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Pakistan reports less than 1,000 Covid daily cases

Covid positivity rate stands at 2.11%
Women shop at a market after the government eased the lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the coronavirus in Rawalpindi. AFP/File
Women shop at a market after the government eased the lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the coronavirus in Rawalpindi. AFP/File

At least 847 coronavirus cases were reported over the last 24 hours, according to the National Command and Operation Centre data on Sunday.

A significant decrease in the number of daily cases was witnessed after February 22, when the country reported 961 Covid cases in a single day.

“Statistics 27 Feb 22: total tests in last 24 hours: 40,127; positive cases: 847; positivity %: 2.11%; deaths: 20; patients on critical care: 1,113,” the NCOC said in a tweet.

The countrywide tally showed that Sindh reported the highest number of Covid cases with 567,309 infected patients, followed by Punjab (501,108), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (216,051), Islamabad (134,292), Azad Jammu and Kashmir (42,946), Balochistan (35,325), and Gilgit Baltistan (11,473).

Moreover, the graph available on the government website also showed that the active cases have further decreased below the 35,000 mark.

The forum, which serves as the nerve centre of the country’s unified efforts to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, on Wednesday revised Covid-related policy for passengers travelling to Pakistan, abolishing pre-boarding negative PCR test for fully vaccinated inbound travellers.

This policy, which came into effect on Thursday, states that vaccination is mandatory for all adult inbound passengers. Travellers below 12 years of age are exempt from mandatory vaccination. Passengers travelling to Pakistan between 12 to18 years of age are allowed to travel without mandatory vaccination till March 31.

Only non-vaccinated individuals over 12 years of age will be required to submit a negative PCR test conducted 72 hours prior to their travel.

A rapid antigen test for coronavirus will be conducted on arrival at border terminals and those who test positive for Covid will be asked to quarantine at home for 10 days.

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