The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 64 more lives in Punjab while 2,515 new cases of the disease were reported across the province over the past 24 hours.
Reportedly, the death toll from the virus had reached 6,972 in the province.
According to the data shared by a spokesperson for the Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD), the number of coronavirus cases in the province exceeded 248,430. The P&SHD confirmed that 1,408 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Lahore, 30 in Kasur,16 in Sheikhupura, seven in Nankana Sahib, 169 in Rawalpindi, 14 in Attock, 11 in Jhelum, two in Chakwal, 41 in Gujranwala, 20 in Mandi Bahauddin, 10 in Narowal, 24 in Hafizabad, 44 in Sialkot, 18 in Gujrat, 201 in Faisalabad, and eight in Toba Tek Singh.
The provincial health department had urged the citizens to follow SOPs for their protection and cover their faces with masks.
The people should wash their hands with soap several times in a day to protect themselves from Covid-19.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 12th, 2021.