Tag Archives: Covid-19

NCOC eases Covid-induced restrictions

One-day weekly closure of businesses ends, shrines, cinemas open for vaccinated people ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) eased some of the coronavirus-induced restrictions nationwide, in the wake of fall in the number of new cases of Covid-19, and the stepped-up vaccination campaign. On account of a low-risk …

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Covid positivity increases a bit

ISLAMABAD: National indicators of the Covid-19 pandemic showed a slight increase during the past 24 hours, as the countrywide positivity ratio returned to more than 2% level after falling below it a day earlier, according to National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday. The NCOC, the nerve centre of …

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Covid positivity ratio drops to 1.88%

ISLAMABAD: The Covid-19 positivity ratio was dropped from 2.14 per cent to 1.88 per cent during the past 24 hours, amid the fourth wave of the contagion that has apparently started to slow down. According to the National Command and Operation Centre statistics released on Sunday, as many as 40,584 …

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Umar questions UK reasoning for not accepting Chinese vaccines

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Thursday questioned the reasoning behind UK authorities’ decision of not accepting the Chinese anti-Covid vaccines which raised concerns among Pakistanis. The minister took to Twitter to criticise the UK government which he said decided to accept “gora (western) certificates & vaccines …

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Covid positivity rate falls below 3%

ISLAMABAD: The national Covid positivity ratio fell below 3% for the first time since July 9, while the single-day tally of new cases also came down to less than 1,500, confirming the declining trend in the fourth wave of the infectious disease, official data shows. The NCOC, which serves as …

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