ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported 1,209 new cases of the corona virus on Friday, bringing the total number of infections across the country to 270,400.
In the past 24 hours, 54 virus-related deaths have been reported, said the Ministry of National Health Service.
A total of 5,763 people have died due to COVID-19 in Pakistan, he said.
Of the total cases, 115,883 cases originated from Sindh, followed by 91,423 cases in Punjab, 32,898 cases in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 14,766 cases in Islamabad, 11,523 cases in Balochistan, 1,989 cases in Kashmir occupied by Pakistan, and 1,918 cases in Gilgit-Baltistan.
The number of people who have recovered from this disease is now 219,783.
1,316 other patients are in critical condition.
The ministry said 1,821,296 tests had been carried out since the virus outbreak, including 22,006 tests in the past 24 hours.
ISLAMABAD: The number of Pakistani coronaviruses reached 263,496 with the detection of 1,579 new cases in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Sunday.
Of the total COVID-19 infections, 204,276 patients have recovered so far, he said.
Forty-six more deaths were recorded overnight, bringing coronavirus fatalities nationally to 5,568.
The total number of Pakistani coronaviruses now reaches 263,496, the ministry said.
Sindh recorded a maximum number of 112,118 cases, followed by 89,793 in Punjab, 31,890 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 14,576 in Islamabad, 11,424 in Balochistan, 1,888 in Kashmir (PoK) occupied by Pakistan, and 1,807 in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Health authorities have conducted 1,721,660 corona virus tests so far.
Meanwhile, Special Assistant for Health Dr. Zafar Mirza claimed the government had succeeded in controlling the coronavirus pandemic through timely decisions, smart locking strategies, application of standard operating procedures (SOP) and the Trace, Test and Quarantine strategy.
He said the government would introduce fundamental reforms in health care by bringing universal primary health coverage in the country.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan urged his citizens on Friday to celebrate the upcoming Eid with “simplicity” and avoid mistakes made in the last Eid, which overwhelmed hospitals.
“Eid Al-Fitr Azha must be celebrated with simplicity so as not to repeat what happened last Eid-ul-Fitr when SOP (standard operating procedures) are ignored & our hospital is suffocated,” tweeted Khan.
I urge countries to continue to observe SOPs that are important for maintaining our positive trends. Eid Al-Azha must be celebrated with simplicity so as not to repeat what happened last Eid al-Fitr when SOPs were ignored & our hospital choked. I order a strict implementation of the government SOP.
In the photo, the three times 70-year-old prime minister is seen sitting in a roadside cafe with his grandchild. (Source: Dawn)
A fresh picture of sickly former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif drinking tea in a cafe in London along with several family members went viral on social media, sparking debate about his health with the ruling Tehreek-i-Insaf member in Pakistan demanding that he again face corruption case.
In the photo, the three times 70-year-old prime minister is seen sitting in a roadside cafe with his grandchild. He wears a blue shalwar kameez and hat and seems to look healthier.
Some ministers were skeptical about the serious nature of his health, saying Sharif roamed the streets of London and he didn’t even bother wearing a mask in this regard. COVID-19 testing time.
“Sharif’s picture of drinking tea in this cafe shows our legal, justice and justice system. This picture also tells how many people can trust the accountability system in this country, “said Science Minister Fawad Chaudhry.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Gill’s adviser said that Sharif had gone abroad after lying in court. “Sharif’s people think these people are stupid,” Gill said and asked Sharif to return to Pakistan to face a corruption case against him.
Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hasan Chohan said that how could Sharif roam the streets of London without a mask. He must be brought back to face a corruption case against him.
When the picture circulated on social media on Saturday, it became the top trend, sparking debate about Sharif’s health with detractors who asked why he would not return to Pakistan if he was fine while his supporters expressed the joy of seeing their leader in good health and excited about. .
Princess Sharif Maryam Nawaz claimed that the image of the PML-N supreme leader was released by ‘some elements’ with a view to embarrassing her.
“As in past practice, they (a clear reference to the establishment) want to embarrass him by leaking his photo. But the response to it is the opposite. His supporters were happy to see it. Opponents must learn from this, “he said.
He said when his mother was in the ICU at a London hospital, elements like that even tried to take photos of her “by force”. “For them to take photos of Nawaz Sharif and his family’s women is not difficult,” he said in a tweet.
However, Shahbaz Gill claimed that PML-N itself had leaked this picture of Sharif to inform his workers that he was fine and “very responsible for the party”. He said PML-N workers looked up at Sharif’s younger brother, Shahbaz Sharif, which was why the party had to leak this picture.
Earlier in January, the picture of Sharif drinking tea in a London restaurant had become viral, inviting much criticism and arousing suspicion that he might have come out of Pakistan “with some agreement”.
Maintaining this and previous “leaked” photos, PML-N spokeswoman Marriyum Auranzeb said: “Sharif has gone for a walk according to the doctor’s advice.”
Sharif went to London last November after the Lahore High Court granted him a four-week permit that allowed him to go abroad for his treatment.
He has made an effort to the Lahore High Court to return to Pakistan by citing his notes to face due process of law and justice within four weeks or as soon as he is declared healthy and fit to travel by a doctor.
Sharif was also given a guarantee in the Al-Azizia Mills corruption case where he served a seven-year prison sentence in Kot Lakhpat prison, Lahore.
Sharif, who was diagnosed with an immune system disorder, was advised by a panel of PTI government doctors to go abroad for treatment. He has been diagnosed with complicated coronary heart disease.
In London, he underwent a comprehensive cardiovascular evaluation and investigation at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital.
According to his daughter, Sharif’s heart surgery had been postponed because of this corona viruspandemic.
ISLAMABAD: The Minister of State of Pakistan and the Border Region (Safron) and Narcotics Control Shehryar Afridi has tested positive for the new corona virus, he announced on Twitter.
“I have tested positive for COVID-19 & have isolated myself at home according to the advice of medical officers,” Dawn quoted the Minister’s statement in a tweet on Saturday.
I have tested positive # COVID-19 & I have isolated myself at home according to doctor’s advice. I need prayers & blessings. May Allah SWT help save all my citizens from a pandemic under my PM @ImranKhanPTI