Plane arrives from China today with 0.5m doses of vaccine

Plane arrives from China today with 0.5m doses of vaccine

• Registration of citizens over 65 years of age to begin in two weeks
• Minister says vaccination likely to start in Islamabad
• Pakistan to get another 1.1m pre-booked doses

ISLAMABAD: A special Pakistan Air Force (PAF) plane was due to leave Beijing for Islamabad on Monday (today) with around half a million doses of Covid-19 vaccine gifted by China.

In another development, the government has decided to start registration of citizens over 65 years in the next two weeks.

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), on the other hand, reported that another 1,599 people had contracted the virus while 34 lost their lives in a single day. It further said 2,591 patients were under treatment.

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