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Covid claims 135 lives in a day in Pakistan

By News Desk

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday unveiled a new set of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb the spread of the raging third wave of the pandemic during the holy month of Ramadan, as the country recorded 135 more deaths—the highest single day Covid-19 fatalities in 2021 so far.

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), in a special meeting chaired by planning minister Asad Umar, decided to implement broader lockdowns with stringent enforcement protocols where no mobility will be allowed except in emergency situations.

Saturdays and Sundays will be observed as closed days at the national level. All indoor and outdoor activities — including social, cultural, political, sports and other miscellaneous…

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