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Covid positivity rate drops to 2.94% first time in four months | The Express Tribune


ISLAMABAD:

Pakistan on Tuesday continued to report a decline in the coronavirus cases with the positivity rate falling below 3% for the first time in almost four months.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the nerve centre of the government’s strategy to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the positivity rate currently stood at 2.94% across the country. Last time the country reported a positivity rate below 3% was on February 14 when it had been recorded at 2.61%.

The NCOC meeting was chaired by Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar and co-chaired by National Coordinator Lt Gen Hamooduz Zaman Khan. SAPM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan was also in attendance.

The participants of the meeting expressed general satisfaction on the overall Covid situation in the country.

The NCOC issued directives to take steps to ensure timely vaccination of employees in ministries and institutions.

The forum was informed that 450,000 teachers out…

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