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The spokesperson, in a statement on Twitter, said due to effective policies and timely interventions, the COVID-19 positivity ratio in Pakistan dropped to 3.1% - lowest since current wave of the pandemic started, Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.
He said the total active cases in the country were down to 47764.
"Heartening to see Pakistan Moving Forward in its fight against the pandemic," the spokesperson remarked.
According to National Command Operation Centre, 1,629 positive cases of coronavirus were detected during last 24 hours against the test run of 52,427. There was no critical patient reported while 76 patients succumbed to the pathogen during last 24 hours.WAM
Twenty-seven corona patients died during the past 24 hours, according to the National command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the principal body governing the policies and implementation of the national COVID-19 effort of Pakistan.
A new study that analyzed the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has found a link between the spread of the virus and past outbreaks of Dengue fever that suggests exposure to the mosquito-transmitted illness may provide some level of immunity against COVID-19.
As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced that it conducted 214,765 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
Asad Kaleem, an executive producer at ARY, said that the action means that 4,000 employees at the TV are now without work. He pleaded with the government to reverse its decision and bring the hugely popular ARY back on air.
The cabinet shake-up, which was approved by parliament in an emergency session, affected 13 portfolios, including health, education, culture, local development and irrigation ministries.
Other infrastructure was also damaged when gusts battered the Medusa Festival, a huge electronic music festival held over six days in the east coast town of Cullera.