ISLAMABAD: A total of 4,960 new coronavirus cases have surfaced in the country over the last twenty four hours taking the total COVID-19 tally to 98,943.
The death toll from the virus stands at 2,002 with 67 deaths reported over the last twenty four hours. A total of 23,100 corona tests were also carried out during the aforementioned period.
Out of 98,943confirmed cases, 37,090 are in Punjab, 36,364 in Sindh, 13,001 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 6,221 in Balochistan, 4,979 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 927 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 361 have been reported from Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK).
A total of 33,645 patients have so far recovered from the disease.
Meanwhile, a total of 8,049 violations of standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been reported to National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday from across the country during the last 24 hours.
To ensure public safety and compliance with health guidelines for containment of Covid-19, dedicated teams of provinces and AJ&K, GB and ICT ensured that those not adhering to health instruction/guidelines are sensitised as SOPs compliance not only ensure individual safety but also protects family, community and public at large thus contributing to overall healthy environment for society.
During the last 24 hours, reports have been received about actions taken for SOPs compliance. In Balochistan, 705 violations have been observed due to which 629 shops, 3 factories and 15 transports/vehicles were temporarily closed/fined and cautioned.
In Punjab, special teams were made for checking various markets, bazaars and transport & industrial areas. A total of 965 shops, 2 factories and 715 vehicles were closed/fined/cautioned all across province on 4,641 SOP violations.
In Sindh, 81 shops were closed/fined/cautioned due to 826 SOP violations all across the province.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 398 SOP violations were observed in which 186 shops and 106 transports were cautioned/fined & sealed.
In Gilgit-Baltistan, 96 shops and 56 vehicles were fined/sealed on 267 violations of health guidelines/instructions.
In ICT, 44 SOPs violations were marked and 29 shops, 2 factories and 13 vehicles were fined/sealed.
In AJK, 972 SOPs violations were observed during which 168 shops/and 202 vehicles were fined/sealed. – TLTP