Coronavirus pandemic subsided further as Pakistan reported positivity ratio to 5.4 percent, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data showed on Tuesday morning.

A day ago, the positivity ratio was 5.6 percent.

According to NCOC, 2,597 out of 48,037 COVID-19 tests performed during the last 24 hours came back positive. The new cases placed Pakistan’s coronavirus case count at 1,488,958.

Meanwhile, 27 more people succumbed to the coronavirus during the last 24 hours, taking the country’s death toll to 29,828.

The NCOC said that 3,804 coronavirus patients recovered as a result of which the active case count went down to 75,405 in a single day.

Meanwhile, amid a drop in the positivity ratio of COVID-19 in the country, the federal government on Monday decided to lift the restrictions in cities with a positivity ratio below 10 percent for at least three days.

Insiders said that the government will ease the coronavirus measures today (Tuesday) which includes the resumption of regular classes and indoor dining as the infection rate has come down significantly nationwide.

“Dine-in will be allowed with SOPs and children under 12 years would be allowed to start normal classes,” they added.

The NCOC had imposed restrictions last month when the fifth COVID-19 wave spread in the country with major cities reporting a very high positivity ratio.

Schools were allowed to open with 50 percent attendance for students below the age of 12 years. However, for students (fully vaccinated) over 12 years, the NCOC had recommended 100 percent attendance.


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