According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the country’s death toll climbed to 16,316 after 73 people succumbed to the deadly disease during the last 24 hours. Most deaths occurred in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) followed by Punjab.
Meanwhile, 3,362 patients recovered from the deadly disease in a day taking total recoveries to 662,845.
According to NCOC, total active Covid-19 cases across the country were reported to be 82,276.
The highest number of ventilators occupied in the country was found to be in Nowshera with 100 per cent occupancy, followed by Gujranwala with 88 per cent occupancy, followed by Multan at 81 per cent, Lahore at 81 per cent.
Situation at New Delhi & India Worsening of Covid-19
NEW DELHI: The Indian capital New Delhi will be under a strict lockdown for six days starting on Monday night, the city’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, adding the healthcare system was at a breaking point because of the worsening COVID-19 outbreak.
The city was also facing acute shortages of hospital beds, medical oxygen supplies and key medicines such as the anti-viral Remdesivir, Kejriwal said.
Hong Kong bans flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines for 2 weeks
CHINA: Hong Kong will suspend flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines from April 20 for two weeks after the N501Y mutant COVID-19 strain was detected in the Asian financial hub for the first time, authorities said in a statement late on Sunday.
The three countries would be classified as “extremely high risk” after there had been multiple imported cases carrying the strain into Hong Kong in the past 14 days, the government said.
The city reported 30 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, 29 of which were imported, marking the highest daily toll since March 15. Hong Kong has recorded over 11,600 cases in total and 209 deaths.
Hong Kong authorities have been urging residents to get vaccinated for coronavirus with only around 9% of Hong Kong’s 7.5 million residents vaccinated so far.
The government last week widened the city’s vaccine scheme to include those aged between 16 to 29 years old for the first time, as they aim to boost lacklustre demand for inoculations amongst residents.
Airlines impacted by Hong Kong’s ban on travellers from India, Pakistan and the Philippines include carriers such as Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Vistara and Cebu Pacific.