ISLAMABAD: Director General Health Dr Hassan Urooj Thursday said that the country was making a “rapid recovery” and all indicators returned toward normal life after a long-time of coronavirus restrictions where the number of daily cases stayed below 1%. Talking to PTV news, he lauded the efforts of National Command and Operation Centre’s team for putting up a robust response to the pandemic and ensuring coordinated actions across the country. He also praised the community’s adherence to safety protocols and vaccine uptake, saying this has helped the country to overcome the pandemic. He further advised that countries across the world should continue their policies to review the coronavirus, adding, collective efforts helped the detection of cases, making various COVID-19 vaccines available, and increasing vaccination awareness which in turn contributed to the decrease in the number of cases. “There is hope that nation will continue maintaining social distancing and wearing masks as much as possible, “he added. Replying to a question, he said that hopefully currently no other variant would be effective as the whole world is vaccinating its population against the virus. In Pakistan all the schools, colleges, government offices, and transport have been allowed to operate at full capacity, whereas the ban on indoor dining and wedding halls has also been lifted, he mentioned. He urged that all relevant authorities in the country should continue to regularly monitor and assess the situation.