Facemask use is now required on all national public transportation, according to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC).
The National Institute of Health (NIH) has issued a formal directive ordering the public to use facemasks while travelling on aeroplanes, trains, and other forms of public transportation.
The development follows a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases across the nation during the previous several days.
The national Coronavirus positivity rate now stands at 2.85 percent after the NIH earlier today verified 382 new cases of COVID-19. Over 272 instances of the coronavirus were registered in the nation each day last week.
The Omicron strain of the Coronavirus has two novel sub-variants, which Pakistan also discovered last week. B.4 and B.5 were assigned to these sub-variants.
B.4 and B.5 were discovered for the first time in South Africa in January and February of this year, respectively. Compared to BA.2, the “stealth Omicron” sub-variant of Omicron, both of them are more contagious.