Over 15,000 Pakistani children test positive in April

Over 15,000 Pakistani children test positive in April


Lahore: The Ministry of Health said on Saturday that in April alone, a shocking third wave of epidemics broke out across Pakistan. In April alone, more than 15,000 children between the ages of 1 and 20 were infected by the coronavirus. 

According to Turkish media reports, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said 19 children were killed by the virus and 6 of them were between 1 and 10 years old.

Among the children reported in April, of the more than 15,000 cases, nearly 3,000 were between 1 and 10 years old, and the rest were between 11 and 20 years old.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, since the March 2020 pandemic, more than 93,000 children of the same age have been infected across the country.

At the same time, due to the increase in the number of virus cases, the government has banned all demonstrations on the anniversary (Tuesday) of the fourth Islamic Caliph Ali.

However, small gatherings will be allowed with safety protocols.

The South Asian country recorded another 4,696 new infections on Saturday, taking the total caseload to 825,519. The death toll rose by 146 on Saturday to 17,957.

Some 717,009 people have so far been recovered, while the total number of active cases in the country is 90,553.

The country of over 210 million population has so far inoculated slightly over 2 million people.

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