Pakistan vaccinates over 100,000 people on Afghan border

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has effectively vaccinated over 100,000 people travelling from across Afghan borders against COVID-19 since November last year. This was disclosed during the meeting of Afghan Inter-Ministerial Coordination Cell (AICC) chaired by National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf. The

Vaccination drive against measles, rubella to commence today

RAWALPINDI: A two-week long vaccination campaign against measles and rubella diseases begins on Monday (today) to immunize more than 90 million children across the country. According to the Health Ministry, more than 90 million children across the country will be

Vaccination commences for citizens aged 17 against COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: The government has commenced a vaccination drive for people aged 17 years or above from September 1 (today) as part of efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Earlier, people who were aged 18 or older were

Domestic air travel banned for unvaccinated passengers

ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has banned domestic air travel for unvaccinated people in an attempt to scale up COVID-19 vaccination drive. According to a notification, all unvaccinated people aged 18 years and above will not be able to

Complete lockdown is no solution to tackling surging cases: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has announced a number of measures to ensure vaccination of people against COVID-19 in high-risk sectors. Briefing the media persons along with Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan, the

NCOC stresses on vaccination of workers by July 31

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has banned travelling without a vaccination certificate after August 1 as cases rise across the country. According to a statement by the forum, visitors to tourist spots aged 30 and above will

Sindh to reopen primary schools from June 21

KARACHI: Sindh government has announced to reopen primary schools from June 21 and other measures aimed at easing coronavirus restrictions. The decision was made during a meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force chaired by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. The

NCOC declares COVID-19 vaccination obligatory for public, private sector employees

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Centre has declared COVID-19 vaccination obligatory for public and private sector employees, saying that all government servants will have to be vaccinated by the end of this month. The decision to this effect was taken

Two policemen shot dead in attack on polio team in Mardan

PESHAWAR: Unidentified gunmen attacked and martyred two policemen assigned to provide security to a polio vaccination team. A heavy contingent of police reached the site of the incident after the attack and cordoned the area. A search operation was also

Five-day nationwide polio campaign to start on March 29

ISLAMABAD: A five-day polio vaccination campaign will start from March 29 during which over 40 million children under the age of five will be inoculated. Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health Dr Faisal Sultan launched the national polio immunisation drive

Putin gets COVID-19 vaccination behind closed doors

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin was vaccinated against Covid-19 on Tuesday out of sight of the cameras, his spokesman said, raising questions whether the gesture will boost comparatively low immunization rates in Russia. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin is

Pakistan records ‘highest daily’ COVID-19 vaccination rate: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Wednesday said that Pakistan recorded the ‘highest daily vaccination rate’ yesterday. In a statement on Twitter, the federal minister, who also heads the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), said more

COVID-19 vaccination compulsory for Hajj this year: Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry has ruled that only people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed to attend the Hajj this year. “The Covid-19 vaccine is mandatory for those willing to come to the haj and will

Coronavirus vaccination drive begins nationwide

ISLAMABAD: The National Immunization Drive against COVID-19 formally commenced across the country on Wednesday, one year after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The healthcare staff were administered with first shots of China’s Sinopharm vaccine at a special ceremony at

Europe rolls out mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign

BRUSSELS: Europe launches a cross-border vaccination programme of unprecedented scale on Sunday as part of efforts to end a COVID-19 pandemic that has crippled economies and claimed more than 1.7 million lives around the world. The region of 450 million

Novak Djokovic opposes compulsory coronavirus vaccination

BELGRADE: Tennis player Novak Djokovic has said he would face a dilemma if it becomes compulsory for players to get vaccinated before they can start competing once the tennis season resumes following the hiatus created by the coronavirus pandemic. “Personally

Rethinking anti-polio strategy

It has been emphasised several times that Pakistan is in the midst of a polio epidemic. The country is one of the last bastions of polio on the planet, and rather than given millions of children a fighting chance against

Stray dogs menace

As rabid dog bite cases are on the rise in Sindh, the provincial government is launching a new initiative to control stray dog population and fight against rabies. Under the program, over 500, 000 dogs would be vaccinated and sterilised