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Pakistan all the way down to 61% of COVID-19 peak, circumstances falling: report

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Coronavirus circumstances in Pakistan have dropped 61% from their peak, an infectious illness specialist stated Friday because the nation continues its combat towards the third wave of the pandemic.

Dr Faheem Younus, who serves as chief of infectious illnesses on the US-based College of Maryland Higher Chesapeake Well being, made this assertion after observing the obtainable information.

He stated circumstances falling to 11/100,000 and shared a graph of the autumn by Reuters.

“That’s good. Stay at it until case counts are

According to Reuters daily coronavirus report on Pakistan, average number of new infections reported each day in Pakistan fell by more than 1,900 over the last 3 weeks, 34% of its previous peak

COVID-19 infections are decreasing in Pakistan, with 3,552 new infections reported on average each day. That’s 61% of the peak — the highest daily average reported on June 17.

Read the latest updates on coronavirus in Pakistan

There have been 870,703 infections and 19,336 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic started.

Pakistan has administered at least 3,705,244 doses of COVID vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs two doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 0.9% of the country’s population. 

Pakistan loses 48 more people to coronavirus as nation celebrates Eid

Pakistan reported 2,517 new coronavirus infections in a single day on Friday, with the country reporting fewer cases of the infection compared to a few weeks ago.

According to the figures provided by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan carried out 30,700 coronavirus tests in the last 24 hours, out of which 2,517 returned positive.

The positivity ratio in Pakistan stands at 8.19% as of today.

Read more: In Eid guidelines, NCOC asks elderly to refrain from attending congregational prayers

At least 48 people have lost their lives to the virus in the last 24 hours across the country, NCOC said.

Eid-ul-Fitr guidelines

Earlier, the NCOC had issued guidelines to limit the spread of the coronavirus during Eid holidays.

Read more: Pakistan restricts use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for people under 40

The forum had urged the nation to stand united and firm to support these steps undertaken for the well-being of the Pakistani people.

The guidelines:

  • Eid prayers should be organised in open spaces with COVID protocols. If there is a compulsion to offer prayers in a mosque, then windows and doors should be kept open for ventilation.
  • Eid prayers should take place in 2-3 shifts at one venue with staggered timings to minimise attendance.
  • Efforts should be made to keep the sermon (khutba) very brief in order to reduce exposure.
  • Discourage sick, elderly, and children under 15-years of age from attending prayers.
  • Mandatory wearing of face mask.
  • Multiple entry and exit points at prayer venue to avoid rush of individuals.
  • Thermal screening at entry points.
  • Availability and use of hand sanitisers at entrances and exits.
  • 6-feet social distancing markings at the venue.
  • Worshippers should bring their own prayer mats.
  • Encourage people to perform wudhu/ablution at home
  • Discourage socialising and handshakes at the venue after prayers.
  • No gathering before and after prayer.
  • Banners/panaflexes highlighting COVID-19 protocols should be displayed at prominent places at the venue as part of the awareness campaign.
  • Well laid out parking areas should be prepared for crowd management.

With extra enter from Reuters

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