Coronavirus: Pakistan records highest deaths in four months

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has recorded the highest number of coronavirus deaths as 59 people lost their battle with the deadly disease in a single day since July 16th, when the country reported 66 fatalities.

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Coronavirus: Pakistan records highest deaths in four months.

According to the data provided by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), the coronavirus positivity rate in Pakistan has surged to 6.8 percent during the last 24 hours.

According to the latest figures provided by the NCOC, there were 2,665 coronavirus cases reported in Pakistan during the last day bringing the countrywide tally to 374,173.

Sindh remains the worst affected province in the country in terms of coronavirus cases while Punjab has reported the highest number of fatalities in Pakistan.

Read more: Nawaz Sharif & Shehbaz Sharif’s mother passes away.

Coronavirus in Pakistan – Cases & Deaths:

Province/RegionTotal CasesTotal Deaths
Sindh162,2272,816
Punjab114,0102,848
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa44,0971,325
Balochistan16,744161
Islamabad26,569278
Azad Kashmir6,000140
Gilgit Baltistan4,52694
TOTAL374,1737,662

Restrictions

There are several restrictions being implemented to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Pakistan as cases continue to rise across the country during the second wave of the deadly disease.

The Federal Government announced a complete ban on indoor weddings and large public gathers while only allowing marriage functions to take place at outdoor venues with a an upper limit of 300 people (doesn’t make sense, but sure).

Read more: Punjab bans indoor weddings, large public gatherings.

Furthermore, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) is recommending early and extended winter vacations for schools to tackle the rising number coronavirus cases in educational institutions.

However, some provincial education minister seem to be against the idea of a complete closure to avoid loss of education and make up for time wasted during the previous lockdown.

Read more: Sindh education dept wants no winter vacations, schools closure.

Punjab education minister Murad Raas has stated that if the decision is made to close schools in Punjab, there will be no summer vacations next year to make up for the loss of education.

However, he said that he will push his views to keep schools open in the meeting of all education minister and the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) tomorrow (23rd November).

Read more: Schools in Punjab will close only if absolutely necessary.

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