The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan during the last 24 hours rises to 37,218 with 803 deaths.
Overall 13,914 cases have so far been detected in Punjab, 14,099 in Sindh, 5,423 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,310 in Balochistan, 501 in Gilgit Baltistan, 866 in Islamabad and 105 in Azad Kashmir. A total of 10,155 patients have so far recovered from the virus whilst the death toll stands at 803 with 33 new deaths reported during the last twenty four hours.
On the other hand Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasized on a friendly awareness campaign about coronavirus.
He chaired meeting about the coronavirus situation in Islamabad, in which Prime Minister said instead of forcing the people to adopt precautionary measures, there is a need of creating awareness among them. Imran Khan also advised media to pursue the people in a more effective way about adopting precautionary measures and implementing the guidelines regarding containing the virus.
He said imposing lockdown is not a solution to the coronavirus and the government is taking its decisions according to the ground realities and condition of the people. However, due to the unprecedented situation, the government is also maintaining balance between hunger and the lockdown.
The meeting deliberated upon various matters regarding future number of COVID -19 cases and availability of beds in hospitals in this situation. The meeting also reviewed various steps about the health facilities and increase in capacity of hospitals.
Meanwhile in Lahore, Deputy Commissioner announced that the authorities have sealed 564 shops in the provincial capital for violating the SOPs. “Cases registered against 10 shopkeepers and arrested,” said the DC.