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NCOC relaxes Covid curbs in eight cities with high vaccination rate


ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre has relaxed Covid-related restrictions in eight Pakistani cities with the highest rate of vaccination.

According to Asad Umar, chief of the NCOC,  these cities include Quetta, Peshawar,  Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Gilgit and Skardu.

He also announced imposing a number of restrictions on unvaccinated adults from Oct 1.

“The only way out of the Covid pandemic is to get high percentage of citizens vaccinated. Therefore as part of the strategy to reward citizens & cities which vaccinate, there will be higher restrictions on cities with low level of vaccination & on citizens who are not vaccinated,” he added.

The announced came a day after Pakistan said that it would vaccinate children aged 12 years old and above.

“In today’s NCOC meeting decided to start vaccination of all 12 years and older. Special drive will be run for vaccination at schools to make it easier for children to be vaccinated,” Asad Umar tweeted on Tuesday.

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