GB govt bans restaurants, parks during Eidul Azha holidays


SKARDU, JUL 20 (DNA) – Gilgit-Baltistan government has banned opening of all restaurants, public gatherings and visit to public parks during Eidul Azha holidays in the wake of COVID-19.

According to Notification issued by the government, there will be ban on indoor and outdoor dining, public gathering, and functions. Pakistan reported 37 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases surged to 993,872 on Tuesday.

 The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 22,848. According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 2,145 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Till now 10,892 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 5,737 in Sindh, 4,391 in KP, 787 in Islamabad, 602 in Azad Kashmir, 319 in Balochistan, and 120 in GB.

Furthermore 358,176 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Sindh, 351,000 in Punjab, 140,962 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 84,842 in Islamabad, 29,190 in Balochistan, 22,192 in Azad Kashmir and 7,510 in Gilgit-Baltistan. = DNA