In Pakistan, COVID-19 cases and deaths have sharply increased during the current month. The country has reported 2,304 virus cases during the last 24 hours. It is the highest number of daily cases since July and more than a 27% increase over the previous day’s cases of 1,808.
The virus also claimed the lives of 37 people across the country in the last 24 hours, as per Radio Pakistan.
The figure of patients recovered from the virus has reached 321,563. There are now 23,641 active cases in the country.
Last Saturday, Pakistan reported over 1,500 coronavirus cases. It was a new one-day record over the past three months.
A day before, the country recorded 1,376 new coronavirus cases, the previous one-day spike in the past three months.
In the first week of November alone, the country recorded over 7,500 new COVID-19 cases. This forcing the government to reimpose restrictions, which it had relaxed due to the flattening case curve across the country.
Fresh restrictions, which will apply to the capital Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and several other big cities, include a fine for not wearing a face mask and a ban on indoor wedding ceremonies starting on November 20. Outdoor weddings will be allowed with a maximum of 1,000 people.
Moreover, 50% of the staff of all public and private offices will be asked to work from home.
Authorities also announced the closure of all parks and entertainment venues by 6 p.m. local time and markets, shopping centers, restaurants, and banquet halls by 10 p.m. nationwide.
In May, Pakistan eased virus restrictions and reopened businesses which were closed in March.
In May, Pakistan eased virus restrictions and reopened businesses that were closed in March. The country is going through a second wave of the deadly coronavirus. Meanwhile, Pakistan has also issued new COVID-19 SOPs.
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