58 more deaths due to Coronavirus infection have been reported in the country.

The death toll has now reached 13,595 while 2,511 new positive cases of the pandemic have been reported.

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) revealed on Monday that Punjab was contributing 55% to the national Covid-19 mortality rate.

During a meeting held with all provincial chief secretaries, the NCOC expressed concern over the rising Covid-19 positivity ratio.

However, the provinces were appreciated for taking prudent action for disease control through high impact Interventions.

The provincial administrations were further advised to take strict administrative actions against those found violating SOPs. Massive crackdown to be ensured against all those who fail to implement NPIs/SOPs, the NCOC stated.

The country’s main body dealing with the pandemic requested the provinces to ensure that SOPs were strictly being followed in transportation services and hotels. Violation could otherwise result in the closure of the tourism sector, it warned.


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