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Covid-19: Door-to-door vaccination campaign launched in five major cities of Punjab

July 27, 2021

LAHORE: Door-to-Door vaccination campaign launched in the city with an opening ceremony held at Shadman Lahore on Monday. All district health officers attended the opening ceremony.

It is pertinent to mention here that special vaccination campaigns were also launched in five major cities of Punjab - Lahore, Multan, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Rawalpindi on Monday on the direction of Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid. The vaccination campaign will run from July 26 to August 10, 2021.

In the next phase, 40% of the population of Lahore, Multan, Gujranwala and Faisalabad will be vaccinated. 70% of the population of Rawalpindi will also be vaccinated during the campaign. The door-to-door campaign is being run at the level of the Union Council for public convenience in view of the increase in corona cases.

Yasmin urged the people to ensure full implementation of corona SOPs. Vaccination is the only way to stop the spread of the coronavirus. It is imperative that all people over the age of 18 be vaccinated immediately, she said.

Muhammad Qasim adds from Rawalpindi: Over 340 patients have tested positive for coronavirus illness, Covid-19 from Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi district in a day after May 9 showing stronger and faster spread, while it also claimed another three lives from the region.

With the 343 Covid-19 new cases from the region, the total number of patients so far reported from the twin cities crossed the figure of 112,000 on Monday, while 1,810 patients have lost their lives.

It is worth mentioning here that a significant proportion of the population that has left the twin cities to spend Eid ul Azha in their native towns are back in the region as almost all public and private sector offices received full attendance on Monday after Eid holidays. Many experts fear the number of patients may go up in the coming days particularly after reopening of educational institutions in August.

The data collected by ‘The News’ on Monday reveals that another two patients died of Covid-19 from Rawalpindi district in the last 24 hours taking death toll from the district to 1017 while one patient died of Covid-19 from the federal capital in the last 24 hours that has taken death toll from ICT to 793.

In the last 24 hours, as many as 261 patients tested positive for Covid-19 from ICT taking the total number of confirmed patients so far reported from the federal capital to 85,780 of which 82,628 patients have recovered. The number of active cases from the federal capital has jumped to 2,359 on Monday after addition of 111 active cases to the existing pool.

Meanwhile, another 82 patients tested positive for the illness from Rawalpindi district in the last 24 hours that has taken the total to 26,238 of which 24,531 patients have so far recovered. Similarly, the number of active cases from the district jumped to 690 of which 65 patients were undergoing treatment while 625 were in home isolation.