ISLAMABAD: Thirty-eight deaths due to coronavirus and 1,523 new confirmed cases have been reported in the country during past 24 hours.
According to National Command and Operation Centre, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country have mounted to 24,073. Of these, 8,640 were reported in Sindh, 9,077 in Punjab, 3,712 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1,659 in Balochistan, 521 in Islamabad Capital Territory, 388 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 76 in Azad Kashmir.
Over six thousand and four hundred patients have recovered from the virus.
China has appreciated Pakistan’s singular drive to fight off COVID-19 challenge.
The appreciation was made by Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing during his meeting with Information Minister Shibli Faraz in Islamabad.
He also expressed Beijing determination to keep up its support to Pakistan at this critical juncture.
On the occasion, Information Minister Shibli Faraz said the continued Chinese assistance to Pakistan for combating the coronavirus pandemic is another manifestation of the deep-rooted and time tested Pakistan-China friendship.
The Chinese ambassador while reaffirming resolve to resume cultural and media exchanges between the two countries made special mention of the proposed Pakistan-China joint co-production agreement which is on the anvil.
The minister welcomed the idea of resuming media and cultural exchanges.
He said the goal of enhanced media cooperation would be vigorously pursued.