Pakistan ranked among top 10 countries with highest COVID-19 cases: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said Pakistan has been ranked among the top 10 countries in the world reporting the highest number of new cases of Covid-19. In a letter to the four provinces, WHO stated Pakistan did not meet any of the prerequisites for opening of the lockdown and advised to observe a strict two-week lockdown.

The WHO also advised the government to enhance daily testing capacity to 50,000 to assess the actual prevalence of coronavirus across the country. Alerting Pakistan of its high positivity rate, the WHO said: “The positivity rate is high at 24% (above the required level of 5%), the surveillance system (identify, test, isolate, care for the ill including identification and follow up of contacts and quarantining) is weak.”

Source: Dawn