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Pakistan’s coronavirus cases rise to 5,496, death toll stands at 93

Pakistan’s coronavirus cases rise to 5,496, death toll stands at 93
April 13, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan’s coronavirus cases have increased to 5,496 after 122 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours (from 8.45pm to 8.45pm). According to the data available with the National Command and Control Centre on Monday, the death toll stands at 93 with seven more casualties. In Punjab, there are total 2,672 cases while the number of cases is 131 in Islamabad, 1,452 in Sindh, 744 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 230 in Balochistan. The number of cases has jumped to 43 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and 224 in Gilgit-Baltistan. As many as 1,097 patients have recovered from COVID-19, while the condition of 44 is being stated critical. Moreover, total tests conducted so far have reached 65,114 with 3,233 tests conducted during the last 24 hours.
Partial lockdown
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. The novel coronavirus – which originated in the central China city of Wuhan towards the end of December 2019 – has spread to all continents excluding Antarctica. The COVID-19 respiratory illness caused by the mysterious contagion has so far killed thousands of people and infected tens of thousands of others across the globe.