Islamabad: Pakistan has achieved the millstone of administering 10 million Covid-19 vaccine shots to people, said Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar.
According to details, a special ceremony was held in National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) as country successfully administers ten million doses to seven million people.
While addressing media alongside Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Asad Umar said that government aims to vaccinate 70 million people by December 2021.
“More than 300,000 people are being administered Covid-19 vaccine shots on daily basis. It was difficult to enforce restrictions but that yielded positive results. Vaccine is the only way out of it,” he said while urging everyone to get shots.
Earlier, the NCOC in a tweet said that as many as 335,790 people were vaccinated across Pakistan on June 08, taking the total number of doses administered till now reaches 10m mark.
Pakistan is presently experiencing the third wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than previous two waves.
According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,118 cases of coronavirus were reported while 77 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 21,453.
The NCOC stated that the positivity rate stands at 2.54%. The total number of cases has reached 936,131. As many as 869,691 patients have recovered from the disease with 3,024 critical cases.