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No domestic air travel for unvaccinated Pakistanis: NCOC

New directives to be imposed from August 1

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 24, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
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Posted: Jul 24, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
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If you have plans of travelling up North, make sure you are vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. The National Command and Operation Centre has made coronavirus vaccination certificates mandatory for domestic air travel from August 1. Get yourself vaccinated by July 31 and carry your immunisation certificates at all times to avoid any trouble, the forum tweeted Saturday. Earlier in the day, NCOC chief Asad Umar said that Pakistan saw the least number of coronavirus-related deaths per million population in the South Asian region. In a tweet, the minister said 102 people per million lost their lives due to Covid-19 in Pakistan while the following countries in the region saw much higher death tolls: Iran: 1,037Nepal: 326India: 301Sri Lanka: 186Afghanistan: 160 Bangladesh: 113 The risk is not over yet, he pointed out, stressing that it is extremely important people follow SOPs and vaccinate. Pakistan has reported a surge in Covid-19 cases since the end of June. In the last 24 hours, as many as 1,425 new cases were recorded, in what is being called the fourth wave of the pandemic in Pakistan. Follow SAMAA English on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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If you have plans of travelling up North, make sure you are vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

The National Command and Operation Centre has made coronavirus vaccination certificates mandatory for domestic air travel from August 1.

Get yourself vaccinated by July 31 and carry your immunisation certificates at all times to avoid any trouble, the forum tweeted Saturday.

Earlier in the day, NCOC chief Asad Umar said that Pakistan saw the least number of coronavirus-related deaths per million population in the South Asian region.

In a tweet, the minister said 102 people per million lost their lives due to Covid-19 in Pakistan while the following countries in the region saw much higher death tolls:

  • Iran: 1,037
  • Nepal: 326
  • India: 301
  • Sri Lanka: 186
  • Afghanistan: 160
  • Bangladesh: 113

The risk is not over yet, he pointed out, stressing that it is extremely important people follow SOPs and vaccinate.

Pakistan has reported a surge in Covid-19 cases since the end of June. In the last 24 hours, as many as 1,425 new cases were recorded, in what is being called the fourth wave of the pandemic in Pakistan.

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