Covid-19 death toll in Pakistan exceeds 29,000
The supply of in-flight food has been prohibited from January 17: NCOC
ISLAMABAD: The death toll from Covid-19 in Pakistan has crossed 29,000. The dangers of the new wave have begun to loom again. According to reports, four more people have died and 4,286 new cases have been reported in the last 24-hours due to the global epidemic Corona in Pakistan.
According to the corona statistics website covid.gov.pk in Pakistan, 52,522 corona tests were performed across the country in the last 24-hours. Of those, 4,286 were confirmed to have coronavirus, while 4 more died from the virus.
According to the official portal, the rate of positive cases of coronavirus in the country during the last 24-hours was 8.16%. Meanwhile, the death toll from Corona has risen to 29,003 across the country, according to NCOC figures. The number of affected people has reached 1,320,120.
In addition, 2,598 people have recovered from Corona in the last 24-hours, bringing the total number of people recovering from the epidemic in the country to 1,263,005. In Karachi, the positive rate of Corona positive cases has exceeded 35%. According to federal officials, 8,063 tests were performed in Karachi yesterday, of which 2,846 were diagnosed with corona.
During the last 24-hours, the rate of corona-positive cases in Karachi was recorded at 35.30%, according to officials. On the other hand, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah convened a meeting of the Provincial Task Force on the critical situation of Corona in Karachi today.
On the other hand, the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) meeting reviewed the growing spread of the disease in the country. The NCOC decided to increase liaison with the provinces especially Sindh for controlling the growing epidemic and to ensure necessary steps. The existing NPIs (Nonpharmaceutical Interventions) were also reviewed at the National Command and Operations Center meeting.
The supply of in-flight food has been prohibited from January 17. The NCOC has said that it must ensure compliance with Corona SOPs in civil aviation flights. The NCOC convened a meeting of inter-provincial health and education ministers on January 17 during which the NCOC will direct to expedite the vaccination campaign to achieve targets. A meeting on NPIs has been convened on January 17 in educational institutions, public gatherings, and marriage halls. The National Command and Operations Center meeting will be attended by the provincial ministers of education and health.
In addition, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar directed to intensify the Corona Vaccination Campaign. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said that the process of giving booster doses to the citizens should be ensured in all cases. Concerned over the rise in Corona cases due to the Omicron variant, the Punjab government is taking all possible steps to protect the lives of the citizens.
The administrative machinery, the health department, the police, and the concerned departments are on high alert to deal with Corona. The fifth wave of Corona demands more caution. It is important to maintain social distance in public places. Effective implementation of SOPs will minimize the spread of the disease. The public is urged to follow government guidelines for the safety and well-being of their lives.
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