Islamabad:Government has decided to strictly monitor the SOPs issued to protect people against Covid-19.
Special Assistant on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza while giving a media briefing in Islamabad today (Sunday) said wearing face masks is mandatory and no leniency will be tolerated in this regard.
He said using face mask is very important against Covid-19 as it can help stop the spread of disease by 40 to 60 percent.
He said it is obligatory to wear mask while visiting shops, markets and other places of public gathering.
The Special Assistant warned that action would be taken against those who do not observe the SOPs.
He said government is working on an integrated strategy against corona virus.
He said 74 percent of those who died in Pakistan were above 50 years of age and most of them had previous underlying health conditions.
Giving latest statistics about the corona situation in the country, he said it is heartening to note that number of corona negative persons is increasing.
He said 23,100 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, in which 4,969 people were found positive.
This is equivalent to 21.4 percent of those whose tests were held. He said total 683,608 people have been tested so far in the country.
He said 34 percent people, who were found corona positive, have completely recovered and resumed their normal activities of life.
He said a slightly over 5,000 people are admitted in various hospitals of the country, with 262 on ventilators.
He said 75 percent of ventilators have not been in use so far.