KP govt. Bans Intercity Public Bus Service Over COVID Spike

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

02nd Apr, 2021. 05:37 pm
KP bans intercity bus service

Amidst the increasing COVID-19 cases across Pakistan, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has barred intercity public buses to be operational for two days to help curb the spread of the deadly infection.

According to the details, the intercity public bus service will remain suspended in KP on Saturday and Sunday (April 3 and 4).

However, the secretary transport KP said that those vehicles transporting food items will be exempted from this limitation.

“Public transport operating within the cities will also remain exempted from the ban,” the transport department said.

On the other hand, the British authorities have placed Pakistan and the other three countries on England’s coronavirus red list.

In a statement released by the UK government, the restrictions will help to reduce the risk of new variants – such as those first identified in South Africa (SA) and Brazil – entering England.

According to the statement, from 4 am on Friday 9 April, international visitors who have departed from or transited through the Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya and Bangladesh in the previous 10 days will be refused entry into England.

Coronavirus Situation In Pakistan

Coronavirus cases are alarmingly increasing as 5,234 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, the highest figure since June 2020.

National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) updates that 83 patients have lost their battle against Covid-19 as the death toll reached 14,613. The total number of confirmed infections is 678,165.

Till now, 10,297,544 tests have been conducted so far and 50,170 tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours.

On the other hand, 607,205 patients have recovered while 3,384 patients are in serious condition.

There are 265,917 cases of Covid-19 in Sindh, 225,953 in Punjab, 89,255 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,610 in Balochistan, 59,401 in Islamabad, 12,984 in Azad Kashmir, and 5,045 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Apart from that, 6,485 patients have died in Punjab, 4,504 in Sindh, 2,382 in KP, 209 in Balochistan, 572 in Islamabad, 358 in Azad Kashmir, and 103 in GB.

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