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A view of the Margallah Hills Nationwide Park in Islamabad. Picture: Twitter 
  • Margallah Hills Nationwide Park closed as a result of spike in COVID-19 instances.
  • Park shall be reopened on March 24 however just for weekdays.
  • Trails shall be closed on Saturdays and Sundays, says Islamabad Wildlife Administration Board.

ISLAMABAD: As coronavirus instances rise in Pakistan usually and the federal capital particularly, authorities have closed the Margalla Hills Nationwide Park for the general public.

The announcement was made by the Islamabad Wildlife Administration Board (IWMB) chairperson Rina S Khan on Twitter.

“Margallah Hills National Park, which includes Trails 2,3,4,5 & 6, is now shut to the public due to the current spike in COVID-19 & the upcoming March 23rd parade,” she wrote on Twitter.

Rina, nevertheless, clarified that the park shall be reopened on March 24 for weekdays solely.

“Trails will be closed on Saturday and Sunday,” she tweeted.

The instances of the virus have risen sharply over the previous couple of days, with the positivity ratio in Islamabad climbing to 7.7%, in line with knowledge from the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

Nationwide positivity price shoots previous 7%

The nationwide positivity ratio of Pakistan shot previous 7% on Tuesday after over 2,500 instances have been reported within the final 24 hours.

Each day knowledge issued by the NCOC confirmed that 35,303 exams have been performed within the nation within the final 24 hours out of which 2,511 returned constructive, taking the positivity ratio to 7.1%.

Learn extra: Coronavirus: Pakistan’s nationwide positivity ratio shoots previous 7%

In the meantime, the positivity ratio within the federal capital has reached 7.7%, the District Well being Officer mentioned. The DHO mentioned that 414 instances returned constructive.

The brand new constructive instances takes the nationwide complete of coronavirus constructive instances to 609,964. The NCOC mentioned out that 11,089 have been reported in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 19,233 in Balochistan, 4,961 in Gilgit Baltistan, 48,495 in Islamabad, 76,379 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 188,225 in Punjab, and 261,582 in Sindh.

Complete lively coronavirus instances in Pakistan stand at 23,355.

However, the nation additionally misplaced 58 folks to the lethal virus within the final 24 hours with essentially the most deaths occurring in Punjab adopted by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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