The revised estimate says there will be 15,000 Covid-19 cases in Pakistan in April: PM Imran Khan | Instant News


“The pressure we had hoped for now can be felt next month,” Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said at a recent press conference.

A disinfectant tunnel in Pakistan’s Peshawar was photographed on April 15 (Photo Credits: AP)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • To date, Pakistan has 7,481 confirmed Covid-19 cases
  • Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government is considering reducing the lock so that some business can run
  • Coronavirus infections have claimed as many as 134 lives in Pakistan to date

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that the estimated new cases of coronavirus in the country had been revised to 15,000 for April. This came as positive news for the Pakistani government which estimated as many as 50,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country at the end of April this year.

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is lower than expected, PM Imran Khan said. However, he warned Pakistanis that the country could face “difficulties” starting in mid-May and advised them to be cautious going forward.

“Our initial projections say that we will have 50,000 cases on April 25. Thank God that didn’t happen. Our new projections show that we will have 12,000 to 15,000 corona virus patients. The pressure we hoped for now can be felt next month,” PM Khan said. while speaking at a press conference.

On April 18, Pakistan had 7,481 confirmed Covid-19 cases. The country recorded 23 corona-related deaths within 24 hours on Friday. This development coincided with the announcement that the Pakistani government was considering revoking part of a national lockdown to allow some business to run.

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