The fourth wave of COVID-19 is gaining momentum in Pakistan, with Sindh province which has imposed a week-long lockdown being the worst affected
Fresh cases of infection have started rising in the country, with over 3,000 cases being reported daily during the course of the week. Cases had substantially reduced in September, prompting educational institutions to reopen
The Imran Khan-led government’s overall response to the COVID-19 crisis has been marred by inconsistency, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), which claims that the ongoing pandemic has increased the trust-deficit
Pakistan has the second highest number of cases in south Asia after India. The World Health Organization had earlier recommended the re-imposition of restrictions that had been lifted by the government of Pakistan.
Health workers in the country have complained that even ordinary face masks have not been provided to them despite repeated appeals.