Islamabad, March 13, 2023: The National Institute of Health (NIH) reported 77 new cases of Covid-19 in Pakistan over the last 24 hours. The case positivity ratio was recorded at 1.38%, while 13 patients were in critical condition. The NIH also confirmed that no deaths were reported during this period. A total of 5,565 Covid-19 tests were conducted, out of which 1,065 tests were performed in Lahore, and 234 tests were conducted in Rawalpindi. Lahore had 30 confirmed cases with a ratio of 2.82%, while Rawalpindi had only one confirmed case with a ratio of 0.43%.
In addition, the Health Minister, Abdul Qadir Patel, announced that the government has taken various measures to strengthen the role of border and health services to deal with any sub-variant of Covid-19. The minister mentioned that there is a surveillance system in place at all entry points of the country, including airports. He also assured the public that there will be rapid testing and screening of passengers at all airports.
The health minister also emphasized that the situation in the country is completely under control, and the public should avoid listening to rumors. He further added that the corona case positivity ratio is just 0.3 to 0.5 in the country, and 90% of the population has already been vaccinated against Covid-19. He assured the public that an efficient system with a proper management team is fully functional in the country, ready to make an emergency plan to deal with any sub-variant of Covid-19.
In conclusion, the government is taking every possible measure to control the spread of the virus in the country, and the public should continue to follow SOPs to ensure their safety and well-being.