WHO proposes one month Lockdown in Pakistan

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The World Health Organization (WHO) in a letter to the Pakistani government has proposed a one-month lockdown.

In a letter to the Pakistani government, the WHO said that six conditions should be ensured before easing the lockdown, but so far Pakistan has not met any of them. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned Pakistan that corona cases have risen by 400 percent since the lockdown eased.

The letter to the Pakistani government said the epidemic had spread to every district in the country. Out of the total corona cases, more than 33% are in Karachi, 18% in Lahore, 5% in Peshawar and Quetta, and more than 3% in Rawalpindi.

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The letter said that 24% of the tests conducted in Pakistan are positive, according to the WHO, the rate should be up to 5%. The letter also said that in the current situation, it was necessary to increase the daily capacity of tests to 50,000.

Pakistan does not meet any of the six conditions set by the WHO for easing lockdowns, and its ability to diagnose, test, isolate, treat, quarantine, and trace cases is extremely weak. The letter said that only 751 ventilators are available for Corona patients and citizens are not ready to take precautionary measures.

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In the last 24 hours, a record of 5,385 cases of Corona were reported in Pakistan, bringing the total number of affected people across the country to 113,702.

In Pakistan, 83 more people have lost their lives to the coronavirus, bringing the total death toll to 2,225. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center, 36,308 patients with corona have recovered across the country.