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Coronavirus cases jump in Pakistan, total patients rise to 959

Coronavirus cases jump in Pakistan, total patients rise to 959
March 24, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan have jumped to 959 after Balochistan, Punjab, Sindh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa announced an increase in their provincial tallies on Tuesday. According to the details garnered, 15 cases have been reported from the federal capital while 81 in Gilgit-Baltistan. However, five patients of coronavirus also have been recovered. Seven  deaths also confirmed due to the novel coronavirus across the country. Meanwhile, 38 patients of coronavirus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have surfaced and three deaths reported.
Number of coronavirus cases in Punjab rises to 267
According to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, there are 176 confirmed cases of the virus in Dera Ghazi Khan, 51 in Lahore, five in Gujrat, six in Gujranwala, three in Jhelum, two each in Rawalpindi and Multan and one case each in Faisalabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Rahim Yar Khan and Sargodha.
New cases emerge in Karachi, taking Sindh’s total to 407
Another new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Karachi, taking the tally of Sindh’s cases to 407.
Balochistan reports new COVID-19 cases; total at 110
At least new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Balochistan, taking the provincial total to 110. The samples of 353 patients were sent for lab tests and 76 of them came out positive.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cases rise to 78, 40 new patients reported
The number of patients in the province has increased to 78, with 40 new patients reported in a single day.
GB’s COVID-19 tally rises to 81
New coronavirus cases have been detected in Gilgit-Baltistan, according to GB health department focal person Dr Shah Zaman.
Lockdown
Much of the country is under a lock-down as part of sweeping measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Sindh government began with revising the academic year by preponing summer vacations, then banned public gathering and set out to close down restaurants, gyms, social clubs, wedding lawns and halls across the province. It also shut down government offices for two weeks. On the other hand, Punjab government chose to go digital adopting a work-from-home policy through Skype. It has also banned public gatherings, suspended entry to tourist points including Murree and restricted shopping malls to a 10:00pm deadline. In Balochistan, Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan appealed to the citizens to help government implement preventive measures by avoiding crowds in markets, public spots and transportation.
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