Pakistan Administers 10 Million COVID-19 Vaccines

Pakistan announced on June 9 that it has administered 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and aims to vaccinate 70 million people by the end of the year.

“Pakistan achieves a major milestone of administering ten million doses of Covid-19 vaccine,” the Pakistan government announced on its official Twitter account.

At a ceremony to mark the milestone, Minister-in-Charge of COVID-19 Operations Asad Umar said that the country’s mass vaccination campaign has administered the vaccine to around seven million people.

Umar also said that around 300,00 people daily were registering themselves to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

“The more quickly we vaccinate, the more quickly we get rid of this pandemic,” Umar urged, saying that the government could ease COVID-19 restrictions.

Umar also announced that the South Asian country with a 220 million population aims to vaccinate up to 70 million by the end of 2021.

According to government data, Pakistan recorded 1,118 new cases and 77 new deaths on June 9, bringing the tallies to 936,131 cases and 21,453 deaths.

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