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Sindh to block salaries of Covid unvaccinated employees

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Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah announced that government employees will not be paid unless they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. 

The primary goal is to urge people to get the COVID-19 immunisation. The Sindh Chief Minister has issued a ‘no vaccination, no salary’ order to the Finance Department, instructing it to freeze salaries for the month of July if any employee refuses to be vaccinated. 

Presiding over the meeting of the Provincial Task Force on coronavirus on Thursday at the CM House, Murad declared the COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all citizens of the province.

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“We have to secure our citizens by taking some drastic measures,” he said. He directed the Sindh Health Department to establish vaccination coverage facilities in every nook and corner of the province.

In the meantime, the vaccination against Covid-19 is going well, with more than 8,518,924 million vaccine doses administered so far. 

The coronavirus positivity rate is at 3.58 percent, marking the eleventh day in a row that the country has reported a positive rate of less than 5%. 

Sindh has recorded 320,488 Covid cases, Punjab has reported 340,989, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported 133,450, Islamabad has reported 81,446, Balochistan has reported 25,370, Azad Jammu and Kashmir has reported 19,344, and Gilgit Baltistan has recorded 5,608.

Sindh declares Covid vaccination mandatory for all citizens

Despite the lethal third wave that has wrought devastation, Pakistan is reporting a decrease in coronavirus incidence. 

Everyone above the age of 18 in Pakistan will be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The federal government has developed a digital platform for registration, which assigns a code to each individual. They can then get vaccinated at a designated vaccination centre. 

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