COVID-19: Pakistan’s confirmed cases jumped to 40,151, recovery rate rose to 11,341

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 40,151 on Sunday after new infections were confirmed in the country.
The province-wise break up of the total number of cases as follows:
Total confirmed cases: 40,151
• Sindh: 15,590
• Punjab: 14,584
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 5,847
• Balochistan: 2,544
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 947
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 527
• AJK: 112
Deaths: 873
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 305
• Sindh: 268
• Balochistan: 36
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 4
• Punjab: 252
• Islamabad Capital Territory: 7
• AJK: 1
Officials have recorded more than 4.5 million cases and more than 306,000 deaths since the virus emerged in China in December.
Lcokdown eased due to difficulties being faced by people: KP CM
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has announced that the decision to ease the lockdown was taken due to the difficulties being faced by the people.
“Easing of the lockdown does not mean the pandemic has ended,” said the CM. He added that chances of the spread of the virus have increased due to the easing of the lockdown.
“It has become more important than before to follow the safety measures,” said CM Khan. He also asked traders to ensure that safety measures are followed in markets.
Complete lockdown being observed in GB
Advisor to Gilgit Baltistan Chief Minister on Information Shams Mir announced that complete lockdown is in place in the region.
“All businesses and transport are closed,” said Mir. However, he clarified that stores selling essential items and medical store are open.
“If SOPs are not followed then more restrictions can be placed,” said the advisor.
30 Passenger trains to resume operations after provinces give go-ahead: Official
Deputy Superintendent of Railways in Lahore Amir Nisar shared that 30 passenger trains will resume operations after the four provinces give the go-ahead.
DS Lahore stated that no passenger will be allowed to enter the stations without the safety measures and urged them to ensure that they wear masks, gloves and use hand sanitizers.
“Social distancing will be followed strictly,” said DS Lahore Amir Nisar. He added that all employees have been asked to ensure that all SOPs are strictly followed.
The railway officials have also shared that 60% of the booking will be done on the trains once operations resume.

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