Number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge to 875
KARACHI: The total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has surged to 875 as of today (Tuesday).
These included 394 in Sindh, 246 Punjab, 110 Balochistan, 71 Gilgit-Baltistan, 38 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15 in Islamabad and one in Azad Kashmir.
Six patients have recovered so far, while six others died from the virus.
In Sindh, the lockdown is being observed from Monday in an effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
The provincial government has also called Pakistan army to help in complete enforcement of lockdown.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has appealed the people to stay at homes.
All commercial markets in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas, Larkana, Nawab Shah and other cities have been closed. However, grocery, vegetable, meat and mutton, milk shops and medical stores are open.
Section 144 imposed in Islamabad
The capital’s administration imposed Section 144 on Monday (today), in federal capital in a bid to curb the spread of the pandemic coronavirus on the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
This was stated by Special Assistant to PM for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan in a tweet toight.
Meanwhile, in an office order issued, the District Magistrate Hamza Shafqaat, said that the section has been imposed in the city for seven days.
The order said that all restaurants and food outlets, coffee shops and cafes shall remain closed at all time, however, the delivery and take away will remain functional.
The death toll from the Coronavirus pandemic surged to more than 14,600 across the world.
Italy’s world-worst toll from the pandemic approached 5,500 with another 651 deaths. In his weekly prayer, the Pope urged all Italians to follow isolation measures.
China today reported no new local cases of the virus, but confirmed another 39 infections from overseas.