Zero COVID-19 Deaths in Pakistan for the First Time in Two Years


by Naba Batool

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According to the NCOC, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan, this is the first time that the country has reported zero fatalities. The national database also added that although the country has witnessed a slight spike in the COVID-19 cases with a 1.28% positivity rate, the number of deaths remains zero in the span of the last 24 hours.


In the meantime, the positivity rate has been maintained below 2% since March. As 9th March was the last day when Pakistan had reported a positivity ratio of 2.07%.

According to the NCOC statistics, 34,476 tests were conducted. Out of these tests, 443 came out positive. With these recent confirmations, the total count of COVID-19 cases has now reached 1,552,862 since the start of the pandemic.

In the light of the recent events, the Federal Minister for Planning and Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that the government is currently lifting the COVID-19 restrictions from all over Pakistan.

While addressing a press briefing at NCOC, he said that "The pandemic has not ended yet but undergoing the ending phase."

Asad Umar who is also serving as the NCOC chief further said that after properly curating the whole COVID-19 situation the government has reached this conclusion to scrap all the protocols. Such as indoor dinings, indoor events, sports activities, and other such events all over Pakistan. The only restriction that is still intact is related to vaccination. If the country reaches the milestone of 80% successful vaccinations then they will consider either keeping the restriction or discarding it.