A media campaign will be launched to spread awareness of SOPs to combat Covid-19
ISLAMABAD / KARACHI / PESHAWAR / LAHORE / QUETTA / MUZAFFARABAD: The new corona virus appeared in the city of Wuhan in central China towards the end of last year and multiplied in most of the world in a few months. This is not virulence or death, but new virus infectivity – also known as SARS-CoV-2 – which has triggered global insanity.
Covid-19 respiratory disease caused by this mysterious transmission so far has infected more than 6.2 million people in 202 countries and regions in the world – and more than 376,000 of them have died and continue to grow.
Pakistan, although close to China, remained free of the corona virus until February 26 when a young man from Karachi was declared positive after returning from Iran – one of the worst-hit countries. After a brief pause after the first case, the Covid-19 case jumped because more pilgrims returning from Iran tested positive for the virus.
Nearly a month and a half after enforcing lockouts across the country, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced to facilitate the locking in stages.
The national count of Covid-19 patients numbered 85,264 with 31,104 cases in Punjab, 32,910 in Sindh, 11,373 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 5,224 in Balochistan, 824 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 3,544 in Islamabad and 285 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
This virus has claimed at least 1,770 lives while around 30,128 coronavirus patients have recovered.
The situation remained smooth and we updated the statistics as soon as the new numbers were officially released.
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1:20 pm: Jamshed Khan tests positive for Covid-19
Assemblyman Khyber-Pakthunkhwa (K-P) Jamshed Khan Mohmand has contracted the virus.
He has been quarantined at his residence in Safiabad.
13:15: Naeem Mir said that the government, businesses to work together to formulate a plan for SOP
All Secretary General Anjuman-e-Tajiran Pakistan Naeem Mir suggested that the government should work with business organizations to formulate strategies for implementing SOPs.
The secretary general said people lost their lives due to lack of national unity, adding that all political forces need to work together to fight the virus.
13:05: Special PIA flight to repatriate stranded Pakistanis in Baghdad
Special flights Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will repatriate Pakistanis displaced from Baghdad.
Special flights will leave Islamabad on June 9.
At the request of the Iraqi Embassy, the Foreign Ministry instructed the PIA to operate a special flight to bring back stranded Pakistanis.
12:40: CM Punjab ordered strict action against violators
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said the government’s decision to ease locking was due to poverty and hunger, adding that concerned associations had promised to implement SOPs to combat transmission.
The chief minister said SOPs were not followed in many parts of the province and as a result, the provincial government had ordered strict action against violators.
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لیکن اکثر جگہوں پر SOPs پر بالکل عملدرآمد نہیں کیا جا رہا جا پر پنجاب بھر میں سخت ایکشن شری کیک کہ
– Usman Buzdar (@UsmanAKBuzdar) June 4, 2020
12:30 noon: Covid-19 Punjab calculation stands at 31,104
The Punjab health authority reported 1,615 new cases, increasing the number of provinces to 31,104.
This province reports 37 new deaths. The number of Punjab deaths reached 607.
12:10 noon: NDMA distributes ventilators, x-ray machines, BiPAP throughout Pakistan
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has begun supplying intensive care unit (ICU) ventilators, x-ray machines and positive bilevel air pressure machines (BiPAP) throughout Pakistan.
Punjab received 26 ICU and 26 BiPAP ventilators, where Lahore and Rawalpindi each received 10 and Multan received six.
16 ventilators and BiPAP were distributed to Karachi and Sukkur in Sindh and 16 respectively to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) as well.
10 x-ray machines were also distributed to all four provinces and five each to Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Islamabad Polyclinic Hospital was given five ICU ventilators, five BiPAPs, and five x-ray machines.
In addition, five x-ray machines were also distributed to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital (PIMS).
11:45: DC Lahore orders assistant commissioners to ensure SOPs are followed in the market
Lahore Deputy Commissioner Danish Afzal has directed all assistant commissioners to ensure standard operating procedures (SOP) issued by the government are implemented in the market.
He said to ensure people wear face masks, use hand sanitizers and maintain social distance.
The deputy commissioner said to take action against vendors who do not comply with the SOP.
11:10 am: AJK police forbid the public from entering despite easy restrictions
Police Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) stopped public transportation after large numbers of residents in Rawalpindi tried to enter, following the government’s decision to ease locking.
10:30 am: The health secretary is called in to issue orders to doctors in the middle of a pandemic
The health secretary has been called in for not obeying a court order after the court has held the Ministry of Health from issuing orders against doctors in the middle of a pandemic.
Chairman of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) Athar Minallah expressed his anger at the Ministry of Health’s decision to issue an order against doctors.
He ordered the health secretary to appear in court on June 12.
“Right now, doctors are risking their lives. Why did you bother the doctor during this pandemic? “
The president of the court said the Ministry of Health did not understand the gravity of the situation and forced doctors to visit the court during this difficult time.
10:00: SOP issued for a Senate committee meeting
A list of standard operating procedures (SOP) was issued for the Senate committee meeting.
No one will be allowed to accompany the senator to the Houses of Parliament, only one person will be allowed to accompany the ministers and only two officers from the ministry will be allowed to attend the meeting.
In addition, every individual who enters the location will undergo a thermal weapons inspection and must wear a face mask, gloves and use hand sanitizer during the meeting.
9:25 am: The K-P government allows shops, the market remains open in Peshawar
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government allows shops and markets to remain open from 9am to 7pm in Peshawar.
The provincial government said masks must be worn in public, adding that the district government would take decisive action against those who violated government orders.
9:05 am: National tally stands at 85,264
The National Command and Operations Center reported 1,972 new cases, bringing the national count to 85,264.
In the past 24 hours, Pakistan recorded 4,688 cases.
The death toll in this country is 1,770, while at least 30,128 patients have recovered from the deadly disease. 901 patients in critical condition.
More than 20,167 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
8:30 am: A media campaign will be launched to spread awareness about SOPs to combat Covid-19
The Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said media campaigns were being launched across the country to create awareness about compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the government.
During the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) meeting, the minister said that the masses must be aware that the government would ensure public compliance with safety guidelines in public places and high-risk areas.
He stated that strict action would be taken against those who violated government orders.
8:00 am: Dr Zafar Mirza expresses concern over the increase in the Covid-19 case
The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant for National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza expressed concern over the increasing number of Covid-19 cases.
The special assistant said for the first time 17,000 tests were carried out in 24 hours.
He said the government was making efforts to control the virus with available resources, adding that the community must take precautions to help control the virus.
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