Several City marriage halls sealed over SOPs violation

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Women shop at a market after the government eased the lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Rawalpindi on May 9, 2020. (Photo by Farooq NAEEM / AFP)
Staff Reporter

Several marriage halls were sealed on Monday over violation of coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) in different areas of the provincial metropolis.

According to details, several managers have also been arrested for not adopting precautionary measures to avoid further spread of the virus.

The district administration has told that the marriage halls were sealed for not ensuring implementation on the SOPs.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 57 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 903,599. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 20,308 on Monday.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 3,060 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths and cases followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Till now 9,784 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,920 in Sindh, 3,950 in KP, 745 in Islamabad, 532 in Azad Kashmir, 270 in Balochistan, and 107 in GB.

Furthermore, 334,760 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 309,647 in Sindh, 129,883 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 80,418 in Islamabad, 24,583 in Balochistan, 18,808 in Azad Kashmir and 5,500 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 12,837,818 coronavirus tests and 58,670 in the last 24 hours. 820,374 patients have recovered in the country whereas 4,763 patients are in critical condition.