A few hours before the government of the country proceeds to lift the restraining measures. The country has recorded a number of new cases that are among the highest in the world in recent times.
Authorities said today that 1.764 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of people infected to 25.837. Patient deaths due to COVID-19 increased by 30 to 594.
However, on Saturday, the measures against the coronavirus are relaxed
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that the lockdown, which was only partially implemented in the country, will be lifted on Saturday, as concerns about the country's economy, which is sinking into recession, escalate.
Khan noted that the lifting of restrictions will be done in stages and warned that the pandemic could get out of control if people do not take precautions. He pointed out that the restrictions may be imposed again, if it is found that the situation is deteriorating, while the images with the crowded mosques make an impression.
The government's handling of the pandemic has been criticized by scientists, who are concerned that the spread of the coronavirus to Pakistan's 210 million people will bring the health system to its knees, which is already facing a host of problems. Although Islamabad reported few cases in February, the numbers have been rising rapidly since mid-March. Authorities are reporting an average of 1.000 cases and about 27 deaths daily in the past week, according to a Reuters news agency count, based on official announcements.
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