ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – In view of the deteriorating situation of coronavirus across the country, Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved special measures for the country’s 24 districts.
The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) submitted a report to PM Imran on the situation of coronavirus across the country.
The NCOC report stated that the districts most affected by coronavirus include 15 districts of Punjab and 8 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa following which the PM approved a ban on all types of indoor events in the affected districts.
According to the NCOC, intercity transport has been banned in 24 affected districts, as well as restrictions have been imposed on educational institutions and indoor gyms, while restrictions have been imposed in the affected districts from September 4 to 12.
The affected districts of Punjab include, Rawalpindi, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Khushab, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Multan, Bahawalpur, Khanewal and Rahim Yar Khan, while the affected districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhkwa include Swabi, Malakand, Swat, Haripur, Mansehra, Abbotabad and Dera Ghazi Khan and Dera Ismail Khan.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has reported 57 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,171,578. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 26,035.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 3,787 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 11,979 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 6,932 in Sindh, 5,041 in KP, 868 in Islamabad, 702 in Azad Kashmir, 339 in Balochistan, and 174 in GB.
Furthermore 435,159 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 397,694 in Punjab, 163,677 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 100,242 in Islamabad, 32,484 in Azad Kashmir, 32,329 in Balochistan and 9,993 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Tests and Recoveries
Pakistan has so far conducted 17,931,365 coronavirus tests and 59,745 in the last 24 hours. 1,055,467 patients have recovered in the country whereas 5,606 patients are in critical condition.