According to Asad Umar, Planning Minister, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has identified 92 COVID-19 hotspots in 20 cities across the country, covering around 40% of all active cases in Pakistan.
The NCOC is central in Pakistan’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic, with Asad Umar heading it. He tweeted on Sunday that an effective smart lockdown in the hotspots could make a huge difference in the spread of the deadly contagion.
When the minister sent out the tweet, the total tally of coronavirus cases in Pakistan stood at 176,617 cases and 3,501 total deaths, with 4,951 new cases and 119 deaths over the last 24 hours on Sunday morning. By Monday morning, this tally stands at 181,088 cases and 3,590 deaths, with 4,471 new cases and 89 new deaths over the last 24 hours.