The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country has soared to 532,412 with addition of 1,594 new cases while the countrywide death toll jumped to 11,295.
According to the latest update released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Pakistan has recorded 48 more deaths during the past 24 hours.
The NCOC said the positivity ratio of infections was recorded at 3.95 per cent. The total number of recovered patients stands at 486,489.
So far, Sindh has reported a total of 240,570 infections, Punjab 153,410, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 65,287, Balochistan 18,736, Islamabad 40,713, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 8,795, and Gilgit Baltistan 4,901.
Sindh government on Friday allowed shopping malls in Karachi to remain open on Saturdays and Sundays.
According to the notification, the shopping malls will now be allowed to operate seven days a week provided that they strictly follow the government’s coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs).
The notification added that if a shopping mall is situated in a coronavirus hotspot within the city, then it will not be allowed to open as only essential businesses have the permission to operate therein.