National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar on Wednesday announced that 10 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Pakistan so far. 

Speaking to a press conference, Umar said the government’s decisions to curb the virus were proving “effective” during the third wave of the pandemic. 

“The more quickly we get ourselves vaccinated, the faster we will be able to rid ourselves of this menace,” added Umar.


Umar said the government as well as the masses had done a commendable job in following coronavirus SOPs, resulting in the number of cases dropping. 

“We have seen that when Pakistanis, as a nation, decide to do something, then they do it,” he said. 

Pakistan’s coronavirus positivity rate has been recorded as 2.54 per cent in the past 24 hours — the second day in a row that the positivity rate remained below 3pc. According to the health ministry, 43,900 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours after which 1,118 people tested positive.

Earlier, the minister had taken to Twitter to announce that Pakistan will cross the 10 million doses mark today. 

Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry, who accompanied Umar on the occasion of the administration of the 10 millionth dose, tweeted: “We have reached the milestone of administering the vaccine to 10 million people [sic].”

He also lauded the government, particularly Prime Minister Imran Khan and the NCOC, for the way it fought with deadly virus.