Pakistan achieves major milestone by fully vaccinating 100 million citizens

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has applauded Pakistan on immunizing 100 million residents against COVID-19.

“Heartiest Congratulations to Pakistan,” the WHO said on Twitter. “The WHO applauds Govt of Pakistan for having over 100 million individuals fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.”

Moreover, Twitter wrote, “This indicates the tremendous efforts made by the Government of Pakistan in ensuring that everyone across the country has access to COVID-19 vaccination.”

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, who directs the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), which manages the epidemic response in the country, called it “a major milestone” in Pakistan’s national vaccination program.

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Almost 100 million Pakistanis are now fully inoculated and “more than 127 million have received at least one dose,” the Minister said, adding that the country is “very close to achieving vaccination of all eligible citizens.”

Besides, Faisal Sultan- Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services has also declared the news on the microblogging platform.

“100 million Pakistanis have been vaccinated against COVID-19,” he wrote.

The positivity rate of COVID-19 in Pakistan fell to 2% on March 6, which is the lowest level in the last couple of months in accordance with data delivered by NCOC Sunday morning.

Likewise, the positivity ratio last time dropped at this low level was on January 5 when the country recorded a 1.8% positivity rate.

The recent figures unveiled by NCOC show that Pakistan logged only 755 new cases of coronavirus, overall recording 1,514,258 cases in a single day.

The national COVID-19 group said that detection of the new infections was recorded when it conducted 37,661 diagnostic tests nationwide in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the country’s daily COVID-19 demise toll fell below 10 once again as only seven people succumbed to the virus overnight, pushing the total number of deaths to 30,265.

However, the current case count after the recent deaths and 886 retrievals was further reduced to 29,611.

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