The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan jumped to 1235 after more people tested positive in all provinces of country and 9 deaths reported.
Sindh on the top list of coronavirus cases 429, then Punjab 408, 131 in Balochistan, 147 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 91 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 27 in Islamabad; and 02 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. On other hand 23 patients have been recovered from coronavirus.
Spokesperson for the Punjab government Musarrat Cheema announced that the 11 new positive cases have been reported in the province taking the provincial aggregate to 419.
#PunjabCoronavirusUpdate27-3-2020Time: 1:00 pmPunjab: 419 patientsLahore: 104DGK: 207Multan: 19 zaireen, 3 Gujrat: 22Gujranwala: 8Jehlum: 19Rawalpindi: 14Faisalabad: 5MBD: 3Narowal, Nankana, RYK, Sargodha, Attock, bahawalnagar: 1 eachMianwali: 2
— Musarrat Jamshed Cheema (@MusarratJCheema) March 27, 2020
CM Balochistan Warns public
Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal has warned that the coming week will be “crucial” for Pakistan as the chances are that the virus will spread.
In a video message he requested everyone to take the week as a very cautiously and practice caution. He also requested everyone to stay indoors and not go outside and restrict themselves to theirs homes.
Crucial and more precautionary week for Pakistan! pic.twitter.com/lqb396QB1l
— Jam Kamal Khan (@jam_kamal) March 27, 2020
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Asad Umar announced that the closures of educational institutions across the country would be extended till May 31. He said that Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood had said that this decision was taken in agreement with all provinces.
Role of Media to Combat Coronavirus
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has advised electronic media to curtail fear syndrome among masses while covering news related to coronavirus.
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The authority asked the channels to invest their energies and resources in mobilizing the whole nation for prevention and necessary measures to curb this menace.
Coronavirus diagnosis in international personalities
The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus and is working from home with mild symptoms.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will quarantine herself at home after being treated by a doctor who has since tested positive for the novel coronavirus, AFP quoted a government spokesman as saying.
“[Merkel] has decided to quarantine herself immediately at home. She will be tested regularly in the coming days (and) fulfil her official business from home,” Steffen Seibert said in a statement.
It could take some time to determine whether the chancellor is herself infected as “a test would not yet be fully conclusive,” Seibert said.
On other hand, Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a prison sentence for sexual assault and rape, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the head of the state corrections officers union.
Weinstein, 68, has been placed in isolation at Wende Correctional Facility, said Michael Powers, president of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association.
Powers said he learned that the test came back positive on Sunday morning and is concerned about the corrections officers, who he said lack proper protective equipment. Several staff have been quarantined, Powers said.
A Clarence House spokesman said he was “displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual”
Covid-19: Worldwide death toll Exceeds 24,000
More than three billion people around the world were living under lockdown on Friday as governments stepped up their efforts against the coronavirus pandemic which has left more than 24,000 people dead.
In Spain, the number of fatalities surpassed those of China, where the novel coronavirus first emerged three months ago, making it the hardest-hit nation after Italy.
Situation is under control in Japan
The Japanese government said on Friday there was no need now to declare a state of emergency, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the previous day described the coronavirus as a “national crisis” following a surge of cases in Tokyo.
Japan at this stage is not in a situation where it needs to issue an emergency declaration, top spokesman Yoshihide Suga told a regular news conference.
China’s President Xi offers Trump to help fighting against virus
Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump during a phone call on Friday that he would have China’s support in fighting the coronavirus, as the United States faces the prospect of becoming the next global epicentre of the pandemic.
The United States now has the most coronavirus cases of any country, with 84,946 infections and 1,259 deaths. Hospitals in cities like New York and New Orleans struggle to cope with the wave of patients.