ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning Asad Umar on Thursday urged the people to take Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) seriously.
“The government otherwise may have to take restrictive actions which will have negative effects on the livelihoods of the people,” he said in his tweets.
The minister said there were unmistakable signs of rise of coronavirus in the country. He said the national positivity of Covid-19 cases was 2.37 percent on Oct 14. “This is the highest positivity in more than fifty days,” he said.
He said eleven virus deaths on an average had been reported during the first four days of this week.
According to the latest statistics, 756 more people tested Covid positive after the tests of 31,862 conducted over the last twenty-four hours. The virus claimed lives of 13 more people during the last twenty-four hours.
The figure of patients recovered from the virus has reached 305,395. There are now 9,209 active cases in the country.