Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 260,764 on Monday after another 516 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 284,660 after 539 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.
Overall, 123,849 cases were reported in Sindh, 94,477 in Punjab, 34,692 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,906 in Balochistan, 15,261 in Islamabad, 2,334 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 2,141 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,097 with 15 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has warned of potential spike in Coronavirus cases if health guidelines and code of conduct for Muharram-ul-Haram processions are not followed.
A review meeting of the forum was held in Islamabad today (Monday) with Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar in the chair.
The forum deliberated at length on upcoming Muharram-ul Haram processions and measures to ensure public health and safety.
Speaking on the occasion, the Planning Minister said as we have opened various sectors particularly tourism, there is need to trace, track and test those people who are linked with various sectors.
Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri briefed the forum that assistance is being sought from Ulema for formulating comprehensive protocols and health guidelines during Muharram procession.
The provinces apprised the NCOC plan of action to meet challenges post opening up various sectors.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 20 million and death toll tops 734,000.