Coronavirus cases swell to 1,102 in Pakistan, 21 recovered

Coronavirus cases swell to 1,081 in Pakistan, 21 recovered
Lahore: The number of total coronavirus cases rose to 1,102 in Pakistan till Thursday morning while 21 people have recovered from the disease.

The infectious disease has claimed eight lives in Pakistan while five patients are reported to be in critical condition. A woman, who had returned from the United Kingdom, died on Wednesday (March 25) in Sohawa, a tehsil in Jhelum.

Sindh

Stability in the tally of cases was observed in past 24 hours as the province confirmed no new case during this time period. However, it is still most affected province in the country with 413 COVID-19 cases.

A complete lockdown has been imposed across the Sindh to limit the spread of the disease. Yesterday, Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing the parliamentary leaders committee called for resuming goods transport in order to maintain supply in the country.

Punjab

The coronavirus cases are increasing sharply in the province where in 27 new cases surfaced, taking the tally to 323 from 296. There are 176 pilgrims who had returned from Iran, while Lahore has confirmed 80 cases.

According to the provincial government, all patients are admitted in isolation wards and all possible medical treatment is being provided to them.

Markets, shopping malls, and other places are closed as the provincial government has imposed partial lockdown in the province.

Balochistan

With 16 new cases, the number of coronavirus cases has swelled to 131 in the province while region has been locked down from till April 7, taking precautionary measures.

According to a notification issued by the Home and Tribal Affairs Department, Section 144 of the Pakistan Penal Code has been imposed.

KP

A massive rise in cases was witnessed in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which has reported 43 new cases. Now there are 121 cases in the province while a partial lockdown has been imposed to restrict the movement of public.

Islamabad

The capital territory has confirmed 25 COVID-19 cases. The city administration has locked Islamabad down partially, suspending inter-city transport and shutting all kinds of shopping malls, restaurants except shops for edible items.

The area of Barakahu has been sealed fully as most of the cases were reported from this area. Pakistan Army has established six checkposts in the area, restricting the public movement.

AJK/GB

There are 84 cases in Gilgit-Baltistan and one case were confirmed in Azad Jammu and Kahmir.