Saudi Arabia has administered 15.7 million vaccine doses so far, enough to have inoculated 23% of the population, according to the Reuters COVID-19 tracker.
Asad Umar warned that countries not accepting vaccination certificates of Chinese vaccines would turn out to be a problem for the entire world if a decision was not taken on the issue at the global level.
"The more quickly we get ourselves vaccinated, the faster we will be able to rid ourselves of this menace," Asad Umar said, requesting people to get themselves vaccinated so that businesses could reopen and life could return to its normal state in Pakistan.
7,166 bus drivers, including 5,706 taxi drivers, vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of May 2021 in a campaign launched in coordination with the Department of Health and Abu Dhabi Health Service Company in Abu Dhabi Emirate.
Already battling a third wave of infections and increasingly nervous about the crisis across the border in India, the government has imposed the most severe restrictions since a one-month lockdown in April last year.
With 88 more deaths and 4,000 new cases of COVID-19 infections all over Pakistan, inoculation of people aged 30 years and above started from Saturday as the National Assembly was informed that local production of the anti-coronavirus vaccine has begun.
Under the programme, dubbed ‘Spring Sprout Action,’ Chinese nationals over the age of 16 who hold a short-term visa without UAE residency will be provided in Dubai with two doses of the Sinopharm vaccination.
India logged 26,964 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours taking the caseload to 3,35,31,498, while the active cases declined to 301,989, the lowest in 186 days, Union Health Ministry's data showed on Wednesday.
"We have given at least one dose of the vaccine to more than 91 per cent (of adults) and 39 per cent have got both,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters. "There was also a sharp decrease in hospitalisations and the rate of reinfection is also on the decline..."