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NCOC extends COVID restrictions for another week in high-risk districts

So far, 50 million Pakistanis have received at least 1st dose of the vaccine – Asad Umar

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has announced to extend Covid-19 curbs for another one week in the 24 districts of Punjab, KPK and Capital territory as they are currently indicated as the hot spots of the diseases.

Districts with Extensions in Corona Restrictions:

According to the NCOC the decision was taken in the wake of high prevalence of the pandemic disease in these districts. The districts under stricter restrictions include Islamabad Capital Territory, 15 districts of Punjab and 8 districts of KPK.

Punjab districts facing Covid-19 curbs include Khushab, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khanewal, Rahimyar Khan, Faisalabad, Gujrat, Bhakkar, Gujranwala, Bahawalpur, Multan, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Rawalpindi and Sialkot, while KPK’s Haripur, Malakand, Mansehra, Sawabi, Dera Ismail Khan, Swat, Abbotabad and Peshawar districts are facing partial lockdown.

Restrictions to be observed:

  • All educational institutes to remain closed until 15th Spetember
  • Ban on all sorts of indoor and outdoor gatherings
  • Ban on intercity transport

The forum said that it is carefully monitoring the pandemic situation in the country on daily basis. It also added that on September 15th, a review meeting would be held to discuss the extended sanctions in which further actions would be decided.

Asad Umar hopeful to surpass Covid-19 Vaccine target

Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives and the NCOC Chairman Asad Umar said in a tweet that so far 50 million Pakistanis have received at least 1st dose of the vaccine.

Recent Corona Statistics:

According to the data revealed by NCOC on Friday;

  • Pakistan recorded 91,440 active corona cases
  • In the last 24 hours, 83 new deaths by corona have been recorded
  • 61,128 COVID tests were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours
  • Out of the total, 3,689 people were tested positive
  • Total number of deaths from COVID-19 stands at 26,580
  • The total number of cases has reached 1,197,887
  • 1,079,867 people have recovered from the virus so far

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