The Punjab government has decided to vaccinate all medical and college students to protect against infections that have caught the most of the coronavirus.
According to the report, the decision was made in a meeting chaired by Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid on Tuesday. The government has discussed possible steps to vaccinate workers in 30 other sectors who are at high risk of contracting the virus.
Dr. Yasmin Rashid said the provincial government is increasing vaccination across the province and data is being collected to increase the vaccination rate in Punjab. The positive ratio for the coronavirus has fallen sharply in Punjab.
According to a report released last week by the Punjab Health Ministry, the crown positivity rate in Punjab has dropped significantly. The positive rate fell to 3.12% overall in Punjab, while it fell to 2.40% in Lahore, reported on Sunday.
“The use of strict SOPs has resulted in a decrease in coronavirus testing. To date, 901 cases have occurred across the province. For the first time in the province’s history, less than a thousand instances have been registered.,” said Dr. Yasmin Rashid.
“NCOC is targeting Punjab to get another 140,000 vaccinations by May,” he added. The minister stressed that wearing a mask can save up to 72% of the chance of transmitting the virus and urged citizens to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocol.