#AceHealthReport – June.16: The South Asian country lifted its countrywide lockdown on May 9, citing economic stress, and has since seen infection rates rise from 1-in-10 tests to more than 1-in-5: “A total of 20 cities across Pakistan have been identified as having likely increase in ratio/speed of infection which needs restrictive measures for containment,” a statement by the body that coordinates the national response to the virus said on Monday:
#Coronavirus Report: Pakistan to seal city areas across country to stem quickening virus spread across the country: Reuters.Com/
Pakistan has reported 144,477 cases of the respiratory illness and 2,729 deaths so far: However, the rate of daily cases has been rising fast in the country of 207 million, a point noted by the World Health Organisation in a letter to Pakistani authorities last week.
Prime Minister Imran Khan ruled out a nationwide lockdown on Saturday: One of the cities that will see fresh restrictions is the densely populated eastern metropolis of Lahore, the capital of Pakistan’s largest province Punjab.
A senior official told Reuters a number of areas of Lahore would be sealed for two weeks, with entry or exit barred, and government-issued safety guidelines would be enforced in markets using paramilitary forces: Parts of Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, as well as Peshawar, will see similar measures, provincial and national officials said, with more cities expected to follow suit.
‘ On Sunday, Planning Minister Asad Umar said cases could double by the end of June to 300,000, and reach 1 million to 1.2 million by the end of July if current trends continued ‘
#AceHealthDesk report …………Published: June.16: 2020: Reuters: Reporting by Mubasher Bukahri in Lahore and Jibran Ahmad in Peshwar; Writing by Umar Farooq; Editing by Gibran Peshimam and Hugh Lawson
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