NCOC asks provinces to make preparations of Lockdown: ISLAMABAD: In the middle of the worsening coronavirus situation in the country, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has routed rural authorities to start prep work for a two-week lockdown in 20 cities from 2/3 May.
The federal government has numerous times hinted that the SOP execution is weak across the country and a lockdown will certainly have to be imposed in case the scenario does not boost.
In the letter, entitled ‘Input/ Comments City Wise Lockdown’, the NCOC specified that a two-week city-wise lockdown in districts/cities with high illness occurrence is tentatively intended with impact from 2/3 May.
” For that reason, you are asked for to carry out needed preparation at your end,” read the letter.
The listing pointed out 20 cities throughout Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as Azad Jammu and Kashmir, where the coronavirus situation is extremely bad.
The cities where the lockdown is being intended consist of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Bahawalpur, Hyderabad, Peshawar, Dir Lower, Mardan, Nowshera, Malakand, Charsadda, Swat, Swabi, Muzaffarabad, Sudhnuti, Poonch and Bagh.
The COVID-19 pinnacle body has directed the local administration to onward their input for required action.
Over 200 succumb to virus in a day
Pakistan on Wednesday reported 201 new fatalities from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, which is the highest possible single-day death toll taped since the pandemic started in 2014.
This is the first time coronavirus deaths in the nation have actually gone across the 200-mark.
According to the main data from the NCOC, which synergises federal government initiatives against COVID-19, the casualty in the nation reached 17,329 with the most recent rise.
Pakistan performed 49,101 examinations for coronavirus, out of which 5,292 returned favorable. The complete tally of coronavirus instances stands at 810,231 country-wide with the highest possible situations reported in Punjab thus far.
The country’s positivity rate has risen to 10.77%, with 88,207 energetic situations, while the variety of healings across the country has actually reached 704,494 thus far.