Pakistan has been actively recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to the practical steps taken by Imran Khan. It was reported back on 17th March 2022, that Pakistan is witnessing a steady decline in the Covid-19 infection, and that is why the authorities have decided to do away with all the restrictions that they had imposed for the pandemic. While the officials and experts are still calling for constant surveillance and vaccinations, the disease has more or less subsided. Asad Umar, the Chairman of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), informed the media on 16th March 2022, about Pakistan ending all the regulations related to Covid-19. The country is now transitioning towards a normal life.
However, this is not applicable to the unvaccinated populace of the country. Those who are not vaccinated will not enjoy those privileges. The imposed restrictions on the unvaccinated are to remain in effect until at least 80 to 85 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated. Asad Umar has further notified that the government is still keeping constant surveillance to plan a change in future policy, should the need arise.
It is worthy of mention that since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic back in 2020, Pakistan has reported at least 1,520,634 confirmed cases along with 30,319 deaths. Due to firm policies and practical measures like smart lockdowns, the government was able to overcome the challenge of the pandemic. So far, the measures have been quite effective as only recently, Pakistan has confirmed zero Covid-19 related deaths. This has happened for the first time in the past two years, ever since the advent of this novel virus. The stats were shared in a tweet by NCOC on Twitter, where zero deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
Statistics 24 Mar 22
Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 30,054
Positive Cases: 210
Positivity %: 0.69%
Patients on Critical Care: 445
— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) March 24, 2022
Addressing a press briefing at NCOC. Asad Umar said that the pandemic is not over yet. However, it is entering an ending phase in Pakistan. Taking note of this achievement, President Imran Khan congratulated his team on handling this situation that well. He said that NCOC handled the covid-19 pandemic better than the other countries in the rest of the world. An occurrence like zero deaths and a steady decline in the rate of Covid-19 infections means the Pakistani economy will recover from all the losses that it suffered because of lockdowns and restrictions. The trade will thrive and the academics are bound to progress like usual.