The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has taken 770 lives and infected 35,788 people in Pakistan after the country confirmed 33 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day.
As per details, 33 deaths due to coronavirus reported during the last 24 hours while the number of infection cases in the country has reached 35,788. 1,452 cases reported during the last twenty-four hours and 13,051 tests conducted. Confirmed positive cases reported in Sindh have risen to 13, 341, in Punjab 13,561, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 5,252, in Balochistan 2,239 in Islamabad 822, in Gilgit Baltistan 482, and in Azad Kashmir 91. 770 patients have died so far while 9,695 stand recovered.
Punjab remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic followed by Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
COVID-19: Violation of SOPs
Following the continuous violation of SOPs and precautionary measures by the traders and people, Sindh government sealed three markets in Karachi’s Saddar area on Wednesday. Zainab Market, Victoria Market and the International Market sealed after violation of SOPs, Action was taken when the Saddar assistant commissioner was out on a round to monitor the markets in the area. “The SOPs that the government had issued were not being followed by both the shopkeepers and the customers,” he said, adding that the sellers had not worn masks, gloves or even installed hand sanitisers.
Meanwhile, the Punjab government is considering closing various markets in Lahore. A high level meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Bazdar. The meeting expressed serious concerns over the situation in the markets.
World Coronavirus Situation
The global pandemic has infected 4.31 million world wide and killing around 290, 800 people. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.