COVID-19: 5,082 smart lockdowns enforced across Pakistan

Government has imposed 5,082 ‘smart lockdowns’ across Pakistan to curb COVID-19 spread in the country.

As per details, National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) was apprised that 5,082 smart lockdowns are currently enforced all across Pakistan to tackle second coronavirus wave that has gripped the country.

The forum was informed that Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity ration has surged to 8.53 per cent.

Around 2.05 million people are reported to have been subjected to smart lockdown directives across the country. Islamabad has recorded highest number of smart lockdowns with 3,205 lockdowns, followed by Punjab – 1,459; Sindh  – 206, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – 182 and Gilgit-Baltistan with 30 smart lockdowns.

Meanwhile, Azad Jammu and Kashmir is said to have highest positivity ratio of 21.3 per cent, followed by Sindh – 14.04 per cent, Balochistan – 11.95 per cent, Islamabad – 6.62 per cent, Punjab – 4.84 per cent and Gilgit-Baltistan with 3.43 per cent.

Furthermore, Mirurpur and Muzaffarabad in Azad Jammu and Kashmir have reported 27.75 per cent and 23.44 per cent COVID-19 positivity ratio.

Lahore and Rawalpindi have a positivity ratio of 6.91 and 4.83 per cent respectively, whereas Peshawar has a positivity ratio of 6.62 per cent, Quetta – 9.09 per cent, Islamabad – 6.62 per cent and 5.68 per cent in Gilgi-Baltistan.

Pakistan’s COVID-19 tally stands at 398,024 cases with 8,025 deaths so far. A total of 2,839 cases, along with 40 casualties were reported in the last 24 hours.

A total of 341,423 patients have successfully recovered from the novel virus in the country.