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Coronavirus has become a threat to global health system: President

Coronavirus has become a threat to global health system: President
April 9, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 news) – President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday said that coronavirus has become a threat to global health system and massive efforts are required to deal with the dangers posed by the virus. He stated while talking to an eight-member team of Chinese doctors and medical experts led by Dr Ma Minghui in Islamabad. He maintained that the need of strengthening Pak-China bilateral cooperation in battling infectious diseases, including Covid-19. He also underlined that there should be more exchanges between medical and health professionals of both countries to chalk out strategies to effectively contain the spread of such epidemics in future. The president said coronavirus has become a threat to global health system and massive efforts are required to deal with the dangers posed by the virus. The Chinese medical experts thanked government of Pakistan for inviting them and helping them share their experiences in dealing with the aftermath of coronavirus. They also lauded the swift efforts of the government of Pakistan that led to the containment of the virus. On the other hand, the number of coronavirus patients increased to 4,414 after 248 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours. According to the data available with the National Command and Operation Centre, five more deaths were reported within 24 hours, soaring the toll to 63. Punjab continued to lead the patients tally with 2,171 cases, while patients have increased to 1036 in Sindh, 560 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 212 in Balochistan and 102 in Islamabad. There are 213 reported cases in Gilgit-Baltistan and 28 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. As many as 572 patients have recovered after treatment in hospitals across the country. The condition of 31 patients is being stated to be critical. So far tests have been conducted on 44,896 patients after 2,737 tests were carried out on suspected patients during the last 24 hours.