Yet another police officer succumbed to the deadly coronavirus on Sunday bringing the total number of security personnel who succumbed to COVID-19 to seven.
According to authorities Police Officer, Saeed Ahmed in Karachi died due to the novel coronavirus. Saeed Ahmed was admitted to the civil hospital on 25th after testing positive for the dread virus. While on duty, the police officer contracted the deadly coronavirus.
Reports from the medical facility indicated that his condition was worsening continuously and he passed away.
The pandemic has most-severely affected police officers in Karachi as opposed to other cities. So far, at least 150 officers have reported infections. Of these, at least 29 have recovered and have been sent back home.
Police officers have been serving on the front line to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the province.
Earlier Karachi AIG Ghulam Nabi said Police officials and other law enforcement personnel who passed away as a result of coronavirus while working on the frontline should be given the status of martyrs. He further maintained that, if granted the status of martyrs, the families of the deceased officials would be eligible to receive allowances under the martyrs’ quota allocated by the Sindh police. He added that while this could not replace their loss, it would help ease the financial strain on their families. He also added that the morale of officials on duty needed boosting.
On the other hand, According to the national dashboard, 36 new deaths were reported in Punjab while four new deaths were recorded in Islamabad. The death toll from the novel coronavirus climbed to 1,483 on Sunday after new deaths were reported across the country.
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