Islamabad: Pakistan's military-backed National Command and Operation Centre has issued a warning that another lockdown could be imposed to contain COVID-19 deaths if people don't stop violating social distancing rules.
The announcement on Wednesday came after Pakistan reported 660 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours and 19 single-day deaths.
The daily death toll was one of Pakistan's highest in more than two months. Deaths from COVID-19 have steadily increased since the government lifted its months-long lockdown in August.
Pakistan has reported 324,744 confirmed cases of the virus and 6,692 virus-related deaths since February.