PM urges nation to wear masks to avoid further spread of COVID-19

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ISLAMABAD (City News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Sunday has urged the nation to wear face masks in public to avoid spike in coronavirus cases.

In a post on social-networking website Twitter, the PM wrote, “Compared to some other states, Allah has been kind to us in Pak and spared us worst effects of COVID-19.”

“There is a fear onset of winter could result in second wave. I urge everyone to wear face masks in public to avoid a spike. All offices and educatioOn the other hand, Pakistan has reported 6 deaths in last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 314,616. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 6,513.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 632 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.

Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.

Till now 138,050 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 99,812 in Punjab, 37,973 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 16,766 in Islamabad, 15,371 in Balochistan, 2,816 in Azad Kashmir and 3,828 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Furthermore 2,520 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Sindh, 2,240 in Punjab, 1,260 in KP, 146 in Balochistan, 183 in Islamabad, 88 in GB and 76 in Azad Kashmir.

Pakistan has so far conducted 3,644,762 coronavirus tests and 33,725 in last 24 hours. 298,968 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 513 patients are in critical condition. nal institutions must ensure masks are worn,” he stated.

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