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Pakistan records highest Covid-19 cases since March 22

25 Jun, 2022
<p>Citizens wearing face masks amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus, wait in a queue in Islamabad, on May 19, 2021. AFP/File</p>

Citizens wearing face masks amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus, wait in a queue in Islamabad, on May 19, 2021. AFP/File

The sixth wave of Covid-19 is expected to grip Pakistan as more than 400 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours after a gap of almost three months, according to the National Institute of Health data issued on Saturday.

Last time, the country recorded 443 positive cases on March 22.

The positivity rate was 3.19% in a single day. One person died of the virus.

More than half of the virus cases were reported from Sindh for the third consecutive day, with 285 people infected with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

The rise in the number of virus cases was partially attributed to Omicron sub-variants that had been reported in the country.

Amid sharp rise in new infections in the province, the Sindh Health Department had issued an advisory to the commissioners of Karachi and Hyderabad, directing them to ensure the implementation of Covid-19 guidelines, reported The News.

The district administrations were directed to ensure the following standard operating procedures:

  • Wearing face masks
  • Social distancing in public places
  • Less than 300 people in indoor events and 500 in outdoor gatherings
  • Checking of vaccination cards at high-risk areas, including shopping malls, shrines, gyms
  • Occupancy of passengers in public transport to be kept