Govt likely to discuss tough restrictions amid rising number of COVID cases
ISLAMABAD: The National Coordination Committee meeting may announce strict measures as cases of COVID-19 continue to multiply across the country.
After meeting the National Command Operation Center chief Asad Umar and PM’s aide on health Dr Faisal Sultan, Prime Minister Imran Khan convened the meeting of NCC to discuss the current situation of the pandemic and how to control it.
The centre has already recommended that business activities should be closed by 6 pm in the cities where positivity rate was above 13 percent. If the positivity ratio continued to increase in a city then a lockdown of a week or 10 days may be imposed.
Earlier this week, Asad Umar had warned that megacities might be closed if coronavirus cases continued to rise.
144 more deaths due to Coronavirus infection were reported in Pakistan during the last twenty four hours.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre, 5,870 new positive cases were diagnosed in a one day and positivity ratio remained 10.90 percent.
The death toll due to pandemic has now reached 16,842 and there are now 84,976 active cases in the country.