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NCOC decides to start vaccination of children above 12

Asad Omar says special campaign will be launched in schools for vaccination of children (Photo: Facebook)

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to start vaccination of children aged 12 years and above in the country to prevent coronavirus.

According to Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, the National Command and Operation Center has decided to start vaccination of children above 12 years of age to protect them from coronavirus. A special campaign will be launched in schools in this regard.

It is to be noted that after the order of the court to stop the arrests of those who did not get the corona vaccine, the Sindh Home Department issued an order to the corona SOPs related to the transport sector.

Corona vaccination has been made mandatory for traveling on motorways in the province and it has been said that buses, trains, taxi drivers, home delivery service staff and should be vaccinated immediately. 

In addition, the order said that on September 26 and 27, the concerned agencies, especially the Corona Vaccination Card, must be checked and the bus stands and buses which do not vaccinate the staff will be sealed. 

The Sindh Home Department has issued instructions to all the commissioners of the province to implement the new orders regarding corona SOPs while directing the police and administration to take strict action.

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On the other hand, the corona virus continues to kill in Pakistan, the epidemic claimed the lives of 41 more people, while 14 more people in the country fell victim to corona.

According to the NCOC, 44,116 tests were conducted in the country during the last 24 hours, of which 1,400 were positive. The positive case rate in the country was 3.17% while Corona claimed the lives of 41 people and the condition of 4015 people are said to be critical.