Pakistan COVID-19: Fourth wave takes shape as cases increase

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

22nd Aug, 2021. 04:04 pm
Pakistan COVID-19: Fourth wave takes shape as cases increase

The spread of the virus in Punjab is steadily increasing during the fourth wave of the global coronavirus,

The positivity rate of the virus in Lahore has reached close to 11%, while in Bahawalpur about 9%, in Rawalpindi 8% and in Multan 7%.

In Karachi, the positivity rate of Coronavirus has risen to 16%, while in Hyderabad it has increased to 13% and in overall Sindh province, it has expanded to about 4%.

A further 75 deaths have been reported across the country, with 3,842 cases reported in a single day and a more than 7% positivity rate

Markets and bazaars in Sindh will remain closed today under Safe Day to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, while grocery stores will remain open.

Another 3,842 coronavirus cases were reported in the country and 75 patients died, bringing the number of active cases to 89,334.

Meanwhile, another 2 million doses of the Chinese vaccine arrived in Pakistan from China on Saturday.

According to a health ministry official, the government purchased the vaccine and arrived in Islamabad from China on Saturday.

Yesterday, Sindh Education Minister Sardar Shah said that the health department had warned of a new wave of coronavirus next week, after which the provincial government decided to keep the educational institutions closed.

According to details, a statement issued by Sindh Education Minister Sardar Shah said that the decision to close the educational institutions was taken amid new wave warnings. The Sindh Chief Minister decided to close educational institutions after consultation.

He added that vaccination of all teachers would be completed by next week.

The Sindh Education Minister said that the decision regarding schools would be taken after a week’s review. He appealed to the parents to get their vaccines shots so that the children would be safe.

The Sindh government on Friday announced to close schools for another week and resume classes from August 30.

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