PESHAWAR – Pakistan announced on Monday its First Coronavirus Death for a young man from Hangu at the Hayabad Medical Complex.
A 31-year-old patient was reportedly traveling from Qatar to Pakistan. He was admitted to the HMC last night.
On Monday, the country registered the largest one-day outbreak of coronavirus infections, the number of which was 183, amid reports of ineffective quarantine procedures, as dozens of them were reported to be among those detained in a quarantine camp at the Taftan border post in the country. with Iran.
According to the Sindh Department of Public Health, a total of 119 people from Taftan tested positive for the virus in Sukkur, where they were quarantined, while 27 cases were reported in Karachi and one in Hyderabad.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also reported fifteen new cases, all of which were pilgrims who returned to Pakistan through Taftan.
Ten cases were reported in Baluchistan, four by Islamabad, three by Gilgit Baltistan and one by Punjab.
On Sunday, the first coronavirus case was reported in Lahore. A patient who was quarantined at Mayo Hospital returned from Britain a couple of days ago. The patient’s relatives also undergo screening.
Earlier today in Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of the National Coordinating Committee (NQF) on COVID-19.
Minister of Religious Affairs Nur-ul-Haq Kadri, Minister of the Interior Ijaz Shah, Financial Adviser Hafiz Sheikh, Special Assistant for National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant for Information and Broadcasting Firdus Ashik Avan, Special Assistant for Pakistani Affairs in Abroad, Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari and others attended the occasion.
All the main ministers were present through the video link.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan held a meeting of the country’s national coordinating committee on COVID-19. After the NCC meeting, Khan emphasized the government’s priority of saving the economy from the negative impact of the coronavirus and ensuring an uninterrupted flow of economic activity in the country.
He instructed the authorities concerned to develop a comprehensive strategy to help the common man, taking into account any possible situation and ensuring the availability of basic goods.
Last week, after a high-level National Security Committee meeting, the federal government announced the closure of all educational institutions across the country until April 3, the closure of all border crossing points with Iran and Afghanistan, and the ban on all public gatherings. any kind
The National Day military parade, scheduled for March 23, where thousands of guests were invited, was also canceled, the military spokesman said.
According to the government, since February Pakistan has verified more than 975,634 people at the entry points.
The country’s National Institute of Health states that its current risk assessment is “moderate”.
More than 7,067 people worldwide Died From COVID-19, as the disease is officially known, while in dozens of countries, nearly 180,000 infections have been confirmed. A total of 78,286 people recovered.