NCOC notes improvement in recovery ratio of Coronavirus patients.
National Command and Operation Center at its meeting in Islamabad today (Friday) noted with satisfaction regarding improvement in recovery ratio of COVID-19 patients.
The meeting was chaired by Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar.
NCOC notes improvement in recovery ratio
It observed that the actual number of positive cases is less than projections which is a positive development.
Asad Umar said the future course of action regarding coronavirus will be presented to the Prime Minister on Sunday.
He emphasized the need to synergize all efforts through one window operation. He reiterated that we are endeavouring for indigenous production but the focus concurrently is on procurement through commercial channels from abroad.
The meeting reviewed the matter of bringing back stranded Pakistanis in Afghanistan and supply of essential food items from Iran to four border districts of Balochistan following strict compliance to instructions issued by the health ministry.
The forum was informed that Cargo move to Afghanistan is only for food and medicine items thrice a week as per health guidelines.
Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza gave a detailed overview of the latest situation of COVID-19 with projections and measures to enhance present testing capacity.
Pakistan Coronavirus death toll
Pakistan Coronavirus death toll rises to 66 while total cases reach 4601.
According to National Command and Operation Center, the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the country rose to 4601.
It further reported 2279 confirmed cases in Punjab, 1128 in Sindh and 620 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Moreover, NCOC reported 219 confirmed cases in Balochistan, 215 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 107 in Islamabad Capital Territory and 33 in Azad Kashmir.
727 people have so far recovered from the virus whilst the death toll stands at 66.
Meanwhile, Pakistan government is also working hard to ensure an organized and careful repatriation of the Pakistanis stranded abroad.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said this in a video message addressed to the overseas Pakistanis.
He said the prime minister has constituted under him a committee.