s the third wave of coronavirus intensifies in Pakistan, the country has reported over 5,000 new coronavirus infections on Friday, according to government data on COVID-19.
This is the first time when Pakistan reported more than 5,000 cases in a single day in the last nine months. On June 19, the country had detected 6,604 infections.
With total coronavirus cases at 678,165, the positivity rate jumped to 10.43 % today.
Pakistan reported 83 new deaths, taking the death tally to 14,613 across the country.
To curb the virus spread, National Command and Operation Centre has announced a complete ban on holding wedding functions — both indoor and outdoor — starting April 5, in areas that have a three-day rolling average of an 8% positivity ratio.
The NCOC had said that the government is also considering the prospects of more restrictions on inter-provincial travelling.