Pakistan on Wednesday has reported more than 4000 cases for the sixth consecutive day.
According to National Command and Control Centre (NCOC), the country has reported 4,757 new infection cases and 78 coronavirus-related deaths.
with the newly reported cases, the countrywide positivity rate has surged to 10.8 percent, up from 8.8 a day earlier.
Punjab for the seventh consecutive day has reported more than 2,000 cases, a total of 2,698 coronavirus cases, and 46 deaths.
Sindh during the past 24-hours has reported 275 fresh cases, of which, 180 were from Karachi, 22 belonged to Hyderabad, 10 to Qambar-Shahdadkot and Matiari each, six to Mirpurkhas, five to Sanghar and Ghotki each, four to Badin, Umerkot, and Tando Allahyar each, three to Thatta and two to Sukkur.
On the other hand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported 1,011 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of cases reported in the province so far this year.
Region-wise coronavirus cases and deaths reported are as following:
- Punjab: 2,698 cases, 46 deaths
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 1,011 cases, 23 deaths
- Islamabad: 629 cases, 5 deaths
- Sindh: 275 cases, 2 deaths
- Azad Jammu and Kashmir: 114 cases, 2 deaths
- Balochistan: 22 cases
- Gilgit-Baltistan: 8 cases
Furthermore, The Sindh government will be procuring the Cansino Biologics COVID-19 vaccine directly from China as it is available in the market after getting permission from the Centre to import the jabs independently, said Sindh Health Minister Dr. Azra Pechuho on Tuesday.
Section 144 imposed in Quetta, Peshawar:
The authorities have imposed section 144 in Quetta and Peshawar amid a surge in positive cases of coronavirus.
As per the notification issued on Monday, by the Balochistan Home and Tribal Affairs Department, the district government has banned the gathering of five or more people across the province.
While the Additional Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ashfaq Khan said that people are prohibited to go out of the house in Peshawar without wearing a safety mask. He urges people to ensure the use of safety masks when leaving their homes.
In case you come across any violation of COVID SOPs, please text at WhatsApp number 03353336262. Stay Safe!
Meanwhile, National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan’s nerve center monitoring coronavirus situation has launched a helpline for citizens to report any violation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) against COVID-19 from anywhere in the country.
“In case you come across any violation of Covid SOPs, please text at Whatsaap number 0335-3336262,” the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Twitter on Tuesday.
“Violations of the coronavirus-related SOPs include non-wearing of masks, non-adherence to social distancing, over-crowding at public places, and others,” NCOC said.
“Please take a picture and brief account of the violation and send it to 03353336262 (0335333NCOC) along with the following details,” the NCOC added.
In case you come across any violation of COVID SOPs, please text at whatsaap number 03353336262. Stay Safe! pic.twitter.com/ec9rthLsKU— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) March 29, 2021