Pakistani media recently reported that a provincial health department’s finding revealed that the number of COVID-19 cases only in the city of Lahore could be around 700,000. “No workplace and residential area… is disease-free” in the provincial capital, according to the report, which was presented to Punjab province’s Chief Minister Usman Buzdar almost two weeks ago. According to Dawn newspaper, the health department advised the chief minister to immediately enforce a complete lockdown for “at least four weeks,” adding that asymptomatic cases became the “main source of infection and local transmission” in the city. “Any subsequent decision of lifting, relaxing or doing away with lockdown measures should be taken after reviewing the results of smart sampling conducted with regular intervals till the final tapering down of the virus,” the report recommended. Read more: Eid festivities raise coronavirus surge fears in South Asia Even the reported cases in Pakistan have seen a huge spike in the past few weeks. As of Wednesday, the South Asian country had recorded more than 82,000 COVID-19 cases and almost 1,700 related deaths. The high numbers are despite a low testing rate in the country. Yet, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected calls for a… Read full this story
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