KARACHI: Coronavirus fourth wave is continue as Pakistan reported 3,747 new coronavirus infections on Sunday morning as the country continues to battle against the fourth wave of the pandemic.
According to the latest statistics appeared on National Coronavirus Dashboard, of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), COVID-19 claimed 61 more lives during the past 24 hours, besides 3,747 more people were tested positive.
With 61 more people died of the coronavirus during last 24 hours the overall nationwide death tally surged to 26,175. With 3,747 more infections were reported during last 24 hours the overall tally jumped to 1,179,305.
57,908 people were tested for coronavirus during last 24 hours out of which 3,747 people tested positive for the virus, this brings the positivity rate to 6.47 per cent.
Meanwhile, Sindh government has decided to launch a COVID-19 vaccination campaign in schools and colleges from September 6 (tomorrow).
The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by Sindh Education Minister Syed Sardar Shah on Saturday, which was attended by School Education Secretary Akbar Leghari, College Education Secretary Syed Khalid Haider Shah and other officers.
The meeting decided that all students enrolled in grades 9 and 10, and above would be vaccinated against Covid-19 and the consent certificate would be obtained from their parents in this regard.
Addressing private school owners and parents, the minister said that if administrators and parents of privately managed schools did not want their schools to close for an extended period, they should support this vaccination drive.