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  • Covid-19 positivity rate rose to over 2% during the past week: Asad Umar

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    Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar on Sunday noted that the coronavirus positivity rate rose to over 2% during the past week which had remained below 2% during the past six weeks.

    Taking to Twitter, the minister said mini smart lockdowns have been re-imposed in major cities of the country including Karachi, Islamabad, and in the Azad Jammu Kashmir region, keeping in view the surge in coronavirus cases.

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    In a tweet, the minister noted that the positivity rate of the virus has increased by 2% during the past week whereas it was recorded at less than 2% during the past six weeks.

    "Administration across the country has been directed to ensure safety measures, however, success is still impossible without the support and cooperation from people," the minister wrote on Twitter.

     

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