Vaccinated City of Pakistan

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While 500 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the federal capital and Rawalpindi on Sunday, the district health officer said Islamabad was heading towards herd immunity.

Two persons succumbed to the virus in the garrison city while no deaths were reported in the capital.

According to data, 266 people got infected in the capital, recording a positivity rate of 5.47 per cent.

On the other hand, vaccination centres catered only to people who had not received their second dose on Sunday. The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has also decided to keep all vaccination centres open on Sept 6 (Defence Day) in order to inoculate a maximum number of citizens and achieve herd immunity.

Talking to Dawn, District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Zaeem Zia said cases were already declining as over 40,000 tests were performed in the last one week and around 70pc of the capital’s residents had partially or completely been inoculated.

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