RAWALPINDI: As many as 14 people tested positive of Covid-19 in the district on Saturday and four patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery in the last 24 hours. The positivity ratio was recorded at 1.34 per cent, as 1,044 samples were collected and 1,030 of them were declared negative.

There are 89 active patients in the district and all of them are home isolated. Officials said 12 of the patients belonged to the Rawalpindi district and two were from Haripur and Islamabad. One case was reported from the Cantonment, two patients each arrived from city areas and Potohar Town and seven from Taxila.

Though the number of patients increased to double digit, the district administration has not yet directed departments concerned to start implementation of the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

In bazaars, markets and shopping malls, people were not being asked to wear masks. Even in hospitals, patients and attendants do not follow the SOPs.

Published in Dawn, June 26th, 2022

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