The Covid-19 virus is a \developing situation in Pakistan as the country is bracing for a third wave of the deadly virus.
Increasing Transmission Rate
Minister for Planning, Asad Umar while talking to the media announced that there is no doubt that the country is now facing the third wave of the virus. He blames the United Kingdom strain variant for the outbreak. The UK variant has a high mortality and transmission rate, way more than the original strain from Wuhan.
According to The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), 32 people have already succumbed to the virus, making the total death toll in Pakistan reach an alarming rate of 13,508, with numbers expected to increase.
Phase 2 of vaccinations have started in Pakistan, with 1400 people successfully vaccinated in just the last 24 hours.
The Punjab Health Minister, Dr. Yasmin Rashid said that it is necessary to keep the people informed about the current situation of the virus. She said that due to increase in the cases, the NCOC has announced that educational institutes will be closed in Punjab and KPK.
Visited #COVID19 Vaccination Centre at the Expo Centre to review performance & people’s feedback.— Dr. Yasmin Rashid (@Dr_YasminRashid) March 11, 2021
Alhamdolillah pleasing positive response received!
Capt (R) M. Usman Younus & team deserve appreciation
Over 1400 people have been vaccinated in just the last 24 hours pic.twitter.com/ahpOfxikaH
She urged people to strictly follow SOPs, use masks and for the people over the age of 60 to register themselves for the covid-19 vaccine. As of yet, the vaccine is only being distributed by the government officials with strict rules and regulations.
Last week, The NCOC decided to shut down all educational institutes in many cities to avoid worsening the dangerous situation. The NCOC has further announced a ban on shrines, outdoor dining and reopening of wedding halls and cinemas.
According to Chief Minister of Sindh, Murad Ali Shah while making a statement on the corona virus situation in Sindh said that no death during the last 24 hours has been reported in Sindh. The death toll of Sindh remains at 4,453. He further said that the government should keep an eye on the situation and if its worsens, closure of schools would be necessary