Govt extends lockdown across Pakistan till April 14, tally rises to 2119
The federal government has decided on Wednesday to extend the already prevalent lock down in Pakistan till April 14 across the country due to coronavirus.
The federal minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said that the decision has been taken considering the available data and reports of the increasing cases and deaths due to coronavirus in Pakistan.
In addition to it, the government has also decided to arrange flight for those stuck in different countries and wish to come back to Pakistan.
In his press briefing he maintained to say that the lock down in the country was good decision and if it were not taken the situation pertaining to coronavirus in the country would have been different and severe as well.
After the meeting of National Coordination Committee on Wednesday in Islamabad, the Special Assistant to the prime minister for health Zafar Mirza said that 84 patients have been recovered form the coronavirus in Pakistan thus far.
Coronavirus updates in Pakistan
Covid-19 has spread exponentially in Pakistan as the country has reported 2119 cases thus far. Meanwhile, total reported deaths due to coronavirus have increased to 27. The cases of coronavirus have been exponentially increasing.
Provincially, there is exponential increase in the coronavirus in Punjab which has reported 709 cases followed by Sindh having 709 reported corona-infected patients. Likewise, the situation in Balochistan is also worrisome which has 158 cases. The cases of corona in KPK has also increased to 253, while GB has 184 reported cases. Islamabad has reported 58 cases thus far and Azad Jammu&Kashmir has only 9 reported cases as of Wednesday.
The government of Punjab has made whole city of Raiwind a quarantine to contain novel coronavirus as massive increase had been reported due to movement of members of Tableghi Jamat emanating from the city.
Globally, the reported corona-infected patients have increased to 0.9 million, while 37,000 deaths have been reported so far.