Pakistan COVID-19 infections pass 100,000

The number of new COVID-19 infections in Pakistan continues to rise after government rejects tougher lockdown measures.

The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has passed 100,000.

Infections jumped after the Islamic holy month of Ramadan ended and markets reopened.

Doctors and other health professionals wanted tougher lockdown measures, including the closure of mosques.

But the government rejected them.

More than 2,000 people in Pakistan have died from COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder joins us live from Islamabad.