QUETTA: The Balochistan authorities has imposed a ban on all types of congregations in gentle of the growing variety of coronavirus instances, the province’s spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani mentioned Monday.
Shahwani, addressing a press convention, mentioned coronavirus-related instances and deaths had quadrupled within the province — forcing the federal government to impose a ban on all types of gatherings.
While asserting the ban, the spokesperson mentioned the federal government would take strict motion in opposition to the folks violating the ban.
Shedding gentle on the severity of the scenario, Shahwani mentioned the speed of coronavirus instances had elevated amongst ladies.
“The movement of people on Balochistan’s border is being restricted,” he mentioned.
The commissioners have been directed to make oxygen cylinders accessible within the divisions, the spokesperson mentioned.
Pakistanis in Afghanistan and Iran can return home, however they are going to be examined for coronavirus upon arrival, he added.
Meanwhile, taking up the presser, DIG Quetta mentioned the Youm-e-Ali processions wouldn’t be allowed to happen.
NCOC bans Youm-e-Ali processions
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), two days in the past, imposed a ban on Youm-e-Ali processions whereas it mentioned majalis can be permitted below strict SOPs that are already in place for Ramadan.
“Keeping in view the risk factor due to the ongoing surge in COVID-19 spread across the country and particularly in major urban centres, it was decided to ban all sort of processions while holding of Majalis has been permitted under strict COVID SOPs which are already in place for Ramazan ul Mubarik,” learn an NCOC assertion.
The discussion board emphasised the necessity to interact spiritual students and neighborhood leaders at provincial and district ranges for the implementation of those choices.
COVID demise toll beneath 100 for first time since April 25
Pakistan reported deaths beneath 100 after a number of days as 79 folks misplaced their lives to coronavirus within the final 24 hours, taking the overall demise tally to 18,149 nationwide on Monday.
The final time the nation reported beneath 100 deaths was on April 25 when 70 folks succumbed to the virus nationwide.
According to the newest information supplied by the NCOC, 4,213 folks examined constructive for COVID-19 when 45,954 exams had been performed previously 24 hours throughout the nation.
The positivity charge of coronavirus instances stands at 9.16% with complete instances at 834,146.