Pakistan mulls penalties for unvaccinated citizens

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Pakistan mulls penalties for unvaccinated citizens

LAHORE – The Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department has prepared recommendations regarding newer restrictions on unvaccinated individuals.

Reports in local media suggest that Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid presided over a meeting, in which officials mulled blocking of SIM cards of those citizens who refuse to get themselves vaccinated against the novel Covid-19.

The officials also suggested several recommendations regarding the vaccination supply chain, NIMS data entry issues, and SOPs on vaccination. The provincial health officials also considered restricting the entry of unvaccinated citizens to shopping malls, restaurants, parks, and public offices.

PTI stalwart and provincial health minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid, while speaking on the occasion, said that the protection of citizens from Covid-19 is the main priority of the Punjab government. Only a vaccine can end the Covid-19 pandemic, she added.