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Islamabad puts up new vaccination centers to step up drive to jab

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ISLAMABAD: The federal capital of Pakistan has Monday announced the setting up of five new vaccination centers within the city to escalate its drive to jab people with COVID-19 shots to offset resurgence of the global pandemic into its third wave, ARY News reported.

District Health Officer of Islamabad Capital Territory said five new vaccination centers have been installed in the health centers of the city’s outlying parts, including Shah Allah Ditta, Jagiot and Rawat.

In his tweet earlier today on a microblogging site, Islamabad DHO Dr Zaeem Zia said referring to this new development, “Vaccination is at the doorstep in the rural areas.”

“Vaccination has started,” he said of these stations, now functional.

READ ALSO: Punjab notifies ban on public transportation amid Covid-19 lockdown

Separately today in a bid to constrict Covid spread, the Punjab government imposed a ban on inter-district, inter-city and intra-city public transport in the province from May 10 in wake of rising COVID-19 cases.

A notification has been issued in this regard.

According to a notification, the ban on public transport will remain in place from 6:00 pm on May 10 till 6:00 am on May 15.

Tourist destinations will remain close during the holidays and police, rangers, and army personnel will be deployed at the checkpoints to be set up at the entry and exit points of all cities in the province.

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