BNP-M leader Akhtar Mengal Contracts Coronavirus

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th Aug, 2020. 11:19 am

Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) leader Akhtar Mengal announced that he has been tested positive for coronavirus.

According to the details, the BNP leader took to Twitter to say that he is advising everyone who interacted with him in the last few days to get tested for the virus immediately.

Dr Faisal Sultan, the focal person on coronavirus for Prime Minister Imran Khan, earlier attributed the downward trend of COVID-19 cases in the country to the daily drop in the number of tests being conducted in the country.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) had recommended Pakistan increase daily testing to above 50,000, but after peaking at 31,000 tests exactly a month ago, the South Asian nation tested less than 20,000 people in July.

Coronavirus Cases in Pakistan 

On the other hand, Pakistan is witnessing a speedy recovering among coronavirus patients as the active cases toll fall below 12,000 after more patients recovered.

According to the Government’s COVID-19 portal, 513 new infections and eight fatalities were reported across the country over the last 24 hours.

Furthermore, 6,209 people have died from complications related to the contagion with the addition of fatalities reported over the previous 24 hours.

23,670 tests were conducted during this period, taking the number of tests conducted across the country thus far to more than 2.3 million.

The number of active coronavirus cases stands at 11,945.

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