ISLAMABAD: The government has made face masks mandatory in view of increasing cases of coronavirus and appealed to the people to wear masks in crowded places including public transport and markets.
Dr Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Health, said in a press conference that 532,000 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the country so far and 66,457 came positive so far while 1,395 people have died from the deadly pandemic.
In 24 hours, Coronavirus has claimed 78 lives, including four health workers. Safety of frontline health workers is our first priority,” he said.
He said that 25% of the health assets in the country have been utilized so far. As the pandemic is spreading, cases are increasing and deaths are also increasing. We need to strictly enforce SOPs. Protect yourself and others by wearing masks in public transport, markets and crowded places.
Note that, the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan is taking a worrying turn as yesterday after proving to be the worst day in the country in terms of fatalities, more cases and deaths reported today as well.
After the new cases and deaths in the country, the total number of cases so far is 68,177 while 1441 deaths have reported.
According to official figures, 2961 new cases and 78 deaths have been reported in one day.
Yesterday was the worst day in the country in terms of deaths due to coronavirus, 81 people lost their lives in one day.
This is the highest one-day death toll in the country in a three-month period.
Note that the first case of coronavirus was reported in the country on February 26, 2020, while the first death from this pandemic was reported in the country on March 18.
From February 26 to March 31, there were about 2,000 cases and 26 deaths in Pakistan.
Which rose to 385 by the end of the month in April, while the number of cases exceeded 16,000.
However, in the 29 days of May, the number of cases increased rapidly and more than 48,000 new cases and 979 deaths were reported.
Today (May 30) new cases and deaths were reported in the country. However, the number of recoveries also increased significantly.