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Pakistan begins 5 day polio eradication campaign from today

Pakistan begins 5 day polio eradication campaign

Pakistan begins 5 day polio eradication campaign from today (Monday).

A five-day nationwide polio eradication campaign began on Monday.

Pakistan begins 5 day polio eradication campaign

During it, forty million children below five years age will be administered anti-polio vaccine across the country.

This is the first nationwide campaign in the country after its four-month suspension due COVID-19 outbreak.

The scope of this campaign is much larger and seeks to vaccinate all children under the age of five through door-to-door visits by almost 270,000 vaccinators all over the country.

The polio vaccinators have received a comprehensive training on how to vaccinate children safely within the COVID-19 context.

The polio eradication programme has put strict measures in place for all staff following the Government’s set guidelines on COVID-19 preventative measures.

On the other hand, 633 new cases of coronavirus have surfaced in the country after the tests of 33393 people during the last twenty-four hours.

According to latest statistics, the disease claimed lives of another four people over the last twenty-four hours.

292,869 people have so far recovered from the virus. There are now 7015 active cases in the country.

Government officials claim to have overcome the pandemic through adequate efforts.

GTV

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