Over 50 court officials reported Covid-19 positive in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: According to Baaghi TV’s reports, there has been an alarming increase in Covid-19 cases in courts across Islamabad. 

Fifteen judges have reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus in the Federal Capital’s district court. Meanwhile, 58 officials have been reportedly positive across various courts in Islamabad. The courtrooms where the Covid-19 positive judges are stationed have been closed for the day and will be disinfected against the virus. In addition, the disinfection spray will be used to purify the courtrooms where these judges appeared for hearings. 

In the District Court West wing, 10 judges and 29 court officials have tested positive for Coronavirus. Meanwhile, in the East wing, 5 judges and 29 officials have tested positive. 

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Islamabad is fast becoming a city with rising coronavirus cases. According to local journalist Muhammad Owais from Islamabad, the courts have been asked to strictly enforce SOPs. People who have not been vaccinated are not being allowed to come to court. The use of masks has been made mandatory.

Muhammad Owais said that the Islamabad administration was taking steps to prevent a further spread of Coronavirus, however, the public also has to play a responsible role, Pakistan is now experiencing the fifth wave of Coronavirus people need to take it seriously.

The spread of Covid-19 in Pakistan has accelerated once again. About a thousand patients have begun to be reported daily. According to the NCOC (National Command and Operation Center), for the first time in Pakistan, more than 7,500 cases of corona have been reported in a single day. Earlier in the month of June, 6,800 patients had come forward.

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According to the NCOC, in the last 24-hours, there have been 23 deaths from Coronavirus following which the total number of deaths is reported to be 29,065, in Pakistan. In the last 24-hours, a further 7,678 coronavirus cases have been reported in the country bringing the total number of cases to 1,353,479. 

According to the NCOC, 59,343 corona tests were performed across the country in the last 24-hours, with a positive case rate of 12.93%. 

Moreover, the Covid-19 positivity ratio in Karachi is reported to be 46.58%. According to reports, 6,760 tests were conducted of which 3,149 people tested positive. The positivity percentage in Hyderabad is reported to be 17.27% with 242 new cases.  

Meanwhile, the positivity percentage is quoted to be 20% in Islamabad. In the last 24-hours, 1,359 new cases surfaced across Islamabad. 

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