Coronavirus pandemic: Pakistan’s third wave shows no signs of abating

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  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Coronavirus pandemic: Pakistan’s third wave shows no signs of abating” – below is their description.

    Pakistani authorities on Wednesday reported 148 deaths from #Covid-19, one of the country’s highest daily death tolls in recent months. #Pakistan is currently in the middle of a third wave of #coronavirus infections amid widespread violations of social distancing rules. The government says the current wave is more dangerous compared to previous ones.

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