In the last 24 hours, 4,825 people tested positive for COVID-19 as the third wave continues to wreak havoc in Pakistan. Furthermore, 70 people succumbed to the virus, according to the latest statistics released by the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC).

Country’s overall death tally has reached 17,187 while the positivity rate was recorded at 9.61 per cent.

As per the official data, 50,161 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, from which 4,825 tests returned positive.

NCOC mulls over lockdown in cities with high positivity rates

The NCOC is considering the enforcement of a lockdown in cities with high positivity rates.

The statement made no mention of what positivity ratio the forum considers high enough to warrant a lockdown. The NCOC clarified that talks would be held with stakeholders before a lockdown is imposed.

The restrictions, if enforced, would include the closure of markets, malls, less essential services, a ban on intercity public transport, and a complete closure of educational institutions.


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