By Ali Imran
ISLAMABAD: National Command and Control Center on Friday discussed performance of provincial special teams in combating the spread of coronavirus across the country.During the meeting, the participants were told that some markets are closed in different districts including Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Lahore.
Shops in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan are sealed while the shopkeepers have also been fined for violating standard operation procedures (SOPs) prepared by the government.It is to be mentioned here that Pakistan has confirmed 68 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 1,838 and positive cases surged to 89,249 on Friday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 4,896 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.
Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Till now 33,536 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 33,144 in Punjab, 11,890 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 5,582 in Balochistan, 3,946 in Islamabad, 852 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 299 in Azad Kashmir.
Furthermore, 629 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 575 in Sindh, 521 in KP, 53 in Balochistan, 41 in Islamabad and 12 in GB.
Pakistan has so far conducted 638,323 coronavirus tests and 22,812 in last 24 hours. 31,198 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas many are in critical condition.