Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday launched Pakistan's vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus. The jabs will initially be administered to health workers.

He urged people to strictly adhere to Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures SOPs to stop the virus spread.

After witnessing the administration of Covid-19 vaccine to health workers in Islamabad, the prime minister said in the first phase, health workers, who were on the front-line in the fight against coronavirus, as well as those of vulnerable age, would be vaccinated.

He appreciated China for providing 500,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to Pakistan, which he assured would be judiciously distributed across all the provinces.

Imran Khan urged health workers to get vaccinated as per international practice.

The PM added that though the coronavirus in Pakistan was subsiding with the grace of Allah, the people, however, should continue to take precautionary measures and follow SOPs, including the use of face masks.

We have already opened schools and will be opening the hostels as well. Coronavirus cases are on the decline. But we have to continue to follow the SOPs