Pakistan’s coronavirus infected cases surge to 2249 with 26 deaths

Pakistan reports 93 deaths from coronavirus, 5374 infected cases

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities on Monday has reported 26 deaths from novel coronavirus while the total number of cases has surged to 2249.
According to details, 845 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Punjab, 743 in Sindh, 253 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 184 in Gilgit-Baltistan,164 in Balochistan, 54 in Islamabad and six in Azad Kashmir. So far, 82 patients have recovered in the country while 10 are in critical condition.
In an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus, the National Coordination Committee (NCC) has decided to extend the countrywide lockdown till April 14.
Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar informed that goods transport carrying food will remain open, while medicines will be available for the general public in all four provinces of the country.
The authorities have announced to resume international flight operation from April 3 for the return of Pakistanis stranded in foreign countries due to the outbreak of coronavirus. However, the domestic flight operation will remain suspended till next order.
Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan said that coronavirus situation in Pakistan is feared to aggravate however, the rate of rise in the cases may be gauged in one week time.
While addressing the inaugural ceremony of Cantonment General Hospital in Rawalpindi, the premier said that the government has been preparing to combat coronavirus since January.
Demand for medical supplies and safety gear for coronavirus treatment has increased globally, he told.
PM Imran said doctors, nurses and other medical staff are in the frontline of battle against coronavirus and they will be provided with the necessary protective equipment to ensure their safety and health.


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