'Oldest to be the first' – Pakistan starts vaccinating over-60s against COVID-19 from Wednesday

03:45 PM | 7 Mar, 2021
'Oldest to be the first' – Pakistan starts vaccinating over-60s against COVID-19 from Wednesday

ISLAMABAD – Covid-19 vaccination drive for people above 60 years old will begin from Wednesday, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) Chief Asad Umar said Sunday.

Taking it to Twitter, Asad Umar wrote that the vaccinations will be done in reverse order by age. 'The vaccination of people 60 years and older will be starting from Wednesday the 10th of March.'

This means the oldest person who has registered will be vaccinated first. Full details will be issued tomorrow, he added.

Pakistan on February 2 started vaccinating frontline health workers against the Covid-19. The vaccine campaign started days after Pakistan received half a million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine donated by all weathered friend China.

Pakistan will be among the five biggest recipients of free Covid-19 vaccines before June under the Covax scheme. At least 238.2 million doses will be distributed by the end of May through the Covax programme aimed at boosting access to coronavirus jabs in developing countries.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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