Pakistan has reported its highest COVID-19 death toll in a single day
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Saturday reported the highest number of deaths in COVID-19 in a single day.
Authorities reported 157 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 16,999. A total of 5,908 additional cases increased the number of victims to 790,016, while authorities complain of routine violations of the rules of social distance and wearing a mask.
Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Friday that military troops will be called in to help police enforce restrictions in public places.
The authorities also decided to keep educational institutions closed until the situation improved.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on a talk show on Saturday that despite the increase in cases and deaths, Pakistan’s situation was better than in neighboring India. He said a plane loaded with 500,000 doses of China’s Sinovac vaccines arrived on Friday.