Country to reopen from Aug 10
The National Coordination Committee (NCC) announced the lifting of restrictions on tourism on August 8 and reopening of restaurants, salons, parks, cinemas, and transport from August 10 owing to the notable decline in coronavirus cases since late June.
The committee assured that SOPs will be finalized in the coming days, however, in case of travel by train, bus, or plane, the prescribed one-seat gap between passengers will remain in place till September. Depending on the pandemic situation, the policy may be done away with completely by October. Meanwhile, the NCC submitted a timetable for the reopening of educational institutions and marriage halls.
Lowest case count in KP
A collective 62 COVID-19 patients are currently undergoing treatment while 12 are on ventilators in three major government hospitals in Peshawar: Lady Reading Hospital, Hayatabad Medical Complex, and Khyber Teaching Hospital. 73 new cases were reported across the province in the last 24 hours, while state-run hospitals have not reported any new COVID-19 patient walking in for the past few weeks.
5 succumb to virus in Sindh
386 new cases were detected from 8,723 samples in Sindh on Thursday. Meanwhile, five individuals lost their lives to the virus in the same time frame in the province. Sindh’s case-fatality rate now stands at 1.8% as the provincial death toll rests at 2,250 as of August 6.