KARACHI: In the last 24 hours, 3,842 new corona virus infections have been reported in Pakistan as the country is battling the fourth wave of the epidemic.
According to the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 53,527 tests in Pakistan reported more than 3,800 cases of corona virus in a single day.
The country’s Kwid 19 positive rate is now 7.1%.
The latest NCOC figures also show that the death toll from the corona virus has risen to 24,923 nationwide, with 75 more people dying from the disease in the past 24 hours.
With the latest count of 3,842 infections, the number of COVID-19 cases nationwide has reached 1,123,812.
In addition, 1,009,555 people have recovered from the virus so far, while the number of active cases is 89,334.
Decision to extend closure of educational institutions in Sindh
Sindh has decided to extend the school closure till further notice on Sunday in view of increasing cases of cowardly 19 in the province.
Earlier, the provincial government had announced that schools in Sindh would remain closed till August 30.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had said in a statement that teachers, staff and parents should be vaccinated before the schools reopen.
“After 10 days, it has been decided to reopen universities, colleges and schools. They will open on August 30.
Sindh Education Minister Sardar Shah had said that schools would be open with only 50 per cent students, while educational institutions with full vaccination rates would be allowed 100 per cent students.