Live: Coronavirus cases surge past 1,650; two more deaths in Sindh
ISLAMABAD / KARACHI / PESHAWAR / QUETTA / LAHORE: The novel coronavirus – which originated within the central China metropolis of Wuhan in the direction of the top 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 hundreds of individuals and contaminated tens of hundreds 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 america, 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 till February 26 when a younger man from Karachi examined constructive for the novel coronavirus. He had returned from Iran – one of many worst-hit nations.
After a short pause following the primary case, COVID-19 circumstances witnessed a pointy surge as extra pilgrims coming back from Iran examined constructive.
The nationwide tally of COVID-19 sufferers has crossed 1,650 with 508 circumstances in Sindh, 638 in Punjab, 144 in Balochistan, 195 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 128 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 51 in Islamabad and 6 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The virus has claimed 20 lives in Pakistan. However, 32 sufferers have absolutely recovered.
Because the scenario stays fluid, the stats are altering quick and we’re updating them accordingly.
Observe The Categorical Tribune’s reside protection of the pandemic here.
5:05pm: 4 extra COVID-19 sufferers get well in Sindh
Complete variety of recovered coronavirus sufferers has risen to 18 in Sindh as 4 extra examined unfavourable for the contagious illness on Monday, provincial authorities’s spokesperson Murtaza Wahab mentioned.
“Four extra sufferers have recovered from coronavirus in Sindh and have examined unfavourable. The full variety of recovered sufferers in Sindh now stands at 18. This once more emphasises the significance of strictly following the isolation pointers,” he wrote on his official Twitter deal with.
4:45pm: PM Imran to disclose ‘coronavirus roadmap’ shortly
Prime Minister Imran Khan will reveal the federal government’s future plan of action in coping with prevailing COVID-19 disaster within the nation in a video message, which in line with sources, has already been recorded on Monday.
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4:30 pm: 33 virus sufferers in Rawalpindi
Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Anwar ul Haq mentioned there are 33 coronavirus sufferers within the garrison metropolis. He added that round 70computer of the sufferers are younger and urged the individuals to keep up social distancing.
Haq additional mentioned town has witnessed one demise because of the virus until now.
3:45 pm: Ok-P well being minister visits Swat, Buner
The provincial well being minister visited Swat and Buner at the moment to assessment preparations within the area regarding the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
3:00 pm Sindh govt to disburse money to needy
The Sindh authorities will disburse money to the needy via a cellular registration system, mentioned a notification.
The plan is to register all people after which have them verified Nadra. Just one particular person from a household might avail this scheme.
2:20 pm: Six new native transmission circumstances in Karachi
Provincial authorities have knowledgeable of six new native transmission circumstances in Karachi.
The provincial tally is now 508 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances.
1:40 pm: Yet another demise reported in Rawalpindi
Well being authorities in Rawalpindi reported a coronavirus-related fatality.
Officers mentioned the lady had returned a month again from Umrah. She was shifted to Rawalpindi from Basic Hospital Wah ten days in the past.
12:20 pm: Punjab stories 45 new circumstances
Provincial well being authorities reported 45 new coronavirus circumstances in Punjab. The provincial tally is now at 638.
11:40 am: Two extra deaths reported in Sindh
Provincial Well being Minister Azra Pechuho confirmed two extra deaths in Sindh.
The 2 COVID-19 sufferers had been residents of Karachi and had been recognized three days earlier. The 66-year-old affected person had renal points and was present process dialysis repeatedly whereas the 52-year-old affected person had a respiratory drawback.
The variety of fatalities in Sindh has now reached 5.
11:20 am: Ok-P well being minister shares aerial footageOk-P Well being Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra shared aerial footage of Peshawar and thanked all for social distancing and “leaving the roads empty”. He mentioned theres hardly a soul to be seen on a working day.
11:05 am: Two FC personnel quarantined
Two members of the Frontier Constabulary (FC) in Swat had been quarantined after creating delicate COVID-19 signs.
The safety personnel had been quarantined in PTDC Kalam and officers mentioned their “well being situation is completely wonderful” however had been quarantined as a precautionary measure.Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to email@example.com