NCOC urges mask use Following country’s 2.98% COVID-19 positive rate.
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad, 129 people tested positive for the Covid-19 in Pakistan over the course of the previous 24 hours. When 4,334 tests were performed.
The Covid-19 positivity rate remained at 2.98 percent, and 14 patients across Pakistan were in critical condition.
The NCOC claims that the guidelines, which were publish for the time period up to April 30, 2023. Were release with the current Covid-19 trend in mind.
Amid the current COVID-19 disease trends across the country, NCOC recommended following guidelines for the period up to 30 April 2023.
"Mask wearing is recommended at crowded tightly enclosed spaces including healthcare facilities"
— NIH Pakistan (@NIH_Pakistan) March 16, 2023
129 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in the past day. According to health officials, but no fatalities were noted.
Of 4,334 Covid-19 tests, 523 were carried out in Lahore, where 43 instances were confirm with an 8.22 percent ratio. In contrast, 225 tests were carried out in Rawalpindi, where three cases were reported confirmed with a 1.33 percent ratio. In Islamabad, 14 cases were found to be confirmed out of 333 tests, or 4.20 percent.
Abdul Qadir Patel, Minister for National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination. Claimed that the government had enhanced the function of Pakistan’s Border and Health Services to deal with any sub-variant of the Covid-19 virus.
The minister stated that there is a surveillance system in place at all points of entrance into the nation, including airports. And further stated that there will be quick passenger screenings at all airports.
And he stated that the Covid-19 case positivity ratio was just 0.3 to 0.5 throughout the country. That 90% of the people had already received the Covid-19 vaccine. Claiming that everything was perfectly under control and urging the general public to avoid believing rumours.
He asserted that the nation has a fully operational, effective system with a qualified management team that is prepare to create an emergency plan to address any Covid-19 subvariant.
He added that the Border and Health Services Pakistan was responsible for ensuring the application of international health standards.
The minister stated that the health system was completely equipped to handle any sub-variant of the Omicron variation of Covid-19, including BF.7, throughout the nation in the event of any unfavourable situation.