Grappling with the second wave of coronavirus, Pakistan announced new guidelines for wedding events in the country as 1,650 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the national tally to 344,839 on Monday.
The death toll due to the deadly virus reached 6,977 after nine patients died of the disease, according to the Ministry of National Health Services.
The number of total cases in the country reached 344,839. At least 318,881 people have recovered, it said, adding that some 972 patients are in critical condition.
The number of active cases has reached 18,981, a marked increase as in September the number of such patients had dropped below 6,000.
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the apex body to combat the pandemic, announced additional guidelines for marriage ceremonies to contain the spread of the virus.