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Pakistan confirms second COVID-19 death


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

18th Mar, 2020. 11:00 pm
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Pakistan confirms second COVID-19 death

Pakistan has confirmed two COVID-19 deaths, first patient died in Mardan and second in Peshawar.

Health Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Taimur Khan Jhagra confirmed the deaths on his official Twitter account.

He wrote on Twitter “Sad to report one patient who passed away in Mardan.”

He announced the second death and wrote “Sadly, a second patient in LRH Peshawar, a 36 yr old, from Hangu, has also passed away, from the Corona Virus.”

Provincial health minister further stated “A long day and a sad night. We have lost two human lives to a challenge the likes of which I have not seen in my life. And yet we must overcome. Can I request for the every influence, and everyone in the media, to prevail upon the public to do the right thing?”

“There will be time to discuss which province beat the other. And to analyse every decision everyone has made. But today, none of that analysis will help the people of Pakistan do what they need to. Stay at home if you can. Protect the elderly. It’s time to show leadership,” he added.

State health minister Dr Zafar Mirza also confirmed the death of the first patient on his official Twitter account.

Dr. Mirza wrote “With deep regret I confirm the death of first Pakistani due to #coronavirus. A 50-year-old male from Mardan recently returned from Umra, developed fever, cough & breathing difficulty and tested +ve for corona virus. Contacts are being screened. Our condolences to the family.”

 

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