Punjab govt extends lockdown in varied districts until August 31

Punjab govt extends lockdown in varied districts until August 31


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Web Desk

August 9, 2021

Web Desk

Mon, Aug 09, 2021

LAHORE: In a bid to include the unfold of COVID-19, the Punjab authorities has prolonged the continued lockdown in varied areas of the province until August 31, a notification from the province’s major and secondary well being division stated.

There might be an entire ban on indoor weddings until the tip of the month, nevertheless, out of doors marriage ceremony capabilities might be allowed with a most variety of 300 visitors underneath strict COVID-19 protocols, learn the notification.

Gatherings: No indoor gathering or occasion/ceremony might be allowed in the course of the lockdown. However, out of doors gatherings might be allowed for a most 300 people with strict adherence to coronavirus SOPs.

The new restrictions will come into pressure with instant impact, based on the notification.

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Meanwhile, the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Secretary Sarah Aslam stated that the continued lockdown has been prolonged in varied areas of Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan and Faisalabad. The district administration and police will collectively guarantee implementation of COVID-19 SOPs, she added.      

COVID-19 an infection charge reaches alarming degree

Provincial capitals Karachi and Lahore continued to report a surge in coronavirus instances Monday as Pakistan battles the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Karachi reported an alarming 21.40% coronavirus positivity ratio Monday. Despite the excessive variety of instances being reported within the metropolis, the Sindh authorities determined to chill out the nine-day lockdown interval.

Shops, markets, purchasing malls and companies that had been closed on the provincial authorities’s lockdown orders reopened Monday morning. Numerous individuals flocked to motels early morning as we speak.

Lahore, however, reported its highest positivity ratio because the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic began. The Old City reported a coronavirus positivity ratio of 9.2% on Monday.

Rawalpindi and Islamabad reported 16% and 5% coronavirus positivity ratios. Overall, nevertheless, Pakistan reported a slight decline in coronavirus instances because the nation’s positivity ratio fell to 7.54% on Monday.

 53 extra individuals  die of COVID-19

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) 4,040 new instances have been detected throughout Pakistan after 53,528 coronavirus checks have been taken within the final 24 hours.

This pushes the whole variety of instances to 1,071,620.

There is a small downward development in day by day numbers, nevertheless, energetic instances proceed to extend with the newest determine recorded at 83,298 instances.

In the final 24 hours, one other 53 individuals have died of COVID-19. Two days in the past, Pakistan had recorded 95 deaths from coronavirus, which was the very best single-day toll in the course of the ongoing fourth wave of the pandemic.

Some 964,404 sufferers have thus far recovered, whereas the whole variety of deaths has reached 23,918.

Overall, coronavirus instances throughout Pakistan have not declined considerably, nevertheless, Sindh has lifted its lockdown as of as we speak. Revised COVID-19 restrictions, which is able to final until August 31, have been introduced by the Sindh authorities.       


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