Pakistan has reported 50 more deaths in the past 24 hours due to the novel coronavirus taking the national fatality toll to 8,653.
According to the Government of Pakistan portal for COVID-19, with the fresh addition of 3,047 cases in the past 24 hours, the national caseload now stands at 432,327.
As many as 4,791 people have been recovered from the dread virus in a single. So far 379,092 recoveries have been reported since the pandemic struck Pakistan.
A total of 42,596 tests were conducted across the country during this period. Whereas 5,948,742 samples have been tested thus far.
Mandatory COVID-19 Tests
Pakistan has made COVID test mandatory for all travelers wishing to enter the country through the land borders with Afghanistan at all crossing points.
According to the Pakistani Embassy in Kabul, the measure has been taken in view of the second wave of coronavirus pandemic and an increase in the number of positive cases.
The condition will not be applicable to children below 12 years.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again appealed to the nation to fully follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to avoid the spread of Covid-19 in the winter season.
The Prime Minister said the chances of the spread of the virus can be limited by only covering the face.
He warned if the current trend of the virus persisted, it would put our hospitals, doctors, and healthcare staff under tremendous pressure.
Imran Khan said the opposition parties are holding public gatherings which increases the chances of the spread of the pandemic. He said by holding the gatherings, the opposition cannot put him or the government under pressure but they are putting the lives of people at risk.
He advised the opposition to postpone their gatherings for two to three months for the protection of the lives of people.
The Prime Minister pointed out that the wedding halls, restaurants, and schools have been shut down as part of efforts to control the pandemic. He said we have also taken the religious scholars on board to ensure compliance of SOPs at the mosques.
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