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Two more polio cases reported from KP

ISLAMABAD: Two new polio cases were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa (KP) on Tuesday, increasing the number to eight, this year so far, ARY News reported.

According to sources within polio eradication program, the first case was reported in a 22-month-old boy Hamza in Bannu, while another case was detected in a two-year-old girl in South Waziristan.

“The parents of the aforesaid children denied administering anti-polio drops to their toddlers during the campaign against this crippling disease of polio in their respective areas”, the sources claimed.

It may be recalled that, Peshawar was gripped in panic Monday morning as rumours spread like a wildfire that the anti-polio vaccine had caused children to fall ill and faint in several areas of the city.

The rumours later were proved false and the accused behind the drama was also arrested.

In the video, a man could be seen employing children to prove that polio vaccines were defected.

Read more: Presence of active polio virus in Pakistan’s 12 cities confirmed

He administers children polio drops, following which the children are asked to pretend to be fainted.

Meanwhile, the police had registered First Information Report (FIR) against 12 individuals who were behind the propaganda against the polio campaign in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP).

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