So far, Pakistan has reported eleven more casualties due to Coronavirus pandemic during the past 24 hours. The death toll has surged to 6,806 from the disease.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 807 fresh infections emerged during this period, lifting the national tally of cases to 332,993. Around 21,688 samples were tested on Tuesday.
Cases and Recoveries
There are a total of 12,121 active cases of COVID-19 as 314,066 patients have so far recuperated from the disease.
Thus far, Sindh has reported 145,475 cases, followed by Punjab reporting 104,016 cases while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported 39,458, Balochistan 15,896, Islamabad 19,818, Gilgit Baltistan 4,248 and Azad Jammu and Kashmir 4,082.
NCOC Concerned Over Rise In Positive Cases
Earlier on October 28, the National Command and Operations Center has made wearing masks mandatory across the country to curb the spread of the deadly disease.
To reduce the spread of the pandemic, it was decided that citizens must wear masks when leaving their homes. Masks will be required for those working in government and private sector offices.
Provincial governments have been directed to make SOPs and masks mandatory in markets, shopping malls, public transport, and restaurants.
Moreover, lockdowns have been imposed in Quetta, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Peshawar, Islamabad, Hyderabad, Mirpur, Karachi, Gilgit, and Muzaffarabad to reduce the spread of the virus.