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Corona positivity rate increasing in province: Yasmin Rashid

Corona positivity rate increasing in province: Yasmin Rashid
April 25, 2021

LAHORE (92 News) - Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Yasmin Rashid said that the positivity rate in the province has increased.

In a media briefing on Sunday, she said that In Lahore, the rate has increased to 19%, while Faisalabad and Multan reported an infection rate of 27% and 23%.

Yasmin Rashid said that 89% ventilators are in use in Lahore and 88% in Gujranwala. "SOPs are being strictly enforced. It will be difficult for us if people do not implement SOPs," she added.

He further said that Sindh got the largest stock of Corona vaccine which has not been utilized yet. "Expressing regret over Bilawal's statement. Political criticism under the guise of Corona is not appropriate," she mentioned.

"In the last 24 hours, 28 people succumbed to the deadly virus in Lahore after which 15 areas in the city were sealed. Two neighbourhoods of Multan and 10 of Rawalpindi have been completely locked down as well."

"Approximately 33,000 people in coronavirus hotspots across Punjab are under a complete lockdown. Similar rules will apply to areas where the positivity rate exceeds 8%,” Yasmin Rashid said.

Earlier in the day, Punjab extended the province-wide lockdown to May 17.