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58 more die of coronavirus in Pakistan; 3,308 new cases

December 6, 2020 11:11 AM


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There was no let-up in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan as 58 more countrymen succumbed to the deadly infection while over 3,300 new cases were recorded during the last 24 hours (Saturday), said the data released by NCOC on Sunday morning.

The ever-growing coronavirus pandemic has added 3,308 more infections taking the national tally to 416,499.

According to the latest data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 3,308 new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours. On the contrary, 58 patients have died taking the death toll from Covid-19 to 8,361.

As many as 41,645 samples were tested in the previous 24 hours (Sindh 13,684, Punjab 14,983, KP 4,757, ICT 6,852, Balochistan 413, GB 411, AJK 545) and total active Covid cases in Pakistan were 53,126 on Sunday morning.

As many as 355,012 People recovered so far across Pakistan making it a significant count.

The NCOC revealed that the positivity ratio of fresh Covid-19 cases stands at 7.94 percent.

Out of the latest 58 deaths, 20 reported in Sindh, 25 in Punjab, five in KP, six in Islamabad and two in Azad Kashmir.

Latest global developments

Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis:

- Russia starts vaccinating -

Moscow begins vaccinating workers at high risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus at newly opened clinics across the city. 

Moscow health officials say they opened 70 coronavirus vaccine centres in the Russian capital that would initially offer jabs for health, education and social workers. 

- 'Vaccines don't equal zero Covid' -

The roll-out of vaccines to fight the Covid-19 pandemic will not by itself eliminate the coronavirus, the World Health Organization says.

"Vaccines do not equal zero Covid," WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan says. "By themselves, they will not do the job...the vaccine will not be with everyone early next year".

- More than 1.5 million dead -

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 1,519,213 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Saturday.

At least 65,865,820 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 41,777,200 are now considered recovered.

- Argentina taxes rich for virus battle -

Argentina's Senate passes a tax on about 12,000 of the country's richest people Friday, to pay for coronavirus measures including medical supplies and relief for the poor and small businesses.

In a session streamed live on YouTube, and after a long and polarizing debate, the so-called solidarity contribution is signed into law with 42 votes in favour and 26 against, as the pro-government alliance flexed its majority.

- Kyrgyzstan reopens borders to foreigners -

Kyrgyzstan announces that citizens of all countries will be allowed to enter the Central Asian country, lifting border restrictions it had instituted at the start of the pandemic in the spring.

The only requirement for entry is a negative PCR test presented before boarding and on arrival taken within 72 hours. If the test has expired, visitors are able to take a new one at the airport.

- Football fans told: don't sing too much -

England's Premier League chiefs have warned fans to avoid "excessive singing" and hugging as supporters return to top-flight matches for the first time since March on Saturday.

"Fans can celebrate but should remain socially distanced from people outside their social bubble," says the advice.

- Brazil opens malls 24 hours -

Rio de Janeiro's shopping malls will stay open 24 hours a day through Christmas, authorities announced Friday, hoping to avoid overcrowding amidst the second wave of coronavirus.

The move goes against the recommendations of scientists who are advocating new restrictions in the Brazilian city, given a worrying increase in Covid-19 deaths and infections.

 

With inputs from AFP.



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