Pakistan Coronavirus Update: Nationwide death toll hits 930
Nationwide death toll due to the novel coronavirus has crossed 930, with confirmed cases cross 43,000, however global coronavirus deaths exceed 317,000.
As per details, National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), in its latest figures said 1,841 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.
Sindh province remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Till now 15,976 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 17,241 in Sindh, 6,230 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,820 in Balochistan, 1,034 in Islamabad, 550 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 115 in Azad Kashmir. Patients under treatment at quarantine centers of 462 hospitals where 7,295 beds are available.
Let it be known that Supreme Court had quashed the decision of the government to close markets and business activities on Saturdays and Sundays and also directed to open shopping malls across the country. The court said that the order to close business for two days was a violation of Articles 4, 18 and 25 of the Constitution. The written order later said that if businesses and industries remained closed for a long time, their resumption would be doubtful.
On the other hand The Punjab government allowed shopping malls to remain open 24 hours whereas markets will be closed at 05:00 pm.
Punjab Minister for Minorities Ijaz Masih informed the provincial chief secretary that the minority communities are ensuring that government announced SOPs are followed. During the meeting, the chief secretary also assured the minister of full cooperation to his ministry.
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