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Coronavirus Updates: Latest News Updates in Pakistan and Around the World 23 March

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

23rd Mar, 2020. 07:43 pm
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Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus In Pakistan – Latest Updates On Coronavirus March 23

 Coronavirus Cases in Pakistan:

Total confirmed cases: 873

  1. Sindh: 394

  2. Punjab: 246

  3. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 38

  4. Balochistan: 110

  5. Islamabad Capital Territory: 15

  6. Gilgit-Baltistan:80

  7. AJK: 01

Deaths: 05

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 03

  • Sindh: 01

  • Balochistan 01

#COVID19: Sindh bans pillion riding in lockdown days

Sindh government has issued a notification clarifying that pillion riding is banned in the province, here on Monday.

According to the details, clarification has been issued by the government of Sindh that clarifies the rules and regulations of the curfew.

The clarification addresses the inspector general of Sindh police, all AIG’s in Sindh and all commissioners of Sindh.

The notification clarifies ambiguities related to the lockdown amid the novel coronavirus.

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War against #COVID19: ISPR unveils their lockdown plan

Pakistan army unveils its lockdown plan after the federal government authorized the deployment of forces across the country for handling lockdown amid #COVID19.

DG ISPR Babar Iftekhar addresses media through a live video conference here on Monday and explains how the Pakistan army is going to support federal and provincial governments in a war against Novel coronavirus.

The Ministry of Interior has called the Pakistan Army under article 245 of the constitution of Pakistan, DG narrated.

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The Good and Bad about Corona Virus

The mortality rate because of this virus is probably about or even less than 1%. With the confirmed cases reported at  China,  80%  had fairly  mild symptoms  (defined as  no significant  infection in  the lungs).  About  15%  had  severe  symptoms  that  caused significant  shortness  of breath,  low  blood  oxygen or  other  lung  problems, and  fewer than 5% of cases were critical.

In the outbreak in USA it was noted that 31-70% of adults of ages 85 years & older and

31-59%  of adults of ages between  65-84  years needed  hospital. Whereas  6-29%  of adults 85  years old and older and 11-31% of adults 65-84  years old  were admitted in intensive care for treatment

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Sindh reports new coronavirus cases, nationwide tally surge to 873

Syed Murad Ali Shah Chief Minister Sindh has been informed of new cases in the province, taking the provincial tally to 394. The total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge to 873.

Murad Ali Shah and Murtaza Wahab tests negative for Coronavirus

According to details Murad Ali Shah and Murtaza Wahab tests negative for Coronavirus

Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Health Minister Azra Fazal Pechuho will undergo the tests today.

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CM Sindh orders early disbursement of salaries and pensions

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on today (March 23) decided to disburse the salaries and pensions of Sindh government employees.

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Imran Ismail puts himself in self quarantine as test results of Saeed Ghani came Positive


Pakistan Army called countrywide amid coronavirus outbreak

Ijaz Shah interior ministry of Pakistan on Monday has issued a notification which states Pakistan Army troops are deployed throughout the country to tackle the spread of novel coronavirus.

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Saeed Ghani Diagnosed with Coronavirus

Saeed Ghani tested positive with Coronavirus. In a video message posted on his twitter account he said he has been diagnosed with Coronavirus, He said he is not feeling any of the symtomps of the virus still he tested positive for coronavirus. He has self isolated himeslf at his house. Has has also requested the people who met him in past few to days to put themselves in quarantine and take care of themselves

Punjab on Lock Down for 14 Days

After Sindh, Punjab government has decided to lockdown the province for 14 days in order to curd the spread of deadly coronavirus.

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COVID 19: Pakistan Death toll rises to 6

The death toll due to deadly coronavirus in Pakistan has surged to 6 with the number of cases on the country still going up.

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K-Electric refuses to waive of electricity bills amid Coronavirus

The K-Electric city’s power supplier on Sunday refused the advice of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to waive off electricity bills for people for the month of March and charge the dues in installments over the next 10 months as offices and businesses remain closed in the wake of coronavirus lockdown.
A spokesperson of K-Electric said the due dates for bills under Rs 4,000 have been extended. Consumers can pay their bill by April 10.

Coronavirus: Pakistan army to Speed up assistance for civilians, Gen Bajwa

Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday directed the Pakistan Army to speed up operations to help the civil administration in the wake of coronavirus outbreak the country as we struggles to halt the rapidly spreading coronavirus.

A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief said every Pakistani must follow guidelines given by the government and health departments to make an ongoing national effort a success.


Harvey Weinstein diagnosed positive with coronavirus

Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been diagnosed positive with coronavirus. He is currently in prison as he was convicted of rape and sexual assault.

Michael Powers, president of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, informed that Harvey Weinstein is currently in isolation.

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Balochistan reports first death, Nationwide tally of confirmed cases reaches 777

Liaquat Shahwani, eBalochistan’s health department spokesperson, has confirmed the first death from the coronavirus. The deceased man was a 65-year-old. He was under treatment at the Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital, said Shahwani.

Fourth Coronavirus patient recovered in Sindh : Murtaza Wahab

Murtaza Wahab representative of Sindh government announced that one more patient of the coronavirus had recovered in Sindh and tested negative.
“4th patient of corona virus in Sindh has recovered & tested negative twice. This case is another ray of hope for us since the person was under home isolation. Alhamdolillah,” he tweeted.


Bilawal advises federal government to review its policy

Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday demanded the federal government to review its decision not to impose a lock-down all over Pakistan amid epidemic outbreak of coronavirus.

PPP leader also said that a delay would increase the difficulties for the poor people of the country.


Sindh Government Shared Details of Provincial Lock-down for 15 Days

The notification states:

“There shall be a complete ban on movement of people including intercity and inter provincial travel or gatherings of any kind for social religious or any other purpose at any place epublic or private including all offices public or private situated within the territorial limits of province of Sindh except following:

  1.  Personnel related to Health services
  2.  Personnel related to Law enforcement agencies
  3.  Personnel related to essential services going to their offices
  4.  Persons going out to buy groceries and medicines
  5. Necessary and unavoidable religious rites like Namaz-e-Janaza/Burial”


Fourth Coronavirus death in Pakistan , Nationwide tally of confirmed cases reaches 691

Fourth coronavirus death in Paistan , Nationwide tally of confirmed cases reaches 691. Adviser to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) CM on Information Ajmal Wazir has announced the country’s fourth death from the coronavirus on Sunday. The tally of confirmed coronairus cases in Pakistan has rose to 691.

Coronavirus Crisis: PM Imran to address regarding country-wide lockdown

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Firdous Ashiq Awan says that PM Imran Khan will shortly address the nation regarding lockdown to be imposed all across Pakistan to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

Taking to Twitter, on Sunday, Firdous Ashiq wrote, “Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the nation today in the context of the challenge faced by the nation during COVID 19 outbreak.

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COVID-19 Pandemic: CM Murad Ali Shah announces Lock down in Sindh

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has announced lockdown in province in order to fight against the deadly coronavirus.

In a statement issued after a meeting, the chief minister said we are taking this important decision in the interest of people and hoped that the public will support the government.

The Sindh government on Saturday sought Pakistan Army’s help to deal with the deadly virus.

Coronavirus: Complete lockdown in Sindh, Army on standby

Sindh government has decided to go for complete lock down to cope with coronavirus in the province and also put army on standby to assist the crisis of pandemic.

According to the details, Government of sindh issued the notification.

coronavirus in Sindh

Time to take some tough decisions on Coronavirus: Murtaza Wahab

Chief Minister Sindh’s law adviser Murtaza Wahab said that its time to take some tough decision in a wake of rising cases of coronavirus in Sindh.

Murtaza Wahab took to Twitter and wrote that chief minister Murad Ali Shah had discussed with Corps Commander Karachi, Governor Sindh, DG Rangers and IG Sindh the prospect of implementing the government’s decision “of keeping people at their homes”.

“Sindh government will ensure that grocery & medical shops remain open,” he added.

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Coronavirus in Pakistan: Section 144 imposed in Islamabad amid coronavirus

Islamabad administration has decided to impose Section 144 in Islamabad on Saturday, as fresh cases of coronavirus were reported in the country.

Section 144 has been imposed in the province as shopping malls and restaurants have been ordered to close by 10:00pm in the city. However, milk shops, meat shops as well as tandoors and grocery stores have been exempted.

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Coronavirus in Pakistan: Nationwide cases rises to 730

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge to 730 after new cases have been reported on Saturday from many parts of the country.

Sindh is the most affected with the pandemic as total reported cases rose to of 396.  89 new patients who have tested positive with the virus in Sukkur, the provincial health department said.

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Coronavirus: Picnic Spots Shopping Malls Closed In Punjab For Two Days

Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar has announced that picnic spots and  shopping malls will remain closed in the province for 2 days, as coronavirus cases continues to surge in Punjab and other provinces.

In a press conference, the CM Buzdar said that the decision will come into force from Saturday, 08:00pm. CM appealed to the public to socially distance themselves and stay indoors to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“This is not a lockdown. The logic behind the decision is to maintain social distancing,” he said.

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Coronavirus: 4,064 Suspected COVID-19 Cases In Pakistan: Zafar Mirza

Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza has revealed that there are a total of 4,064 suspected coronavirus cases in Pakistan currently.

 The number includes the 686 suspected cases that have been reported in the last 24 hours, he said in a press conference on Saturday.


Coronavirus: Int’l Flight Operations Suspended In Pakistan

Amid the ongoing spread of COVID-19, Pakistan announced to suspend all the international flight operations for two weeks.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Dr Moeed Yusuf said during the press conference that only few international flights of PIA will be allowed to return.

Dr Moeed said international flights have been suspended and the decision will be implemented from Saturday night, 8pm.

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