Coronavirus

Active Covid-19 cases rise by 50pc in three weeks

Active Covid-19 cases

The number of active Covid-19 cases in the country has increased by 50 percent in three weeks as 2,511 have been diagnosed with covid-19 in a single day. 

On Tuesday, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) revealed that an active Covid-19 cases are again increased and surged by 50 percent, arising an alarming condition. The national positivity ratio has been recorded at 5.7 percent. 

Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce also received the coronavirus vaccine at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad. Meanwhile, he advised elderly people to be benefited from this facility.  

The PM’s assistant took on Twitter and posted in this regard, “This morning, I received the COVID vaccine. I went to PIMS and the whole process was smooth & very well organized. I hope that our elderly populace will use this facility. I would like to commend the efforts of the Ministry of Health & @fslsltn in this regard,” 

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Last month, the total number of active Covid-19 cases was 1,600 which has swelled to 23,355 in the last 24 hours.  

However, the situation is again getting the same as before after the government decided to relax most restrictions on commercial activities, offices, schools, and other workplaces. This time, all activities were allowed to function at full strength without any single restriction. Also, people are showing highly non-serious behavior towards wearing masks and no one seems to observe Standard Operating Procedures.  

Later on 10th March, NCOC again took the decision and announced a two-weeks of spring vacations in educational institutions in 10 cities of Punjab. On the other hand, other provinces like Sindh and Balochistan were ordered to limit attendance to 50 percent.  

NCOC data reveals that 2,511 Covid-19 cases and 58 deaths have been reported over the past 24 hours, with 258 patients on ventilators across the country. 

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