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Pakistan’s Confirmed Cases Climb to 265,083, Death Toll Rises to 5,599

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Covid-19 SOPs flouted in Lahore’s cattle markets

The local administration has failed to implement coronavirus safety precautions in makeshift sacrificial animal markets in the provincial capital and buyers, including elderly and children, were witnessed roaming in them without face masks on Sunday.

As per the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for safety in cattle markets, experts have advised that only two persons per vehicle should be permitted to enter the premises to avoid further spread of coronavirus. Elderly citizens and children are not allowed to visit the markets.

The administration and markets’ managements were told to ensure implementation of ‘distanced queue management’ at all entry points.

Confirmed cases in Pakistan climbed to 265,083 on Monday after 1,587 new infections were reported in the country in the last 24 hours.

According to the national dashboard, there are 113,007 cases in Sindh, 90,191 in Punjab, 33,086 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11,436 in Balochistan, 14,599 in Islamabad, 1,915 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 1,849 in Gilgit Baltistan.

The country also reported 31 fatalities during the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 5,599.

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