PM Imran, Erdogan expressed determination to fight the joint coronavirus | Pakistan | Instant News

PM Imran and President Erdogan shook hands during the forming visit to Turkey. Photo by: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President Erdogan on Tuesday decided to fight the corona virus pandemic together, as confirmed infection cases continue to increase in both countries.

According to Radio Pakistan, PM Imran expressed his condolences to Erdogan for the deaths caused by the corona virus in Turkey. The two leaders talk to each other in a telephone conversation.

“Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to work together and strengthen each other’s efforts in the war against COVID-19,” read a post on Radio Pakistan.

PM Imran thanked Erdogan for the facilities provided by the Turkish government to stranded Pakistanis. He expressed “permanent support and solidarity of Pakistan with Turkey” and acknowledged Ankara’s efforts in combating the pandemic.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 4,007 today after new infections were confirmed in the country.

More than 650 people have died in Turkey with the country reporting more than 30,000 cases of the corona virus on Tuesday.

The number of officially confirmed worldwide deaths from novel coronaviruses is now above 75,000, according to an AFP tally.

More than 1 million cases have been declared registered in 200 countries and regions since the epidemic first appeared in China in December. Of these cases, at least 253,000 are now considered to have recovered.


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