NCOC imposes new COVID-19 restrictions in Islamabad
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has imposed new restrictions in the capital city from September 4 till September 12 in order to hold the spread of contagious coronavirus.
Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar chaired the NCOC meeting by giving a briefing to Prime Minister Imran Khan about the new precincts.
All indoor and outdoor gatherings and events have been barred in the city.
Whereas, only outdoor wedding events are permitted to be prearranged with a maximum of 300 guests.
The intercity public transportation service has been limited in the cities having a high fraction of coronavirus cases. Indoor gyms will also remain closed.
Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat declared that the growing COVID-19 cases have amplified the compression on hospitals, therefore, new constraints had to be forced.
It was announced on Twitter that the enforcement of constraints in Islamabad that begin from September 4 and will remain in place till September 12, 2021.
Pakistan’s COVID-19 graph shows decreasing trend
Pakistan’s COVID-19 graph has been displaying a decreasing trend as the country has mostly been recording less than 4,000 daily infections all of this week.
The country has recorded 3,787 more coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours after 59,745 tests were taken, taking the increasing caseload to 1,171,578, stated the NCOC’s data.
Whereas the number of positive coronavirus cases has been decreasing for the last three days. The ratio of active cases has fallen to 90,076 Friday.
The positivity rate was recorded at 6.33%.
According to the NCOC stats, there were 57 reported deaths, the death toll crossed the 26,000-mark and has reached 26,035.
Pakistan is reporting 3,911 new infections on average each day, 67% of the peak the highest daily average reported on June 17.
The country has managed at least 58,156,714 doses of COVID vaccines so far.
During the last week, Pakistan reported about 1,019,949 doses managed each day.
Furthermore, at that rate, it will take a further 43 days to manage enough doses for another 10% of the population.
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