The hospitals are filling up and in many cities across the country, Covid-19 patients are being turned away.
In a country of 220 million people, Pakistan has less than 3,000 beds in the intensive care unit, among the lowest in the world. The fans are distributed to some of the worst hit areas and the government has closed more than 800 residential and business areas where clusters of infections have surfaced.
Yet, despite the pressing demands of health professionals, who have logged more than 3,000 infections in their ranks, and the World Health Organization, Pakistan has refused to impose strict bans. The prime Minister, Imran Khan said easing restrictions is the only way to save the economy.