10 million doses on June 09, the National Command and Operation Centre made Covid-19 vaccination obligatory for public and private sector employees.

The government has also made it mandatory for the educational institutes in the country to ensure vaccination of their staff including teachers in order to minimize the risk of getting infected as the last National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) meeting allowed the provinces to decide on their own regarding the reopening of the educational institutes.

Meanwhile, as many as 13 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 5,440 and 545 new cases emerged when 11,852 tests were conducted.

This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Tuesday.

He added that 13 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 5,440 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate. Mr. Syed Murad Ali Shah said that 11,852 samples were tested which detected 545 cases that constituted 4.6 percent current detection rate.

He added that so far 4,492,453 tests have been conducted against which 337,035 cases were diagnosed, of them 92.7 percent or 312,337 patients have recovered, including 558 overnight.

The Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that currently 19,258 patients were under treatment, of them 18,601 were in home isolation, 596 at different hospitals and 61 patients in Isolation Centers.

CM Murad Ali Shah added that the condition of 538 patients was stated to be critical, including 51 shifted to ventilators. According to the statement, out of 545 new cases, 437 have been detected from Karachi.

Explaining the district-wise statistics, he added that Karachi East 145, Karachi South 119, Central 62, Malir 48, West 32 and Korangi 31.


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