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October 28th, 2020; By Asra Haque and Adina Shahid; LAHORE; SAPM on Health Faisal Sultan formally announced today that the Second Wave is here. How serious is it compared to the first wave?
-COVID19 positivity ratio increased by 40% over the course of the past 5 days, reveals NCOC -WHO mission lauds Pakistan's efforts in controlling the pandemic -Former SAPM on Health Zafar Mirza urges increasing testing capacity, & more rapid antigen testing
-Australia’s National science agency suggests COVID19 can survive on surfaces for 28 days -Over 400 shops sealed over SOP violations in Hayatabad -Karachi's coronavirus positivity rate climbs to 4.32% in the past 5 days
-Micro Smart Lockdown imposed in 4 areas of Islamabad after they were identified as COVID19 hotspots -Sindh crosses bleak milestone of 140,000 infections on Oct 10 -Coronavirus case positivity now crossing the 2% mark as Minister Asad Umar urges people to practice caution
--Active cases of COVID__19 in Islamabad climb to 655 and total deaths reach 186- DC Islamabad --5 schools & 2 colleges sealed in Islamabad after 10 students test Positive
-Pakistan COVID19 cases rise sharply last month the country recorded 6000 active cases, but by October 4, the number had risen to 9,425 -PM AJK, announced the reimposition of restrictions as cases spike.
-71 localities & 2 clusters consisting of 676 houses in Karachi identified as coronavirus hotspots, Sindh govt mulls complete lockdown in the city -3 educational institutions in Sargodha sealed as cases 5 students & 2 teachers test COVID19 positive
-A teacher & 3 female students of government girls high schools in Kamalia, Toba Tek Singh, contract coronavirus disease -Smart lockdown imposed in Karachi's Manghopir localities for 2 weeks -Health authorities call on district admin to impose smart lockdown in hotspot areas of Faisalabad
-Sindh coronavirus positivity hits 3.6%, 55% higher than the national percentage -PCR testing machine in DHQ Teaching Hospital KDA Kohat nonfunctional due to lack of RNA extraction kits & operator
-29 confirmed cases detected from 13,000 samples taken from public & private educational institutions in Islamabad -5 doctors test positive for COVID-19 from random testing carried out by district authorities in Sahiwal