Saudi Arabia eases travel restrictions for Pakistani pilgrims


ISLAMABAD: While Pakistan accomplished one more achievement in the battle against Covid by inoculating more than 2,000,000 individuals in a day, Saudi Arabia has facilitated travel limitations for the pioneers from Pakistan planning to perform Umrah by reexamining the Covid-19 rules.

The advancement concurred with the public inspiration rate dropping to 5.34 percent the nation over, where under 3,000 cases were accounted for in a day following a one-month break.

As indicated by the new rules for pioneers from Pakistan proposing to perform Umrah, at takeoff time the voyagers will be expected to submit just a negative PCR test report that ought not be over 48 hours old.

The new mandates will apply with impact from Feb 16 to all individuals expecting to perform Umrah no matter what their inoculation or resistance status, Radio Pakistan announced.

A National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) record accessible with Dawn referenced seven immunizations – Sinopharm, Sinovac, PakVac or Cansino, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Sputnik – were being regulated to individuals the nation over. It showed that 68pc populace is antibody qualified, with 153,615,747 (153.6m) of 228,567,704 (228.5m) individuals being qualified for immunization.

The NCOC information showed 2,017,179 portions were managed during the beyond one day. By and large 187,996,736 (187.9m) dosages have been controlled. While 111,408,710 (111.4m) individuals have gotten somewhere around one portion, 87,052,879 (87m) of them have become completely inoculated. Plus, 3,114,587 (3.1m) individuals have additionally gotten promoter shots.

As the nation figured out how to manage record over 2m portions in a day, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan in a complimentary message tweeted: “Most elevated day by day antibody dosages directed yesterday in Pakistan. North of 2 million. All around good done everybody!.”

In any case, as indicated by the NCOC information, 37 patients kicked the bucket and 2,799 additional cases were distinguished in beyond 24 hours. There were upwards of 1,668 patients in basic consideration on Tuesday.

As the quantity of cases wrote about a day by day cases dropped, significant urban areas including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad detailed under 10pc energy while seven urban areas principally in northern pieces of the nation announced over 10pc inspiration.

Karachi that had been appearing around 40pc inspiration only half a month prior detailed 7.65pc energy, Islamabad’s inspiration rate tumbled to 8.53pc, Lahore 4.19, Rawalpindi revealed 2.36pc, though 2.2pc inspiration was recorded in Faisalabad.

The most noteworthy inspiration rate was accounted for in Peshawar where 22.39pc examples tried positive. Gilgit announced 19.63pc, Mardan 19.24pc, Nowshera 15.48pc, Hyderabad 15.08pc, Abbottabad 12.44pc and Mirpur revealed 10.61pc energy.

Since its episode, the dangerous infection has guaranteed 29,553 lives. Of those patients, 38pc matured over 81 years, trailed by 21pc of those somewhere in the range of 71 and 81 years.

Zahabia is an aspiring journalist pursuing a degree in Mass Communication from the University of Karachi. She tweets @zkmotorwala and can be reached at

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