While chaiting a meeting, the secretary assessed the upcoming congregations on Eidul Azha. It was told that 118 mobile vaccination camps would be providing special vaccination facility to the visitors and on spot certificate will be provided to them.
During review about daily activities of Covid-19 across the Punjab, she said an increase in Covid infection rate is alarming and people should get vaccinated while complying to SOPs.
She said yesterday 200 new cases had been reported, bringing the total number of cases to 348,509. Until now 328,969 patients have been fully recovered across the province while the number of active cases is 8,708.
During the previous 24 hours, six more deaths in Lahore and total 10 deaths have been reported across the province, bringing the total number of deaths to 10,832. Yesterday 16,470 test samples were taken while a total of 5,860,581 tests have been taken so far. Last day 89 cases were reported in Lahore, 59 in Rawalpindi, 11 in Multan, Rahim Yar Khan 6, and 6 cases are reported in Sialkot, 4 in Bahawalpur, 4 in Chakwal. Whereas in Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Muzaffargarh, Nankana sab, Pakpattan, Sahiwal and in Sheikhupura respectively 2 cases are reported till date.
Yesterday, the average positivity ratio of Covid was 1.3 in all the cities across the province.
The provincial capital Lahore is recorded with a positivity ratio of 3.4, 1.7 in Rahim Yar Khan, in Sialkot 0.7, Bahawalpur 1.1 and in Muzaffargarh 2.4 positivity ratio is reported. In this regard Secretary P&SHD Sarah Aslam said that Vaccines for COVID-19 are available in abundance at all vaccination centers, so all citizens over the age of 18 must get vaccinated against the corona virus. People are also requested to take precautionary measures to protect themselves.
New island emerges near Balochistan’s Kund Malir beach
A new island have popped up near Sonmiani beach of Balochistan— discovered by the fishermen sailing along the coast on Thursday.
The technical advisor on marine fisheries at World Wild Fund (WWF), Muhammad Moazzam Khan said that the new island appeared in west off the coast of Sonmiani near Kund Malir.
“Such phenomena occurs due to geographical changes within the ocean depths,” he said adding that these kind of small islands emerge, remain in place for a while and then diminish back into the waters.
It is pertinent mention here that such Islands had earlier emerged at the same location in 2000 and 2010.
The first known emergence, during November 1945, was concurrent with an earthquake of magnitude 8.0.
The 2nd and 3rd emergences were in March 1999 and November 2010 respectively.
In 2013, an island emerged off Gwadar coast after a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck Pakistan. However, the island disappeared after some time.
Landsat images of March 1999 and November 2010 emergences indicate appearance of round-shaped island of 4.4 and 5.2 hectare area, followed by erosion and disappearance. The island was composed of mud breccias and circular vents spewing mud slurry and methane gas.
Ramiz Raja becomes PCB chairman unopposed
Lahore: Veteran cricketer and former Test captain-turned commentator Rameez Raja has emerged as the next chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday.
To elect the 36th PCB Chairman, a special meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG) took place today, (September 13) at the High Performance in Lahore.
The PCB Election Commissioner, Mr Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed conducted the election, presiding over the meeting.
The members of the BoG including Mr Aasim Wajid Jawad, Ms Alia Zafar, Mr Asad Ali Khan, Mr Arif Saeed, Mr Javed Kurieshi, Mr Ramiz Raja and Mr Wasim Khan attended the special meeting.
At 1415 inside the Bob Woolmer Indoor School, NHPC, the newly-elected PCB Chairman will hold his media conference, which will be live-streamed on all PCB social media channels.
As per the PCB Covid-19 Protocols, which are designed to ensure health and wellbeing of all involved, only reporters and correspondents who are fully vaccinated and have immunisation certificates are invited to attend the media conference.
Moreover, TV news channels will be welcome to use PCB’s broadcast quality live-stream details of which will be shared shortly before the start of the media conference.
Pakistan records dip in daily new COVID-19 cases
Islamabad: Pakistan has reported 2,928 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, the lowest spike in daily new infections in nearly a week.
Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than previous three COVID waves.
According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 2,928 cases of coronavirus were reported while 68 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 27,072.
The total number of cases has reached 1,218,749.
As many as 1,125,952 patients have recovered from the disease with 4,960 critical cases.
The number of patients swelled to 419,423 in the province with 12,345 causalities.
The number of infections has surged to 448,658 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,224.
The confirmed cases have surged to 170,391 in the province with 5,354 casualties.
There are 32,707 confirmed cases while 344 patients have died from the infection so far.
AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan
There are 33,628 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 728. On the other hand, there are 10,222 cases in GB with 182 coronavirus deaths.
There are 103,720 cases in the capital city while 895 people have lost their lives.
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