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Pakistan adds 411 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

Pakistan confirms 372 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths

Pakistan confirms 372 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths—Image: File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan added 411 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Saturday.

The country’s number of overall confirmed cases has risen to 1,283,886, according to the NCOC, the department leading Pakistan’s campaign against the pandemic.
Another seven people died of the viral disease over the past 24 hours in Pakistan, taking the death toll to 28,704, according to the NCOC, adding that 935 are in critical condition.

During the period, 300 patients recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,241,589, said the NCOC.

The southern Sindh province is the worst-affected region by the pandemic with 475,097 infections, followed by the eastern Punjab province which has reported 442,876 cases.

Also read: US CDC issues ‘Level One’ low risk of Covid health advisory for Pakistan

A day earlier, Sindh Home Department said that only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to offer prayers in mosques.

The department issued new guidelines to curb the spread of coronavirus under the directions of the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC).

According to the notification, only those who are immunised against coronavirus will be allowed to offer prayers and the use of masks will be mandatory inside the mosques.

Sindh Home Department also directed to remove carpets from mosques so that floors can be disinfected properly.

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