Death toll soars to 30, infection cases to 2,245 in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Death toll has soared to 30 and the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pakistan has reached to 2,245 on Thursday morning.
These include 740 in Punjab, 709 in Sindh, 253 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 164 Balochistan, 184 Gilgit Baltistan, Islamabad 54 and six in Azad Kashmir.
Four new deaths took place in last 24 hours including one in Karachi.
Eighty-two people have so far recovered from the disease and ten are critical condition.
On Apr 1, National Coordination Committee on Coronavirus, which met in Islamabad with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, has decided to continue current lockdown in the country till April 14.
This was informed by Planning Minister Asad Umar while addressing to joint news briefing along with Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza and Special Assistant on National Security Division Dr. Moeed Yusuf in Islamabad.
He said decision about further extension of lockdown would be taken at the next meeting of the National Coordination Committee on Coronavirus in Islamabad.
Asad Umar informed that the government had decided to continue suspension of all types of domestic flights operation within the country.
The minister informed that food goods transportation will remain open, while medicines will be available for the general public in all four provinces.