THE coronavirus situation is worsening in the country with each passing day as Pakistan reported 40 more deaths, taking the national death tally to 22,928 on Thursday, the second day of Eid-ul-Adha.
As per the data on the National Command and Operations Centre’s (NCOC) official website, the coronavirus positivity rate has been recorded at 6.30% and the number of active cases in the country stands at 52,752.
The Government lifted most of the Covid-19 related restrictions to allow the economic activity to resume for the benefit of the people
The authorities throughout have been sensitizing citizens not to abandon precautionary measures as the threat was not over but the care free attitude of most of the people is now taking its toll as the country reported 2,158 new cases with the total tally rising to 998,609 as of Thursday
. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan had urged people to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha in a “limited, closed” environment but nothing of the sort was observed in any part of the country before or during three days of the festival and fuller impact of this complacency might become clear during the next few days.
Vaccination is not much effective against the new Delta variant, which spreads at 50 to 60%, but medical experts say vaccination helps avoid serious complications in affected people.
Now that there is no shortage of vaccines, it is for people to get themselves vaccinated at the earliest to minimize the risks.