According to reports of Baaghi TV, the morning session of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), held today.
According to Baaghi TV reports, the forum discussed in length the recent surge in COVID-19 positivity ratio and recent enforcement measures post NCC meeting. Chief secretaries of provinces updated the forum on administrative measures on fresh guidelines in higher positivity ratio cities in their respective provinces particularly administrative measures and enforcement efforts regarding face mask wearing and arrangements for outdoor weddings modalities to ensure fresh health guidelines.
Reportedly, the Forum noticed that the positivity ratio in major cities is increasing rapidly. Over all nation wide 4.5 % positivity ratio in the country. 15 major cities across Pakistan have higher positivity ratio. It is to be noted that Hyderabad is having highest positivity ratio in Pakistan with 16.59 % positivity ratio, Gilgit 15.38 % , Multan 15.97 % , Muzafarabad 14.12 % , Mirpur 11.11% , Peshawar 9.69%, Quetta 8.03%, Islamabad 7.48 %, Karachi 7.12% , Lahore 5.37 % and Rawalpindi 4.63%.
According to reports, the Forum was informed that 4,136 micro small lockdowns are in place across Pakistan. TTQ strategy is being used for disease control and prevention of COVID-19 spread. Moreover, the Forum was informed that recent health guidelines will remain enforced in 16 Major cities till the 31st of January, 2021.
Forum was apprised that 2,811 oxygenated beds were included to ramp up hospitals capacity and
Over 13,000 oxygen cylinders were issued to various provinces / federating units. The NCOC appreciated efforts of the provinces for taking prompt and necessary measures in line of health guidelines for public safety and well being.
It is to be noted that the second wave of corona is continuing in Pakistan as corona cases are on the rise.
According to the NCOC, in the last 24 hours, 1,650 new cases of corona have been reported, while 9 deaths have occurred. The total number of corona patients in Pakistan has reached 344,839. Meanwhile, the death toll from the corona virus has risen to 6,977. In Pakistan, 318,881 Corona patients have recovered, and 18,981 are undergoing treatment.
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