Coronavirus SOPs: Markets to remain closed across Punjab today

LAHORE (Dunya News) – All the markets and bazaars in Punjab will be closed today (Sunday) in the wake of preventing coronavirus outbreak across the province.

According to details, the local administration has ensured implementation on the notification of National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) and Punjab government in this regard.

The authorities have also hinted at taking stern action against the violators.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 21 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 989,275. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 22,781.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 2,607 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 10,871 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 5,702 in Sindh, 4,385 in KP, 787 in Islamabad, 601 in Azad Kashmir, 319 in Balochistan, and 116 in GB.

Furthermore 350,259 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 355,462 in Punjab, 140,560 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 84,563 in Islamabad, 29,080 in Balochistan, 21,989 in Azad Kashmir and 7,362 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 15,393,974 coronavirus tests and 48,816 in the last 24 hours. 919,163 patients have recovered in the country whereas 2,508 patients are in critical condition.