Pak recorded 54,601 cases of coronavirus; 1,133 deaths | Instant News

By Sajjad Hussain

Islamabad, May 24 (PTI) Pakistan recorded 32 deaths related to the corona virus over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,133, the health ministry said Sunday.

The total number of COVID-19 patients in Pakistan also jumped to 54,601, he said.

Sindh reports a maximum number of 21,645 corona virus cases, followed by Punjab in 19,557, Khyber-Pakhtukhwa in 7,685, Balochistan in 3,306, Islamabad in 1,592, Gilgit-Baltistan in 619 and Kashmir (PoK) occupied by Pakistan in 197.

According to the health ministry, 17,198 coronavirus patients have recovered and 473,607 tests, including 12,915 in the past 24 hours, have been carried out so far.

The government also issued strict instructions for observing social distance while offering Eid prayers and asking people to avoid visiting relatives and throwing parties.

Eid al-Fitr congregations are held in open spaces, mosques and Eid al-Fitr in all major cities and towns while following strict standard operating procedures (SOP) of social distance and other preventive measures.

Pakistan’s Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Health Zafar Mirza on Friday said the deadly infection would continue to multiply if preventive measures were not taken.

Earlier this month, the government announced the lifting of a nationwide lockdown that was put in place to curb the spread of the virus gradually, even as infections continued to increase in the country.

Prime Minister Imran Khan cited the economic turmoil caused by virus restrictions on citizens as the reason behind the decision.

The prime minister on Saturday urged Pakistanis to forget the traditional Eid celebrations given the hundreds of deaths caused by coronaviruses and lives lost in Friday’s plane crash in Karachi.

Ninety-seven people, including nine children, were killed and two passengers miraculously survived a fiery crash when a Pakistani International Airlines plane with 99 passengers aboard crashed into a crowded residential area near Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. Most of the victims traveled home to celebrate Eid. PTI SH SCY

Disclaimer: – This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and was created automatically from the news agency feed. Source: PTI

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