PIA airlifts two million doses of COVID vaccine from China

PIA airlifts two million doses of COVID vaccine from China

Currently over five million doses of covid vaccine have been administered in Pakistan

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)’s conducted a special flight to Beijing for carrying two million doses of the Sinovac vaccine. According to PIA Country Manager for China Qadir Bux Sangi the airline previously carried a million doses through a special flight as well. Pakistan will likely get 13 million doses of vaccines manufactured by CanSino, SinoPharm, and Sinovac among others under the COVAX program.  

Currently, people aged 30 or more can get vaccinated for free under the government’s program. The government is currently targeting the major urban center where the virus has spread more. This will help further reduce the risk of the spread of the virus and lower the risk of serious illness from coronavirus. Pakistan is currently facing the third wave of coronavirus.

Current Figures:

Total doses administered: 5,358,808

Fully vaccinated: 1,286,429

Partially vaccinated: 2,857,746

Coronavirus cases:

New cases in 24 hours: 3,060

Total cases: 903,599

Deaths in 24 hours:

Total fatalities: 57

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