PARACHINAR: Deputy commissioner Dr Afaq Wazir has said the Covid-19 positivity rate in Kurram tribal district has jumped to 14 per cent, which is alarming.
Talking to mediapersons here on Tuesday, he said that in view of the sudden spike in coronavirus cases, the district administration had decided to take steps to check the pandemic.
He said that all the private and government schools had been closed till further orders, and all the bazaars in the district would also remain closed on Saturday and Sundays.
Mr Wazir urged the people to avoid unnecessary rush in bazaars and observe the coronavirus-related SOPs strictly.
On the other hand, district health officer Dr Attaullah said that vaccination of people over 50 years of age was continuing in the district. He said the health department and the district administration were also creating public awareness about the pandemic.
Published in Dawn, May 12th, 2021