Corona 48 more die

ISLAMABAD: The total active COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Monday were recorded 40,379 as 2954 more people tested positive for the deadly virus during the last 24 hours.

A total 48 corona patients, who were under treatment had lost their lives, out of them 41 in hospitals while seven died out of hospital due to COVID-19 on Monday, according to the latest update issued by the NCOC.

In 2 weeks, Covid-19 situation will deteriorate to June levels unless public attitude changes: Asad Umar

Planning Minister Asad Umar warned on Tuesday that within two weeks, Pakistan would face the same situation as in June, when the country saw a peak in Covid-19 cases, unless the public changes its attitude.

Addressing a media briefing after a meeting of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), which was chaired by Umar, the minister said: "The rate at which the virus spread in growing, and there is no reason that it would not grow at the same rate unless we change our attitude and take precautions, within two weeks we'll be in the same situation that we faced in June, when Pakistan saw its first peak." He urged the masses to take precautions, including mask-wearing, hand washing, and avoiding handshakes and physical contact.

Umar recalled that in June, the situation had gotten so serious that people had trouble finding beds in hospitals. He said that the government does not want the situation to get to the point where the lives and incomes of people are threatened. >