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Minister for Planning Asad Umar said that over 164,000 people were vaccinated for Covid-19 in a single day on Monday (May 3).

The minister's remarks came on Twitter and he also said that the vaccination process of people aged 40 and above had also started a day earlier across Pakistan.

Pakistan reported 3,377 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, taking the country's Covid-19 tally to 837,523.

The country's death toll climbed to 18,310 after 161 more people succumbed to the deadly disease.

Meanwhile, 5,018 patients recovered from the deadly disease in a day taking total recoveries to 733,062.

According to National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), the total active Covid-19 cases across the country were reported to be 86,151.

Earlier it was reported that Pakistan expected to receive 19 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines by the first half of the ongoing year.

"We expect to receive 19 million doses of Covid vaccines by the first half of the current year," Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr Faisal Sultan said while addressing a press conference at the NCOC.

The SAPM stated that the government has signed agreements to receive 30 million doses of the vaccines, adding that the process will continue in phases.

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