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Pakistan’s active COVID-19 cases cross 50,000-mark amid SOP violations during Eid


A person takes selfie with a embellished bull whereas he visits a cattle market to purchase animals for on the eve of Eid Al Adha, in Peshawar,.
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Islamabad: With little regard for COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), individuals throughout Pakistan spent the second day of Eid Al Adha in partying, sight-seeing and picnicking, three necessary rituals related to the spiritual pageant.

While doing so, they ignored the warning by the well being authorities that this Eid might show deadly with regard to unfold of COVID-19 throughout the nation.

The cases are persevering with to pile up due to SOP violations as individuals visited cattle markets to purchase sacrificial animals and buying centres with out taking precautionary measures.

This is sort of dangerous and will destroy all of the efforts the well being groups made prior to now to examine unfold of COVID-19, mentioned the District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Zaeem Zia.

In Islamabad alone, the positivity charge stood at 8.96 per cent which is the very best in previous few months, mentioned Dr Zia.

He urged the individuals to get vaccinated and examined for COVID-19 and keep away from giant gatherings.

Dr Zaeem Zia cautioned that Delta cases of COVID-19 have been spreading quick in Islamabad and it could be advisable to put on face masks, preserve social distance, and comply with SOP.

According to the National Command & Operation Centre (NCOC), the variety of actives cases crossed the 50,000-mark on Thursday, 52,752 such cases have been reported. (The variety of confirmed cases minus the variety of recovered cases and deaths will give the variety of active cases.)

As per the NCOC statistics, during the final 24 hours, 40 deaths and a pair of,158 new cases have been reported throughout the nation. Also, 34,216 exams have been performed during the identical interval and the positivity charge remained over six per cent. The present positivity charge stands at 6.30 per cent.

The total demise toll resulting from COVID-19 within the nation has now reached 22,928 whereas the tally of cases because the pandemic breakout final yr has climbed to 998,609. The variety of the recovered sufferers up to now stands at 922,929.

During the final 24 hours alone, 895 individuals recovered, the NCOC information says. According to the Ministry of the National Health Services, greater than 450,000 individuals have been vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 on the day previous to Eid.

Vaccination centres throughout the nation have been closed for under in the future (July 21) on account of Eid and all have resumed providers on Thursday.

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