Schools in Islamabad to be closed from tomorrow due to Covid-19

Web Desk News Agency

03rd Sep, 2021. 04:10 pm

In a bid to control the rising number of coronavirus cases in Islamabad, Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat announced on Friday that schools in Islamabad will be closed from tomorrow (Saturday).

Taking to Twitter, Shafqaat said that the decision is being taken due to the “increasing pressure on hospitals”.

Apart from schools, inter-city transport, indoor gyms and all kinds of gatherings will be banned in the federal capital.

The DC said that the restrictions will remain in place till Sept 12.

Pakistan’s coronavirus death toll jumps past 26,000

The Islamabad administration introduced the new restrictions as Pakistan’ nationwide death toll from Covid-19 shot past 26,000.

The daily data issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) showed that Pakistan reported 57 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The new deaths took the nationwide death tally to 26,035.

On the other hand, Pakistan also reported 3,787 new cases in the last 24 hours.

The new cases takes the countrywide tally of positive cases to 1,171,578. While the positivity ratio of the country stands at 6.34%.

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