Despite recess in covid-19 cases, unvaccinated people to be curtailed: Asad


Islamabad – September 14 (Online): Federal Minister for planning and development works and NCOC head Asad Umar has said that despite decreasing covid-19 cases, government aims to put more sanctions on unvaccinated people.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday along with Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood, NCOC Chief said that unvaccinated people may become a danger for others. Ratio of covid-19 positivity is decreasing gradually and fourth wave is getting less effective, the minister added.
He said that fourth wave of covid-19 will continue to lose its intensity during coming 15 days which will ease pressure on hospitals. Less corona cases have been reported during past few days but the danger stills looms, he warned.
Asad Umar said that after attaining estimated vaccination target, government plans to soften Covid-19 restrictions at the end of September.
He further announced that educational institutions will also be reopened from September 16 in those areas where government lifts Covid-19 restrictions. Inter-city bus services will also be allowed with 50 percent capacity, the minister said.
Talking about expected intensified restrictions on unvaccinated people, Asad Umar said that they will be barred from performing their duties in educational institutions, as well as travelling by air. They will also be banned from entering shopping malls and markets, minister warned.