As in the world, the number of people infected with Corona virus in Pakistan is increasing day by day and this number has reached 956 whereas this global outbreak also marked the first death in Punjab.
Unfortunately, a #COVID19 Patient Afrasiyab, aged 57, who was admitted in Mayo Hospital, lost his life today. These are indeed difficult times for the whole country. Only way we can fight this pandemic is by staying indoors and following the precautionary measures.
— Dr. Yasmin Rashid (@Dr_YasminRashid) March 24, 2020
After the first death in Punjab, the total death toll was 7 while 16 more cases were reported in Punjab, 13 more cases in Sindh, 40 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 9 more cases in Gilgit-Baltistan. ۔
In Sindh, 13 more new cases of Corona virus came out, followed by 407 victims in the province.
In this regard, Health Sindh spokesman Miran Yusuf said that 8 of the new cases were from Karachi, which moved locally while the other five cases are from Sikri pilgrims from Iran.
Explaining the details of patients, he said that there are 142 cases in Sindh other than Sukkur, out of which 141 are from Karachi and one from Dadu, of which 4 have recovered and 137 are under treatment.
Of these 141 cases, 90 are cases that occurred locally.
In addition, he said that other cases are visitors coming from Tufan, where 265 people tested positive and 3,149 people got negative results.
The first casualty in Punjab
Earlier, Health Minister Punjab Dr Yasmin Rashid confirmed the death of a patient in Tweet and said that unfortunately the 57-year-old victim of Corona virus lost his life at Mayo Hospital.
He wrote that this is a difficult time for the entire country, the only way to fight this epidemic is to stay home and take protective measures.
Meanwhile, 16 more new cases were reported in Punjab.
Provincial Health Department spokesman Qaiser Asif said the number of victims was 265 after these 16 new cases.
He said that in these cases there are 176 visitors who came from Iran to Pakistan, besides 59 cases Lahore, 2 Multan, 2 Rawalpindi, 12 Gujarat, 3 Jhelum, 7 Gujranwala and one each Faisalabad, Mandi Bahalddin, Rahim Yar Khan. And from Sargodha.
According to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 40 more Corona virus cases have been reported in the province.
Of these, 37 cases were reported in Dera Ismail Khan, 2 in Peshawar and one in South Waziristan, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with a total of 78 cases.
The number of people infected with the virus has reached 956 in the country, while 7 have died, of which the other 3 are related to KP, one to Sindh, one to Gilgit-Baltistan and one to Balochistan.
If you look at the total number of people in the country, Sindh province is the worst affected by the virus where the number of victims is 407 whereas Punjab is second with 265 victims.
Similarly, 110 people have been infected in Balochistan and 80 in Gilgit Baltistan.
Moreover, 15 people in Islamabad and one in Azad Kashmir are affected.
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Looking at the latest data, according to the official website, 9 more cases were reported in Gilgit-Baltistan.
The overall situation of Pakistan
Talking about the overall situation in Pakistan due to the Corona virus, the army has been deployed to assist civil administration in all four provinces, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir to deal with this global outbreak.
Although Prime Minister Imran Khan has denied full lockdown across the country, lockdowns and various sanctions have been imposed by provinces and other regions within their borders.
Talking about the province most affected by the virus, a complete lockdown has been started for 15 days from March 23.
During this lockdown, all business centers, shopping malls, private and public offices, parks, transport, shops are closed; no exit is required, while restaurants are also closed, as well as double rides. Has also been banned.
There is a lockdown in Punjab province as well, but government officials are not calling it a lockdown, but during the 14-day ban, all shopping malls, markets, private and public institutions, public transport, restaurants, parks, tourists. Locations will be closed while double rides are also restricted.
In Balochistan, orders were also given to close business centers and suspend transport services. Similarly, a partial lockdown was announced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.