Pakistan’s National Command and Operation Centre  has said it will domestic air travel for citizens to be vaccinated against the coronavirus disease Covid-19.

 The Pakistan government has the restriction will come into effect from August 1 and all who have not vaccinated citizens who are above the age of 18 will come under it.

According to The country’s National Command and Operation Centre , restriction from 1 august will come into effect  with certain exemptions.

According to NCOC, “Restriction FOR domestic air travel & people travelling from Pakistan from abroad or arrival from a foreign country  from this restriction. It is also not applicable to link flights if these are within 72 hours of arrival or departure,”

 A total no of 25,432,173 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Pakistan , including 517,255 on July 24, the NCOC informed .

On  Twitter, Asad Umar, the Federal Minister for Planning, who also heads the NCOC, said the target is to ensure that at least 40% of the eligible peoples  is vaccinated, across all major citieies.

According to the document,  will also be applicable to partially vaccinated people, foreign nationals, Pakistani nationals with documentary proof they were vaccinated abroad, and patients with clinical test condition

The National Command and Operation Centre was formed in April 2020 as a principal body governing Pakistan’s national Covid-19 efforts. TheMinistry of National Health Services said on Sunday the country’s cumulative Covid-19 infection tally has crossed the 1 million , as 2819 more people tested positive in the last 24 hours, taking the overall caseload to 1,004,694.

 According to the ministry’s data, 45 more people succumbed due to the viral disease in this period, taking the death toll past the 23,000-mark to 23,016.

The latest positivity rate was recorded at 6.32%, which is the highest during that is called Pakistan’s 4th wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which hit the country in the early days of July.

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