Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 278,939 on Wednesday after another 514 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.
Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 294,193 after 482 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.
Overall, 128,676 cases were reported in Sindh, 96,466 in Punjab, 35,831 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 12,664 in Balochistan, 15,546 in Islamabad, 2,745 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 2,265 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,267 with 12 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued new standard operating procedures (SOPs) for domestic and international flight operations amid coronavirus pandemic.
Director Air Transport of issued a notification of the new SOPs, announcing that they would remain effective from August 26 to December 31, 2020, and would also be applicable on the chartered flights operating from within the country.
Moreover, the Punjab government imposed a micro smart lockdown in various areas of six cities in the province on Wednesday, as authorities warned that complacency cannot be afforded despite the declining number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 23.97 million and death toll tops 819,000.