ISLAMABAD: The nationwide tally of Coronavirus has soared to 30,941 with 1,476 new cases reported during the last twenty four hours.
11,568 cases have so far been detected in Punjab, 11,480 in Sindh, 4,669 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,017 in Balochistan, 442 in Gilgit Baltistan, 679 in Islamabad and 86 in Azad Kashmir.
8,212 patients have so far been recovered from the virus whilst the death toll stands at 667 with 28 new deaths reported during the last twenty four hours.
Lockdown eased to mitigate miseries of poor
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Senator Shibli Faraz said that relaxing lockdown was a risky act but keeping in view the miseries of poor masses, we had to take the hard decision for larger interest of the country.
He said, it was the responsibility of the incumbent government to resolve the problems of the masses fighting against coronavirus while improving economic condition of the country was also liability of the ruling party.
Commenting on modernizing the ministry at international standard, he said the government has a strong desire to promote culture, values and history besides bringing this important institution to the level of international standard.
The minister said that calling assembly session by opposition parties amid dangerous coronavirus situation, was just a political point scoring.