NCOC says COVID-19 vaccination centres to stay closed on Friday as an alternative of Sunday

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Senior residents receiving jabs of Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine at a vaccination centre established at Expo Centre in Lahore on April 7, 2021. — APP/File

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has introduced coronavirus vaccination centres throughout Pakistan will stay closed on Friday as an alternative of Sunday. 

The NCOC, in a tweet on Thursday, stated the change within the schedule will likely be efficient beginning tomorrow.

Earlier on March 20, the NCOC had introduced that coronavirus vaccination centres will likely be closed on Sunday and nationwide holidays like March 23.

“All vaccination centres across the country will remain closed on Sundays and National holidays like March 23,” the NCOC had stated in an earlier assertion.

The NCOC’s chief — the physique that’s main Pakistan’s struggle in opposition to coronavirus — Asad Umar, has stated COVID-19 vaccination registration will likely be open to all residents after Eid.

The Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives was talking to senior journalists when he introduced the event, based on a report on Dawn.

Umar, based on Dawn, termed the approaching 5 to 6 weeks “critical” in Pakistan’s battle in opposition to the continued third coronavirus wave.

Pakistan is utilizing the Sinopharm vaccine developed by state-run China National Pharmaceutical Group, which was proven in scientific trials to be 79% efficient. Another Chinese vaccine, CanSino, is because of arrive within the nation after Eid.

Meanwhile, the nation will obtain the AstraZeneca vaccine within the coming weeks by means of the World Health Organisation’s COVAX programme.