The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Pakistan has passed 64000 with 1348 deaths. As per details, 2636 new coronavirus cases have surfaced in the country over the last twenty-four hours, the tally of confirmed cases now stands at 64832. 63 fatalities were confirmed in the last 24 hours in Punjab, Sindh and Islamabad collectively — the highest single-day death toll.
22,964 cases have so far been detected in Punjab, 26113 in Sindh, 8842 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3928 in Balochistan, 2100 in Islamabad, 658 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 227 in Azad Kashmir. 22,305 patients have so far recovered from the virus while the death toll stands at 1317 with 57 deaths reported during the last twenty-four hours.
11931 corona tests were carried out during the last twenty-four hours.
Earlier Prime Minister Imran Khan while stressing the need of dealing with the economic problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic holistically as a global issue has said the world would not recover from coronavirus recession without helping the developing countries.
Addressing the Global Virtual Summit on Investment for Development after Coronavirus, PM Imran Khan said that COVID-19 is a global issue, which can be tackled through joint efforts. Corona has adversely affected the global economy while developing countries are more affected by this virus. The Prime Minister said that our exports have been affected due to Coronavirus, the poor have been more affected due to the lockdown, developing countries should have more help than what has been done so far. Aid to developing countries should be an increase, he added.
Talking about the problems of Pakistan vis-a-vis COVID-19, the Prime Minister referred to the government’s 8 billion dollar stimulus package and said it is one of the biggest programs in Pakistan’s history.
He also congratulated the UN Secretary-General, and the Prime Ministers of Canada and Jamaica for the initiative of high-level events and urged them to continue to pursue it.
In his address, the Prime Minister expressed his views on the possible repayment of loans to developing countries and possible ways to resolve various financial difficulties.