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Pakistan’s Covid-19 situation worsens, authorities say all parameters in the red

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said in a statement Pakistan’s positivity ratio had risen for the fifth consecutive day — average positivity rate is 40 per cent higher during the last four days — and that Covid-19 deaths were also increasing.

Students wearing masks walk through a street to their school in Pakistan’s Peshawar in this file photo. National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said the positivity ratio had risen for the fifth consecutive day and that Covid-19 deaths were also increasing. (AFP Photo )

Authorities in Pakistan have said the coronavirus pandemic situation in the country has worsened with rising positivity rate, a spike in Covid-19 deaths and increasing hospital admissions, according to reports on Friday. Officials of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) made the comments two days after issuing a warning about the lockdown and calling for better compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) related to the coronavirus disease.

According to Dawn, the forum said in a statement that the positivity ratio had risen for the fifth consecutive day — average positivity rate is 40 per cent higher during the last four days — and that Covid-19 deaths were also increasing.

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