Pakistan reports 2,580 coronavirus cases, 71 deaths in 24 hours

Coronavirus outbreak: Sindh, KP decide to take Pakistan Army’s assistance


Karachi: After Federal Capital Islamabad, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have also decided to take assistance from Pakistan Army in the wake of controlling the third spell of coronavirus.

According to the details, the provincial internal affairs department has forwarded the summary to the federal government in this regard.

Prior to this, the assistant commissioner visited Islamabad’s markets and shopping malls with police and Pakistan Army personnel. During this period, he was fined for violating the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

For violating the COVID-19 SOP, the two hotels were sealed and fined 100,000 reais.

On Friday Prime Minister Imran Khan, while briefing the nation about the prevailing situation in the country regarding COVID-19, said Pakistan Army will help police and Rangers to ensure implementation on the coronavirus SOPs.

In a televised address after a meeting of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) in Islamabad, he regretted that the people are currently not observing caution. He warned if the people did not comply with the health guidelines, we will have to impose complete lockdowns in cities.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 118 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 795,627. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 17,117.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 5,611 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

In terms of the number of deaths and the number of cases, Punjab is still the most affected province, followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 7,964 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 4,593 in Sindh, 3,103 in KP, 660 in Islamabad, 461 in Azad Kashmir, 232 in Balochistan, and 104 in GB.

Furthermore 288,598 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Punjab, 277,593 in Sindh, 113,121 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 72,981 in Islamabad, 21,618 in Balochistan, 16,463 in Azad Kashmir and 5,253 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pakistan has so far conducted 11,538,771 coronavirus tests and 55,128 in the last 24 hours. 689,812 coronavirus patients have recovered in the country whereas 4,826 patients are in critical condition.

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