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Japan removes Pakistan from COVID red list

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ISLAMABAD: Japan has removed Pakistan from the category of red-listed countries in relation to COVID-19.

“As a result of the efforts of the embassy of Pakistan, Tokyo, the government of Japan has removed Pakistan from the category of red-listed countries in relation to COVID-19,” a statement of the Pakistan embassy in Tokyo said.

The new categorization will come into effect from July 27 onwards. The precautionary measures against COVID-19 will remain in place.

The embassy said the Pakistani community in Japan was being encouraged to remain vigilant against COVID-19. 

Read more: Coronavirus infects 599 Pakistanis

The number of the coronavirus cases is decreasing in Pakistan and around 599 new cases of coronavirus have been reported across the country while 3 more citizens died due to the virus.

According to the statistics released by the National Institute of Health, a total of 15 lakh 48 thousand 394 people have been affected by a coronavirus, while 30, 455 have died due to the virus. The mortality rate remains at 2 percent. 

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