As of December 21, 2020, Pakistan has 458,968 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 9,392 related deaths. In March, the country instituted a nationwide lockdown and border shutdown, though compliance with restrictions was inconsistent. Public health and communication infrastructure developed to combat polio were repurposed for the fight against COVID-19 to great effect, earning praise from the WHO. Various parts of the economy gradually reopened and eventually allowing international arrivals with negative COVID-19 test results to enter the country beginning in early October. However, Pakistan began seeing a second wave in late October in the wake of large-scale political and religious gatherings. In November, restrictions on political gatherings, indoor dining and in-person classes were announced nationwide, with various provinces and regions implementing stricter measures based on local conditions.

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