Islamabad: Pakistan has reported 303 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Sunday.
The country’s overall confirmed cases have risen to 1,284,189, according to the NCOC, the department leading Pakistan’s campaign against the pandemic.
Five more people died from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours in Pakistan, taking the death toll to 28,709, while 946 people are in critical condition, according to the NCOC.
During the period, 172 patients recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 1,241,761, said the NCOC.
To stop the spread of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, the NCOC announced a ban on direct or indirect inbound travel from some countries and regions including South Africa, Botswana and Namibia, among others, with immediate effect.