ISLAMABAD, May 3 ): Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, who is also the head of National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) on Monday said that next few weeks are critical for Pakistan.
Asad Umar said in a tweet that more than a year after the corona virus epidemic, it is devastating globally and daily global cases are now exceeding 900,000, highest since the onset of the epidemic.
He added that daily global deaths now exceed 15,000, with the peak of January 2021 approaching.
The Planning Minister appealed to the people to follow SOPs to avoid the spread of Covid 19 and said that precaution was needed.
On the other hand, 79 deaths have been reported in Pakistan in the last 24 hours due to carno virus as the number of positive cases has increased to 834,146. The death toll rose to 18,149 on Monday.
In the last 24 hours, 4,213 people tested positive for COVID-19, according to the latest figures from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC).
Sindh is the worst affected province in terms of deaths and cases, followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
So far, 8,572 people have lost their lives due to epidemic diseases in Sindh, 4,667 in KP, 3,392 in KP, 691 in Islamabad, 483 in Azad Kashmir, 237 in Balochistan and 107 in GB.
In addition, 306,929 corona virus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 285,626 in Sindh, 120,064 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 76,209 in Islamabad, 22,620 in Balochistan, 17,371 in Azad Kashmir and 5,327 in Gilgit-Baltistan.