62 schools, 15 hotels sealed over SOP violations in Islamabad

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Authorities have sealed 62 schools and 15 hotels in federal capital over violations of coronavirus related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

As coronavirus cases in the country continue to rise due to omicron variant, authorities have launched crackdown against violators of SOPs issued by the government.

During the crackdown several hotels were sealed and eight people were arrested.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 8 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,374,800. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 29,105 on Monday.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 7,195 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 13,108 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab, 7,741 in Sindh 5,975 in KP, 976 in Islamabad, 751 in Azad Kashmir, 367 in Balochistan, and 187 in GB.

Furthermore 526,899 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 464,431 in Punjab 185,340 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 118,292 in Islamabad, 35,400 in Azad Kashmir 33,941 in Balochistan and 10,497 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 24,590,353 coronavirus tests and 57,401 in the last 24 hours. 1,269,078 patients have recovered in the country whereas 1,113 patients are in critical condition.

The COVID-19 positivity ratio was recorded at 12.53 percent. 

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