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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms and NCOC head Asad Umar has stressed the need for meeting the vaccination targets to avoid the fifth wave of COVID-19.
In a tweet on Thursday, he said if a large number of people remain unvaccinated, we remain vulnerable despite sharp decline in cases.
The Minister said the second dose is vital for protection against COVID-19.
He said best vaccination progress has been reported in Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit and Mirpur while the progress is good in Skardu, Charsadda and Sargodha.
To ensure there is no 5th wave of covid we have to meet vaccination targets set. Otherwise despite sharp decline in cases we remain vulnerable, if large number of people remain unvaccinated. Remember that 2nd dose is vital for protection against covid. Get fully vaccinated
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) October 21, 2021
However, he said district administrations and health teams need to improve vaccination process in Hyderabad, Nowshera, Faisalabad, Quetta, Karachi, Mingora and Mardan.
The outbreak of coronavirus in Pakistan has broken out, with 622 more cases of the epidemic reported in the country and 16 people have died.
According to statistics released by the National Command and Operations Center, 16 more deaths and 622 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours.
During the last 24 hours, a total of 44,334 tests were conducted across Pakistan while the proportion of positive cases stood at 1.69 percent. However, the condition of 1690 patients in the country is still critical and according to official statistics, 1112 patients have recovered from the virus.