ISLAMABAD: The government has said that strict coronavirus restrictions are inevitable given the rise in COVID-19 deaths and the positivity ratio across Pakistan.
This was said by the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health, Dr Faisal Sultan as he addressed a news conference on Tuesday.
The premier’s aide said that a few weeks ago, 400-500 cases were being reported across the country on a daily basis. The tally, he said, had shot up to 700-750 cases of the infection per day.
“The Coronavirus death rate has increased in the country,” he said, adding that that the positivity ratio had surged to 2.5-2.75%.
Dr Faisal said that the masses were not adhering to coronavirus precautions as they should, given the pandemic was still far from over.