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Pakistan coronavirus cases increased to 34,336; death toll at 737 | Instant News

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Pakistan coronavirus cases increased to 34,336; death toll at 737

Pakistan has reported more than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of infections to more than 34,000, while 31 people have died from the corona virus, health officials said on Saturday, amid easing of locking restrictions. The Pakistani government announced last week that it would begin a gradual revocation of closure because of its effect on the economy and labor. The Ministry of National Health Service said that 2,255 cases were confirmed positive on Tuesday after 11,848 tests were carried out.

A total of 31 new deaths have been reported, bringing the number of deaths in the country to 737, he said, adding that the number of confirmed corona virus infections in the country had risen to 34,336.

So far, 13,225 cases have been registered in Punjab, 12,610 in Sindh, 5,021 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,158 in Balochistan, 759 in Islamabad, 475 in Gilgit Baltistan, and 88 in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, the ministry said.

A total of 8,812 patients have recovered and 317,699 tests have been carried out, he said.

The number of new cases has increased rapidly since last week and officials are urging people to follow the guidelines and avoid going out.

The number of infected passengers returned to Pakistan is also disruptive. As many as 379 more citizens returning from various countries in the last 24 special flights proved positive.

Special flights carried 4,344 Pakistanis between April 28 and May 8.

Official records show that a total of 7,756 Pakistanis have returned home from abroad with 43 flights from April 14 to May 10. Of these, 682 passengers tested positive and were given treatment.

Test results for 760 passengers arriving from Dubai on May 10 are awaited. Officials confirmed that the number of positive cases among refugees returning from the UAE was higher than passengers arriving from other countries.

Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail tweeted that he has recovered from the novel coronavirus.

“Thank God I have received my test results where I have been tested negative for COVID19. Many thanks to all those who pray for my health. I will immediately donate blood plasma to those in need,” he said.

Ismail tested positive for the virus late last month.

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Pakistan Coronavirus Situation Worsens; Case Rises to 4,601, Death Toll Reaches 66 | Instant News

The total number of corona virus cases in Pakistan has risen sharply to 4,601 with more than 280 new infections while the number of deaths has reached 66, health officials said on Friday.

The Ministry of National Health Service, in its morning update on its website, reported that four patients died of corona virus in the past 24 hours.

The total number of patients who died from COVID-19 has reached 66. A total of 727 have recovered while 45 are in critical condition, he said.

The total number of COVID-19 patients in the largest province of Punjab is 2,270, Sindh 1,128, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) 620, Balochistan 219, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) 215, Islamabad 107 and Kashmir occupied by Pakistan 33.

Official data shows that so far 54,706 tests have been carried out, including 2,478 in the past 24 hours.

The government announced various measures to meet the challenges of COVID-19, including cash payments to the most needy, which began Thursday and will continue for around three weeks until 12 million families are paid Rs 12,000 each.

Meanwhile, Pakistani President Arif Alvi has announced that special prayers called ‘Salaat-u-Tauba’ (prayers for forgiveness) will be offered on Friday at Aiwan-e-Sadr or the Presidential Palace with limited meetings.

The decision was taken at Alvif’s meeting with the delegation of the Islamic Ideology Council, which was led by Qibla Ayaz in Islamabad on Thursday.

Friday’s hearing has been stopped by the government.

The Sindh government announced a total lockout from 12-3pm to stop people going to the mosque to attend Friday prayers in large congregations, according to information minister Nasir Shah.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Peshawar on Friday, where he will be given detailed instructions by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government about preventive measures taken to curb the spread of the virus.

Centers have been established throughout the country to support and provide assistance to those affected by the virus.

Pakistan made a panic attempt to overcome this pandemic.

Khan has warned people to follow official guidelines about self-isolation or the virus will spread even further.


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Pakistan reported 208 positive cases of coronavirus within 24 hours; the total country exceeds 4,000 | Instant News

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Pakistan coronavirus cases increased to 4,072

The total number of coronavirus positive cases in Pakistan is 4,000. According to the latest data, the country led by Imran Khan has witnessed 4,072 positive cases of COVID-19 so far. With this, Army Commander General Qamar Javed Bajwa directed his top commanders to provide full support to the federal and provincial governments in combating a pandemic that has killed 58 people in the country. The Ministry of National Health Service said in its morning update that 208 new COVID-19 patients were added to the list over the past 24 hours.

So far 58 patients have died, including four in the past 24 hours, while 467 have recovered. Another 25 were reported in critical condition. The authorities carried out 42,159 tests so far, including 3,076 in the last 24 hours.

Provincial and territorial case data is not available on the ministry’s website while it is being updated.

However, private media and official sources report that the number of patients in Punjab has risen to 2,030, Sindh 986, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 527, Gilgit-Baltistan 212, Balochistan 206, Islamabad 83 and Kashmir occupied by Pakistan 28.

Pakistan made a panic attempt to overcome the pandemic and Prime Minister Imran Khan once again warned people to follow official guidelines about self-isolation or the virus would spread even further.

Army Commander General Bajwa held a meeting with key generals on Tuesday where he reviewed geo-strategic, regional and national security issues with special emphasis on the latest situation arising from COVID-19, said a statement issued by the military.

The generals, who attended the meeting via video link from their respective Central Offices, reviewed the deployment of troops assisting civil administration throughout the country.

“Appreciating the troops on the ground for the efforts so far, COAS directs all commanders to provide maximum assistance in mobilizing critical resources and reach out to reduce the suffering of people in distant areas,” the statement said.

At least 50 prisoners in the Punjab province were the most severely affected by the positive corona virus.

Prison Inspector General Shahid Baig told PTI that around 20 cases had been reported in the Lahore prison camp and the rest in other cases.

Baig said the outbreak came from a Pakistani who was arrested for drug smuggling in Italy and was handed over to Pakistan last month. He was diagnosed on March 23.

The government has extended the partial lock-up to April 14 and continues to ask people to stay indoors and to follow social distance.

Meanwhile, the Balochistan Young Doctors Association (YDA) in Balochistan province has announced to restart services after successful talks with the government.

YDA went on strike due to lack of protective equipment and against police brutality after the demonstration and they were charged with batons and several of their colleagues detained earlier this week.

Zamrak Province Agriculture Minister Khan Achakzai said an investigation would be carried out on people who used violence against protesting doctors.

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