Pakistan's COVID-19 recoveries cross 270,000

Pakistan's COVID-19 recoveries cross 270,000

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 270,009 on Tuesday after another 922 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 289,832 after 617 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.

Overall, 126,425 cases were reported in Sindh, 95,611 in Punjab, 35,337 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 12,321 in Balochistan, 15,401 in Islamabad, 2,538 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 2,199 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,190 with 15 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, religious scholars in the country and the government have evolved a consensus on standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb the spread of the virus during Muharram processions and gatherings.

In a meeting chaired by Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noorul Haq Qadri, it was decided that only licensed and traditional processions will be allowed, and the use of face masks and hand sanitiser will be mandatory.

The federal government has asked provincial governments to hold similar meetings in different cities to ensure safety during Muharram.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 22 million and death toll tops 777,000.