ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities are acknowledging a slight increase in COVID-19 deaths and infections weeks after government ended almost all restrictions.
The announcement comes following Thursday’s meeting of military-based National Command and Operations Centre, which oversees the country’s response to the new virus.
However, the government says overall coronavirus situation was stable in the country despite widespread violation of social distancing rules by people. The announcement comes days after Pakistan shut more than 200 restaurants and some wedding halls over violation of social distancing rules.
On Thursday, Pakistan reported 583 cases and nine single-day deaths in the country.
The totals rose to 316,934 cases and 6,544 confirmed deaths.