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NCOC decides to relax restrictions in several cities from Oct 1

ISLAMABAD: 29, SEPTEMBER, 2021: National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Wednesday has planned to relax coronavirus restrictions in eight cities including the twin cities, Quetta and Peshawar after decline in infections.

While addressing a press conference with SAPM on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan, Federal Minister for Planning and Development said that participation of 300 people for indoor and 1000 for outdoor gatherings has been allowed by the authorities. 

Restaurants will be opened seven days only for vaccinated people, he said. 

He urged people to get themselves vaccinated as soon as possible. 

"Eight crore people have administered coronavirus vaccination so far," the NCOC head added. 

It is to be noted that, the number of coronavirus cases has jumped to 1,243,385 on Wednesday after more infections were reported in different parts of the country.

According to the national database 1,560 persons tested positive for the deadly virus in 24 hours whereas the positivity rate stands at 3.19 percent.

As per sources, cases in Sindh climbed to 456,897 the highest number so far in the country, while the confirmed infections tally in Punjab stood at 430,353, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cases jumped to 173,548 in Balochistan 32,888 cases reported, Islamabad Capital Territory covid-19 cases reached 105,287, Gilgit-Baltistan tally up to 10,311 while 34,101 cases were reported in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

In addition, the country has recorded 27,690 deaths so far, after 52 fatalities were reported over the last 24 hours.

As per official data, Punjab recorded 12,595 deaths, a highest number as compared to any other province while 7,379 in Sindh, 5,525 deaths were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 184 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 348 in Balochistan, Islamabad Capital Territory has reported 922 deaths and AJK recorded 737 deaths.

According to the NCOC, Pakistan has so far carried out 19,333,471, corona tests and 48,836 in last 24 hours and 1,167,189 patients have recovered whereas 3,948 patients are in critical condition across the country. (04)

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