Lahore has become the first polio-free city in the country.

According to details, the Lahore deputy commissioner said that the fifth environmental sample taken from the city for the poliovirus tested negative. Earlier four environmental samples for the virus had tested negative, he added.

He credited the achievement to the doctors, polio workers, and the parents for making the city polio-free.


Earlier on April 3, around 3.5 million children got vaccinated during the first four days of the nationwide polio campaign in the country.

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A five-day polio vaccination campaign commenced across the country on March 29 to vaccinate over 40.1 million children under the age of five.

As many as 290,000 polio workers were administering anti-polio drops across the country while following COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs). Security forces were providing foolproof security to the teams to avoid any unpleasant situation.