The novel coronavirus passed 84 lives in the last 24 hours, raising the national death toll to 9,557.
According to data released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), the country has reported 1,466 deaths of COVID-19 since the beginning of December at an average of 66.63 people a day.
The country also recorded 62,322 cases of coronavirus, 2,142 of which were reported 24 hours ago, 22 days ago at an average daily rate of 2,883.27. The national figure has risen to 462,814 with at least 37,905 active cases.
Pakistan has the highest recovery rate in the world with 89.74% of patients surviving the coronavirus. A total of 415,352 have been reported so far.
Bid bids for this virus
With the outbreak of the virus, the provincial government on December 9 warned that it would shut down other sectors if the public continued to violate coronavirus SOPs.
Asad Umar said there had been a rapid increase in disease during the second wave as the population was less active than during the first wave.
He warned that if the virus was not present, the government could decide to close some sectors and impose stricter limits within two weeks.
The provincial government has already made compulsory facial masks in public places, restricted 300 large public gatherings, banned house weddings, closed sanctuaries, cinemas and theaters, and directed public and private offices to implement a home and 50% residential policy.
The provincial government has also announced that educational institutions will remain closed from November 26 to January 10. Students will study at home or receive weekly homework until December 24 and winter holidays will begin on December 25. Schools will reopen on January 11 – depending on the state of the coronavirus. All exams were postponed except for student exams and appointments.
In addition, all states have restricted domestic food and limited time for markets, shops and supermarkets. Most parts of the country are covered by smart lockdowns.