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Pakistan posts zero COVID-19 death in last 24 hours: NIH

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Man is seen checking the temperature of people. — AFP/File
Man is seen checking the temperature of individuals. — AFP/File
  • Pakistan reviews 673 COVID-19 circumstances throughout last 24 hours.
  • The positivity fee slumps to three.25%.
  • NIH advises Pakistanis to masks up throughout Muharram gatherings.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reported 673 contemporary COVID-19 circumstances however no coronavirus-related death was recorded in the course of the last 24 hours, the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) knowledge confirmed Saturday morning.

During the last 24 hours, 20,735 COVID-19 diagnostic exams have been carried out, of which 673 returned again optimistic for the virus, the establishment’s knowledge confirmed.

Following the detection of latest circumstances, the COVID-19 positivity ratio stood at 3.25% — somewhat decrease than 3.60%, which was recorded a day earlier.

According to NIH’s knowledge, 164 COVID-19 sufferers are being handled in the intensive-care items (ICU) at completely different medical amenities throughout the nation.

Pakistanis suggested to masks up

With Pakistan logging a whole lot of COVID-19 circumstances every single day, the NIH has suggested strict adherence to straightforward working procedures (SOPs), together with masks carrying and social distancing throughout Muharram gatherings.

Gathering and majalis to recollect the Shuhada-e-Karbala (martyrs of Karbala) have began because the nation observes the brand new Islamic 12 months — which started on Sunday (July 31).

What are the SOPs for Muharram?

NIH has restricted the aged and youngsters from attending the gatherings and majalis throughout Ashura in a COVID-safe method, as the chance of one other outbreak looms with an uptick of the virus throughout Pakistan.

Following are the rules for holding gatherings and processions

  • COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures i.e mask-wearing, social distancing and use of sanitisers/ hand washing ought to be adhered to
  • Organising committees ought to make preparations for all SOPs
  • Zakirs and members ought to be vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19
  • Venue for conduct of Majalis ought to be open and spacious with correct
  • air flow preparations
  • Wearing of masks and upkeep of social distancing is necessary throughout majalis and Processions. Availability of masks and sanitisers/ hand washes
  • Controlled participation in response to capability of venues and avoidance of overcrowding
  • Duration of majalis and processions ought to be curtailed
  • Majalis the place SOPs can’t be successfully carried out corresponding to
  • properties and personal gatherings ought to be discouraged
  • Elderly above 65 years, kids and co-morbid could also be sensitized to
  • attend Majalis at residence by means of reside streaming
  • Proper preparations for cleansing venues with chlorine earlier than and after the occasions
  • Display of COVID-19 SOPs and precautions at distinguished locations
  • SOPs compliance by using volunteer scouts

Miscellaneous points

  • Arrangements for meals and drinks in spacious and ventilated place.
  • Emphasis on use of disposable utensils; desire on pre-packaged packing containers for distribution of meals.
  • Avoiding overcrowding at meals distribution factors/areas.
  • No handshake and embracing.

Areas of focus

Some of the points meriting needed actions on the federal and federating items stage, embrace following:

  • Messaging by non secular clerics for uniform implementation of SOPs /tips proposed by NCOC.
  • Strict enforcement of SOPs by civil administration. 


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