LIVE: Balochistan confirms new instances, Pakistan’s COVID-19 tally crosses 800
KARACHI / PESHAWAR / ISLAMABAD / LAHORE / QUETTA:
The novel coronavirus – which originated within the central China metropolis of Wuhan in direction of the tip of December 2019 – has unfold to all continents excluding Antarctica. The COVID-19 respiratory sickness brought on by the mysterious contagion has up to now killed 1000’s of individuals and contaminated tens of 1000’s of others throughout the globe.
Although the lethal infestation has been contained by the Chinese language authorities in Wuhan, the virus has now unfold elsewhere, particularly in Europe and the US, with the World Well being Organisation declaring Europe as the brand new epicentre of the viral illness.
Pakistan, regardless of its shut proximity with China, remained unscathed by the virus till February 26 when a younger man from Karachi examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus. He had returned from Iran – one of many worst-hit international locations.
Pakistan confirmed three casualties from the virus on March 22 – one every in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan. The primary two casualties have been reported on March 18 in Ok-P and the third was a most cancers survivor in Karachi.
The nationwide tally of COVID-19 sufferers topped 800 with 352 instances in Sindh; 108 in Balochistan; 225 in Punjab; 31 in Ok-P; 71 in Gilgit-Baltistan; 15 in Islamabad; and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.