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SARGODHA: Punjab Chief Minister Special Assistant for Information Firdous Ashiq Awan said the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was almost disbanded and it was time for clashes between fake princes, princes and Maulana. In his statement, he said, the idea of submitting his resignation was now a struggle for opposition parties. He said that these elements could not hold back or resist resignation and repentance had become their destiny. Dr Firdous underlined that the corrupt elements which are now well-known will only lead to blasphemy. He said those who wanted instability in the country had to face humiliation. He said the journey to serve the people would not stop under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar. He said serving the people selflessly was only a response to the politics of destruction by the opposition.
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ISLAMABAD: As more than 1.5 million people face restrictions under the more than 4,500 smart lockdowns that were enforced across the country, the positive rate for Covid hit nearly 10 percent on Monday with a rapid increase in the number of critical patients hitting 2,539.
With more than 80 percent of positive cases coming from major urban centers, out of the 9.71 percent national positivity ratio, the highest positivity was observed in Karachi at 21.31 percent followed by Abbottabad 17.86 percent and Peshawar 16.66 percent, health experts explained. to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC). The country recorded 3,795 new coronavirus cases and 37 more deaths in the 24 hours leading up to Monday. The national tally of total active cases passed 55,000 with 8,398 deaths.
The NCOC session was chaired by Federal Planning Minister Asad Umar, with the provincial chief secretary joining via video link. The forum is informed about the national positivity ratio, the steps taken by the federation unit for the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) compliance week, and most importantly a detailed review of critical requirements during the second wave of the pandemic.
The forum was told that Covid-19 testing over the past two weeks remained at more than 40,000 tests per day, with 81 percent of positive cases reported in major urban centers. Over the past week, 40 percent of testing was done on contact tracing.
The forum was notified that 4,503 smart locks were implemented nationwide with 1,512,903 people facing restrictions based on this measure. Provincial representatives brief the forum on compliance with SOPs. The forum was informed about various administrative steps, including fines and closures, that were taken to tackle the disease. The provincial representative also updated the NCOC on various activities with specific reference to the SOP compliance week from December 5 to 12.
The positivity ratio in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) reached 11.93 percent, Balochistan 11.61 percent, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) 2.89 percent, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) 8.2 percent, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) 8.22 percent, Punjab 5.54 percent and Sindh recorded a positivity ratio of 15.83 percent.
The COVID-19 positivity ratio in Punjab shows that Lahore is at 9.74 percent, Rawalpindi 12.09 percent and Faisalabad 5.28 percent. In Sindh, Karachi has a positivity rate of 21.31 percent, Hyderabad is 14 percent; in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar owns 16.66 percent, Abbotabad 17.86 percent and Swat 4.27 percent; in Balochistan, Quetta has 7.05 percent; ICT8.2 percent; and GB recorded a positivity ratio of 9.09 percent.
A total of 322 coronavirus patients are on ventilators across the country, while in Punjab, Lahore has the maximum number of patients on ventilators at 91 followed by 45 patients in Multan, 19 in Rawalpindi, and three in Faisalabad.
In Sindh, there were 82 patients on ventilators in Karachi and no patient on ventilators in Hyderabad. In KP, 43 patients are on a ventilator in Peshawar and no patient is on a ventilator in Abbottabad. None of the patients were on a ventilator at AJK, Balochistan and GB. There were 39 patients on a ventilator at ICT.
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