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Punjab’s Murad Raas tests positive for coronavirus


Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas. File photo

LAHORE: Punjab Education Minister Dr Murad Raas has tested positive for coronavirus and has advised everyone who came in his contact to get tested as well.

“I have tested positive for COVID 19. I would like the people that have come in contact with me in the past few days during meetings to get tested,” he said.

“May Allah protect all of you”

26 die of COVID-19 in 24 hours

26 more people died of COVID-19 with 1,048 new cases reported across the country over the last twenty-four hours, data from the National Command and Operations Centre showed Monday.

According to the latest NCOC statistics, there are now 27747 active cases in the country while 525,997 patients have so far recovered from this deadly virus.

‘AstraZenca vaccine to be given to people over 65’

Meanwhile, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has announced that the process of registration of citizens aged 65 and above has been started for vaccination against COVID-19.

In a tweet, the NCOC chief said the registration can be done by sending CNIC number on 1166. He said the vaccination of this age group will start next month.

SAPM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan said that this age group will be vaccinated the UK’s AstraZenca vaccine which is expected to reach the country soon.

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