• The Latest: Pakistan's cases rise amid large gatherings

    6 days ago - By Chron

    ISLAMABAD - Amid defiance of the directive to wear masks and avoid large public gatherings, Pakistan reported 59 more deaths and 2,665 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.
    The country's tally reached 374,173 confirmed cases. Among those being treated for the virus, 1,653 are critical.
    On Saturday, tens of thousands attended the funeral of a radical cleric in the eastern city of Lahore, and on Sunday, an alliance of opposition parties holds a rally in the northwestern city of Peshawar.
    Both events ignore directives of the military-backed National Command and Operation Center, a body assigned...
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