COVID-19: Nation wide of confirmed cases rose to 7,481, recovery rate up to 1,832

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 7,481 on 18 April after new infections were confirmed in the country.
The province-wise break up of the total number of cases is as follows:
Total confirmed cases: 7,481
• Sindh: 2,217
• Punjab: 3,410
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 1,077
• Balochistan: 351
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 163
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 250
• AJK: 48
Deaths: 143
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 50
• Sindh: 47
• Balochistan: 5
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 3
• Punjab: 37
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 1
Officials have recorded more than 2.23 million cases and more than 151,000 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.
Govt, ulema agree upon congregational prayers policy in Ramazan
President Arif Alvi after on Saturday after consultation with the Ulema announced a 20 point policy for Taraweeh prayers during Ramazan.
“I need to make it clear, that everybody agreed to conduct Taraweeh under a uniform policy during Ramazan. Everybody, including the Ulema, political leaders and provincial governments are all on the same page,” President Alvi said.
CM Sindh meets trader delegation
Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab has said Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah is meeting a delegation of traders to discuss various issues being faced by them due to the pandemic in the province.
Pakistan extends suspension of flight operations till April 30
Pakistan has suspended its flight operation till April 30, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Saturday.
“As per the decision of the Government of Pakistan, the suspension of international and domestic flight operations as effected earlier has been extended upto Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 2359 hours PST,” CAA said.
Medical equipment by Pakistani diaspora in Singapore shipped to Karachi
The second consignment of medical equipment by Pakistani diaspora in Singapore has been shipped to Karachi to help Pakistan fight the coronavirus, reported Radio Pakistan.
The consignment carrying Personal Protective Equipment will reach Karachi in ten days where it will be handed over the National Disaster Management Authority for distribution to the healthcare professionals. The equipment includes Tyvek suits goggles, face shields, face masks and Isolation Gown.
The first consignment procured through the generous support of Pakistani community in Singapore was dispatched to NDMA on 28th of last month.

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