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National Coordination Committee to meet today


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

26th Mar, 2020. 11:03 am
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Prime Minister

National Coordination Committee (NCC) on coronavirus will hold its second meeting in Islamabad on Thursday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.

Radio Pakistan reported that This was informed by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza while addressing a news briefing in Islamabad.

He said the National Coordination Committee meeting will review implementation status of the decisions taken during the previous meeting of the National Security Committee.

The Special Assistant said the committee of parliamentary leaders constituted to oversight situation arising out of Coronavirus pandemic.

Talking about Coronavirus statistics in Pakistan, he said so far, total confirmed cases 1022 with Islamabad 20, Punjab 310, Sindh 413, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 80, Balochistan 117, Azad Jammu and Kashmir one, and Gilgit-Baltistan 81.

Dr Zafar Mirza said eight Coronavirus-hit persons have died, 21 patients have recovered, while five are in critical situation.

He said five hundred thousand N-95 masks received from China, while personal protection equipment will arrive in Pakistan within next two days.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan are near to to 1100 Thursday morning after new cases reported in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to a report issued by the KP Health Department, 12 new cases recorded in the province, taking the provincial tally to 131.

Gilgit Baltistan also reported three new cases in the region late Wednesday night, taking its toll to 84.

The country also reported its eighth death from the virus on Wednesday.

On the other hand globally the number of confirmed cases due to the deadly coronavirus has risen to 471539, out of which 114,694 have been recovered.

However, 21,296 have died due to the novel coronavirus.

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