National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) head Asad Umar has said that Pakistan may face the fourth wave of the deadly coronavirus in July in the absence of a “strong enforcement” of the precautionary measures.

In a tweet on Friday, he said the high-level forum reviewed “the artificial intelligence-based disease modeling analysis today”.

“In the absence of strong SOP enforcement and continued strong vaccination program, the 4th wave could emerge in Pakistan in July,” he said, urging people to “adhere to SOPs and vaccinate as soon as possible”.

In the last 24 hours, Pakistan recorded 44 fatalities due to COVID-19 while 1052 people tested positive, according to the latest statistics released by the NCOC. Most casualties were seen in the province of Sindh followed by Punjab, it said, adding that at least 267 people are on ventilators.


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