Authorities launch crackdown over violations of coronavirus SOPs

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE (Dunya News) – The concerned authorities on Monday have launched crackdowns over violating standard operating procedures designated to control coronavirus outbreak across the country.

According to details, 17 restaurants have been sealed while over Rs94,000 have been fined to the shop keepers in Islamabad.

In Lahore, 29 marriage halls have been closed whereas several food points and shops have also been sealed for breaching the coronavirus SOPs. 

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 20 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 630,471. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 13,863.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 3,669 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.

Till now 263,290 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 199,040 in Punjab 80,037 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 52,086 in Islamabad, 19,342 in Balochistan, 11,704 in Azad Kashmir and 4,972 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Furthermore 5,982 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,479 in Sindh, 2,215 in KP, 545 in Islamabad, 336 in Azad Kashmir, 203 in Balochistan, and 103 in GB.

Pakistan has so far conducted 9,817,491 coronavirus tests and 43,498 in the last 24 hours. 583,538 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 2,423 patients are in critical condition.