Pakistan to go under 10-day lockdown amid COVID-19 surge
Pakistan to go under 10-day lockdown amid COVID-19 surge

Islamabad: Pakistan announces lockdown in order to curb the rising number of coronavirus infections. The authorities in Pakistan are imposing complete countrywide lockdown from May 8 for the next 10 days, according to the Gulf News report.

The Pakistan government earlier declared Eid holidays from May 8 to 15. Now the authorities announce complete ban on unnecessary movement of people and gathering of any kind at any place during these 10 days of lockdown. Geo News reported citing the NCOC that the nation reported 120 more deaths from coronavirus, taking the national death toll to 18797 on Saturday. Around 4109 more active cases contracted with infection recorded, increasing the total caseload to 854240 nationwide. Pakistan`s infectious diseases physician Dr Faisal Sultan has cautioned that COVID-19 cases might rise again. In the bid to curb the situation precautions are necessary to be taken in this `critical period` when we are seeing the last days of the month of Ramadan while Eid is fast approaching.

Pakistan’s special assistant to PM Imran Khan, Heath Dr Faisal also said that there were some `initial signs of stability` in the third wave of coronavirus in Pakistan.

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