Coronavirus cases continue to rise across country, death toll rises to 432
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The coronavirus cases registered 656 during the last 24 hours, raising the tally to 18,770.
According to the data provided by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Saturday, the death toll has jumped to 432 with 15 deaths reported during the last 24 hours.
There are 6,854 cases in Punjab, 7,102 in Sindh, 2,907 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 1,136 in Balochistan. The number of coronavirus patients in Gilgit-Baltistan is 340 and Azad Jammu and Kashmir is 66.
In total, 4,753 patients have so far recovered. During the last 24 hours, 9,164 tests were conducted, raising the total tests to 193,859.
On the other hand, partial lockdown imposed is continuing across the country as educational institutions, shopping malls, markets, restaurants, and other private business remained closed while inter-provincial and inter-city transport was also suspended. Factories, banks and the financial sector were directed to reduce work hours.
The government has barred elder people and children from offering Friday prayers at mosques and issued guidelines for making lines with a specific distance.