For the first time since May, Pakistan has reported less than 3000 new corona cases in the country. The country has shows a considerate downward trend with only 2,846 new cases registered after 20,930 nationwide tests in the past 24 hours.
So far, total 1.28 million tests have been conduced since the outbreak. On May 30th, the country had recorded 2,429 cases in just 24 hours, after 14,993 tests that had been done on that date.
However the positive development gives rise to the fear that the people may start neglecting the SOPs against the virus. Asad Umar, Federal Minister of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, said on Tuesday that while the daily tests had reduced to 20,000 per day during the previous week, they’ve now risen to 25,000 across the country.
“Every person should strictly adopt precautionary measures. Otherwise, there will be another spike in the number of cases in coming days,” the minister said.
According to Asad Umar, “All the parameters have been showing positive signs as the numbers are decreasing. Though Sindh has not given us proper feedback, the feedback provided by Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad shows that the inflow of patients has reduced”.