‘Unvaccinated teachers won’t be allowed to perform duties from Aug 1’

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Islamabad: Federal Planning and Development Minister Assad Omar said on Thursday that from August 1st, unvaccinated teachers will not be allowed to perform their duties in schools because the government cannot endanger the lives of children.

Assad Omar, together with Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister’s (SAPM) Special Assistant for Health Issues, said at a press conference that many people are still not taking the virus seriously and urged people to get vaccinated .

Asad Umar, the head of NCOC, said that the Sindh provincial government is taking all possible measures to curb the spread of the virus, but the government cannot shut down the entire country to fight the pandemic. He added that we do not want to affect anyone’s livelihood and will do everything we can to keep the economy open.

The person in charge of NCOC further stated that from August 1st, only vaccinated persons will be allowed to travel by air in the country, and from August 31st, those who have not been vaccinated will not be allowed to enter the transportation department.

He further urged people associated with law enforcement agencies, transportation agencies, markets, hotels and restaurants to be vaccinated against the virus to avoid any further restrictions.

The Minister of Planning stated that these measures have been taken to protect the lives and livelihoods of the people. He said that the world recognizes Pakistan’s efforts to deal with the epidemic. Regarding vaccination, he believes that Pakistan will become a model in the world.

Asad Umar said about 850,000 doses of vaccine were given on the last day. He said that our goal is to break the one million dose mark in one day.

Dr. Faisal Sultan, who also attended the meeting at SAPM on Health, said that in June, there were more than 3,000 intensive care cases with less than 2,000 cases.

He said that with the soaring infection rate, the pressure on health facilities across the country has increased significantly in the past few days.

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