KARACHI: In the wake of the increasing number of cases of coronavirus, the government is considering toughening restrictions on lockdowns across the country, media reported Wednesday.
A meeting of cabinet leaders, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan, was held in Islamabad as per information. At the meeting, the PM expressed concern about growing cases of coronavirus and the inability of the public to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs).
The meeting considered taking stern measures against those who did not follow protocols and violating the SOPs. Nonetheless, a final decision will be made in this regard after the trust of all provinces and stakeholders.
In COVID-19 cases, Pakistan has faced an unprecedented increase that has claimed many lives including doctors, politicians, celebrities etc.
At least 67 deaths have been confirmed in the last 24 hours have seen 4,131 new cases of coronavirus surfacing across the world. The overall number of patients suffering from coronavirus exceeded 80.463.
On Wednesday, the highest number of cases were reported in Sindh with 31,086 cases. Punjab reported 29,489 cases whilst Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa detected 10,897 cases of corona. Similarly, in Balochistan 4,740 cases of the virus emerged, in Islamabad 3,188, in Gilgit-Baltistan 779 and in Azad Kashmir 284.
To date, 28,923 people have recovered from the infection while the death toll is 1,688.