Business activities suspended as Karachi observes 'safe day'

Business activities suspended as Karachi observes ‘safe day’

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Karachi: Friday’s commercial activities have been suspended in Karachi to celebrate the “safety day” of the entire metropolis during the smart lockdown to control the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the detailed introduction, all large and small markets are closed in this regard.

On the other hand, 28 districts in Rawalpindi have implemented coronavirus restrictions.

The decision was made after Pakistan reported 79 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as the number of positive cases has soared to 1,089,913. The death toll across the country has jumped to 24,266.

According to the latest data from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 4,619 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

In terms of death toll, Punjab province remains the most affected province, followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 11,307 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 6,355 in Sindh, 4,624 in KP, 827 in Islamabad, 660 in Azad Kashmir, 332 in Balochistan, and 161 in GB.

Furthermore, 407,892 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 369,358 in Punjab, 150,708 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 92,768 in Islamabad, 31,396 in Balochistan, 28,654 in Azad Kashmir and 9,137 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

To date, Pakistan has conducted 16,735,031 coronavirus tests and 59,504 tests in the past 24 hours. The country has recovered 979,411 patients, while 4,656 patients are in critical condition.

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