This {photograph} reveals a syringe poses on a vial of AstraZeneca anti-COVID-19 vaccine in a pharmacy in Paris on March 12, 2021. — AFP/File

The COVID-19 vaccine availability within the nation is passable,  the Nationwide Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) mentioned Tuesday in a press release.

The event got here throughout an NCOC session held in Islamabad, with Nationwide Coordinator Lt Gen Hamood-uz-Zaman Khan within the chair. Particular Assistant to Prime Minister on Well being Dr Faisal Sultan and Chairman Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority (NDMA) Lt Gen Akhtar Nawaz Satti have been in attendance.

In the course of the assembly, the discussion board mentioned the rollout plan of three million Sinovac vaccine doses which are scheduled to reach at present from China by means of a procurement plan for the month of June, the assertion mentioned.

“Chairman NDMA briefed [the meeting] on efforts put in for procurement plan of vaccines out of the allotted finances of US$ 1.2 billion,” the assertion mentioned, including the discussion board reiterated that every one federating models may procure vaccine at their finish.

Up to now, Pakistan has procured 21.13 million vaccines manufactured by completely different firms. Out of the overall, 17 million have been bought, the assertion mentioned.

Subsequent, the discussion board expressed considerations over the rising coronavirus positivity ratio in Gilgit-Baltistan and emphasised on stringent implementation of SOPs almost about tourism within the Northern area of the nation.

“It was reiterated that federating models have the discretion of planning summer season holidays of their respective academic establishments,” the assertion added.

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