Coronavirus takes 64 lives in Pakistan as infected cases surge to 4414

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Coronavirus death toll surges to 939 with 43,966 infected cases in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday has reported 64 deaths from novel coronavirus while the total number of cases has surged to 4414.
According to details, 2,171 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Punjab, 1128 in Sindh, 560 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 213 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 212 in Balochistan, 102 in Islamabad and 28 in Azad Kashmir.
So far, 572 patients have recovered in the country while 31 are in critical condition.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that a total of Rs12,000 will be distributed among 12 million families at 17,000 different points from April 9. He assured that the distribution of funds to the deserving families will be totally merit-based, transparent and non-political what may come.
The prime minister maintained that the Ehsas program was free of any political influence as the data was collected digitally.
Imran Khan went on to say that the Corona Tigers Relief Force has two main purposes: to identify people who are needy and to identify people who need to be put under quarantine.
“The force volunteers will try to locate people who are unable to register through SMS for the cash disbursement programme,” he said.
State Minister for Health Dr Zafar Mirza clarified that warmer weather will not affect the spread of coronavirus.
Talking to media outside Supreme Court, Dr. Zafar Mirza rejected the theory that warmer weather slow or stops the spread of coronavirus and said that the government is trying to stop the spread of the pandemic.
He also said that deaths and infections of coronavirus in Pakistan are lower than projected numbers.

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