Punjab bans Inter-city public transport in 15 districts over rising cases

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

05th Sep, 2021. 03:25 pm
Punjab bans Inter-city public transport in 15 districts over rising cases

In view of the increasing cases of Coronavirus, the provincial government has banned inter-city public transport in 15 districts of Punjab.

The Department of Transport has sent letters to the Deputy Commissioners, Secretary DRTA and Assistant Commissioners of 15 districts, according to the notification from September 4 to September 12, inter-city public transport will be banned.

The banned districts include Lahore, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Gujarat, Sialkot, Sargodha, Khushab, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Khanewal, Multan and Rahim Yar Khan.

Note that during the last 24 hours, more than 61 deaths from the coronavirus have been reported across the country, while more than 3,000 people tested positive.

The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) said that 61 patients died during the last 24 hours, after which the total number of deaths from coronavirus rose to 26,175.

The NCOC added that 3,747 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 1,179,305.

The total number of patients recovering from the coronavirus in the country has reached 1,060,881.

According to the NCOC, 57,908 tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours and 18,053,326 tests have been conducted in total.

The positivity rate in the country stood at 6.47%, with 5,506 cases of coronavirus in 631 hospitals across the country in critical condition.

Vaccination status

So far, 45,498,115 people in the country have been given one dose of the vaccine while 18,512,319 people have been administered both doses of the vaccine.

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