Prime Minister Imran Khan gets vaccinated for coronavirus in Islamabad on Thursday. A video of PM Imran Khan receiving the first dose of coronavirus vaccine has been released on social media.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister appealed to the nation to ensure full implementation of SOPs because of the third wave of Corona. He has urged the senior citizens to get themselves register for the vaccination program as soon as possible.
A nationwide coronavirus vaccination program is underway. Senior citizens can register themselves for the vaccination program by sending their CNIC number to 1166, a guideline set by NCOC.
Prime Minister Imran Khan gets inoculated.. pic.twitter.com/yVSoaTUR8b
— MNA (@Engr_Naveed111) March 18, 2021
Before him, President Arif Alvi and first lady Samina Alvi also got vaccinated against coronavirus. On this occasion, President Arif Alvi said that unlike most of the countries, Pakistan is vaccinating its senior citizens and frontline workers first and no amount of preferential treatment will be tolerated. Adding that, he registered himself on 1166 and came for vaccination upon his turn.
He also appreciated the efficient and smooth system of vaccination programs set up by the government in various cities across Pakistan.
Coronavirus vaccine has become increasingly significant with the deadly third wave.
Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Umar, on Thursday has warned of strict lockdown if people continue to violate COVID-19 in Pakistan.
Punjab Government has already implemented smart lockdowns in several cities in Punjab due to the rising cases of coronavirus
پہلے مرحلے میں ساٹھ سال سے زائد عمر کے افراد اور فرنٹ لائن ورکرز کو کورونا ویکسین فراہم کی جارہی ہے
— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) March 18, 2021
“A sharp spike in covid positivity. Hospital daily admissions & people in critical care rising fast. If sop compliance does not improve, we will be forced to place stronger restrictions on activities. Please be very very careful. The new strain spreads faster and is more deadly,” said Asad Umar in a tweet.
Umar said the government will be forced to move towards tough restrictions and lockdowns if COVID-19 cases continue to spike in the country. Hence, he has cautioned citizens to follow COVID-19 SOPs.