LIVE: Pakistan’s COVID-19 tally tops 890
KARACHI / ISLAMABAD / LAHORE / PESHAWAR / QUETTA:
The novel coronavirus – which originated within the central China metropolis of Wuhan in the 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 to date 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 the USA, 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 optimistic for the novel coronavirus. He had returned from Iran – one of many worst-hit international locations.
After a short pause following the primary case, COVID-19 instances witnessed a pointy surge as extra pilgrims getting back from Iran examined optimistic.
The nationwide tally of COVID-19 sufferers topped 875 with 394 instances in Sindh; 110 in Balochistan; 249 in Punjab; 38 in Okay-P; 80 in Gilgit-Baltistan; 15 in Islamabad; and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
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 Okay-P and the third was a most cancers survivor in Karachi.
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