--Sindh set to reopen lower secondary & primary schools on Sept 28 despite warnings of doubled positivity rate from Sindh Health Minister Azra Pechuho --Several schools in Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & Islamabad sealed over the emergence of COVID19 cases
As many as 36 people succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease on Sunday. Daily positivity rate fell slightly to 7.42% as 2,362 out of 31,830 collected samples returned positive, while 1,719 managed to beat the virus, indicating a recovery rate of 87.3%. For more updates on the coronavirus second wave, keep reading.
According to NCOC, five main cities of Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Karachi are the contributors of 70 percent of COVID cases in the country.
Gallup Pakistan survey involving 1,000 participants found that 49% of respondents preferred not to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus disease. Federal Minister for Planning and NCOC head Asad Umar on Wednesday stated that Pakistan would begin vaccinating its frontline healthcare workers from next week. SAPM on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan stated that government-backed vaccines would be free for citizens.
-NCOC mulls restrictions in the Second Wave -At least 1,167 new infections were reported with 14 fatalities across the country in the last 24 hours. -Govt allows Raiwind congregation with conditions
2,193 Healthcare Workers Affected: The National Health Ministry confirmed that to date 1,232 doctors, 333 nurses, and 628 medical support staff have been infected, taking the tally of healthcare professionals diagnosed with ...
OVER 1,000 SINDH PRISONERS INFECTED: To date, 1,363 inmates in prisoners across Sindh have contracted COVID-19, of whom 1,091 infected prisoners emerged from Karachi Central Jail alone. A second outbreak has been recorded in ...
8,272 healthcare workers infected by COVID-19 till date, including 5,046 doctors and 927 nurses; Lahore police steps up coronavirus SOPs at police stations amidst fears of a second wave; NCOC warns of reinstating a country-wide lockdown if people continue to flout SOPs; three educational institutions in Islamabad and one school in Lahore sealed over infections among students.
8 More Rawalpindi Hotspots Sealed: District administration seal eight more densely populated hotspots in Rawalpindi on Sunday, June 28 for at least ten days. Areas include Barra Market, Dhoke Ali Akbar, Gulzar-e-Quaid, Khayaban-e-Sir Syed, ...
-Minister for Planning Asad Umar terms banquet halls & restaurants virus hubs for failing to follow SOPs -KMC & its 4 hostels in Peshawar, 6 primary schools in Tharparkar sealed due to emerging cases