ISLAMABAD:  The third wave of the coronavirus continues to wreck havoc within the nation because the nationwide positivity ratio crossed 10% on Thursday, confirmed the the newest authorities knowledge.

As per the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 38,858 exams had been performed throughout the nation within the final 24 hours out of which 3,946 had been optimistic, taking the nationwide positivity ratio to 10.15%.

With the brand new circumstances, the nationwide tally of optimistic coronavirus circumstances has surged to 640,988 and the variety of lively circumstances within the nation stands at 37,985.

A breakdown of the overall circumstances confirmed that 263,815 circumstances have been detected in Sindh, 205,314 circumstances in Punjab, 81,787 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,395 in Balochistan, 53,684 in Islamabad, 4,977 in Gilgit Baltistan and 12,016 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Within the final 24 hours, the nation misplaced 63 folks to the lethal virus, taking the nationwide demise toll to 14,028.

Thus far, 588,975 have recovered from the coronavirus after testing optimistic.

NCOC decides to tighten restrictions amid rising circumstances

Earlier this week, the NCOC determined to tighten the restrictions given the deteriorating coronavirus state of affairs throughout the nation.

Federal Minister for Planning, Improvement, and Particular Initiatives Asad Umar on Twitter stated: “Within the NCOC assembly this morning we determined to extend restrictions of actions contributing to a pointy improve in COVID-19 positivity.”

The native administrations throughout the nation have been directed to tighten the implementation of SOP’s and crack down on violations which might be going down, the minister stated.

‘Pakistan is not going to go below full lockdown’

In the meantime, Federal Minister for Planning, Improvement and Particular Initiatives Asad Umar had dismissed rumours that the nation was heading in the direction of a “full lockdown”.

The NCOC chief was chatting with anchor Shahzad Iqbal on Geo Information programme Naya Pakistan on Saturday.

The dialogue revolved across the rising variety of coronavirus circumstances and the federal government’s response in the direction of it. Rumours of authorities considering a “full lockdown” throughout the nation had been mentioned.

Responding to a query, the NCOC chief had shot down the rumours.

“Full lockdown is just not the answer,” he stated. “We tried to clarify that to folks in the course of the first wave [of the coronavirus] however they didn’t perceive. You can’t shut down the whole nation and steal folks’s livelihoods,” added the minister.

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