Coronavirus indicators recede further in Pakistan

NIH data shows daily infections fall below 40: UAE drops Covid-19 mask-wearing rules including at schools

By: News Desk
Published: 10:42 AM, 27 Sep, 2022
Coronavirus indicators recede further in Pakistan
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The everyday number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has receded further as the country reported 39 more Covid-19 infections and no death during the last 24 hours (Monday), showed the statistics released by the National Institute of Health (NIH) on Tuesday morning, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to NIH data, the death toll in the country remained the same at 30,612 while the number of total infections now stood at 1,572,400 after adding the fresh 39 cases.

During the last 24 hours (Monday), 8,634 tests were conducted throughout Pakistan whereas the positivity ratio stood at 0.45 percent. The number of patients in critical care was recorded at 80.

UAE drops Covid-19 mask wearing rules including at schools

The UAE announced that it would remove its mask-wearing rules, according to the country’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA).

The new rules will come into effect from Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Face mask rules had been in effect for over two and half years. Masks will still be required in medical facilities and hospitals, mosques, places of worship, and public transport, NCEMA said in a tweet.

Face mask wearing at schools will now also become optional.

Those suspected of infection will still be required to wear a face mask.

NCEMA recommends that all people with chronic diseases continue to wear masks.

Distance rules at mosques will be removed.

PCR tests now only mandatory if symptoms are shown. Those who have mixed with patients already infected with Covid-19 will need to take a PCR test and observed for seven days. Those who have been infected with Covid-19 will need quarantine for five days. Employers will need to implement these rules.

For travel, individual airlines will now be able to decide if they wish to institute mandatory masks on board. The UAE will also lift any requirements to leave the country, with destination countries setting rules for arrival. For arrivals, the rules remain unchanged.

The UAE will now also stop publishing figures for daily infections.

Those working in Abu Dhabi will now need to obtain a PCR test every 30 days to maintain Al Hosn Green Status, rather than the previous 14 days.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced 355 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 1,025,568. The Ministry added that no Covid-19-related deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 2,343.

The first case of Covid-19 in the UAE was detected on 29 January 2020, and the first two deaths confirmed on March 20 2020.