COVID-19: Pakistan reports 566 new infections, 9 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 566 new infections, 9 deaths in last 24 hours

Lahore/Quetta/Karachi/Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Pakistan reached 296,022 on Monday after another 409 virus recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 311,219 after 566 new coronavirus cases surfaced in the country.

Overall, 136,017 cases were reported in Sindh, 99,219 in Punjab, 37,701 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15,092 in Balochistan, 16,470 in Islamabad, 3,681 inGilgit-Baltistan (GB) and  2,661 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to the government's Covid-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached 6,466 with 9 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Schools from nursery to 8th classes have been reopened across Sindh from today (Monday) and the students are being allowed to enter schools after checking their temperature.

According to details, after devastation of coronavirus, Sindh government became more cautious than other provinces, therefore implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) had been made mandatory in all schools to prevent the virus.

Talking to media, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani had requested parents to ensure that their children should come to schools wearing masks and urged schools administration to stricly implement SOPs.

The schools across the country had resumed classes for grade 6 to 8 on September 23, however, Sindh government has decided a week's delay in implementing this decision.

On September 15, educational institutions across the country reopened after a six-month coronavirus break.

It is pertinent to mention that the global coronavirus cases have reportedly surpassed 33 million and death toll tops one million.