Pakistan eases coronavirus-related restrictions as cases go down

Pakistan eases coronavirus-related restrictions as cases go down

With 20 new fatalities, Pakistan on Monday reported its lowest daily deaths from coronavirus ever since the start of the third wave in February.

Before this, February 21 was the day when Pakistan last reported 16 deaths in a day.

With active cases of the coronavirus staying low, authorities have decided to ease some of the pandemic-related restrictions.

Pakistan has decided to ease incoming flight restrictions from all the European countries, China, Canada, and Malaysia.

Direct flights from all these countries are to operate at 40 per cent of their full schedule of flights. As per the released government document, the new regulations will be coming into effect on July 1.

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The country’s positivity ratio currently stands at 2.5%.

In a meeting convened on Monday, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) also relieved some of the coronavirus restrictions in the country.

From July 1, people who are completely inoculated against the virus are to be allowed inside restaurants. They will be required to carry their vaccination certificates at most times and will be let inside after showing them.

Cafes and restaurants have been instructed to operate at half of their capacity.

Markets have also been relieved and will be allowed to stay open till 10 pm. Previously, malls, shops, and businesses were operating in the time span of 8 am to 8 pm.

The NCOC is set to meet again on July 27 and overview the graph of infections in the country.

The government has also said that no student will be passed without giving exams this year. Exams for matriculation and intermediate will begin on July 10. Educational institutions have also been opened across the country.

In the last 24 hours, a total of 44,496 COVID-19 tests have been conducted and out of these, 914 came back positive.

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