Coronavirus: Pakistan’s Death toll now stands at 440
The number of confirmed coronavirus also know as COVID-19 cases in the country has soared to 19,103.
According to National Command and Operation Centre, these include 7106 cases in Punjab, 7102 in Sindh, 2907 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1172 in Balochistan, 356 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 393 in Islamabad Capital Territory and 67 in Azad Kashmir.
4817 patients have so far recovered while the death toll from the virus stands at 440. Twenty-three new deaths and 989 new cases reported during last twenty four hours.
The Sindh Home Department has allowed 35 more export-oriented factories to start operation, a notification said. According to the notification, most of the factories are related to the textile sector. This takes the number of factories allowed to operate in the province to 288.
Earlier Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said 6,000 tests of Coronavirus will carried out daily across the province from today (Sunday).
He said personal protective gear and other different devices related to Coronavirus pandemic are widely available in Punjab. The Chief Minister said we will begin first phase of smart testing in six regions including Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Gujrat, Faisalbad and Gujranwala. He said that tests of media workers, police personnel, administrative officers, health workers, TB and HIV patients, pregnant women under treatment in hospitals and inmates will be conducted.
The Chief Minister said we have completed procedure to open further low-risk industry. Markets will opened once, permission is granted by the federal government. He said the government has disbursed 34 billion rupees among 2.8 million needy families and remaining 2.5 families will benefit in the next phase under PM Ehsas Cash Emergency Program.
He said 3,000 rupees per family will disbursed soon among one million families under Ramadan package.
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