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Coronavirus: Pakistan Death Toll climbs to 300


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

28th Apr, 2020. 11:01 am
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Coronavirus

The death tally in Pakistan due to novel coronavirus has hit the mark of 300, with more than 14000 confirmed cases.

According to details, 5,640 coronavirus cases confirmed in Punjab, 4,956 in Sindh, 1,984 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 853 in Balochistan while 3,233 patients have recovered so far.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has instructed the cabinet committee on price control to launch a crackdown against food hoarders in the province.

Meanwhile A doctor at Quetta’s Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital has reported positive for the coronavirus.

The doctor, MS Dr Noorullah Moosa said 8,000 tests conducted under his supervision.

“I appeal to the people to maintain social distancing,” he said.

Earlier Governor Sindh Imran Ismail late Monday confirmed that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Ismail, In a tweet, said: “I have just been tested Covid 19 positive, Allah Kareem inshallah will fight it out.”

“Imran Khan thought us to fight out the most difficult in life and I believe this is nothing against what we r prepared for. May Allah give strength to fight this Pandemic inshallah.”

PTI spokesperson Jamal Siddiqui said that Ismail had had himself tested for the virus on Sunday.

Ismail revealed that he had isolated himself at the his residence.

“I have informed people I met [over the past couple of days],” he said. “Will also have my family tested for the virus, ” he added.

Earlier, Sindh Minister for Education and Labour Saeed Ghani had tested positive for the coronavirus.

The minister had said he had not felt any of the symptoms associated with the virus and felt healthy but emphasised that he had isolated himself since testing positive.

“If anyone of my friends and acquaintances feels the symptoms, then please get tested and isolate,” Ghani had said.

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