Pakistan to Ban Train Travel for Unvaccinated Citizens from Oct 1

Pakistan announced to bar unvaccinated passengers from traveling by train, starting October 1, in order to pace up the vaccination drive amid fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic.

The National Command and Operation Centre took the decision in a meeting chaired by Federal Planning Minister Asad Umar.

The forum expressed their concern over rising number of coronavirus cases in Peshawar and Rawalpindi.

Pakistan has immunised over 35 million people so far while the PTI government aims at vaccinating 70 million people by the end of this year.

Covid Situation in Pakistan

Amid the recent spike in Covid positivity ratio, Pakistan has recorded 53 new deaths and 4,040 new infections in the last 24 hours.

According to the latest figures from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the death toll has surged to 23,918 and the number of confirmed cases stands at 1,071,620.

In the past 24 hours, as many as 2,765 patients have recovered from the deadly virus while the total recoveries stand at 964,404. As of Monday, the total count of active cases was recorded at 83,298 while the national positivity stands at 7.54percent.

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