ISLAMABAD: The National Coordination Committee on Coronavirus, 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 on April 1 evening.
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 would remain open, while medicines would be available for the general public in all four provinces.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Zafar Mirza said the total number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Pakistan had surpassed 2000. He said the cases included 740 in Punjab, 676 in Sindh, 253 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 158 in Balochistan, 184 in Gilgit Baltistan, 54 in Islamabad and six in Azad Kashmir. He said that 82 patients had recovered so far, while the number of deaths had reached to 26.
In his concluding remarks, Dr. Moeed Yusuf said, over 2,000 Pakistani nationals would be brought back to their homeland through 17 PIA flights from April 3 to 11.
He said all the passengers would be allowed to enter their homeland after proper screening and testing for Coronavirus.
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.
Eighty-two people have so far recovered from the disease and ten others are in critical condition.