Coronavirus cases in Pakistan soar to 253,604
ISLAMABAD: At least 170,656 patients have so far recovered from Coronavirus across the country.
According to the latest statistics, 1,979 new coronavirus cases were reported in the country during the last 24 hours taking the tally to 253,604.
These includes 106,622 in Sindh, 87,492 in Punjab, 30,747 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,192 in Balochistan, 14,202 in Islamabad, 1,694 Gilgit-Baltistan and 1,655 in Azad Kashmir.
Meanwhile, 50 patients died of the virus during the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 5,320.
21,020 corona tests were carried out during this period.
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has chalked out special arrangements during Eid-ul-Adha to check the spread of coronavirus.
During a meeting in Lahore, the NCOC decided that cattle markets will be set up outside city limits and will function between 6am and 7pm.
It was also decided to ensure strict implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) including social distancing, wearing of face masks and screening of customers.
The meeting also decided to increase the number of cattle markets to reduce overcrowding while plan which was followed for Eid-ul-Fitr prayers will also be followed on Eid-ul-Adha.