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Pakistan authorizes procurement of 1 million COVID-19 vaccines for frontline workers

The target is to deploy these vaccines within the first quarter of 2021.

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In Pakistan, the Cabinet committee has authorized the procurement of 1 million COVID-19 vaccines for frontline workers on Wednesday.

Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives shared the development in a tweet.

“Held a meeting of cabinet committee for procurement of vaccines. Authorized procurement of more than 1 million vaccines which will cover all frontline health workers,” he said.

He stated that the target is to deploy these vaccines within the first quarter of 2021.

Earlier NCOC stated that  Pakistan is in close contact with vaccine manufacturers to obtain a vaccine soon.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.