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NCOC finalizes recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine procurement

Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar. Source: FILE

KARACHI: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has finalized recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine procurement.

This news was announced by Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar that the task force of experts headed by SAPM health Dr. Faisal Sultan had developed the recommendations which were discussed and finalized today.

The NCOC was held today and chaired by Asad Umar. The session was attended by the executive director of the National Institute of Health (NIH) Professor Dr. Aamer Ikram and other high-level officials, whereas, Provincial chief secretaries attended the session via video link. 

During the session, concerned federal and provincial officials have given a briefing to the high-ups regarding the smart lockdown amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. They elaborated that 5,082 spots with a population of over 2 million were kept under smart lockdown including 1,459 in Punjab, 206 in Sindh, 182 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and 330 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).

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A complete lockdown has been imposed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) till 6th December as the highest positivity rate is recorded in the region followed by 11.95 percent in Balochistan including 9.9 percent in Quetta.