Pakistani actor Ali Safina tests COVID positive

Amid the third coronavirus wave which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than the previous two waves Pakistani film and TV actor, Ali Safina tested positive for COVID-19, the actor confirmed the news on his Twitter account.

Dosto,

I’ve been tested positive for Corona virus after dodging it for almost more than a year.

Wish me luck!!

— Ali Safina (@AliSafinas) April 27, 2021

Known for his comic roles, the 37-year old actor left his fans worried after he sent the tweet that he was diagnosed with COVID-19

Ali’s tweet reads as, “Dosto (friends), I’ve been tested positive for Coronavirus after dodging it for almost more than a year. Wish me luck!!”

Since the outbreak of coronavirus, multiple TV celebrities battled with coronavirus including, Ali Abbas, Abrar ul Haq, Amir Adnan, Maheen Khan, Rubina Ashraf, Vasay Chaudhry, and Shafaat Ali.

Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department of provincial governments Wednesday have notified imposition of a lockdown in a bid to contain the spread of novel coronavirus in 20 major cities.

According to an official notification, titled 'Input / Feedback — City Wise Lockdown', National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) stated that a two-week city-wise lockdown in cities with high disease prevalence is tentatively planned with effect from 2/3 May.

“Therefore, you are requested to carry out necessary planning at your end,” read the notification.

A day prior, NCOC wrote letters to the provincial governments asking them to prepare for a two-week lockdown in 20 cities from May.

The list mentioned 20 cities where the lockdown is being planned includes Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Bahawalpur, Hyderabad, Peshawar, Dir Lower, Mardan, Nowshera, Malakand, Charsadda, Swat, Swabi, Muzaffarabad, Sudhnuti, Poonch and Bagh.

Reportedly, all activities will be banned across the province from 6:00 pm to Sehri, whereas, the complete holiday will be observed on Saturday and Sunday (weekends) and the restrictions are being put in place that would be effective till May 17.

In wake of the deadly third wave of Covid-19, all business activities will be closed on weekends. However, petrol pumps, medical stores, and vaccination centres will be exempted from the restrictions.

Moreover, office timings will be 9:00 am to 2:00 pm across the province.

The provincial government imposed a strict ban on all gyms, cinema halls

To contain the spread of the global outbreak, the government allowed public transport to resume the facility for citizens with 50 per cent of capacity and inter-provincial transport will be completed closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Meanwhile, today Pakistan recorded 201 coronavirus-linked fatalities, the country’s highest single-day death toll since May 2020, as the country continued to deal with the third wave of Covid-19.

As per NCOC, around 5,292 cases of coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 17,530. The total number of confirmed cases reached 810,231.

As many as 704,494 patients have recovered from the disease with 5,214 critical cases. 

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