Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has said that the government plans to open registration for Covid-19 vaccination for all citizens after Eid. While speaking to senior journalists, Umar said so far 14,000 people had received vaccination through the private sector, while 1.1 million were inoculated as part of the government campaign.
The minister said China was Pakistan’s “primary source” for vaccination for now, adding that the Cansino Covid-19 vaccine will also be available in the country after Eid.
“We will be able to vaccinate more than 125,000 people per day after Eid,” Umar told media representatives.
He also termed the next five to six weeks “critical” for the ongoing third wave of the virus in Pakistan, as over 100 deaths were reported for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, taking the overall tally to 15,000 mortalities.