Covid-19: Surge in cases in Pakistan, lockdown in Bangladesh

India’s neighbouring worldwide areas Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal are witnessing a spike within the instances of the coronavirus sickness (Covid-19) in the previous couple of days. Whereas Pakistan reported 5,020 new coronavirus instances on Saturday, authorities in Bangladesh have decided to impose a one-week nationwide lockdown from Monday to curb the unfold of the pandemic. Nepal recorded 128 new Covid-19 instances and one lack of life on Saturday.

With 93,249 infections, India on Sunday recorded its biggest one-day surge in coronavirus sickness instances since September 19 closing yr. India’s Covid-19 tally on Sunday rose to 12,485,509 and its lack of life toll stood at 164,623 with 513 Covid-19 related deaths reported within the closing 24 hours, the Union effectively being ministry said.

Right here’s a check out the Covid-19 state of affairs in neighbouring worldwide areas of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal:


Pakistan reported 5,020 new coronavirus instances and 81 deaths on Saturday, which took the nation’s tally to 68,288 and the lack of life toll to 14,778. The nation is coping with a surge in coronavirus sickness instances, which the federal authorities has said is worse than closing yr’s outbreak when a nationwide lockdown was imposed, in step with a report in info firm Reuters. Federal authorities within the nation will begin vaccinations for residents over 80 years of age from Monday, reported Reuters, as a result of the nation acquired 60,000 doses of the CanSino vaccine from China earlier this week. The nation is already using the Sinopharm vaccine, donated by Beijing closing month.

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Authorities in Bangladesh will impose a one-week nationwide lockdown from Monday to curb the unfold of the coronavirus sickness as a result of the nation reported 5,683 new infections and 58 deaths on Saturday. Most corporations will keep closed via the lockdown. Solely emergency corporations will in all probability be on the market within the nation and industries will keep open as staff may need to work in shifts. The authorities has already banned journey from all European worldwide areas, in addition to the UK, and 12 completely different worldwide areas for 3 weeks within the wake of rising coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally in Bangladesh stood at 630,277 and the lack of life toll stood at 9,213.

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Nepal on Saturday reported 128 new Covid-19 instances with pushed the final an an infection tally to 277,768 whereas one other Covid-19 related fatality, pushed the lack of life toll to 3,032. The nation has 1,613 energetic instances and 273,123 contaminated people have recovered from the sickness so far.

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