Pakistan confirmed 36 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 939 and positive cases surged to 43,966, Haal TV reported on Monday.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 1,841 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours.
Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Till now 15,976 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 17,241 in Sindh, 6,230 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,820 in Balochistan, 1,034 in Islamabad, 550 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 115 in Azad Kashmir.
Patients are under treatment at quarantine centers of 462 hospitals where 7,295 beds are available.
Tests and Recoveries
Pakistan has so far conducted 400,292 coronavirus tests and 12,957 in last 24 hours. 12,489 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas many are in critical condition.
Not viable to run public transport with 50pc reduction in passengers, 20pc in fares: transporters
Transporters on Sunday while refusing to accept the standard operating procedures (SOPs) laid out by the government said that it is not viable to run public transport with 50 percent reduction in passengers and 20 percent in fares.
The transporters were of the view that it is not viable to run public transport with 50 percent reduction in passengers and 20 percent in fares, adding that the government should sit down with the transporter associations and formulate SOPs.
The owners of the public transport demanded the government reduce the toll tax by 50 percent and exempt them from token tax for one year.
All Pakistan Public Transport Association (APPTA) that transporters will not resume services from Monday and this situation would persist until new SOPs are made by the government.