Pakistan has recorded 3,499 new cases and 39 deaths due to the COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, on Thursday.

In the past 24 hours, 39 more people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 8,205. 1,586 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours and 2,469 patients are in critical condition.

The total count of active cases increased up to 51,654.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), with fresh inclusion of the infections in the country the national tally of cases now currently stands at 406,810.

A total of 42,904 tests were conducted across the country during this period. 346,951 people have recovered from the deadly disease while 5,627,539 samples have been tested thus far.

Earlier on Wednesday, keeping in view the rising number of COVID-19 cases amid the second wave of the pandemic, the Punjab government had imposed a ban on indoor dining in restaurants, cafes and hotels across the province.

Only open-air restaurants were allowed to continue dine-in services. However, the eateries were directed to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the government.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government had also imposed a ban on indoor dining at restaurants and hotels across the province yesterday. The government banned dine-in services at restaurants and hotels, allowing the only takeaway.