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Pfizer will only be administered to people with weak immune system – Dr Faisal Sultan

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has said that Pfizer covid-19 vaccine will only be administered to immunocompromised (people with weak immune system), Geo News reported.

As per reports, Faisal Sultan stated that the distribution of Pfizer vaccine to provinces and federal units for vaccination has already started. The Pfizer vaccine arrived within the country last month.
He added that Ministry of Health will soon release the small print about the immunocompromised on the official portal.

Sharing the small print about how the said vaccine are going to be distributed within the country, the premier’s aide said that the federal was distributing 51,000 doses of the vaccine, adding that it had received 106,000 doses of the vaccine via COVAX.
As per Dr Faisal, Punjab will get 26,000 doses of the mRNA vaccine, Sindh will get 12,000 doses, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has been sent 8,000 doses while Balochistan has been given 2,000 doses.

One thousand doses of the Pfizer vaccine are going to be sent to Islamabad, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, he added.

Around 300,000 fail to urge second dose of vaccine

A total of 300,000 people within the country, who received their first doses of covid-19 vaccine, never showed up to receive the second dose.

Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that a call center was being established to contact such people and convince them to finish their vaccination.

“We are categorising such people; there’s an opportunity that a number of them may need died before getting their second dose. Another group which has been identified consists of these who contracted Covid-19 after receiving their first dose then decided to not get the other . Others may need fallen to the negative propaganda and skipped the vaccination”, Dawn quoted a politician from the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS), as saying.
Pakistan’s corona positivity falls below 3 per cent

The coronavirus positivity ratio in Pakistan has dropped below 3 per cent, because the country reported 1,383 new infections within the last 24 hours. With these numbers the entire active cases within the country are now at 46,190.

As per the newest figures shared by the National Command and Operation Centre’s recent (NCOC), 53 more deaths were also reported during an equivalent period of time , taking the general price to 21,376.

The nationwide recoveries rising to 867,447.

During the last 24 hours, the foremost deaths occurred in Punjab followed by Sindh. Out of the entire 53 deaths, 18 people died on ventilators. there’s no patient on a ventilator in Balochistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Breakdown of cases and deaths reported within the last 24 hours is given below.

Sindh: 707 cases, 8 deaths
Punjab: 307 cases, 35 deaths
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa: 223 cases, 6 deaths
Balochistan: 74 cases, 1 death
Islamabad: 40 cases, 1 death
Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 19 cases, 2 deaths
Gilgit Baltistan: 13 cases

Coronavirus vaccination is now mandatory in Sindh

The Sindh government has made it mandatory for all citizens to receive their covid-19 vaccination, because it relaxed the restrictions across the province in the week .

All organisations, offices and businesses are given fortnight to urge their employees and staff vaccinated. After the 2 weeks are up, random checks will happen .In a notification issued earlier by the Sindh home department, the restrictions were eased, beaches were opened and traders got relaxation to open their businesses for more hours during a day.

Global workload

Globally, the entire number of infections from covid-19 has crossed 173.5 million, while the deaths have surged to quite 3.73 million, consistent with Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Tuesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the present global caseload and price stood at 173,538,801 and 3,734,654, respectively.The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world`s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,377,632 and 597,946, respectively.

In terms of infections, India follows in second place with 28,909,975 cases. In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 474,414 fatalities.

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